Sunday, May 31, 2009
I need a support group. Intervention. A straightjacket. HELP !!!
Check out her THE ENDLESS SUMMER blog at: http://www.adeakers.blogspot.com/
Scroll down a bit, and THERE it is. The cause of my new Disorder. SLE. Serious Lampshade Envy.
How can I ever forgive this one? How can I get over wanting that lampshade?
-- PRINCESS MAGPIE
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Brene tells us she was captivated by the piece, and when she returned home, the next thing we knew, she was posting a post and offering a copy of this as a giveaway.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
My husband Mark has been a real trouper, helping me clear out and re-organize the garage over the last 2 months, readying this corner just for me. And my art. My MESSY ART, that is.
I'm in creative heaven. Yes, I am.
This is what Tracey wrote this morning on her Facebook page:
"In theory, the idea of clearing out the old to make room for the new makes perfect sense. I believe that energy moves about freely when there is proper space to do so. I have experienced the freeing feeling of sorting and cleaning ..."
Such an honor to be guest blogging at Superhero Designs!
My life seems to be this continual dance - if I had to name it, I'm sure it would be a tango - with CLUTTER. DISORDER. CHAOS. Although in recent years, the chaos has taken a far back seat to the other two partners.
-- Princess Magpie
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Jane showing us how to wet the paper and apply (Ranger) Adirondack Color Wash to create a background that we would begin working with next week.
and Jane, in the mirror, showing us how to create GEL SKIN TRANSFERS ... to work with throughout our upcoming weeks together.
I AM SO GLAD she challenged us to work with these -- I had good success with my first attempts, and it opened up big doors of possibility for me !!!
Jane first tells us where to take our backgrounds -- we were to apply tissue paper transfers with matte medium to our painted backgrounds -- and if we needed to soften the color/s, we were to use some Titan Buff (Golden acrylic) to the surface ... as Jane did here.
Week Three: Monday, April 27, 2009
We're halfway through our sessions with Jane, now. It's time to put those first-class backgrounds to work with our paste papers from class-two.
the always fun & effervescent Kenneth & his bride, Rachel - sharing their papers with the class. and BTW, they have their own Art Studio 'coming soon' down at Liberty Station - we can hardly wait to see their new digs !!!
Jane, showing us the silhouette that one of us wants to use - the original artwork was done by Jacqueline, another local and very talented artist, who likes to work with encaustic (wax) finishes, too.
Randel Plowman has inspired me for about a year now - his COLLAGE A DAY project is way cool, and I was fortunate enough to score a purchase of one of his works earlier this year ...
Visit his blog at: http://acollageaday.blogspot.com/
Ah, collage work. It so rocks my world !!!
-- Princess Magpie
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
this is daughter Kristina tormenting her niece, Kaia !!!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thanks to all who responded to
If your name is pictured, email me at patti(at)pattidigh(dot)com and let me know your mailing address. Sometime this year, before the end of 2009, you'll find a handmade surprise from me in your mailbox!
There is a certain joy in making. Do you need to be "an artist?" No. We are all artists. That's the truth of it. We come into the world making art. Let's reclaim that insane energy of creation, that space where YES is the impulse, not no. The place where the offer, not the object itself, is the thing of beauty.
There is a certain joy in making. In making something for someone--even someone you don't know and may never meet--to anticipate the smile it brings them, to have them know that YOUR hands, where YOU are, made the thing that is now in THEIR hands, where THEY are.
Creative is a verb, my friends. Let's."
Oh, Patti, this is the most terrific creative challenge ... thank you, thank you. I hope lots of new people visit your website / blog pages and buy your LIFE IS A VERB book, and take you up on this oh-so-incredible artistic challenge.
Let's all make 2009 an ART-FULL year, shall we?
-- Princess Magpie