Really digging mixed media projects …

The thing I like most about creating mixed media pieces is … there are no rules! 
It is a very intuitive art form and allows you to try new things and play and have fun, all while creating beautiful art.

Here are some recent pieces I have completed.

Most of these pieces contain gelato colors, bits of napkin, Sharpie, watercolor pencils, and modeling paste.

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I recommend everyone try something creative!  Very therapeutic!

 

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Finally Friday – March 9, 2018 – What’s on Tap?

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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
Yes, I have been a slacker on this blog, but I promise to try to do better in the future.

So, what’s happening this weekend?
Well, a lot, actually.  I’m going to be working out of our Firm’s Pittsburgh office next week, so I will need to leave sometime Sunday afternoon to drive over and check into my hotel.   I’m looking forward to the get-away.  I love to travel – even if it’s for work, so I can’t wait.  I’ll miss my dogs, but it will be nice to have the entire bed to myself without two dogs and a cat wallowing all over me all night long.

Creative things …
I’m working on more www.chriscaffery.com cancer bracelets and other guitar and violin string projects.

Oh, and the Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1 tablet/laptop thingie that I ordered is supposed to arrive today, so I’ll be taking that with me.  I can’t wait to start messing around with the drawing and painting programs on there.

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So far it has been a huge disaster, but I’m taking my watercolor stuff with me and hope to catch several YouTube tutorials in my downtime at my hotel.

Tomorrow I will be visiting my Mom, since I won’t be able to visit her Sunday like normal.  And Tammy is spending the night, so who knows what that will entail.

Oh, and, the cabin for my 3-day “Disconnect from Society” weekend is booked and I am SO looking forward to that in two weeks!

cabin-clip-art-1Have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

Finally Friday – March 2, 2018

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No real plans for this weekend, which is the way I like it!
I’ll be finishing up some cancer bracelet orders for www.chriscaffery.com.

I also have a Chris Caffery guitar string and guitar pick bracelet design  I’m working on; and, a new design for a violist and her violin strings…more on that soon.

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Other than that, I’ll probably be playing around with my mixed media art journal, doing some laundry, maybe clean the house (but don’t hold your breath), and visiting my Mom on Sunday afternoon, as always.

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I’ll get Kelsey out on the road for some more driving practice.  Penelope takes good care of her when she’s in the driver’s seat.

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My bestie – “Penelope”

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Craft – Some Recent Mixed Media Projects

I love to experiment with new craft ideas.
The most recent love of my life is mixed media art journals and stand-alone pages.

I’m learning some of the techniques from playing around on my own and watching other mixed media artists on YouTube.

Here are some of my latest …

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Finally Friday – 2/9/18 – What’s On Tap?

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What’s on tap?
Not a whole lot.  It’s snowy and cold outside, and well – I just don’t function very well when it’s under 75 degrees outside.

I am working on a few craft projects:
I’m finishing up a New Baby Boy Mini Album commissioned by a lady I met in November.  Here are a couple pictures of some of the pages.  I will post a complete review of the finished album.

I’m also working on a jewelry order.
One of my musician friends – Mr. Chris Caffery of Trans-Siberian Orchestra –  saves all his guitar strings from the TSO tours and then I make bracelets out of them.  He then sells them on his website.  Check them out in his web store here … www.chriscaffery.com.

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And I’ve been playing around with an art journal.
I have never done mixed media before, and certainly not water color, so it is a very steep learning curve for me.  I have thrown away 98% of the pages, but here are a couple I’ve kept.  I will be doodling around in this journal some more if I have time.

Other than that …
I also have some laundry to do – which I probably won’t do.  And I’ll visit my Mom!  

Have a great weekend everyone!