An Oldie, Moonlit


I’m back from my family reunion in Florida, trying to get over the cold I got while there (really, the family could have thought up a better gift, lol). I’ve used up all the paintings I did ahead of time, and I need to work on some reviews and tutorials. So. Facebook came up withContinue reading “An Oldie, Moonlit”

Toilet Paper Mache Tutorial


In 2014, I joined a free year-long journal prompt group, Journal52, run by Chelle Stein.  This was the art journal page that I did for the prompt of ‘Building Character’. She looks like a character, doesn’t she? Since I turned this into a tutorial, I thought this would be a good post for Sunday’s ‘older art’Continue reading “Toilet Paper Mache Tutorial”

Five Days of the Pig 1


2019 is the Year of the Pig! I thought I would celebrate it with Five Days of  Pigs in my Postcards for the Lunch Bag.  Did you know that the pig… 

Raven about memory #Stillman&Birn #Zeta #ArtJournal


Waiting for new birds, and I decided to paint one in acrylic over a background in my Stillman & Birn Zeta, that I did a year or two ago. I don’t remember how I did the background, though. Ah, for the memory of my youth – that I remember!  I need a raven like OdinContinue reading “Raven about memory #Stillman&Birn #Zeta #ArtJournal”

Starling-Week 11 of ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #Watercolor #Lukas


The official Week 11 bird (as opposed to the birds I choose to keep the flow going) for the ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ event was Starling. I really wish I had some iridescent watercolors when painting birds like this.  It’s almost impossible to capture that sheen Starlings have without them. This bird was paintedContinue reading “Starling-Week 11 of ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #Watercolor #Lukas”

Rainbow Finch #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds


Mitsib doesn’t seem to be issuing the weekly challenges for ’52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds’ on a regular basis.  I like to keep up the flow so I decided that I’ll paint a bird a week in the book I have designated for this challenge.  I’ll incorporate her challenges as they come up, and decideContinue reading “Rainbow Finch #Watercolor #52WeeksOfWatercolourBirds #WatercolorBirds”

Over 300 Words for Love #Stillman&Birn #Zentangle #ArtJournal


The last page of my Stillman & Birn Delta has picked up some smudges from previous works, so I decided to do a mixed media page. I have this neat wrapping paper full of dog breeds and words relating to dogs.  I took a scrap of it and cut out a few pictures, gluing themContinue reading “Over 300 Words for Love #Stillman&Birn #Zentangle #ArtJournal”