Thursday, 22 October 2015

Life Life!

Don't all shout EEK at once!
After having the same blog banner since I started in 2008...

...I've tweaked it a little to reflect who I am and where I am intending to head in the future.

As I said the other day....I've set up some on line shops and guess what?
They are called Artyjen Studio :)

Don't worry...I am not going to bombard you with suggestions to buy my artistic makes!
Although I will continue to share my artistic endeavours with you if you don't mind ;)
Anyway, some of it may or may not be for sale ;)

I'll also try to be as honest as I can about the whole process and share the experience of selling on the WWW!
I am starting out with no expectations of selling it can only improve can't it?!!! ROFL

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

IW 21

Here is Inspiration Wednesday 21.

Can't say I've learnt anything new here apart from discovering the combination of yellow ochre, burnt sienna and teal is very appealing :)

Texture using modelling paste through a couple of T!m stencils.

As I said in an earlier post, I've become discontented with my job and life's too short to be unhappy so I've been toying with the idea of setting up a bricks and mortar shop but the financial risk is not something I can realistically take on. So I'm going to try out some on line selling platforms such as Etsy. Because one thing doing the inspiration Wednesday pages has taught me is that painting and creating keeps me happy and sane....ish! ROFL ;)

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Friday, 16 October 2015

IW catch up....caught up!

Inspiration Wednesday number 21 just got posted and here I am with number 20!

Wow...I've managed to catch up after holidays and work ate into my creative time.

Added the words "in the beginning" printed from my computer onto tissue paper and attached with multi matte medium.

"Live your dream" is a Papertrey Ink stamp, again on tissue and applied.

The final stamp on the inclusion is a T!m one on tissue again but coloured with Distress pens on the back before application.

Somehow or other I have got to find time to do more of this sort of work as I really love doing this. "Life's too short" ;)

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

From a distance!

Inspiration Wednesday number 18 at last complete.
Staring at pages of black gesso for far too long is not I just plunged in and kept on going!!

Have not done anything quite like this before and that's why I was hesitant to start!

In the end it's much better than I could have imagined!! Who knew? ;)

I had hoped to learn a bit more about the application of the acrylic paint to make the flowers....but I'm afraid Donna's video was on fast forward at the nitty gritty points!!
I ended up doing a mixture of one stroke type painting and just making a mess ;) The leaves really need a bit of practise.....but I really like the way the vase turned out :)

I decided to keep the inclusion in and tried to make it become part of the pages.

Donna mentioned a chalk board effect but she went down a different path....I decided to give it a go on the back of the inclusion. Needs a bit more practise I think.

After dithering so long to start putting the colours down I'm quite pleased at the effect.....although it does look best from a distance!!!! Rofl

Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Back to black?

At last some colour added to the black gesso pages!

I'm having to stop till its dried as the colours are easily getting muddy!
If all else fails I can always cover the whole thing in black gesso and start from scratch!!! ;)
Thanks for looking
xoxo Sioux

Sunday, 4 October 2015

A little less black

My black gesso page is a little less black today.
At least I made a start drawing the basic flower positions with a pink chalk pencil.
Thanks for looking.
xoxo Sioux