Life is fragile

Taking an online class by Ivy Newport, sacred landscapes. Learning landscape, abstract and figurative work. My first piece. Ivy’s piece is the blue one. Really enjoyed it. Ivy is a fantastic artist and a great teacher. I decided to add this to my mixed media journal, giving it a mixed media twist. Also added some wordings I found from Pinterest that really spoke to me. How fragile life is, we are. One moment can alter who we are forever.

Savor the Moment

Being a multi tasker, I am guilty of not being present in the moment. Always trying to squeeze one more thing in. Trying to build in more savor the moment. She is a good reminder. Sometimes I just need to close my eyes and breath it all in… savor the moment.

Light and Dark

Sometimes i find it hard to do art when I am traveling. Tend to take a lot of photographs instead. Advantage of traveling with 2 teenagers is that they like to sleep in. Which gives me the quiet time in the am to do some art. I was able to finish up a piece I started before we came to Iceland. Added more contrast and a quote to it. Viola. Done.Watercolor and ink for quote.

Still I rise

Still I rise …. Maya Angelou. Started out as watercolor, then used color pencils to add layers to her hair. Then I could not decide what to do with the background, end up experimenting with watercolor, ink, acrylic, modeling paste,… ie the kitchen sink🤣 that’s why I love mixed media.. to cover up mistakes😉

Messy play

Mixed media play in my scrappy journal. Glue in my fingers, paint on my hands and clothes, scraps of paper and fabric everywhere..The best way to start the weekend. Happy Saturday 💃💃💃

I am enough

Playing in my art journal tonight. Reminding myself that I am enough. Stay true to who I am. Mixed media with collage, acrylic paint, fabric, doodle and stenciling.