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As mentioned in a previous post, I am notorious for not finishing...well pretty much anything. So my new focus is finishing projects that have been "in progress" for too long. The unfinished includes a novel, several short stories, collages, gifts, jewelry, paintings, books, etc. etc.
First up to be completed are two paintings.
STEP 1, PAINTING 1:
Artist loft acrylic paint, Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
STEP 2, PAINTING 2:
Artist Loft Acrylic Paint, Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
I'm going to do an autumn themed outline on this one and fill it in with lots of layers with watercolor gel sticks...check back for finished piece!
STEP 1, PAINTING 2:
This one makes me cringe a little, but I'm working toward "fixing" it. Started with acrylic paint mixed with glazing medium. Glued tissue paper and collage paper. Colored top with gel sticks.
STEP 2, PAINTING 2:
Loving red at the moment! Acrylic paint with a tad of glazing medium. I wasn't really feeling the collage paper so I tore that off (not pictured).
What works do you have in progress?
It's Friday! In honor of everyone's favorite day of the week, I am giving away a super cute, fall festive, gratitude journal.
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For every item above you complete, an additional entry will be put in the drawing. The drawing (from a hat, pulled by my 4-year-old) will be next Friday, September 23rd.
And yes, I am trying to bribe you to be my friend :)
Below are some designs I shot with my new camera (a GE X5-not as many features as the nicer SLRs but they got good reviews and you can't beat the price!).
Click on the thumbnails to download the jpg files. Feel free to use one (or all) of them in your personal mixed media/scrapbooking projects.
Oh and make sure to come back tomorrow for details on our first giveaway!
I have the attention span of a gnat. I start AT LEAST one new project daily, which would be super productive if I actually finished one of them. Here's a peek at what I'm talking about:
Collage/painting of my grandparents I started 3 months ago-untouched since.
Oil pastel drawing started over 5 months ago-still collecting dust.
Procrastination leads to failure.
If you keep putting off your project, (painting, collage, website, homework, dishes, laundry), chances are you'll lose the fire that got you pumped initially. And if you lose the fire, you aren't going to finish (unless you're forced to finish in which case you won't give it your best). Your project dies, potential is lost.
So with this blog, my art, and everything else that only gets my fleeting attention, I've vowed to see things through. Not to give up, to finish when I'm still fired up. And I did.
I finally finished a painting.
It's no Picasso, but it's done. And I enjoyed every minute of it.
Please come back and share your victory! I'd love to see your completed work!
Fall is my favorite season. All summer I've been in a humid daze but as soon as the first crisp day blew in, I felt myself awaken. My creativity peaks amongst gray skies, falling leaves, warm sweaters and even warmer coffee.
Last week, I went to the orchard and captured autumn's Midwest debut.
Hello creative friends! This is the Midwest Debutante's first post and I am super excited to finally have a spot to share my art with the world. In the next few weeks I will be adding tutorials, free downloads, inspirations and more. My goal is to provide lots of artistic inspiration, ideas, tricks, and tools for artists new and old.
I look forward to making connections with other creative souls. Please feel free to email me and introduce yourself. I can't wait to hear from you!