Monday, November 20, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Leap of Faith (Trying Acrylic Pouring Again)




Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I love watching other artists created beautiful poured pieces.  However, I've just never had good luck with mine.  I don't know if it's the paint.....the ratio of mediums to paint.....or what!

Never one to give up easily, I'm giving it another try.  In the past, I've used the "dirty pour" method.....dropping each paint color mix in one large cup, the turning it over on the canvas.  This time, I'm just slinging the paint around and swiping it here and there.

As you will see, I did actually manage to get some cells this time.  My colors leave a lot to be desired, but I just might have the mixture down.

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




Supplies

24" X 24"canvas
Two 8" X 8" canvases
Miscellaneous craft paints
Floetrol
Silicone
Miscellaneous items to move paint around











Check out my Etsy Shop.  I've just listed a lot of new pieces that would make perfect holiday gifts for friends, family, teachers, and co-workers.  There are many small, stocking stuffer, pieces!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your friends and family.......and......try not to talk about politics. LOL.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, November 6, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Courage and Believe Wooden Panels






Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I'm still working on inventory for my next show on November 11th and 12th.  I know that my last few Monday videos have been sort of similar, but I'm under the gun with this festival and I just can't make anything that's not going to be sold there.

I've also almost finished my October "Inspiration with the Greats".  I started my Georgia O'keefe painting early last  month, but just haven't had the time to put the finishing touches on it.  I promise that I'll get that up soon.

Okay...enough about my time constraint issues.....here we go



Supplies

8" round, wooden panels
Acrylic paint
gesso
scrap paper
acrylic ink
Matte Mod Podge
Charcoal pencil
Alphabet stamps
Archival Black Inkpad







Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, October 30, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Talk and Listen



Happy Creative Heart Monday!


I listen to a TED Talk the other day in the car about communicating.  It made me start thinking about how difficult it has become to communicate these days.  We tend to stay within our cliques of like-minded people because we don't want to argue with those of different opinions.  But, how will we learn.  We think that people are just crazy to believe the things they do...but don't we all want, basically, the same things out of life?  Maybe we would benefit from really listening to why and how they developed their opinions and beliefs and, hopefully, they would listen to ours.  We need to really hear other people....not just get angry and think of how we are going to respond while they are speaking.  It's tough and I'm, certainly, not one to be preaching on this subject.  However, I plan to make an effort to be more open, not because I will change my beliefs, but to understand how they came to theirs.

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



Supplies

8" X 8" canvas
scrap paper
Matte Mod Podge
Acylic Paint
Black Charcoal pencil
Acrylic paint in a Fineline bottle
Stencils
Black Pigma Micron Pen








Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, October 23, 2017

Creative Heart Monday




Happy Creative Heart Monday!!

Today, I'm doing another mixed media piece on a wooden canvas.  I, actually, sold this piece over the weekend at the Thornebrook Arts Festival.  The lady that purchased it was a school principle and said that she feels like this on many days.

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











Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, October 16, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Mixed Media Canvas





Happy Creative Heart Monday!

Today I'm working on a small wooden panel.  I've used a ton of scrapbook papers.

I'm working on my inventory for next weekend's art festival.

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




Supplies

8" X8" Wooden Panel
Matte Mod Podge
Scrapbook Paper
Miscellaneous Acrylic Paint
Stencils
Fineline Bottle
Black Charcoal Pencil







This painting is for sale HERE!

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, October 9, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Get Along




Happy Creative Heart Monday!

Today, I'm creating a piece using collage......scrapbook paper and napkins.




Supplies

8" X 8" Wooden panel
Scrapbook paper
Napkins
Acrylic Paint
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Alphabet Stamps
Charcoal Pencil
Black Pigma Micron Pen
Matte Mod Podge









This painting is for sale here!

Also, check out my new art stickers on Etsy!

I want to take a minute to mention Tom Petty.  His death last week made me really sad.  He was from my town and even though I never had the opportunity to meet him, many of my friends went to school with him.  I loved his music and  "Room at the Top" has always been one of my favorite songs.  RIP Tom.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week.

PEACE!

Cyndi