Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Keeping Busy...

Things have not been going so good for me recently. I'm having trouble with my left eye and will have to have cataract surgery soon...and now I have an infection in both my ears. So I haven't been doing much art but I did work on a few journal spreads.

This first journal spread is probably 99.9% finished...

 I might add a few small things but for now I'm leaving it alone for a while.

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The spread above is not finished...I still have lots more to do on it.
I'm happy with how it's going.

I like the bright colors on the spread above...
and it needs more work, too.

This spread is so subdued from most of my other pages...but I like it. 
Still lots more to do here before I call it done!

As I'm writing this post HB is busy cutting down some wood panels for me to paint on. I'm having him cut some 12" x 12" pieces and also some 12" x 24" pieces. I still have more to cut but for now these will keep me busy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bright, Happy Flowers...and a Re-do

Remember that somewhat finished art journal spread I showed in the previous post?? Well, I couldn't stand it any longer so I went crazy with it!

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It looks better than before but it's VERY busy!!

I did a series of paintings to give as gifts. Three of them went to the women who were in charge of my art show at the Playhouse and one was a birthday gift for a friend. They all have the same theme...just done a little bit differently each time.

 The ones above went to the women at the Playhouse 
and the gift bags below were for them, too

The painting below was for my friend's birthday. 
I love doing these bright, happy flower pictures and everyone seems to like them.

On other news, I'm still having problems with my eye. Next week I see an ophthalmologist so I hope he can give me some answers and some help.