Saturday, October 30, 2010


i remember quite a while back i met someone at a spiritual class i attended and during lunch she shared her views on past lives and our souls.  she felt that we could have been anything in a past life, even a head of broccoli.  i don't really know why that has always stuck with me, but when ever i think of her telling me that, i smile.  i wonder what i would have been - surely something sweet and delicious perhaps?  so tell me, what fruit or vegetable do you think you could have been?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

making a canvas

after painting that piece of  cardboard the other day i decided to keep painting and pulled out a 6 x 6 canvas to gesso and get ready to use.  i decided to let the cardboard painting as it was but i did use some old vintage text on this painting.  i really like the added interest.  i will do another one because i have an idea of something different i want to try.  doing this canvas made me reopen my etsy shop...if you'd like to purchase this piece of art please check out my etsy shop:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

painting on cardboard

i saw this technique some place online that said you can wet cardboard and peel away layers to reveal ridges to add texture to your art,  so i decided to give it a try it.  i ripped off cardboard pieces from a packaging box i received in the mail and cut a piece 6 x 6 inches.  i put a layer of gesso on the cardboard and let it dry. i painted the background with acrylic paints and scraped paint around with a credit card.  once that was dry i just drew a design and painted it.  i used a charcoal pencil to outline the drawing. i'm not sure if it is done or not. i feel like i want to add some paper to the background. but for now i'll just let it sit til i decide if it's done.