Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

So What Do We Call This?

"A Single Star"
8 x 10 Altered Cardboard

Texture created with a doll comb and wet Gesso
(Bird's nest from Lisa's Altered Art and vintage girl / head from The Graphic's Fairy.)

Scrapbooking? Mixed Media? I dunno. What I do know is that I miss printing (and actually using) pictures of Kendra since I stopped scrapping, and I've been looking for a way to incorporate more of her (even if it's just her body in this case ;) into my work. 

My friend's recently published piece in Somerset Memories in which she used a photo as as the main element in her art, inspired me to try the same. . . here is what I came up with . . .

So: what do we call this?

Kristin xo

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Paint Party Friday (Week 32)

"You Are Here"
4 x 6 


I've been bit by the painting bug lately, thanks to the weekly art and imagination found over at Paint Party Friday. . . big hugs to Eva and Kristin for their time and dedication in hosting this beautiful community.

"You Are Here" was inspired by the directional maps often found in large malls in which a red dot shows the pedestrian (or lost shopper ;) their location. I used both Golden Acrylics and Caran D' Ache watercolor crayons in addition to a bit of Stickles glitter on the heart, er dot . . .

Thanks for stopping by: to see more painterly pieces, check out the Party for yourself . . . 

Kristin xo

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Paint Party Friday (Week 31)

"Hello, Bird." 
16 x 20 Canvas Panel

(Bird & Crown clip art from The Graphics Fairy)

Whew . . . she's done! Now I can return to my regular Mommy-ing schedule . . . 

Thanks to Eva & Kristin for hosting this wonderful Party!

Kristin xo

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Expect A Miracle

Vintage Carousel circa 1910: Seaport Village, San Diego, CA
(Please feel free to use this image as your own)

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another."
-- Luciano de Crescenzo

Kristin xo

Friday, October 7, 2011

Paint Party Friday! (Week 30)

"Hello, Bird." 
16 x 20 Canvas Panel

I made it! I've been loitering around Paint Party Friday for a few weeks now promising myself that I'll join the fun, but today I actually did something about it! I've been in somewhat of a collage kick since the Summer and I have to say that it felt good to get out the 'ole paints again and have a go . . .

"Hello, Bird" is very much a work in progress: as a matter of fact, all I have now is this floating head on a large 16 x 20 canvas panel:

It's being done for my childhood friend who dislikes (I'm being nice) birds so much, it has become her nickname.  I'm not sure where I will go from here (although you can bet there'll be a bird in there somewhere ;) but I appreciate the chance to show you what I've done so far. Fingers crossed, I'll have it finished by next week at this time. . .

Thanks to Eva & Kristin for their wonderful idea and generous spirit in putting this party together: I have to say, I love it already! 

Kristin xo

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cheap & Easy . . .

Dressed-Up Chandelier Shades

Plain white shades + a few yards of trim + Fabric Tack = a fun new look for the kitchen nook. . .

A bit bright and cheery for Fall perhaps, but I had to go with my heart when choosing the colors: now all I need is a big bag of spider webbing and I'm ready to start decorating for Halloween . . . 

Kristin xo