Tuesday, October 22, 2013

awkward girls rule...

and unite in their awkwardness.

i feel such a kinship with my awkward girls.  i sat on the couch last night after a long day at work, emotionally drained, picked up my artists pen and a copic marker and went to town.  an hour later awkward girl 2 was born.

i've set up a zazzle store, and plan on doing t-shirts, totes... etc. of the awkward girl series.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

happy accident...

when i was creating the girl with the multi-color hair, i used Dylusion spray ink to color the slips of book paper that i used to create her locks.  i used  few different colors, and spread out the pieces of paper on a random blank artist canvas panel to catch the excess spray.

and anyone who has used these most delicious sprays knows there is excess.  *hanging my head in front of my sprayed wall*

after i was done spraying i set the panel aside... planning on painting over the mishmosh of color to create a new canvas.

until i looked more closely and decided that it was pretty nice all by itself.  i thought of my goddaughter and her request for an ethereal, dreamy, pink, purple, butterfly canvas for her apartment in NYC. 

so i covered it with a thick layer of gold tinted mod podge, and while it was wet, i ran my rubber comb thingy all over it in swirly motions...

the butterflies are rubons, and then i took my tombow paint pen and made dotted swirls. 

still working on it - just tweaking here and there... happy accident.