Sunday, February 8, 2009

Another month has passed

This is the second painting I did.It was really hard to get a good picture of it. I used some glossy mediums on it and they just wanted to shine back at me.

This picture reminds me of a sunset. If you look closely, you can see the garnet gel and fiber paste I used, kind of like spackle, to create a rough wall surface. This one was fun to paint. It took me a lot longer than it looks because the floating medium I used to blend the colors took awhile to dry between layers. Anyway, painting number 2. I'm working on number 3. I love messing with paint and trying new things to see how it makes the paint work.

I was in a valentine postcard swap. This is what I came up with. I'm not exactly a valentine kind of person, but I joined the swap to challenge myself. I'm still not really creating. I get an idea, but never the energy. Or I have the energy and nothing comes to me. I'm hoping this clears up soon. I have lots of stuff waiting for me, begging me to come play. Maybe I'll have to challenge myself more. But this postcard uses an image from Altered Pages. They really have great images, so pretty and so inspiring.

This last picture is of my son. He took his shirt off and put it over his hair and said "Look, Mom, at my long orange hair" and he started posing with it. Since he's usually not so whimsical, I thought it would be a great time to capture one of his moments of fancy on film. Wait, is it called "film" if it's digital? Probably not. So I caught it on disk (better??). I love his sweet face. At five, his personality often doesn't match that angelic look. But in this case, it really did. He was having fun with long "hair". Kids are so cute, aren't they?


Velta said...

Love all three pictures, the one of you son is a hair...what kids come up with is just magical :)

chelemom said...

Love this painting too! And your little guy is a cutie! Missed ya girlie!

tangled stitch said...

I love the painting, think the valentine is lovely and your son is just adorable. I hope you are feeling creative soon I know that feeling well.

Sometimes when I'm blocked or stuck or stuck and blocked I just go back to the easiest thing I know how to do or go to my knitting needles, just to keep my mind and my hands busy. Good luck and can't wait to see your next project.

tangled stitch said...

Hi Pal! Just checking in. Missing your inspirational work and your wonderful commentary. Hope all is well!