Thursday, March 29, 2012

Play Days

Wow!  It's been an awfully long time since I've updated my blog.  I have dreaded trying to get current and so I procrastinated even longer, which just makes me more behind.  So I decided that I won't even try to catch up.  I'll just start from where I am now.  The bonus is that you won't have to read about fibro flares and other "unpleasants" going on.  I really don't like to be unpleasant!!!  I like being REAL but want you to leave this little blog of mine a teesy bit happier for have taken the time to see what I'm up to.  I want you to feel uplifted and encouraged!!  We've all got "unpleasants" and our goal is to find ways to handle them with strength, courage, love, and a teensy bit of humor, right?
That said, my friend Kate came over the other day for an art play day.  I'm so grateful that Kate and I found each other through this art journaling world.  It's great fun to get together and just throw some supplies around a page.  Kate had some new treasures that she brought for me to try out and they were great fun!
I used her new Tim Holtz inks, Dr. Ph Martin liquid watercolors, and quickly tried out an Aqua Marker.  Kate gave me some letter stamps that made her crazy, so I used those too!  There is also a bit of gesso, fluid acrylics, fabric spray paint, Staz-On ink, Sharpie paint pens, charcoal and a playing dog image from an Oprah magazine. 
And speaking of art days, I finally finished doing something with the alcohol ink background that I made the last time Kate and I got together to paint.
I loved this background so much, that it has taken me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with it.  I wanted more layers but didn't want to lose too much of the green/turquoise ink.  In the end I used Inktense blocks, gesso, absorbent ground, Caran D'Ache watercolor crayons, acrylics, india ink with the script liner brush, and pit pens.
Thanks Kate for the great art play day.  I can't wait to get together again!