Reader Beware

Seriously, anyone reading the next post or two, needs to know that I am experimenting!!  Like really experimenting.
You see, we are going to visit our son and family in Singapore. Yes, totally excited, Yes, totally appreciative of this opportunity.
There will be so much to share, especially photos......so the beware part.......I am trying to figure out how to post a blog from an iPad!!!  Found this (right now very frustrating app) called Blogsy.  
Spent the afternoon trying to make it work, writing blog after blog...well I lost the drafts, then posted something that was totally blank, finally i Pad ran out of battery.  Hair was flying. 
Tomorrow is a new day. I will try again.  You see I am allergic to reading too many directions.  So I know it will help somewhat, if I take an "allergy" pill and settle down.

As a "peace offering" for letting me rant, here are a few goodies to share:

PAINT SAVERS  these are pretty cool plastic caps to cover your acrylic or oil paint between painting sessions.  I have already saved a ton of paint using these. (click on name)






CATHY JOHNSON is a writer/naturalist/artist. She is a prolific artist in watercolor, pen and ink, sketching.  If you love to sketch, beginner to advanced, visit her website (click on her name). She has tips, techniques and so many FREE tutorials it will keep you busy for a long long time.  She is a world renown artist.....so much to learn



You can find her books on Amazon.  
 (I am not an affiliate)


JUDY WISE is a multi-talented artist who excels in many mediums: plaster, encaustics, acrylic and mixed media. She has published one book on plaster, and several e-books.  As a bonus, Judy is an avid---since childhood---journalist.  Prolific is an understatement.  Loads of inspiration on her blog site: enjoy her beautiful works of art, journals and unbelievable garden.  You can order her e-books on her site.  (click on her name)

Lucky Ducky me...this weekend I will be taking a two day journaling workshop with Judy in Wilmington, NC, almost in my back yard. I will be sure to post what I accomplish. 





 Two unfinished paintings are on my easel as I write, waiting patiently for me to complete them. ( If I share them, maybe they will get finished!!!!!)  I started both paintings in acrylic with freehand designs, stencils, paper collage, slowly adding depth and texture.  The fun details will be completed with oil.  That is for tomorrow. 
(Maybe I won't fuss with Blogsy, the computer is SO MUCH EASIER!!!!)

Heart Thought:  ah all the angst is gone.....it surely is easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of technology!  Lesson Learned.


Come and Play, Please.





Welcome to my new SERIES:

Lolli-Pop Colors


When you see Dolly Lu-Lu and Kitty you will know it is 
Play Time.
Which means lots of fun Lolli-Pop Colors, only Really, Gooey, Messy Stuff allowed, and unadulterated spontaneous FUN!  

Join me over the next weeks as I share with you all the really messy stuff from my 
"turned upside down" studio.

Today it is all about PLASTER.

Plaster is about as messy as it gets....really outdoor/garage fun....




Tubs of powdery plaster, water--glue all ingredients for having a super duper fabulous, messy time.




Gesso, acrylic paint, fine line Sharpies, graphite, paper, crayons.....rather looks like a crazy bowl of marbles. 


Puffy heart, with twine around the middle.


Little stories in the making.









Couldn't resist Playing with some of the photo apps on my phone. I applied an app called Glaze.  Pretty Playful.



There is loads more to come....it only gets fun-ner and mess-ier.

Heart Thought:  when life gets a bit down and out, think up and over....right to the messiest art stuff you can round up.  

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