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Am I on a mixed media roll or in a rut?

If you’ve been following I’ve put out about five new pieces with a similar technique and I’m loving doing them.  My question is, am I on a roll or in a rut?  With each piece I play with color and various textures even adding herbs to my paints, which I LOVE!!!  But they all have a similar feel, I guess a collection you could say so when does it cease to be a “roll” and become a “rut”…..

Here’s my newest piece…..and I’m really enjoying the cohesive nature of my new collection but again I don’t want to get into a rut….although I’ve seen artists make millions doing the same thing over and over in slightly different ways, so which is it?  Roll or Rut???

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As Always Peace and Light from Hummingbird Studios.

New Mixed Media Work….loving Text

Well, I can’t seem to stay out of the studio and this is my newest piece…..I’m so cubist and these circles just screamed at me so I had to listen….hope you enjoy…

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Browns and Blues won’t leave me alone!

Here’s a look at my newest piece.   I’m in love with browns always but now  browns and  blues can’t stay away from each other in my work.  They are like magnets.  So here’s my latest piece on my easel.  In this picture the different tones of browns and yellows I used didn’t show up as well as I would have liked so I will get an updated pic up soon.  I ranged from dark browns to light tan colors  but the pic on my iPhone didn’t quite catch it so I’m off to capture it with my “real” camera.  Who knew there was something an iPhone couldn’t do??? 🙂

Do you have colors that you “magnet” towards?  Colors that call to you?   Please share in the comment section if you do!

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Here’s a better pic of the above painting that really captures the tonal values of the browns used.

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Back from Vacay and school starts soon!!!!

Well, we’re back from Vacay ………..and here’s a few more sketches from my journal during vacay time.  I focused on faces because I’ll admit they are a weakness for me but mostly because that’s how I want to start the year with my students.

I am sad when summer is over because the illusion that I am a “full time artist” is shattered and I’m reminded oh so vehemently that I do have another job to go to in order to pay the bills….I’m just very lucky that it’s TEACHING art and keeps me on my toes and allows me to keep working on my own projects in bits and pieces.   But still I so enjoy the “illusion” the summer creates and am always left perplexed, anxious and sad when it’s over.  Not because I don’t love my job and my amazing students, but it’s that constant reminder that I have yet to make it to where I can survive on my Art alone and that September Stab every year never dulls.  But I won’t let it bring me down because I have 250 students waiting to take ART and they WANT to be there…..unlike Math class….so I can’t and won’t let them down….I’ve done over thirty pieces this summer and now I have 250 “MASTERPieces” waiting for me all with a face and a name.  Let me serve them well.

My husband and I also made a valiant attempt at getting all my art off the floor and out of the garage so we got it all hung in my studio and ready for showtime in October.

Why do I feel like I’m in Kindergarten again? And More ways to save at Home Depot!

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First Squares themes in my work, then triangles and now I’ve move up to the elusive CIRCLE…. This was sosoooooo much fun!  The brown is a paint Sample from Home Depot, Martha Stuart Collection called Potting soil and now I know why…they texture feels just like rough dirt when paint smoothly or with a knife, I used both methods.  it cost me 5$ at Home Depot and will last forever, so check out the paint sample section that people use to “try out” paints on their walls to see if they like it or not, and DON’T forget to look at the remnant bin where all the “mistakes” go and you can get a gallon of paint for $5!!

So here’s my newest “work” which I hate to call my pieces “Work” because I have so much fun doing them!!  This one was a blast.  Think I might play with circles for awhile…..just like the good old days in the sand box….”dirt” paint and all!!

                                                                         This piece for sale at Art Span and prints available at Red Bubble

As always if you Like this piece click “LIKE”, if you want to comment…great, but most of all…say it with me…..HAVE FUN AND CREATE (and get a good bargain when you can)!!!  I’m all about the fun of the hunt and the lower the price tage the better and the better the secret “location” is….even better because that means I can share it with you!!  So Have fun and don’t go broke doing it!! Peace and Light  WK

Where will I be October 8th? Come see me!

Historic HandleyFEST – 13th Annual Festival & Classic Car/Art Show – Fort Worth, Texas

I’ll be at the Historic HandleyFest -13th Annual Festival & Classic Car / Art Show Dates: 10/8/11 – 10/8/11 10am-10pm.

 The 13th Annual HandleyFEST is a free community event that features live music, multiple entertainment stages, a juried art show, crafters village, commercial vendors, great food, classic car show, kid’s zone and city safety fair. We expect more than 50,000 to attend the 2011 festival. HandleyFEST takes place in the Urban Village of Handley located in East Fort Worth and is designed to attract a variety of quality artisans. The local galleries will increase their participation in the 2011 event as we take this one-day festival to the next level! More than $5,000 in cash awards and prizes! Additional purchase awards and other prizes may be given. FESTIVAL FACTS • Over 40,000 attendees last year • More than 100 Artists and other vendors • Free entrance for shoppers • Free parking available • Live entertainment throughout the festival • Eclectic variety of Festival Food and local Restaurant participants • Located in historic urban village •

Check out

www.winnsboroart.com

for more information, directions etc.

Can’t wait to see you all there!

Just a few Items for Items for sale:

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New Work

First of a series of three for an Antique Store Commission

This is a small board measuring about 6”x6” and it’s the first of three that will go together as a series. I’ve discovered this new medium called Iridenscent Medium and I just love love love it. If you haven’t tried it run out and get it!

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