Wednesday, August 25, 2010

smooshed background technique video

my great friend, terri kahrs came for a visit yesterday to make art.  oh, we made a little, but we mostly laughed and giggled.  we liken ourselves to lucy and ethel. terri brought along her satchel of greatness which contains everything including the kitchen sink! in that satchel was her new camera that had video capabilities. so terri performed the skills of a cinematographer and had arms like a tripod. i didn't realize that it would be so hard to demonstrate and talk at the same time, so excuse the "ums".  we decided that we would like to keep it real, learn as we go and just follow the progress as we bring more videos to you. so here is the making of our first technique and i hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

something to crow about

it seems like forever since i got to sit down and just create some art.  i've been thinking about possibly making note cards and/or postcards to sell.  i haven't actually got any further than the idea of doing that, however.  it seems life just gets in the way of any good art time these days.  today was a little different in that i just decided to take the time to sit down and create. it felt wonderful to get back to the art room. i made this crow postcard.  i used some of new liquitex acrylics and my water soluable oil pastels.  i hope you find some time today to create something that makes you soul sing.

Friday, August 6, 2010

benny's baptism invitation

my daughter in law asked me to make benjamin's baptism announcements.  she wanted to use royal, black and white as the colors.  i made a waterfall card. you pull the ribbon and each section pulls up and goes behind, revealing all the information.  it was fun to do.