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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A fragile bird creature is caught.....

This is a mixed media piece using casein white paint, watercolors, and alcohol inks on vintage fabric. Experimenting with fabrics, not sure she needs all the frill and layers so I am just processing right now.....

Queen Charlotte's letters

I moved to Charlotte, NC. two years ago from Los Angeles. I kept seeing images of Queen Charlotte everywhere, she is the namesake for Charlotte, NC. When I did some research, I found these wonderful letters she wrote her brother while here during the Revolutionary War which was the inspiration for this piece.

Textile Print Designs

All prints were created in Photoshop. I separated the designs using index colors to easily recolor and then put them in repeat. For apparel or home dec.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Collage Portraits with Sharon Tomlinson

This has been a wonderful workshop. I have always struggled with acrylics. They always looked so plastic and flat to me. I decided to experiment using alcohol inks as shadow colors over the highlights which are painted in acrylic white and titanium buff. I like the look. The inks seem to be much richer. I am going to transfer on to gesso primed vintage linen and make a fiber piece from this image. LOVE this process!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New print designs on Behance

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Items for sale in my Etsy store.

I have been doing alot of print design lately. I switched gears and returned to my fabric collage pieces. I took a class with JoAnna Pierotti and learned some wonderful techniques which I have adapted to my work. Thank you JoAnna!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

JoAnnA Pierotti loves my work!!!
Please check out the wonderful article JoAnnA has written about me on her blog. I have been a fan of JoAnna's work for over a year. I would visit her blog often and looked at everyone of her photos of her work going back to 2004! To say the least, I am a big fan. When I found out she was teaching an online class at Artful Gathering, I jumped at the chance to take her class. When I posted my blog in the workshop, she took a look and became a big fan of mine! How cool is that. I feel so grateful because not only is she an incredible artist she has become my friend.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Alexander McQueen

The first time I saw one of his designs, I was madly in love, and he has influenced me ever since. Feel free to post your favorite McQueen designs here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Artful Gathering online class with Joanna Pierotti's Mix It Up class

Finished this project.

This is a wonderful workshop. I love vintage fabrics and layering. Making the rusty eyelets is really cool. Still in process, will post more when completed.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A print a day for the month of June

Print #2

I need another challenge in my life.....yeah, right! I decided I needed to come up with alot of prints and a print a day is that challenge. I hope to mix it up and not just have layered and textured and dreamy prints which is what I love to do.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Digital painting combined with traditional painting

I have finally discovered digital painting in Photoshop. has some great digital painting tutorials. The technique is so painterly, no airbrushing. It's a much more organic approach.