Monday, September 18, 2017

Let There Be Light......and, Finally There Was!



It's been a tough couple weeks.  First we were preparing for Hurricane Irma, then living for 7 days without electricity, a leaking roof, and a big tree hanging, threateningly, over our heads.  But, things are getting better.  The lights came back on yesterday and we had the tree taken down.

I video'd the tree removal and will be putting it up on YouTube in the next couple days.  I was amazed, fascinated, terrified....you name it.....while the guys were bringing the tree down.  These are some brave and crazy guys!!

I will have a project up on the 25th using 7 Gypsies and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts products.

My Salvador Dali project for "Inspiration From The GREATS" will be coming soon.

And.......I need to get another Art Journal JAZZ page up this month.

As well as......getting my Monday videos back on a consistent basis.

I CAN do it!!

I hope that all of you that were affected by Harvey and Irma are doing ok.  And, any of you that are in the path of Marie....please be safe!

PEACE!

Cyndi

Monday, September 4, 2017

Creative Heart Monday - Cracked Up




Happy Creative Heart Monday!

I haven't put up a Monday video in several weeks, but I'm back at it now.

This week I pulled out my crackle paste.  I saw a Gelli Art's video by Birgit Koopsen.  She used crackle paste on her Gelli Plate.  This got me thinking about crackle and I just went kind of nuts.....putting it on everything.

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





Supplies

Canvas 10" X 14"
Acrylic Paint
DecoArt Cracke Medium
FW Rowney Acrylic Ink
Bombay Acrylic Ink
Gel Press Prints
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays
Black Charcoal Pencil
Black Gesso
Chipboard "Believe"
Wooden Box






















Check out my next Art Journal JAZZ video.  It should be up today or tomorrow.

I, also, have a few Creative Heart Monday pieces still for sale on Etsy!

PEACE!

Cyndi

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!

But.......it'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!!

PEACE!

Cyndi

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...............................




Supplies

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!

And.......one last thing.....I've sold several of my Creative Heart Monday pieces, but still have some left, so check them out!


PEACE!

Cyndi

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 Etsy......so 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.

PEACE!

Cyndi

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!

PEACE!

Cyndi

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...............




Supplies

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:  https://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight?inf_contact_key=e211a89d213048c8c2ffda5adeff108db8d4deac804bf4652a0a2ebe47e5335b


Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!!

PEACE

Cyndi