Friday, March 13, 2015

tastes great

Just a postcard, done in the 3 elements style of some previous ones, but with doodles this time. The black splat is a bingo marker banged down hard. Gelli print background.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

dlp2015 week 10

Ten weeks in and I'm still on track. Since it's about the only art I'm doing, I guess I shouldn't be real surprised.

This week is about making marks. My favorite 'mark' is a circle, so I cut a ton of circles (ended up using 97) from a wide assortment of gelli prints, then layered them all over the page. Added some black paint circles with a toilet paper tube and a bottle lid, then small white gel pen dots in 3's here and there and called it done.

Friday, March 6, 2015

blooming fruit trees

Spring has at least partially sprung here in my part of N California. My fruit trees are in various stages of bloom, including the totally non-producing-two-years-a-row plum tree. So glad we planted a few fruit trees when we moved in here. I've never had fruit trees before and it's so cool to walk out in the morning and pick a sun-warm nectarine to cut up on my cereal.
Not shown, the peach tree. It's in bloom but I couldn't get a decent angle on a single flower without getting in my own light, etc.

Baby apricot, about an inch long.
Looks like it's gonna be another record year for apricots.
Sure wish my nectarine produced like this.

Nectarine blossom, a lovely pink. This tree is just gorgeous
right now. Hope it goes crazy with fruit.

Plum blossom. This silly tree didn't do *anything* the first year.
No blossoms, no fruit. Second year it had a few blossoms but
no fruit. This year - ba-boom! Lots of blossoms which hopefully
translates into lots of plums!

Just a cluster of plum blossoms cause I'm so impressed with
this tree this year.

Monday, March 2, 2015

dlp2015 week 9

Ok, after last week's debacle, I paid attn and pulled off week 9 without a hitch. I followed right on Roben-Marie's heels on this one, doing pretty much each step she did but in my own style. Whatever the hell that it.

1. Background - Glued down a piece of painty under paper, the lightweight brown paper I cover my work table with.

2. Paper Stack - Made a stack of painted and gellied papers of all sorts. This was my favorite part of the exercise, picking thru my paper box, tearing them into the right sized pieces, stacking and restacking until I liked the arrangement. Made a large one, a small one, and 3 circles. I'll be doing more of these. Sewed it right onto my page so that when I turned it over to journal, I had stitching all over the place and had to write around it. Doh.

3. Painty - Rubbed some heavy bodied white paint here and there to sort of blend in some of the paper edges and scruff up the border. Then some marks with the Stabilo All pencil, maybe my fave art tool next to my gelli plate. Wet the marks with a brush so they dribbled all over. #ilovegrunge

4. Stamping - Stamped black circles here and there with various things - empty tape centers (double rings at bottom left), empty adding machine paper centers (small circles on yellow at upper left), and a cardboard tube of unknown origin.

5. Gel Pens - Lots of mark making with black and white gel pens.

um... 5B. - A few words of text from an old book.