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Virginia, USA
Love art and done it all my life!
Interests: collage, gardening, church, mixed-media, altered art, assemblage, learning new things., reading, painting, family, traveling, watching local baseball teams, vt
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I've been reading Jodi Ohl's Abstracts in Acrylics and Ink and enjoying the heck out of it. Here's a link to Amazon if you want to see it Anyway, it's a good book and made me excited about using... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
Last year, I took Deryn Mentock's online class called, "The Merry Men of Winter." I highly recommend it. Lots of fun, lots of ideas and she provides ample flexibility in how you use your snowmen. So, here I am a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
When someone says something is a discipline, it means it takes hard work. Art, with all its subdivisions (drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, collage, etc) is a discipline. I've heard people say over and over, I want to make something but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
Still enjoying playing with watercolors. The lure above is a vintage one that is a special one for my husband. There are more to come. The first hook is red and the back hook is the usual silvery hook. Not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
I won't bore you with talking about each painting but these are some that I've done this year. I was trimming and spraying a few of them last week and there was 18 just of lures. Not bad. I'm loving... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
I still love my acrylics and mixed media. It's just that watercolor painting, a medium that I thought I'd NEVER pursue, has caught my attention. A good teacher, Jane Lafazio, in a one-day class in October, gave some direction in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
I took a leaf from my Japanese Acuba bush. I started this plant from my mother's bush. It always has interesting spotted leaves on it. Here's how it progressed: I have had a few things surprise me when drawing. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
Jane Lafazio is a great teacher and I got to take a class from her at Art Is You in Stamford, CT a few weeks ago. We worked on hot press watercolor paper, permanent black markers, watercolors and items from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
I like estate sales. I find cool things there sometimes. I went to one in my neighborhood yesterday and came away with some interesting things. Even vintage art supplies (I found boxes of vine charcoal at one sale at another... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
I recently took an online class, by Jodi Ohl, called "Funky Little City Scapes." It was great fun and well suited me as it builds your piece layer by layer and that's how I like to work a lot. Jodi's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
That is truly beautiful and meaningful!
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I picked up some wooden pieces at AC Moore a few months back. Base-coated them with white. I sketched out a few faces and went from there. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
I don't remember where I got this little doll body...probably in some box from an estate sale and it had no arms or legs but in good shape otherwise. It's been sitting around for a bit and I ran across... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
I decided to embed some stones in the heart when casting this one. I was a bit disappointed when I first unmolded it. I decided to give it time and work on other things. Then one day, I thought some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
The above had a sage green background and a few other details. The faces looked flat. But not in a cool, folk-artsy flat way. So it sat for a year or better. I took an online class from Karen Milstein... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
I had a collage that I did about a year ago and never finished. It just sat there. I liked parts of it. A lot. But it just, well, sat there. So, recently I decided it was a waste to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
Yep, I've been absent for a while. Didn't realize it had been this long but here's what I'm working in for the moment...concrete. Kinda fun exploring some of its properties. Molding it... or borrowing nature for a mold... my cannas,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
Am I the only one who feels like this has been a really long winter? A few months ago, I decided to host a swap to get myself creating again so I decided on altered eggs. Not really Easter eggs,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
A freebie for today of some vintage things that I have. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
It's been a long time but here we are in 2014. I've been having fun using up some papers that I have and was trying to find a way to use them instead of a flat collage so here we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
Image This is one of the neatest ideas and most exciting I've seen in a while. I like this one even better than the idea of coloring bottle brush trees that I saw last year and the examples she makes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
A small group of us decided to swap Halloween matchboxes that contained some fun bits inside. These aren't the tiny matchboxes you put in a pocket but the larger ones that hold a LOT of wooden matches. Aileen was my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
This is a journal spread that I finished today. The left was stamped then embellished. The right side was drawn and colored in. I was going through my books and magazines (because something needed to GO!) and ran across an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
These are fantastic, Joanne! I agree with making your own tools where possible...stamps, etc. Just puts your own touch to it.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2013 on MAKING MY OWN STENCILS at ad libitum
It's probably officially called the Old Dominion Railway Museum and is located on Hull Street in Richmond, VA in an old train station. The layout is currently a work in progress. Haven't been there in a few years and was in for a surprise. They've re-done the inside with the grant that they received and it is pretty amazing. They have created the feel of an old station with vintage signs, trim and colors. There's a good collection of train memorabilia. But perhaps the real attraction are the docents who guide you through the museum. These gentlemen have an extraordinary... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Joseph's Train Trackings