Saturday, July 29, 2017

Art Every Day, 29 July 2017

The card for today is very simple.  I've done a rubber-stamped image, embossed it in black, then used watercolor to paint the flower.  After everything was dry, I used watercolor to paint the background, layered it onto a printed scrapbook paper leftover, then onto a white top-fold card.  And done.

Item 59/365:

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Art Every Day, 28 July 2017

After a few days working with white flowers, I reversed and went for silhouettes instead.  Here is a silhouette of an early spring tree against a stormy sky.

Item 58/365:

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Art Every Day, 27 July 2017

Today I still want to explore working with white flowers.  This one is a stamp from Melanie Muenchinger's Stately Flowers 11 collection.  I have used several images from that set in this grouping.

Item 57/365:

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Art Every Day, 26 July 2017

Today's art every day card was a study in how to best present white flowers.  This is item 56/365.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Art Every Day, 25 July 2017

I made four of these for a gift.  The cards are watercolor and colored pencil.

Item 55/365:

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Art every Day, July 24, 2017

Today is item 54/365.  This is a card, rather than a postcard.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Art Every Day, 23 July 2017

I almost never get sick.  Almost.  But I developed a nasty cough that just won't go away, so it was time to get some professional help.  A few days into the meds, I'm feeling much better, and the cough has diminished.  I finally was able to sleep for more than 10 or 15 minutes at a time last night!

Now, I have to catch up with my art every day challenge.  Thankfully, I had done a couple of pieces in advance, so I have something to post for today and the three other days I've missed.  Of course, that means I have to get to work for tomorrow's piece!


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Item 53/365:

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Art Every Day, 19 July 2017

Today, a fun watercolor of birds and bamboo on rice paper.  Controlling the water on this un-sized paper was the most difficult part of the effort.

Item 49/365:

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Art Every Day, 18 July 2017

Summer is my favorite season.  I love the warm days and lots of sunshine.  Here in Montana, the sun is setting after 9 pm and the twilight lingers for a couple more hours.  The humidity is generally low and the weather is really comfortable.  I was inspired by the bright sun early in the day to showcase some weed leaves to make this little card.  The weathered wood surround is alcohol markers on bristol.

Item 48/365:

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Art Every Day, 17 July 2017

My worktable gets messy very quickly, so today, another clean-off-the-mess collage card.  The background was done when I was playing with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, which I then splattered with Daler Rowney FW Pearlescent inks.  The two irises were a lucky find in my scrap die-cuts box.

Item 47/365:

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Art Every Day, 16 July 2017

Today, my work is this little black bird card.  The background is a mix of watercolors and gold mica powder.  The bird and his branch are sumi ink.  The bird's eye is covered with glossy accents.

Item 46/365:

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Art every Day, 15 July 2017

Today, my art every day piece is a greeting card, this is item 45/365.

Hope your weather is wonderful today on St. Swithin's Day!  We are fortunate to be having a gorgeous day, today, so 40 more just like it would really be terrific!

See to tomorrow!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Art Every Day, 14 July 2017

I had done a bunch of cards similar to this one a few years ago, and wanted to give it a bit of an update.  Watercolor and colored pencil.

Item 44/365:

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Art Every Day, 13 July 2017

This card is for a friend who is under the weather.  The technique is suminagashi.

Item 43/365:

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Fixing some Skipped entries for July 10 and 11, 2017

Somehow these did not post, so I will go a bit back and stick them in here.

Item 10/365

Collage of tissue paper on watercolor background

Item 11/365:

Just keep swimming

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Art Every Day, 12 July 2017

Today's art is a birthday card for a friend.  This one uses inks, watercolors, colored pencil, India ink, and a few more diverse materials.  Hoping she likes it!

Item 42/365:

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Art Every Day, July 9 2017

Today features another postcard created from a photograph my husband took in New Hampshire.  The foliage was beautiful last year, as you can see from this image taken on the road up Mt. Washington.

Item 39/365:

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Art Every Day, July 8 1027

Today's entry is a photo is one my husband took last summer in New Hampshire.  My only contribution in this effort was to make it into a picture postcard that will be going to Tokyo.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Art Every Day, July 7, 2017

Today marks day 37/365 and I present to you a greeting card.  Watercolor....

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Aftershocks Continue and My Rant

We are still having aftershocks from yesterdays earthquake.  The main damage from this moderate earthquake was some spilled cooking oil near the epicenter, a little broken glass, power failure of a couple of hours near the epicenter, and a few bottles of spaghetti sauce and salsa falling from a shelf at Walmart..  

I had to laugh and shake my head in disbelief when I read a news article about the "DISASTER" of the earthquake and all the inflammatory speculation that this earthquake was the lead-in to a cataclysmic  Yellowstone "Supervolcano" event that would destroy the entire US.    And you wonder why so many reporters get so little respect.  Listen to the scientists, folks, not some excitable reporter looking for publicity and unwilling to do any research before writing a lot of frightening rubbish.  Visit the USGS (US Geological Survey) web site and look at  the list of all the earthquakes that happen every day all around the world.   Look at what geologists say about the "Supervolcano" and think before you get into a panic like this poor reporter.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Just after 12:30 last night, we had an earthquake.  It was a 5.8.  Five minutes later, we had the first aftershock, a 4.7.  Since then, we have had 15 more aftershocks, none as strong as the original.  The epicenter was near Lincoln, MT, about 90 miles from us.   The quake is considered to be a "moderate" one, and was not the least alarming to us, both of whom grew up in the SF bay area of California.

Art Every Day, July 6, 2017

Today's art is a watercolor postcard that will go to Germany, item 36/365.

More art tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Art Every Day, July 5, 2017

Today, my art every day piece is another festive card, which I think of as something of a watercolor mess, but I liked the way it serendipitously  fell into place.

Item 35/365

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

34 /365 July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!  My piece today is a postcard with a glittery firework display.  My neighbor set off a huge firework during the daytime on Saturday and this is how it looked in the daytime.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

33/365, July 3, 2017

July is a month of many birthdays and you will be seeing a lot of birthday cards this month.

Here is item 33/365:

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

32/365 July 2, 2017

Today, a birthday card.  The balloons are made of handmade paper, colored, then cut into balloon shapes.  I drew in the little triangle bottoms and the strings with bows.  On top, a coat of Glossy Accents adds both shine and texture.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Art Every Day, July 1, 2017

A new month should start with a bright bit of art, so today, I'm celebrating the 1st of July with a bold, citrus-y card done in watercolors and inks.

Item 31/365

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