I'm still working on a couple of paintings. They are getting closer to being done. In the meantime, I was needing a new idea journal. I bought a premade journal at Hobby Lobby. I rather like the paper that is inside. Most of my journal ends up being pen and ink, not complete pages so I didn't need really heavy paper for this. First, I sanded the outside covers to rough them up. Next, I put down a layer of titanium white, not really thick as I wanted a little of the black to show through and then some fluid acrylic color. The little stripes of black are from a paper napkin adhered with matte medium. I did the painting of "Sweet Baby's Incident" separately and put it all together using gel medium.
Inside the covers, I adhered some scrapbook paper for a more decorative look.
On the back, I drew the little pen and ink drawings on deli paper and adhered them with matte medium.
Who, me? I guess I'd say I am a painter of Ugly Girls (and sometimes, Pretty Girls!) and maker of things! I have a need to create that I just can't contain. I do something different every day. I paint, sculpt original dolls, make all sorts of fun things and teach at Artfest in Port Townsend, WA and Art-Is-You in Petaluma, CA.
As far as personal life, I have been married to a very supportive man, Ray, for over 20 years. We have 4 children (2 are grown) and 4 grandchildren. Thanks for visiting my blog!!