The Emerald Casket

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#ICAD2020

Before I say goodbye to the #ICAD2020 challenge, here’s what I created over those 61 days. I’ll admit, the format annoyed me. I didn’t like the texture of the index cards, and no amount of texturizing ground or gesso would …

#100dayproject Day 72 & #icad2020 16/61

#100dayproject — Day 72

I played with alcohol inks for both projects today. No plan, just plopping color down, wiping away what I didn’t like, adding more. First I worked on earring blanks I prepped with gesso. They turned out …

#100dayproject Day 62 & #icad2020 6/61

#100dayproject — Day 62

I’m in love with soft pastels. Enough so, I ordered more colors! They’re crumbly, hard to draw a straight line with, easily smudgeable—what’s not to love? 🙂 I think what makes me happy is their texture …

Small Canvases: Dominoes are a Gateway Art

Some folks might think my love of domino pendants is kind of strange. They’re dominoes. Game pieces. But I like to think of them as very small canvases.

I began making decoupage pieces–before I gained confidence to work with ink …