Saturday, April 30, 2016


Playing around with different alphabets for the Sunday Postcard Art Challenge

I sampled some Mandarin, Greek, Japanese, and Egyptian Hieroglyphs (including our own dear cursive version) and let it rain! 

Eager to see what you all come up with! 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

More Gelli Printing

I'm so in love with the Gelli printing technique for creating backgrounds to use in my digital art.  Here are some recent prints.

For the one below, I used a couple of stamps I made from foam.  Just goes to show how anything goes with a Gelli plate!  

The two below were made with cling wrap.  

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016


For this week's challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art.

I've been wanting to incorporate this bathing beauty ever since I scanned her from a 1946 edition of Vogue.  Tres chic! 

Aloha and thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Day at the Gallery

My entry for this week's Three Muses challenge - abstract.  

The background is a piece of wax paper that I've been using to protect art journal pages while painting.  I wanted to see what the paper would look like as a scanned background.  

The foreground image is a scanned index card I was using for leftover paint. Once blended into the wax paper, it looks rather like a canvas. 

The central figure is scanned from a book on Japanese advertising in the 1920's.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 10, 2016


Don't you feel this way sometimes?

For this week's Take A Word challenge - black and white. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016


For this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge - famous artists - I thought instantly of Jackson Pollock.

Seeing his work in person for the first time left me overwhelmed by its balance and beauty. Such chaos and order in the same space.

I'm unable to find the title of the background (which leads me to think there is none), but the piece is in a private collection.

After extracting the original photo below, I used the graphic novel sketch and liquify tools then experimented with blending. The difference between the two images is striking!

Gelli Printing

I'm learning how to work with my recently-purchased Gelli plate.  The learning curve is rather steep but here are some results. 

It's a fun technique and I look forward to using these for digi art backgrounds. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Steampunk Headwear

Steampunk Hats is the theme for this week's Three Muses Challenge.  

Apologies to Mogiliani.  (Though I wonder if his model would be pleased with her makeover?  I ask you - doesn't she look hipper and happier?)

The original.