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Danville Handmade Market

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Next Saturday is the last of the market days until next year. It's been a fun ride but we will be back next year on May 9th, 2015.

So if you are in the area, stop in...look around...and chat for a while. 


A Photo a Day Project...words of change....

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Something a little different from...signs and wordage.  I still love my iPhone and I don't see that changing...


A Photo a week...iPhoneography

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It's both been an interesting and busy week...
Have a great weekend!

New Digital Mixed Media image...another Photo a Day

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lately, it's been busy-busy for me but I took the morning off to work on a digital mixed media piece.  It's been a while and I was soooooo slow but it was worth the time. 

The below is my Photo a Day project...I'm still working to keep on track with this project. 
A Photo a Day
Somebody is really serious about corn...

Have a great weekend in...we are off to an art event...

A Photo a Day...everyday iphoneography

Friday, July 18, 2014

I haven't forgotten my personal challenge but I've been having issues with uploading photos on Blogger.  It wasn't Blogger,'s my browser.  IE and Blogger aren't BFFs. 

Have a great weekend!

A photo a day...daily iphoneography

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
'Nuff said...

Iphoneography...simple pleasures...

Monday, July 14, 2014
Simple Pleasures

There's a lot of simple is a cup of coffee and playing with my iPhone. 


Photo a Day...My Town, Danville Indiana...Danville Handmade Market

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Danville Indiana at 6:30am on a typical summer Saturday

Sunrise clouds over Danville, Indiana

Danville, Indiana early morning on a Saturday

Danville Handmade Market on July 12th, 2014

An iPhone photo experiment today...with lots of help from InstaFisheye app.

I was going to let the photos tell the story but...well, you know me, sometimes I just have to say something.  Anyway...a project that I've been working on, Danville Handmade Market will be coming to a close for the summer on August 9th.  I have secured sponsorship for next year so we will be back in action next May....maybe sooner if things go well. 

Later Gators...

Golden Paints QoR Watercolor...test drive in my sketchbook

Friday, July 11, 2014

Why does a goofy chubby birdy have me so excited?  Well it was painted with Golden's new QoR (pronounced CORE).   They are amazing to work with.  The above doesn't show the brilliant colors because I was wanting to know if they would mute out.  They do and have all the subtle flow of traditional watercolors but dry true to color.  This is all because of Golden's new blinder, Aquazol, that they developed. 

Anyway, I'll be ordering some soon.  If you would like to have a sample, Golden has a special offer for a free sample to be mailed to you. 


How to make Acrylic Ink Spray...great for mixed media work

Thursday, July 10, 2014
I'm still doing the Photo a Day with my iPhone. Here's a little peek of my desk...

I'm a big fan of both Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink and Daler- Rowney FW Acrylic Artists Ink.  They are permanent, water resistant, very fluid, and lightfast.  Daler-Rowney even has a lightfast chart. 

Spray inks are easily made if you are working with either Liquitex or Daler-Rowney FW brands because they are highly pigmented and can be substantially diluted with water.  I typically start with a 10 parts water and 1 part ink.  If that doesn't get the color I want, either add more ink or water.  I used cheap spray bottles I picked up from Amazon...poof I am ready to rock some color. 

The below is spray inks with brushwork on gesso. 

What I like about them is that they are a quick dry and behave kinda like watercolors so they are a shinning star for mixed media work.  Fabulous for art journal backgrounds too.  The ink is brilliant color in a bottle..that can be used in collage, brush, on fabric, photo tinting, airbrushing, etc, etc, etc.  

What I find the most useful is that they are easily mixed with acrylic paint and acrylic mediums. 

Oh yeah...forgot...the photos were taken with my iPhone.  I'm really serious about using my iPhone for daily photos. 

Later Gators...I'm back to the studio...

Wordless Wednesday...A photo a day...

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

My garden visitor...yep, my little deck garden needs weeded again.

A photo a day project...

Monday, July 07, 2014

The above is a photo I shot with the iPhone and played with in a couple apps.  

I'll keep with my 'a photo a day' until I get in the habit of using my iPhone camera.  


A photo a day...opaque Koh-I-Noor watercolor sketchbook

Sunday, July 06, 2014

This is a double hitter post…my photo a day project and Koh-I-Noor watercolor wheel review

Koh-I-Noor Watercolor Wheel Stack Pack is small, just 3.5 inches in diameter,  it will fit in the palm of your hand.  They are about the size of a can of tuna .  These are easy peasy for packing in my sketch kit.  The color is fabulous, it’s brilliant hues so it’s wonderful for illustration too.  

They are student grade, which surprised me but the major drawback is that they are not lightfast.  Some will find having no pinks or purples a drawback but the colors are every mixable.  Which is fine for my sketchbooks or for quick studies.

If you want to get the brilliant hues from the paint cakes, mist them first.  They work will with sketching if you like to use pen and ink, the color does not cover the dark lines. 

Have a happy, creative day!

A photo a day...

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Nothing great and wondrous...a quite day of tabletop games and lots of junk food.  There's something to be said for quite days...everyone needs a bit of low stress, easy days. 


A photo a day 4

Friday, July 04, 2014

It was a big sky day!

IPhoneography...a photo a day project

Thursday, July 03, 2014
The last couple of weeks have been busy-busy for me.  Even though I'm still I the busy mode, I decided to step back a little and work on a few new apps. It's portable...and my iPhone is always with me. The way my schedule is going, I didn't want an entire summer pass me by and not have any photos of it.  It's personal projects like this that push me to be a bit more organized...well, maybe not but it's a good thought. 

Have a great holiday...