Random free play

I have recently experimented with alcohol ink and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Can’t seem to get enough of it. I love the fluid and unpredictable nature of the interaction between alcohol ink and rubbing alcohol. Decided to tape a process video of how I played with alcohol ink on tile. Hope you enjoy it! (P.S. man, it takes a lot to make a video! I am so thankful for all the Youtube artists out there)

https://youtu.be/G-_6yAtt15w

Here are some other pieces I did…

My stack of painted tiles is growing taller by the day:)

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Cool shades…

In a pink and purple kind of mood tonight. And I just love her cool shades and thick lips. She is loving who she is. Watercolor and ink.

There is no such thing as too much hair

Third girl in my series of big hair girl. Ok, this is BIG. But I love it!!! Wasn’t sure how I could paint all those curls in her hair. Just used a mix of watercolor pencils to draw the curls and paint to layer. I think she turned out ok.

And it’s true. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH HAIR.

I am addicted…

Ok I am officially addicted.. Alcohol ink on yupopaper. Treated myself to the art store this weekend and got some yupo paper to play with. It was so much fun letting the alcohol ink flow and react, creating incredible shapes everywhere. Get like a kid. No plan, just play.

I used micron pens and gel pen to add little details. Hope they won’t smudge. I am not touching it…

I love this form of art play!!!! Free, fluid and effortless. That said, not every piece turned out well. My first few tries were horrendous. Did not like how the colors turned out.

Learned to use some restraint, limit my colors, leave more white space. That helped. I still have ways to go but the best part is I love the process. The outcome is just a bonus! So I will continue playing!

Don’t be beautiful

Don’t be beautiful. As females, we’ve always been told to be beautiful. Why? Don’t be beautiful. Be interesting. Be intelligent. Be quirky. Be crazy. Be kind. There are so many more adjectives we can be. Be your own definition of amazing.

Started as a watercolor piece in my journal. Messed up the background. Gesso to the rescue! Added some collage. Turned it into a mixed media piece with some stencil and modeling paste. I like how imperfect she turns out. A little grungy.