Abstract Rooster

I don’t really like this painting, but I promised myself to share all paintings on my blog just because I need feedback on them as to what I should have done differently. I was looking at a picture on Pinterest, of course, but mine took on a totally different color scheme and doesn’t look like the one I was trying to make it look like at all. Too bad too because the one I was trying to make it look like looked really good. ha! Thanks for looking!

Magnolia Blooms

I found a lovely picture on Pinterest to look at for this painting. I love looking through Pinterest there are so many options and I have a hard time settling on one. I’m currently looking for my next picture to look at to paint.

I really like the Magnolia Blooms, I think they are pretty and have depth in the way their leaves curve at the edges. I can’t always capture that in my paintings but I do try.

Thanks for looking!

Happy October

It is finally fall and here in Texas it is still 90 degrees outside. I’m so tired of the heat, but the weather people claim that we are due for a cold front where the temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s. I’m so excited! Anything lower than the 90s will be a blessing!

I’ve recently started painting again and I’m finding my way around the paints again. I love the feeling of the way it flows on the canvas and the way it mixes with other colors to make an unique color. The smell of the acrylic paint is intoxicating to my senses, making me calm and stress free as I work the colors around to suit my liking.

I need more help in drawing, that is one thing that really hinders my painting, but it seems that no matter how hard I try, I can’t get the drawing to come to fruition.

Here’s my recent painting, just a piece of something simple to get me back in the flow. Happy Halloween!

Back to Painting

I had given up painting last year about this time and I’ve recently started back. I gave up painting for making junk journals which lasted several months and then I started quilting when that lost my attention but painting was always my favorite past-time but being able to do it in my own time was impossible due to a house guest. Once that guest left, I was knee deep in doing junk journals and then quilting. I didn’t think I would ever get back to painting, but that particular person that gave me so much stress has return to their home in another state and my nerves are calming and my creativity for painting has returned.

So here I am, writing about painting again. I have a lot of work to do to get back to where I was when I quit. Bear with me as I work hard to achieve that goal. Thanks for looking!

Purse Size Junk Journal

I needed something in my purse to keep all of the paper that goes in there in order. I decided I could make something much easier than I could buy something that wasn’t exactly what I wanted, so I put my mind to it and came up with a junk journal that suits my every need.

It will work for grocery lists, Dr’s appointments, well, about everything. I can put my coupons in it, and my receipts. Jot down anything that I need to jot down and keep everything organized in one simple journal that I proudly made.

Take a look, it might inspire you to make one for your purse! https://youtu.be/b5jFhYLA9MM

Junk Journal Made From JUNK!

I made a junk journal from junk mail. I saved my junk mail and the envelopes from bills for one week, then I made a junk journal for those parts, glue and staples ONLY! It was fun, not nearly as challenging as I expected, but I had a really nice flower catalog show up in my mail that particular week, and it save me from having to do a lot of thinking. It just fell into place.

You can view it on my youtube channel at: https://youtu.be/YlGJeWXQb8E

Please go watch the video, it is my second one to make and is very short, about 3 minutes long. I was nervous when I made it so I flipped though the journal quickly. Thank you!

A New Journey

I’ve moved on from painting for a while, though it does come into play in my new-found adventure of creation. I’m playing with junk journals now. For those that do not know what one is, I’ll try to explain. It is a journal made from things you are recycling, or things you find in a thrift stores, which are actually being recycled by you. I have made three so far. The first two were way out of proportion and needed a lot fewer pages, but I may post some of their pictures here.  But the third one, a faith-based journal is my pride and joy for the time being. I did a lot of researching of the Bible to find the verses that I love to read and new ones to study so my faith junk journal would be nice and easy to manage when I get to study the verses of the Bible. Junk journals are usually made from the covers of old books, but my Faith junk journal is made with a 3 ring binder.

These first 2 picture are inside pages of my 2nd journal that did not have a theme. I liked the insides, but there were just too many pages and it made the journal impossible to lay flat.

2019-01-06 journal 1

2019-01-06 journal 2

This next picture is the front cover of my Faith Junk Journal.

cover faith junk journal

To see the inside of my Faith junk journal, you will need to click on the link that will take you to my you tube video. It is my first ever you tube video so it is not very good, but I think the flip through of my journal is nice. Thanks!