Monday, June 9, 2014

ART & MATH... The beauty of keeping both strong in schools is illustrated here...Thanks TED!

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Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Post 89 - - Mt. Healthy Art Show is coming (May 3rd)... Preview of my students' works... So proud!

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Painting Basics Course - Faux Oil Painting (Created with oil pastels & Turpenoid)


Drawing Fundamentals Course - Observational Chair Drawing/Betty Edwards video course (Graphite)


Drawing Fundamentals Course - Observational Flag Drawing/Betty Edwards video course (Graphite)


Photo Workshop Course - Extension of Reality (Mixed media/collage copy with colored pencil)



Photo Workshop Course - Mosaic Montage (Multi-copy collage images, re-cropped, re-assembled)


Painting Basics Course - Wandering Watercolor (Pencil doodling/liquid & cake watercolors/)

Show is at the high school from 1 - 3 p.m. on May 3rd... Address--8101 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45231... Hope you can make it!!

Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Post 88 - - Gauche Alchemy's FAB ATC KIT, and my digi collage sheets...

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Bold and beautiful... Fun and Fab... This new kit is a dream come true for anybody wanting to make Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)... 

Gauche Alchemy developed the kit...

ARTist Trading Card TechniKit


... and, I developed some SAAAAWEEEEET digital Collage Sheets for them...

Backgrounds
Images
Word/s

Plus, I also created an ATC-how-to-make-them-basic-directions-sheet (The Anatomy of an ATC), and added a possible theme list, for those artisticly blocked moments (all of which comes with the kit)...

So, no matter what your experience level is with ATCs, you will find lots of ways in, lots of ways to fly, and lots of inspiring materials... The kit is INCREDIBLE!!... Check it out here... : )

Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Post 87 - - Punky Scraps Neon Challenge... My wall plaque... Madonna and Shakespeare come together...

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Punky Scraps and Gauche Alchemy are teaming up for a NEON CHALLENGE... Check it out and try your hand at some neon fun, like I did...


I used lots of neon acrylic paint, some molding paste and GA Punchinella as a mask, hot glue to create the word "make", a multitude of alpha options for the Shakespeare quote, some stamping with Staz-on ink at the edges, and a wonderful old magazine pic of Madonna kissing herself in a mirror, in which I tried my hand at my first gel medium skin transfer... I am pretty seriously happy with this piece!... I may add some final touches to this piece before I am completely finished, and I promise to post detail shots and any additions soon...

Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Post 86 - - Viva Las VegaStamps!... DT Tryout... 3 stamp-focused pieces for consideration...

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Let's see... It is very hard to pick only three artworks to share with the VLVS peeps, that I have created, that feature stamping, because I use stamping to some degree in everything I do... But, here goes... Enjoy!


Artist Trading Cards



A jointed paper doll



A scrapbook page


Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

Friday, November 8, 2013

Post 85 - - More People, Places and Things... Collage heaven!!

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More people...



More things...



More places...










And, more MASTER COLLAGES...






And, lots more creative collage fun.... Try your hand!... Collect people, places, and things, and make your own collages... Simple, effective, strong and versatile... : )

Check out my future blog posts for ways to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your MASTER COLLAGE creations, and make them reach their full potential... 

Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Post 84 - - Working on my studio... An incredible wall decal designed for me by Single Stone Studios!

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My husband wrote a short text length poem to me last year, and I saved it, because I loved it so much. A year later, we are in a new home and I have a brand new studio to decorate, and his poem and my style were used to design a wall decal for my studio... Thanks Shelley!! (Single Stone Studios)

Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Post 82 - - One project revealed and another sneaky peaky...

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Project one created with Gauche Alchemy's July "Knocked Up" kit... Check out the write-up with the how to's and tips HERE...












And... now for a Sneaky Peaky of the second project I created with the July kit... : )





Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Post 81 - - I have a sneaky peek of the wonderful project that I just created...

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I was lucky enough to be able to play with some incredible mixed media materials from Gauche Alchemy (It's the July kit--Knocked Up).

And, below is just a taste of the visual fun I had! (The entire project will go up on the GA blog this coming Wednesday, July 10th... Plus, I will have another project created with the same kit go up the week after that on July 17th!)... Keep an eye HERE!






Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Post 80 - Alphabet Do-Si-Do Book... continued

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Thanks for jogging over from Gauche Alchemy... : )

The rest of the pages from the Alphabet Do-Si-Do Book have been posted below... As on the Gauche Alchemy blog, I have added inspirational information under each set of pages, that includes what techniques/materials/tools were used on my pages.

Take what inspiration you want, leave the rest... Use this as a jumping off point or as a brainstorming session. Bookmark the post for later use... whatever floats your creative boat!... (Also, please post questions here, if you have any, and I will answer them in a timely fashion.)

Just make sure you try hard to remember to... Embrace the unknown!


Create cardstock templates for felt subject and elements, cut, piece and assemble composition, machine and/or hand embroider details, double mat with felt, gessoed canvas scrap, carefully illustrate graphite transferred subject/background/elements/details with acrylic paint, hand-stitch border decor. 


Crayon resist frotage background paper with inked stamp stenciled subject, layered on colored pencil frotage paper, stamped and colored pencil illustrated elements, ink dry-brushed masked subject with toothbrush splattered paint layer, torn paper borders/frame, found puzzle pieces, brads.


Designed and hand-drawn white crayon subject on watercolor paper, metallic watercolor resist background, tied button corners, jewels/bling, pre-printed chipboard elements, lacquer thinner transfer to textured cardstock, colored pencil and art crayon decor, stamped and silhouetted elements, snaps. 


Nature blueprint created with permanent marker hand-drawn and Staz-on ink stamped transparency negative, colored pencil highlights, decorative edged and hole-punched background paper, machine or hand-stitching, watercolor painted and ink stamped white scratchboard, tool-scratched subject/texture/details, die-cut elements, stamped and stapled tab.


Hand-altered (bleached/sanded) and decorated (watercolor crayons/Staz-on ink/stamped/white gel pen/permanent marker) machine printed photo, handmade photo-corners, tissue paper dyed cardstock background paper, trimmed serendipity collage subject, decorative scissor trimmed mat, stamped graph paper background, hand-cut velvet shape/paperclip/found words/button/flower grouped element.


Monoprinted hand-drawn subject, paint marker highlighted, embossing ink stamped/chalk pastel resist background paper, square brads, glitter, clear plastic brad-attached elements, hand-cut graphite transferred cardboard subject negative, bubblewrap acrylic paint stamped texture, antique painted textured cardboard background, button corner attachment (needs "X" element... ideas?).


Stencil traced black scratchboard subject, scratched texture/details/border frame, water-based marker colored, white gel pen highlighted, handmade cardstock photo corners, punched and stamped tab element, lacquer thinner transferred and paint marker illustrated subject on shaving cream marbled paper, painted and distressed masking tape textured paper background, staples, re-purposed old zipper.


Ok... That should be enough to overwhelm you for now... Please post questions in the comment section for me, or just a comment, or a link to something cool you made if you felt inspired by this post... I would love to see your creative work!

Also, if you missed the first half of the Alphabet Do-Si-Do Book pages, please follow THIS LINK back to the wonderful blog at Gauche Alchemy... I guarantee that you will be there perusing all of the wonderful inspiration, tutorials, and goodies for sale for a long while!

Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam