Friday, October 28, 2011

In The Studio

I decided to try and finish all the half-completed projects sitting around my studio, it would be wonderful to have the extra space....yes, I have that many unfinished pieces sitting around!!!  It's been several years since I last worked on a shadow box, so I had to dust this one off  before I could work on it again.  I'm so pleased with how it turned out, I love the vintage Japan figurines, the boys are soooo cute.  Have a great weekend and "Go Play".   ♥♥♥

Saturday, October 22, 2011

In The Studio

As you can tell I love babies, wings, birds, nests and flowers, they appear in many of my art pieces.  I say do or make what brings a smile to your face, be happy!!!  ♥♥♥

Saturday, October 15, 2011

In The Studio

"Autumn" House
"Farm" House

I've been racking my brain trying to come up with an idea, something fun and playful for my art. Finally, late one night it hit me, we all love our homes so why not make a variety of special houses.  Sooooo here's a sample of my new series "Houses".  Hope you enjoy!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

For You...

Feel free to use this photo in your art.  Have a fun, creative weekend!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

In The Studio

Do you ever look at a piece of art you've finished and days or weeks or months later look at it again and think it's not quite what you wanted???  Usually this happens when I try to finish something too quickly and by the way, why do I think I have to finish it quickly in the first place?

Here's an example of a piece I wanted to make changes to (the original is in the previous post).  I liked my first version but felt the wings were too dark, not what I'd planned when I first laid it out so I changed them.  But you know how it is, once you make that first change more changes are bound to happen.  I decided the wording wasn't quite right so I changed that...then the little one needed a hat, took care of that...and finally I felt the little nest needed to be softened and highlighted...found the perfect feather and ta-da it was done!  I loved the pretty butterfly pin in the first version but after my changes I didn't feel it worked anymore.  So what do you think, version 1 or version 2 (but of course there's no way to go back to version 1 but always a chance for version 3)!!!