Saturday, August 18, 2012

Butterfly collage with haiku

Earlier this year, I wrote a haiku about butterflies. I think it started with one of my kids doing them in school and I was feeling like I needed to start stretching my wings and encouraging myself. So six months later (?) I decided to use my haiku to embellish some art. Last month I made a trading card which sold right away on Ebay and this week I made some bigger 6 x 6 in paintings. I wrote a second haiku poem about butterflies which I'll use to make some companion pieces, but here are the first two.

If you are interested, I just added a bunch of artwork and digital downloads of art I've created to my Etsy store, including these two pieces.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cape Cod Watercolor + Collage

I am back from spending two weeks with my family in MA inspired and ready to focus on painting and nurturing my Etsy store.

One of the weeks I spent with my sister's family on Cape Cod and we had gorgeous weather. I snapped lots of photos to use as inspiration and here is a mini landscape (2.5 x 3.5") I made yesterday. I make the collage paper I use with acrylic paint on rice paper.

Today I started two different companion collage pieces based on another ATC that I made earlier this summer and I hope to share them later this week. My problem is Artistic ADD. There are so many things swimming around in my head that ..... squirrel!

Drippy Daffodils

6 x 6 in. watercolor on Aquabord Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and dozens of little clusters have been appearing in my yard s...