Touch Up

My Twilight Pixie painting was featured in a treasury today, and I had one of those “oh, it’s still there?!?!” moments. It’s been hanging in my bedroom and I kept meaning to do some touch up painting on it and make it look better (because, well, honestly it looked pretty bad, but was great for where I was at the time). Nothing like discovering it again and seeing it featured to motivate a re-do. So that’s what I did. I hated the way the black background looked – I was using acrylic like watercolors and didn’t spend enough time on it to make it solid and was afraid of using all of my tiny little tube of it. Although, months later, I have another tube of black and still haven’t used up the whole smaller tube, I figured I could spare it. I took pictures of it after it dried (I love the fast drying paint most of the time…) and updated it on etsy, so now it looks *much* better.
But I thought it would be even more fun to post a before and after picture:
Twilight Pixie fixed

Dictionary Leaves

I painted today. Experimented with my idea of using dictionary cutouts on canvas (mixed media!). It was tricky getting them to stay at first, but liberal amounts of glue-stick glue and acrylic paint seemed to help and gives the painting a really nice effect. I went with a simple still life piece and think it turned out pretty well.

I haven’t been able to log-on to WoW recently, as I’m sharing computer cords again, but hopefully I’ll get to do that soon. Also, now that the new iMacs are out, when we have enough saved, maybe we can get one of those…27 inches of gaming goodness.

Art and Emotion

Today I was legitimately happy – the air was warm(er than it has been) the sun was out, I was able to walk with little need for my coat and I felt like doing something creative and new. At first I wanted to do something with a book, but then Alex reminded me that we have a dictionary in pieces – as I started getting things out I remembered other things that I had – stickers, paint, markers, glitter, glue sticks. 2 hours, some leg cramps and realizing I really need a desk later, I made this:

I didn’t really have a goal in mind, I was just making something that felt peaceful and inspiring – if it’s possible to paint using your emotions in lieu of your eyes, that’s what this is.