Friday, June 11, 2010

Some experimentation

I've been working on some collage techniques that I found in Kelly Rae Roberts book "Taking Flight: Inspiration and Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings."

Sometimes an artist needs to experiment with new techniques, experimentation leads to new discoveries and inspiration. I'm mostly a pastel/pencil/pen and watercolor/gouache gal. Mixed media and collage didn't hold an interest for me until I started reading a few books and saw Kelly Rae's whimsical styles...I decided to try some stuff out in my Art House Coop Sketchbook.

The Art House Coop sketchbook needs to be filled up by December....last year's sketchbook project found me struggling with the thin light weight paper, watercolor washes killed the paper...ahhh, this year, one side is my standard sketch...the other side, I am experimenting with the mixed media techniques....should make for an interesting sketchbook, LOL....

Here's my Wizard of Oz Mailbox in the tree from the Higher Grounds Coffee Shop in Cape May...that mailbox in the tree still cracks me up. I paired it up with the psychedelic pink and purple experiment. What can I say, I like pink and purple. My sketchbook theme is Happy Thoughts, pink is a happy color!


  1. oh yes, i think pink is the happiest of colors and what you've done looks great! :) how fun to experiment with new ideas!

  2. I'm having fun with it. Sometimes when I play, wonderful things happen.


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