Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fly Away Birds

I've been working hard on a series of paintings for my ETSY shop (apaintedpage).  I honestly loved making them and I am pleased at how they came out.  They are a set of five small mixed media paintings.  I tried to treat them like my art journal so I wouldn't feel so intimidated.  I had spring in mind when I painted them.  

Since I opened my ETSY I feel rushed to get things in there.  I'm trying to remember it's a marathon not a sprint.  And once I start rushing I get frustrated and discouraged.  So, I plan to add more items to the shop gradually.

 Three Green Birds


The Early Bird



Wings To Fly

If you have an online shop please leave the link below! I'd love to take a look.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Dormant State - Art Journal Page

It's been sorta gloomy here so I thought I would share another art journal page.  The bare trees around my house give a new perspective.  What we normally wouldn't be able to see is now in clear view.  The rabbits and birds have a harder time in hiding.  I look forward to spring but I won't rush it.  


I also wanted to share some flowers from Mother's Day.  
My mom loves these and they are still going strong.

Does anyone know what these are called?  They bloomed beautifully.

Friday, February 14, 2014

New Art Journal Cover!

I couldn't wait to get started on my new journal.  I love the way the cover turned out.  I chose a chipboard album because I love the chunky pages.  

I used washi tape for the background to add instant texture.

The title came about while I was writing.  All of the practice I put in drawing flowers has paid off.  I'm much more comfortable drawing them.  I'm learning to practice drawing things that are hard for me.  If not then I'll never know that I could do it!

I want to thank everyone for your kind words and advice regarding my last post!  I read every single comment and I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by.

P.S. This will be a painting for my store in the near future!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Drawing in Nature

I have been drawing and painting a lot the past few days.  I'm trying to get some cards ready to post to my ETSY very soon.  I haven't had lots of luck on ETSY so we shall see!  If anyone has a shop and can pass on some good advise on selling please do.

I've been drawing faces for the 29 FACES in Feb challenge and I love the results so far.  I post more often on my Instagram so if you want to see more you can follow me there.  She's not done yet...I need to fix some lines and paint.

This is the last page of my chipboard journal I bought a while back.  Can't believe I actually completed it.  The last two pages are my favorite.  I'm going to head to the craft store today to look for another journal!