Saturday, August 19, 2017

Art Journal JAZZ - Time to Get BRAVE!

It's Time for Art Journal JAZZ!

I've been in a funk recently and I'm getting out of it.  I'm one of those people who just go blank when I'm a little down.  I love those people who can work their way out of the blues by picking up a paint brush, but no matter how hard I try, I just end up staring at the paper or canvas.  Weird!'s time to snap out of it.  I pushed my way thru my Picasso piece a few days ago and I'm going to keep going.

Here we go..........................

Thanks for watching.

Attention:  Colorers

My new, downloadable, CeeCee's Flower Girls Coloring Book is for sale on Etsy for $5.99.  There are 21, unique, illustrations of pretty girls surrounded by flowers.  You can print the pages as many times as you like.  Check it out!!



Monday, August 14, 2017

Inspiration From The GREATS - Pablo Picasso

It's time for the, monthly, Inspiration From The GREATS, project!  This month I was inspired by Pablo Picasso.  The art piece took a long time, but I did really enjoy it........very meditative.

Picasso worked in many styles, but he was considered the co-founder of Cubism, along with Georges Braque.  So, I decided to try some cubism on a few chickens.

Here we go...............................


Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Prismacolor Verithin Pencils
Sakura Pigma Micron Pen - Black
Derwent Blending and Burnishing Pencil Set(optional)

How about some chickens on a tote bag, coffee mug or pillow????

Salvador Dali is our GREAT Artist for September.

Share your art inspired by a great artist in the Inspiration From The GREATS Facebook Group! last thing.....I've sold several of my Creative Heart Monday pieces, but still have some left, so check them out!



Thursday, August 10, 2017

CeeCee's Flower Girls Coloring Book

I, finally, finished my coloring book....CeeCee's Flower Girls! Actually, the drawings have been finished for some time.  It's the computer stuff that always takes time for me.  However, I have managed to figure out how to put my coloring book file on it can actually be purchased!!

There are 21, original illustrations.  18 whimsical girls surrounded by a sea of flowers and 3 completely floral pages.  It can be downloaded and printed out as many times as you like.

I had a lot of fun drawing these girls.  In fact, it was so much fun, I've been working on more so that I can create a CeeCee's Flower Girls Volume 2!

Another note....I've been so busy lately that I haven't been able to make my Monday videos.  However, I will get back to it in September.  I've missed it.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Out with the Old..In with the NEW!

It's time for some Spring cleaning.....ok, maybe it's summer cleaning.  I'm selling all of my Creative Heart Monday art.  It's priced to MOVE!

Aside from the fact that my art room is way too crowded, I'm also planning my December, New York trip, so I thought I would try to make some money to spend at Blicks while I'm there.  We don't have a Blicks in my area, so that's always a treat.

I've also thrown in a few pieces from other videos.  I've listed them all on Etsy.  Even though it says that I'll only ship in the U.S., I will do international shipping.  You will just need to contact me so that I can check the cost of postage.

Here are a couple pieces that I have in the Etsy shop!  You can see them all HERE!

Checkout my Etsy Store!



Monday, July 10, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - The We in Me

Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

One of my dear subscribers, shared a Ted Talk video with me a couple days ago.  The woman giving the talk used the phase "the we in me".  I just loved that.  That phrase inspired this piece of art. Actually, I did a very large painting, similar to this one a few weeks ago, but with the original painting, I wasn't really thinking......just drawing shapes.  This time, it had a little more meaning.

Here we go...............


Canson XL Watercolor Paper 11" X 15" 
Miscellaneous Acrylic Paint
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Inks
Bombay India Inks
Fineline Bottle  
Black Faber Castel Pen

If you would like to see the Ted Talk, here's the link:

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!!



Monday, July 3, 2017

#CreativeHeartMonday - Cathedral - An Acrylic Painting

Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

I'm Back!!  I haven't been doing my Monday videos for a few weeks.  I've just had too many personal things going on to be able to feel the inspiration that I need to paint. we go again.  I grabbed some acrylic paints and a couple acrylic inks and started making a mess.


11" X 14" Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Miscellaneous acrylic paint
FW Daler Rowney Acrylic Paints
Bombay India Inks
Archival Black Pen
White Charcoal Pencil
Fineline Bottles with black and white acrylic paint

This painting is for sale.  The price is $50 and if you would like to purchase this painting, just send me an email to and I will send you an invoice that you can pay with a credit card, debit card, or echeck.

Within the next couple weeks, I'm going to offer all of my Creative Heart Monday paintings for sale. I'm trying to decide how I want to set up the items for sale.  I need to make some room in my art room and, also, need to put together some money for my December "sister" trip to New York City. So, I'll be offering these pieces at very discounted prices.  I'll announce the sale here and on my Facebook Group - Mixed Media Passion.

Have a wonderful Monday and a great week!!  And....have 4th of July!!



Monday, May 29, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Monet's Waterlilies in India Inks

Happy Creative Heart Monday (and Memorial Day)!

This month, I was inspired by Claude Monet for my Inspiration From The GREATS project.  I painted his waterlilies with acrylic paint.  When I finished, I wanted to try it again with inks, so that's what I did in this piece.

Here we go.............................


Yupo Paper 11" X 14"
Dr. PH Martens Bombay India Inks

I really enjoyed this style and am looking forward to trying it again.  You could also use acrylic inks. Check out the acrylic painting piece that I did for Inspiration From The GREATS!

Have a great Memorial Day and a wonderful week.