Tuesday, May 26, 2015


I had a very busy April between taking the fabulous Paint Mojo class mid month, a surprise squeeze into Seth Apter's class here in St. Louis, teaching at Art & Soul, and making my own art that goes into the new session at the Wood Icing/Heather Haymart Gallery this week. I  had a lot of fun putting these together!  Not much new in May since I was in PA most of the month.  I will revel in April. 

Nosegay:  Ink Manipulation & India Ink

"Concentricity" Ink Manipulation and India Ink
Copse  Ink Manipulation

Posies:  Ink Manipulation and Watermedia
Clefs:  Ink Manipulation and Alcohol Ink highlights

They will be on display until September 15 in Chesterfield, MO and are waiting for their forever homes.  I have decided to keep (for the time being) my piece from Paint Mojo.  Once varnished it will hang in my sunroom. 

Jim gave me my time in Indiana for my birthday last year and finally the time came.  I really enjoyed Tracy Verdugo's style and willingness to let me still embrace my own style for a winning combo.  Here are some small jpgs that show you where the painting came from.  It definitely had an "ugly" stage that was a little scary, but I love the finished project.  Enjoy the journey and definitely take a look at her book, Paint Mojo, or find her when she tours again.  

      Pushing colors back.....and bringing them out again. 

I love the detail of this bird.  It came out of nowhere when I was trying to figure out the focal images. Then the other bird appeared, too as if by magic. 

 AND VOILA....... "Topsy and Turvy" were born.  30" x 30" acrylic paint and ink.  GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!!!!

Finally, and in no particular order, I really enjoyed Seth Apter's all day Saturday class.  We made a grungy, many-layered journal and had a lot of fun all day long. 

a WIP....needs some finishing!

BONUS:  My new stamps for Rubbermoon are live!!!!!!  Look me up by artist there and see up close what special items I designed for them.  It was a huge month for me.  I hope you enjoyed the tour!