Friday, May 24, 2019

paint party Friday collage on paper and fabric

I've been inspired by the online class from Jen Blencowe (
and did the start to a mixed media piece. I took a magazine photo as inspiration for this yogi
then cut words out from the same magazine to form a message.

I used the painted coffee filters from Sonja Hageman for the pillow. So far just glued down
I'm not so good at body proportions yet but I'll improve! I loved the color of her shirt, deep blue and deep purple blended wet on the paper, which is mixed media paper.
My friend Mary in Boulder is taking a watercolor class, and painted fruit, which inspired me to paint some from HER painting, and doodle, and paint another quickest face, which of course I like better than a lot of the ones I worked at! I just love her soft features and eyes.
still needs painting and glue

Today's work with Jen B. was stone circles, and pathways. I cut out an article from the magazine, then cut out stones and laid them in a meditation spiral. She asked:

Are you ready to step on the path to a new stage of your life?

 Well, that's going to take some thought.

In honor of my birthday month (and Bob Dylan's birthday)  and for anyone with a soft impressionable heart, for those who seek meaning and love...

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  1. I love the inner strength collage... I should make me one too... I need some of this special inner strength ;O)

  2. happy birthday to you!i saw Bob D at Hollywood bowl with joan Baez when i was in college. Wow! talk about sandpaper and velvet!
    Happy days of painting to you too!

  3. lovely work and happy birthday!

  4. I like your drawings and watercolors - what fun!

  5. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday month. What a great track! Love your painting and how you have taken inspiration from the magazine in your first. Lovely work, she has the sweetest of faces.
    Happy PPF Tracey xx
    P.S Was great reading with BD serenading in the background ;)

  6. Such an eclectic collection--I love them all! Happy Birthday, and happy Paint Party Friday! <3

  7. Hi LeeAnna,
    Having all your paint supplies ready to use is working for you! Love the combination words and images!
    Happy Birthday!

  8. Look at you create and paint!! Nice job.

  9. I really get a sense of power from your art. Happy Birthday to you. May all your wishes come true.

  10. First I love Bob Dylan!!!! One of my fav songs too! Cool that you did this collage and vid tutorial! Fabulous to challenge yourself artistically! Love the ideas