Sunday, June 7, 2009

Weekend Madness and Now I'm Drinking Some Wine!

Well Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good Night...! I'm wrapping up Studio Madness, going out to our porch with a fine wine, kick back with my sketchbook and pencils in tow and listen to some Pink Floyd! I hope you all had a wonderful, creative weekend, and you are relaxing like I will be in about 30 min! LOL
So here we go....

First, on my Blog Post on Saturday Morning, I told you all that I recycled some of my earlier Art Dolls. Well, I finished another one. Meet "Miss Whiskers." I gave her a more old world look to her. I'm really loving this old style lately and I'm seeing it more and more in my work.

I'm trying to finish up some Work In Progress pieces and I started some new Folk Art Dolls. Once these are done, I will be putting away the Art Dolls for the Summer and really focusing in on my drawing and painting techniques. I'm really looking forward to it. However, you might see one or two little creatures pop-up here and there over the Summer! LOL

Look at the one in the splits...Man I wish I could do that! LOL I use to be able to do that...not anymore!

Here are some pieces that I have finished. These little guys will be going in my Etsy Shop on Wednesday Night, so make sure you check them out at http://www.crowhavenfarm.etsy.com/










Now ... how are you guys doing with the Art Journals that all of you should be keeping? LOL Well, this weekend I have been playing and having fun with some new techniques. Make sure you try these...the technique works on canvas, journal pages, watercolor paper, cigar boxes, etc... Absolutely fun and wonderful outcomes!
Elmer's Glue is our FRIEND! Below you will see the Big Cracks it gives on your pages!



Now this technique will make your pages look like the Paris Subway!
Use Old Magazines for this technique!



Here is the cover of my Altered Book that I'm using in my Workshops over at www.handsandheart.ning.com. I used modeling paste and used my rubber stamps to get the images to pop off the cover! I absolutely love Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints...Just look at the warm colors they have...ohhh la la!

Here are some sketches and a journal page I did today. The first one I did in charcoal pencil and added Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Pad to the page to give it depth! I have a long way to go, but I'm learning everyday and so enjoying this new journey!



Well, now that I have probably exhausted you all...GET UP AND CREATE ART, DRAW, PAINT, SCREAM, DANCE and MAKE ART NO MATTER WHAT IT IS...MAKE IT and LOVE IT!
Until Next Time!
CHEERS!

18 comments:

Sonia ;) said...

OMG....U ARE GOING TO RELAX?????

Ok wheres Michelle what did you do with her?

Miss Whiskers? do dah do Dude Looks LIke A Womannnnn...

Hugs hun once again your a inspiration...

Hugs...

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

MarZel said...

I LOVE your new dolls!! You have been busy. The journal idea with Elmers is great... I have to go back and read those idea again. Good Old Elmers..he is still in my pile of essential craft supplies! Miss ya!

Deirdra Doan said...

Oh yesterday eve...I received a most wonderful box....and a very special heavy little girl came out...with such funny legs that dangle when you hold her...and sit in a very unlady like way when she is laying down...she is just GREAT...thank you so much of all the little cards and such that came with her!!

I really love her...oxoox

Zan Asha said...

Once again, you are tooo much! I love your tutorials!! When are you gonna start teaching professionally? Get a workshop started on that awesome property of yours!

Love the dolls too! The one with the big, toothy smile definitely catches the eye!! :D

Hugs!!!

Pattee said...

Ok yes you did make exhausted....
Thanks for always sharing your techniques...

I love your new dolls and will look for them on Etsy!!!

NO WAY don't you dare put your dolls away for the summer....

I love your posts and always look forward to reading them!
Pattee

DellaRae said...

I just love Mrs. Knowitall...what a character and the "grinner" is great!

clothnclay said...

Well, I went to market this morning and stopped in at OOOH. Let me tell you, everyone, these E.B. dollies of Michelle's are totally awesome in person! They are such characters, they just make you feel good just to look at them and make make you want to smile. Beautiful, meticulous work! Becky

Kaerie Faerie said...

Hey Crow, love Whispers nice ears!!! My fingers hurt, I revamped all my pics this weekend on etsy and blog.
I feel like a Chinese guy running around with a camera taking pics all the time, only made wings this weekend
Happy Monday
Karey

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

I took a nap for you today! :)
Love those new little characters-they're expressions are priceless!

DellaRae said...

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Julie said...

You're awesome! Do you ever sleep lady?! Please don't let these sweet little creatures go away for the whole summer....and I didn't want to say anything but I think Charlie winked at me.... ; )

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Hi Michelle. Boy, you are a busy gal! LOVE your dolls and love your journal page techniques! Love it all! You really inspire me!
Thanks for visiting me too ♥
Darla

Sue said...

Once again, I am in awe!

Hugs,

3rdEyeMuse said...

exhausted?!? not even a little bit ... I think you just lit a much needed fire under my ... bottom.

LOVE Whisper & all the other new pieces, but those journal pages?!? get out! you seriously are getting into a super groove with them. well done.

Caroline said...

You keep working and I'll drink the wine and listen to Pink Floyd--deal?! ☺

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Me again! I have an award to go with your wine dahling :)

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Holy Cow Woman!..LOL...I'd be drinking that whole bottle! Looks like you've been in Over drive!
Love the new pieces!
Hugs,
Candy

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

WOW! I'm loving all your new little creations!

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