Monday, December 10, 2012

Tara Lynn... acrylics, Neo Color 11, Sharpie, & Tombows.   Sure wish the eyelashes would show up better, camera flash does a job on them :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Tried a caricature inspired by Mark Ludy's artwork.  Used Sakura watercolors, Neo Color 11 water crayons and the good old Sharpie.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Halloween Doll Dream Witch

Ady Almanza provided a template of one of her Doll Dream style girls for a Halloween treat!  Loved using the template, I can never get her style down right and her girls are so beautiful!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fun Love Pair

My first try at tiny girls on 5x7 canvas.  Delicate work, but fun!  Thanks Mom for finding these for me :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ady is celebrating her Birthday and 2 yrs for her Doll Dreams site with a chance for a free e-course!!
Check this out!  Celebrate with Ady!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Mixed media: Golden Fluids, craft acrylics, Sharpie, Tombow marker and a wee bit of Sakura Watercolors.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Friday, October 26, 2012

Junie May

Latest Whimsey Girl, done in Golden Fluid Acrylics, craft acrylics, Tombow Markers and the ever handy Sharpie.  I also used some rubber stamps .

Friday, October 19, 2012

Princess in Pearls

Playing with Tombow Markers, Water Color Pencils and a waterbrush.

Princess in Pearls

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Older post not published

Don't you just LOVE the expression on the "Bug"s face? LOL... These photos were actually taken in July of 2004 at my sisters place. This LO is for 2 different Challenges @ DSP... "Monthly Club Digital Contest" for Feb 08. and "Scrap With This and Win" for Feb 08, using A heart, An Overlay, and A Pink BG.

Masquerade Girl

Thinking of Halloween and Masquerades on this one.  Used Sakura Watercolors, Tombow Markers and a Sharpie.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ady Almanza FB Challenge

The group set up a challenge to do 5 speed paintings as fast as possible for practice, as these tend to be a bit tricky with no eraser allowed, LOL.

While it's fun and fast to do these, I still wish I could sketch/correct oddities...

Semi- Speed Painting

Tried Speed Painting again, but took a bit more time and used Water color pencils instead of Tombow Markers.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Trying out my new Tombow Markers...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

This girly was done in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness in October.
Used my new Tombow markers, some new Golden Fluid Acrylics, other acrylics, Colored Pencils, Sakura Water Colors and the usual Sharpie.

A couple more pieces that weren't posted here, mostly acrylics were used and some stamps:








Found a few pieces I've done that I didn't post here for some reason.... brain dead some days, LOL.

"Love",  Trying to learn to use Prisma Colored Pencils, don't much like them.

Had a bleed through of markers in my cheap journal, so I painted the pages black and used a watercolor pencil to sketch on top of that.  Fun to do something different :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

One of my art groups, "Willowing" had a "Bee Girl" challenge recently, love these odd topics, LOL.  Used Sakura Water Colors, Water Color Pencils, Neo Color Crayons, a bit of acrylics and a Sharpie.

"Bee In Her Bonnet"

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Doll Dreams October 2012 Challenge is "SpeedPainting" using water based markers and those neat water paint brushes that come with water color field kits by Sakura, but available otherwise too.  I didn't have a water based marker, so I used water color pencils, worked out just fine.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sketching in a blank journal, a moleskin would be nice, maybe someday :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

This is "Red", the sketch was done while waiting at the Dr's office.  I have a blank journaling book I carry around... I scanned the image and printed it onto my Canson XL Mix-Media paper to paint.  Used Acrylics and Sakura Water Color.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Another page done in the magazine I'm painting over, this is "Goldie", and after she was done... I noticed how odd shaped her eye/forehead were... poor girl, LOL.   Used Acrylics, stencils and Sakura Water Colors.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I've been painting over the pages of a magazine that has heavy pages so takes liquid well.  This is the front cover, done in acrylics, Sakura Water colors, Pigment Ink pads with Stamps, embossing powder, and a wee bit of Prisma Color Pencils.  I'm LOVING those Sakura Water Colors, it's the field kit, but has 20 some colors of very strong pigments.

Doll Dreams Aug Challenge to paint a Matryoshka, here's my version of the nesting dolls originally made in Russia.  Used Acrylics, Sakura Water Colors, Sharpie and Prisma Color Pencils.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Find Your Strength

I had in mind all my friends and family who are going through hard times and need to feel the small things in life that bring joy.
Base coated in Acrylics with stencils, main picture done in Sakura Water Colors, word details are black Prisma Color Pencils.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

"Faith, Hope, Love"
Painted on magazine pages with loads of layers... acrylics, stamps, and ink sprays... on the background, then the girl was done in mostly Sakura Water Colors to keep her and her hair a bit transparent so some of the background would show through.  I've been meaning to try this technique for a long time as the look sparked my interest and was fun to do!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Rainy Night"
Some Acrylic paint, mostly NeoColor II Crayons.

Friday, July 27, 2012


Acrylic, NeoColor II, PrismaColor Pencils, Sharpies, Marvey Markers, a few pages from an old book and Mod Podge.

Painting a Painting

That girl sure has some wicked looking eyes, LOL.

Acrylic, NeoColor II Crayons, Prisma Color Pencils, Sharpies, and stamps on Canson XL Mix-Media.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Miss Daisy.
Done in Acylics, Neo Color II Crayons, Sharpie and plastic bubble wrap as a stamp.

Monday, July 2, 2012

I got the Wild and Reckless prompt piece done today...
She's called Lavendar Lucy...
She brings to mind Zsa Zsa a bit, must be the hair style :)

Oh my!  Week 4 prompt for 2012 Summer of Color was just posted, this should be fun:

I recently joined Doll Dreams with Ady Almanza.  She does amazing big eyed dolls and I thought to give it a try.  How on earth she gets the lashes so fine, I can't imagine.