Thursday, September 20, 2012

Moving to New Site

Hi Everyone!
I am moving this blog to a new website/blog combo. I don't know how long this one will remain up, but there will not be any more posts on it. You can follow me at
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Take Care,

Sunday, June 17, 2012

New Hot Box Monotypes

I recently ordered and just received my Hot Box from Paula Roland. Of course when it arrived, I had to test it out immediately. What a difference it makes to encaustic work! I played around for just a little while and here are just a couple of quick things done with it. I can't wait until I have more time to see what else it can do.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Encaustic Monotypes

I haven't been very creative lately. My father passed away in March, and was ill for several months prior to that. Since last October, the only art I have done has been digital. I just did not have the time or the inclination to do anything else.

But now I am feeling like I want to try something new, and am learning about Encaustic Monotypes. I have been working with Encaustic Wax for about 2 years and love it, so I am excited about learning this new technique. I bought a DVD by Paula Roland, and am taking her class here in the Dallas area in November.

My first attempts did not come out very well, so I decided to take pictures of them and tweak them in Photoshop, which yielded better results. I glued the brown and blue abstract piece to a board and then put encaustic wax and oil sticks on it. The top piece has just been tweaked in Photoshop. I have not had time yet to see how it prints out.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Cards

These are a couple of whimsical cards for Easter. I made them for my niece and nephew to go along with their Easter baskets. They are 9 and 10 years old.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Today's Image

I got to spend this evening working on this image. I like the brighter colors. These dolls are made of polymer clay, encaustic wax, and fabric. I made these dolls a couple of years ago, and wanted to use them in digital art.

Friday, March 2, 2012

More Digital Work

The first image I worked on today looks like several of the others I have done. I hope I am not in a rut, so I am working on images that are out of my comfort zone a little.

Since I love color, this second one is much more my style. Both images feature art dolls I have made.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Roxie and Angel

2 more pet portraits done digitally with those fab scrapbook elements. One is of Roxie, Lisa's very special Jack Russell Terrier, and Angel, my friend Denise's youngest cat.

For both portraits, I used a third party plugin for Photoshop called Snap Art that lets you turn portraits and other things into paintings. I also used some brushwork to enhance what the plugin could do, and to bring out the pets personalities.