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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crazy Busy...but still no excuse

Hi Everyone,
It has been crazy, crazy times around here....
For me, the hardest thing about being a teacher is the first day of school, and Monday morning was just that for me.
On last Friday, I bid farewell to my highschoolers, and moved into my new role as a middle school teacher. Monday morning was my first day back at middle school...and it has been a long week so far!!!!
I have been doing little snippets of art thanks to a great class with Gina called No More Excuses. I love how each day we just do little tiny snippets of things that don't take long at all, and you are still very creative...which right now, is exactly what I need.



I have not been able to do my usual blog tour lately, and I can tell you that I really miss the nice dose of inspiration that I get from going to your blogs. I am hoping to get back to regular business this weekend and will be back to your blogs soon!!!!
Take care everyone,
Until next time,
Ophelia

Monday, January 17, 2011

Just Add Gesso...

Good Monday Blog Friends...
I wanted to share with you what I have been doing with the CretaColor Watermedia set that I showed in my last post....

Literally, with this set, you can have years of play with only the addition of some gesso! I have had such a great time playing around with it.
I made this page using only the set and a few collage bits...its unfinished though...like so many other things around here...laundry, dishes, you get the picture...I'd better get going!
I hope you enjoy your day....
Until next time,
Ophelia

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Great Day for Play...

Its snowy here....and icy....which means a no school day, and for me....a day of playing pleasure!!!
This is my Cretacolor Watermedia set....and Good Golly Miss Molly, this is serious play!!!!! There are aquabriques (watercolors), aquastics (watercolor crayons), and watercolor pencils in this kit...just to name a few of the things....as I said....Good Golly Miss Molly!!


I did the watermedia demo at Jerrys on Sunday, and I just had the best time. Art stores for me are inspiring anyway, and to just be there, playing around for hours is just a tiny slice of heaven for me!!!

I wish that Jerrysartarama.com had insta shipping...where I could point, click, and...instantly products would appear at my front door..... because I just discovered two of my new FAVORITE colors!!!
Sennelier watercolors are just fantastic.....and man, oh man, did they just swoon me in with these colors... Brown Pink....I know, sounds like a strange color combination....but GOOD GOLLY, its beautiful!!!! And, Neutral Tint... I have been mixing like crazy for a few hours now just to see what different colors I can come up with....I'm in LOVE!!!
I hope you have the best day ever....I'll be playing!!
Until next time,
Ophelia

Saturday, January 8, 2011

An Interruption in our Regularly Scheduled Art Journling...

Hi Blog Friends...
I just had to share with you a little of what I have been up to lately. Over Christmas break, I was cleaning....mainly in the studio...cleaning, digging, and purging.
A good dig gets me inspired...you know, finding all the stuff that you had tucked away and forgot about...
Well, here is what I have been up to....

I haven't touched my sewing machine in soooo long, and you know what....this felt good!!!!
I'll be back to some art journaling this weekend on Sunday at Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh...stop by Sunday 1-3 and lets have some fun with watermedia!!!
Until next time,
Ophelia
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