Saturday, April 30, 2016

ART - Mix it Up Art Show

Last week my art journal class had their reception for the art show of their work. Here are some of the pieces they did...


This one is all collage done on a large piece of cardboard.
She used drinking straws as the border!


This one is all painted papers except for the background.
The colors just pop in person.


This is zentangles over a magazine face with crazy eyes!


This one is painted papers.


This is all collage. The woman who did it is a fine artist
and is finding it challenging to let go and just play.
I think she did a great job here.


This Victorian Lady is all collage...some napkins, some wrapping papers
and lots of other embellishments.


The artist almost didn't enter this one because she doesn't think it's good!
I love it!!


This piece is all painted papers and is stunning in person. The photo
doesn't do it justice. It simply glows!


This one is done with Sharpies and alcohol.


Lots of embellishments on this one.
Of course, I love the purple!


Again, this is all collage using painted papers 
and magazine images.


She used molding paste to make the flowers.


This was done by another fine artist in my class.
I wish you could see the colors in person. It's gorgeous!


LOVE this one!!


And finally this is one of the collage pieces I have in the show.
All little snippets of magazine images and lots of doodles.


Here I am (squinty eyes and all!) with our Mayor Ledford.
He's such a nice man and comes to all our events.
He is a great support for our senior center.


And this is Karen (L) and Jennifer (R) at the front desk.

HB and I got there early so HB could take photos of all the artwork before people got there and blocked the view. It was a very nice reception but everyone came during the first hour and then it was quiet during the second one. But that's okay because I got to show off all the beautiful art that everyone made in class.


This is part of the article than was on the front page of our local newspaper. It was a very nice write-up and I was even compared to Picasso! That's okay with me!!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Inspired by Roxanne Coble...

It's been almost a month since I've posted and I'm sure no one is left to read this but I'm going to continue along anyway...just for myself.

Lots of good things have been happening and I'll tell more about those things as I go along but for now I just want to share a couple of journal spreads I recently finished.

First is a spread inspired by Roxanne. I love her art, and took her Creatures class a couple of weeks ago.


This little "creature" appeared on my pages. It has a heart so I think it's a good creature. And it's either hanging balls on the trees or stealing them from the trees! Since it has a heart I choose to think it's hanging the balls rather than stealing them!

Still inspired by Roxanne, I created this spread...

  
I have more finished art to share but it will have to wait until next time...and I promise it won't be a month!!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

You Asked About Buddha Bowls...

Since my last post about my new eating habits, several of you have asked about Buddha bowls. I love making these simple, one bowl meals.



Photo from Google images

I have a Pinterest board with several links here or you can Google "Buddha bowls" and find more.

For me, they are the simplest way for me to get lots of veggies, grains, and things I need to stay healthy.

The prep is usually very minimal (which I like!) and the results are yummy. If you try any of them I'd love to hear what you think.