All you need

Day 42/100 #100dayproject sometimes that is what you need, a little faith, trust and pixie dust… mixed media. It’s fun to work on my altered journal again. It’s been a while. Love being messy.

Celebrate LOVE

Day 41/100 #100dayproject Finally painted this. It was hard for me to stick with a limited color palette. Kept thinking something was missing. I think the white bubbles did it for me finally. Bubbles make everything better. Celebrate love everyday. 💕

Be You

Been distracted. Finally back at my art table. Day 38/100 #100dayproject not even half way there. Making and posting art for 100 days is a lot more challenging than I thought. But I will not let it stress me out. I have made it my own challenge anyway. I will take as long as I want 😂

This is why I paint

Day 35/100 #100dayproject there is something very satisfying about painting a face. In the beginning it looks awful, but you focus on enjoying the process of adding layer after layer and suddenly, she emerges. With her own story to tell. Often it’s what I could not express from within in words. This is why I paint.

Defiance

I have not posted here for a while….

Decided to do this 100 day art challenge. Loosely defined as doing 100 days of art making.

Here is day 1.

Sometimes your heart just needs more time to accept what your mind already knows… author unknown. Day1/100 days of art

Embrace you, scars and all

I am a perfectionist. Sometimes I feel my portraits are too perfect. Decided to paint this one with a scar. It was not easy to add the scar to her face. But now that it’s on, I am proud of her. That scar told a story, proof that she was stronger than what or who tried to destroy her. Embrace you… scars and all.

I finished her

A few weeks ago, I painted her but left her unfinished. Did not know if I should. She looked fine unfinished. So I left her alone. Today I decided to finish her. Viola, here she is. I love both versions. And blue is my favorite color. Fun to paint with one color.

Hello

“People may know your name, they do not know your story….” saw this quote today and it really spoke to me. Especially the part about taking people’s opinion of you with a grain of salt. Do what’s best for you. Not for everyone else. Yes! It’s taken me many many years but I think I am finally wise enough to know to take people’s opinion of me with a grain of salt. But I do need a reminder every now and then😂

A mixed media page with collage, stenciling with modeling paste, doodling with ink, acrylic paint, washi tape and sewing…