Mixed Media

This is a small canvas that I applied clay to.

I sculpted the mountain range,  used a small wood roller tree stamp (for sale in my Etsy shop) for the pine tree line and then used silver,  gold and charcoal paint for accents.

The clouds are painted.

Very Nortwest Cascade Mountainy.

Wisdom Crone Spirit Doll

I am not sure who the artist is but she has inspired me to make a large nature doll as part of my recovery process.   She will hang on my front or side porch and help to ward off the evil spirits that sometimes blow in the wind.  It has been a rough year...and I will be glad to see it go and 2019 meander in bringing protection, hope, and an awakened self.  

Today I am going to begin the face sculpture using polymer clay and I Have a basket where I am gathering elements that may or may not be used as I begin the construction the beginning of January. I have no idea where I am going, what it will look like only that it "will be".

I have a small notebook where I can sketch, write in information, things I want to look for, photos,  what I have learned from and during the process, and colors I want to use. etc.

I will continue adding information and pictures on this post as I add things....and begin my process.

Supply Basket elements:
Wire cutters
Glue gun and Glue Sticks
Foundation (Tree Limb)
Swarowski Crystals
Oregon Moss
Twig Beads (Etsy)

I feel that the face is what should be created first and helps you to know how the rest of the doll should be brought to life.  I am going to sculpt mine myself but there are face molds you can purchase ....  human, moon, etc.    I use Etsy as much as I can when I purchase items as I want to support the other creative souls who strive to supplement their income vs big business.  If you want to make this doll truly yours and a reflection of feelings or a specific look you want to achieve...I strongly suggest sculpting the face yourself.  

FACE:   Sculpty Polymer Clay
              Sculpt or use a facial mold
I use white clay .... and then color, shade, highlight, etc.

Pour Painting

I love the natural, woodsy, neutral colors of this one and then I saw HIM and I was delighted.
I am pretty sure I am going to have this matted (they don't carry stock mats as big as this) and then think about a frame .....  I love when things like this happen....

Dip Painting

This turned out super.....It looks like an angel in red top left and a choir of angels to the bottom with light everywhere.  I am going to have to mat and frame this 4 x 6.  Another favorite.

Ferris Wheel Niagara Falls

I took this photo SEVERAL years ago when we went to the NY and Canadian Niagara Falls.  I am pretty sure this was on the Canadian side.  I just found the enlargement I had done and took the time to mat and frame it from stash on hand.  It is one of my my favorite shots.  Photography is one of my hobbies and has been since I got my first Brownie when I was probably 12-13 years old.  I love unique, different, and shadows/highlights.


Freezing fog on a pine tree bough.