Thursday, August 16, 2007

A little art...

This is Posy Painting 1. I've been on a painting kick lately. I'm not sure why. I've been inspired by some collage work I've seen and some pieces I saw at the art fair. Particularly Mary Beth Shaw. If you like collage she does some interesting work. This is 6x6 on canvas paper. Acrylic paint, paper, and ink. Last night I bought a set of artist's acrylics. A small starter set. I just have cheap craft acrylics which are chalky like. So I decided I wanted to try real acrylics.

This is the layout I finished in the most recent circle journal I had.
The word was relax (as you can see!). Instead of doing 2 separate pages I decided to make it one big layout across both pages (I'm really stating the obvious tonight, aren't I). Anyway, I printed words, relating to relaxing and beginning with each of the letters in the word, on transparencies, painted the edges, and layered those over pattern paper. Then I stamped the letters with big foam stamps and paint. Hopefully the transparencies will stay stuck down. They aren't the easiest things to adhere since they are transparent.

And the 2P's challenge for Friday is: Do you feel more creative in the morning or evenings?
Well, I used to be a real night owl when it came to creating. But since Owen I try to go to bed at a reasonable time. So I try to be creative between 8 and 9:30pm and during nap times. Prior to Owen, especially during the summer when I wasn't teaching, I would stay up real late working on things. I miss that sometimes but I'm also much more creative and productive now than I used to be. Mostly because I have made more of a habit of doing creative things everyday.

And lastly, tomorrow (as I'm writing is Thursday night) is our six year anniversary! It seems like just yesterday. I will try to scan a picture from our wedding and post tomorrow. We don't have big plans. Nikki is babysitting Owen while we go to dinner. Morgan wants to go sing Karoke but I'm not to keen on that! And I'm sure I spelled that wrong but I can't find it in my online dictionary thing right now and I don't care.


BonnieRose said...

Happy anniv Heather, enjoy your special day together!

Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you and Morgan have a great time, wonderful food and hopefully he will forget about Karoke... hmmmm I'm wondering if that is spelled correctly myself.
I just love your acrylic painting. What an awesome job. I've never ventured there.
Your CJ lo is fabulous! I love every single thing about it. Just perfect.
Hope you have a great day!

Stephanie said...

Love the art!
Happy Anniversary!

toners said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a great evening! And I loooove your painting :) Great job!

EquineSpirit said...

Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy your evening!

MK said...

Heather, so glad that you like MaryBeth Shaw as well!!
After Christmas you will have to stop by and see one of her pieces!

Jill said...

Oh that relax is just gorgeous!!!!!

Happy anniversary!!!!!