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teacher, traveler, photographer, political junky, smash and bash artist, grandmimi, mom, canine companion

Thursday, May 15, 2014

There's No Place Like Home

Back home and could't wait to use my new Dyan Reaveley Dylusions stamps, Right Up Your Street, to celebrate my joy in my humble home.

I used clearance rack foam sheets to make textured background and Inktense pencils to color the houses and letters.  I love the Stampin Up blender to bring liquify the ink pencils.

Alluring Beauty

I had a month away from home, and I had few art supplies.  I decided to use this time to practice drawing faces.  I downloaded Jane Davenport's Whimsical Faces and purchased a couple of basic instructional booklets.  Practice and practice...I filled three Stratmore visual journals with sketches and then went back to colorize them.  I also tried drawing different ethnic looks.  I printed several to use in collages.  This is a study in black and white called Alluring Beauty.