Fearless Friday, Ice Cream Cone

  I is for ice cream!     and this ice cream cone has no calories!         basic sketch with dry watercolor brush pens         Gentle blending with a little water         details with lines and dots         blending with soft colored pencils … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Musical Mixed Media

  A quick sketch gathering thoughts for a musical painting for a special family friend           Grew and emerged into 2 fun collage projects, a decoupaged bottle         And a mixed media canvas         When I got the idea for the collage projects, my first … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Using Line

Happy Ground Hog Day… I hope the ground hog doesn’t see his shadow today and that Spring is on the way! I’ve been painting flowers lately, dreaming of Spring       This one began with a loose ink sketch           I choose a focal point to begin, like the daffodils … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fanciful Hearts

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso   Play     Experiment         Choose non traditional colors         Blend         Squiggle           Grow         Sprout         Fly … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Blushing “Sweet Sue”

  I have been dying to try a collage, and couldn’t quite get started so I began with a rough sketch   I decided to combine painting and collage, to get more in my comfort zone     Have you seen these portrait type paintings of women?     Zelda, Kim Kreis   Kim Kreis … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Zentangle

  My current artistic passion is Zentangle         Even if you haven’t heard of it, I bet you’ve seen some Zentangle art       You do not have to be an artist to have fun with Zentangle!! Think of it as doodling with a purpose and a focused mind     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Back to the Drawing Board

  Hectic holidays make the peace of the New Year so welcome       I couldn’t wait to get back into my art routine of daily drawing         Nothing makes me happier than my tray of markers, pencils and pens… just looking at it makes me smile, a buffet of possibilities! … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Happy New Year Wreath with Paper Ornaments

  Do you ever get an idea that just takes over your reasonable side and insists you drop everything and do it right NOW?     Before Christmas when I should have been wrapping gifts and baking goodies and doing all things Christmas,  I got an idea that simply wouldn’t wait…         I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Naughty or Nice?

Getting ready for Christmas with so many things on my mind this week, I was having trouble visualizing the food for our family feast on Christmas Eve  Naughty or Nice is the theme with kid & adult friendly finger food   I used PicMonkey online photo editor to design a sign Creating a blank template … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, The magic of shading

  The current resident in my studio is not a canvas but a giant dollhouse     DD’s grandmother gave her this Southern mansion style dollhouse when she was a little girl She got it at an estate sale and lovingly fixed it up with curtains, dolls and furnishings, most of which are long gone, … Continue reading

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