Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Start of a New Painting

I have to decide on a scripture to put on this one and finish the doodles when it is dry. It is a 11x14 canvas



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I am so blessed to have to family and friends that I have. I am blessed to be alive and breathing this morning. We have to remember that each day is a gift from God and we need to thank him for each and everyone that we are blessed to be given.

I have been reading various inspirational blogs lately and I thought I whouls share a post from on of them, It is at "Under Grace & Over Coffee" I thought the bible studies that she listed were very interesting. You might want to go and check it out.

I just found this site also and I thought I would share it wil you. It is a Ladies site to In Courage you. Take a look around and let me know what you think. Please leave a comment and tell me what your thankful for today.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


This painting was made by request. I was given the scripture that she wanted and this is what I came up with.


Art Blocks

This is the 1st of a series of Art Blocks. They are two sided with a collage work on each side.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Journal Pages

Here is a picture of my journal pages that I have created over the summer.


Monday, August 23, 2010

I finished it

I couldn't stop myself. I had to finish it. Please let me know what you think.


My Latest Painting

I have been working on this one for a couple of days now, and now only have to add words to finish it off. I do not like to work on a piece for more than 2 days because I start to lose interest, but I
think it will have to wait until tomorrow for the words to be added. I am loving the creative process and i wished that I had taken pictures along the way with this one.


Art Video that I like

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today's Art

Road trip 08 058

This picture was taken in Vermont, on our last summer road trip in July, 2008. I thought it was a beautiful scene. I would love to have a place like that to paint, it was small and quaint, and would be a nice place to sit and create.

I have been working on a few new backgrounds. I have completed the background for a new canvas and I have created the backgrounds for a couple of journal pages. I have also tried out Nevr-Dull for Art Backgrounds. Here a video that I watched for inspiration for using this product. I found it at my local Tractor Supply Store, they have it with the metal polish. It works very good, but the smell is very bad. I would suggest using it outside and not indoors unless you have good ventilation.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Journal Pages

Completed journal page

I love creating journal pages. I carry it every where, so that if I get a spare minute I will have ti to draw. I have gotten some of my best ideas while riding (not driving lol) down the road. Completed journal page

I carry a collection of different pens and markers and most of the time I create in Black and White while I am out and then add color when I get a chance at home. Some pages are left this way while others have color added, when I feel it will enhance the intial drawing.Completed journal page

I use Sharpie Pens, Faber Castle Drawing Pens, and Martha Stewart Craft and Art Markers. I always make sure to have a glue stick in my pouch so that I can add collage bits to a page while I am out. I have a old mint tin filled with small pieces of scrapbook paper, old books, paper punch shapes, and quotes written on small strips of paper for easy addition to a page. I also have a pouch of Metalic colored pencils and Watercolor Pencils as well as a small Windsor Newton Watercolor set. Tomorrow I will try to post a picture of what I carry with me and what organization tools that I use to help me keep up with my tools.

Lady in Blue

Lady in blue This mixed media painting is a large scale painting. It is a collage background with a glaze wash on the background around the face area. I used multiple colors of blues and greens to achieve thie illusion of depth. The dress piece is a glazed with many layers to achieve a more 3-D look. The face is another element that is created using colored pencil, marker and paint wash. The hair in also another element that was created using glazing techniques and markers. This piece is for sale for $75.


This is the original sketch for Commissioned piece. I like to sketch out each piece in my journal so that I can play around with placement of the elements. I ended up taking out the button ellement because it did not fit into the finished piece.

Dreams sketch

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer Art Series

Boards completed
I have been trying to work all summer on being creative everyday. I believe that If God gives you a talent you need to use it and not hide it under a bush. I hope to be able to use my art work as a tool to let God's light shine though me. I hope that you will be inspired by what you see here. I might not post many long typed post, but I will try to keep the photos coming and also to try and post a few how-to's here and there. Please let me know what you think about what you see as I really look forward to the feedback. The pieces about are all avaliable for sale $25 each piece, Mixed Media on MDF Board. Contact me at craftykate1(at)gmail(dot)com.

Summer art series

Summer Art Series Completed. This piece was a very fun piece to create. I loved the way the collage elements work with the layered mixed media background.


Surround Yourself

Summer Art Series. (Sold)

Dreams in progress2

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