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FLORAL VASE: ART IN BLOOM


I love flowers!  

And I love having fresh cut flowers in the house. 

These flowers are from the grocery store...only $7.50!  The vase is a vintage one that I found years ago.  

I have created still life paintings of flowers in vases just like this.  Of course, it's my version of a traditional still life...graffiti charm style.




I can't wait to see what the artists and florists come up with!








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#epicroadtrip2014 TRAVEL ART JOURNAL


In a couple of weeks I'll be leaving for California to go on an epic road trip from California to Ohio.  For the rest of the summer, we'll be in Ohio taking some trips to Michigan and other summer spots in the area.

Not sure how long I'll be traveling...at least a couple of weeks so blogging will be spotty.  I have a general idea of places I'll be stopping at but much of it will be decided as I go.

I started this travel journal to record my adventures.  I found some vintage photos and California maps at my local creative recycling center to place on the hard covers.  I'm working on pages before I go so that all I have to do is journal and add travel remembrances.

Not sure I'll have the ability to do this again anytime soon so I look at it as a gift to be able to travel the country for as long as I want...









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ARTWORK AT SILVER LINING GALLERY

HEALING MEADOW, 24X36, Acrylic on Canvas, look for the 3 ladybugs!


I am pleased to announce that you can see a few pieces of my artwork at the Silver Lining Gallery. 

This gallery has the work of over 200 local artists and is located in the quaint historic river town of Waterville, Ohio.  

I thank the owners Sherri Seiler and Lisa Exners for carrying my work.  

They are two retired school principals that decided to follow their heart and open a gallery.  I love that!

You can read their full story here.  Follow them on Facebook and explore the gallery website.

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday-Saturday from 10A-5P, Sunday from 12P-5P.  
Address:            122 Mechanic, Waterville, OH
Phone:               419-441-0025
Email:                silverlining@bex.net

Have lunch at the restaurants in the downtown area while you're there!  

Thank you for supporting the arts and local businesses.

You can view more of my artwork here.
See what I'm up to on my blog!

RAINFOREST, 24x24, Acrylic on Canvas, inspired by a trip to Hawaii.

SUMMER LAKE, 10x10, Mixed Media, vintage ribbon and lace on acrylic painted wood panel.


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IPHONE MACRO LENS FLOWER PHOTOS


I recently purchased a couple of macro lenses for my iPhone so that I could get "up close" detailed photos.  These lenses are easy to carry around so I have them with me all the time...I'm always on a photo adventure!

One is a magnetic lens and the other is on a rubber band.

 

I am always amazed at the technology available to us nowadays.  You don't always need a big fancy camera to take some great photos for framing, projects, inspiration and the web.

The photo above is of a bouquet of flowers I bought at the market.  I then used my macro lens to get the images below.

Same subject but a totally different world when you go macro!






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POCKET SIZED ART JOURNALS


These little art journals started out as a plain memo pad but add a little gesso, a lot of color, some doodling and you have a pocket sized art journal!

I plan on keeping one with me for the times a have just a few minutes to work.

I'm thinking one will be for practicing my lettering using one journal prompt on a page.  

I have a "list of journal prompt lists" here.



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BOHO FABRIC JEWELRY


I'm finding ways to use up my stash of fabric with these boho inspired bracelets and necklaces.  

The great thing about this jewelry is that they don't use findings or any other supplies other than fabric and beads.  How simple is that?!?!?!

I prefer wearing just a bracelet and earrings (keeping it simple)...but these necklaces are finding a way into my heart.

The denim colored bracelet and necklace are perfect to wear with jeans (denim of course)...easy and relaxed style.





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