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Project 52...Studio time...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Studio time has been my total focus lately. With the majority of my time being spent creating, I’ve fine-tuned my workflow. I know you can't see this but I'm happy dancing.  It's been a royal struggle to conquer the distractions in my studio.  Too many 'shinny' things.

The above is "Birdy Bard" and he looks like I've been lusting after Skittles. 

Anyway enough mixed media shenanigans...


New Series starting...

Saturday, April 27, 2013

This week has been a major 'oh my, my face hurts' week.  Spring is coming on like a lion, when it comes to my allergies.  I had all sorts of plans. Things to do, places to go, and catching up on a few chores.  Nope, didn't happen.  This won't last long because I just don't have time for it. Positive thinking!

I did have a creative moment and worked on the above.  I'm hoping it's the beginning of a new series...Hoot or Tweet Sacks, depending on the directions I take.

Later to photo some of the hubby's baskets....

Sack Cat series...mixed media

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Just about done with the Sack Cat series...yay!  I've been locked into my studio for the past couple of days.  The studio now looks like a bomb went off.  There is half finished work, paint is on my floor, etc, etc, etc everywhere.  My desk...well, I can't find it. I think that happens to a lot of artists when they are on a roll.

Back to the paint...


Wordless Wednesday....Spring

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


We are having a rainy spring...

Later Gators,

Project 52...Mixed Media Cat

Monday, April 22, 2013

I'm still working on this plan is to have it wrapped up before the end of the week.  I've already got a few ideas for the next series.

Later Gators,

Mixed Media Felines...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I started this series a while ago and just stopped.  It was going nowhere so I put it on the back burner until I could get the color mojo back.  Well, it's back...

I've printed up three images so far and they inked up fabulously.   So it's a go...

Later Gators...

Spring has sprung…

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I’m in my office, working on several different projects.  Where I’d rather be is outside with my camera.
The above, Gumball Tree, is part of my MoonWorld series.  Part of the projects that I'm working on, inside.

The above is a photo from last weekend...still, processing all the photos have to be done.

Later Gators...I'm off on an adventure today....

Wordless Wednesday...what I'm working on...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Mixed plug workflow

Monday, April 15, 2013

The above is a new piece...but it's also a new plug in. I was having issues with fuzzy photos on my blog and Facebook.  I had the DPI too high, I think.  So this is a test to compare the original with a photo of the pieces. 

Laters...back to my testing...

Spring Has Arrived...AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f2.8G

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring has finally arrived in Indiana.  The buds are coming out, the sky is bright blue, and it's GREEN.  That's the good stuff.  Now the bad stuff, my eyes are puffy, my nose is dripping, and my allergies are kicking.  It's a trade off. 

I've been waiting for a couple of weeks to really test out a new lens.  It's a AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f2.8G.  Most other companies call it a macro, Nikon is different with micro.  It's a stellar lens!!!!  It's the reason why I decided on Nikon instead of Cannon. 

It's auto focus, which helps a lot considering how close I am to my subject.  It's light weight and that makes a difference to me since I use a hand strap. Great shots in low light and without a flash.

This lens lacks a VR (vibration reduction), which I'm used to far, so good.  I'm just getting used to the lens so time will tell.

These are my firsts...there will be more later...

Hope you are enjoying the spring weather!

Wordless Wednesday...back to work...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Back to work on my MoonWorld Feather series...


Painting like a Wild series...

Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I've been locked away in my studio, working on a new series.  There are still a few kinks in the studio, nothing huge.  Mostly trying to remember where I put stuff.
My Neighborhood Series:  Modes of Communication
Mixed Media

Yep, I'm back doing abstracts for a while.  I really enjoy working with color movement and texture. Working on the photography of this piece was one of the best ways to work out the studio kinks.  I found that the larger pieces don't fit in my mini photo area.   That's another thing in need to work on. 

Wordless Wednesday...I'm busy painting....

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I'm to ya soon...