Friday, 26 June 2015

Beautiful Faces

Here are some of the beautiful faces I have created in Jane Davenport's Beautiful Faces class.

Here are some other faces I have created:

Monday, 22 June 2015

Meet Gertie - Big Big Hat Girl

Gertie was created when I gave myself permission to create whatever I liked in my new art journal. I bought some watercolour paper - 300gsm, hot pressed, smooth, Fabriano - and created an art journal.  Then I decided to create a big, big hat girl using the full length of the paper as opposed to a page.

Watercolour Art Journal,  38cm x 56cm
Mixed Media - watercolour paints, watersoluble crayons, pencils, pens, acrylic paints, Gelli® prints.

I chose the name Gertie after someone mentioned Dr Suess!

Gertie was awesome fun to create and I have so many more ideas for big, big hat girls that involve feathers, birds, nests, leaves and flowers.....

Have a great day!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Myeloma Update and ICAD 2015

Great news - the chemo is working - my paraprotein (a protein found in the blood only as a result of cancer or other disease) levels are down from 24 to 2 with 0 being the goal! I have started Cycle 3 and have an appointment with a specialist re a Stem Cell Transplant.  My hair is thinning and now and again I'm doing the drunk old lady wobbly walk but apart from that I'm doing ok.

Day 9 ICAD 2015

I am also participating in ICAD 2015 - Index Card A Day 2015 - a challenge to create artwork on an index card every day for two months in June and July organised by Tammy Garcia from Daisy Yellow Art.  Each day has and optional theme - day 9 was carrot and lemon so I used the colour scheme or orange and yellow to create my artwork with an inspiring quote.

Here are some previous days index cards:

                                              Days 1-8 ICAD 2015 and front cover.

Hope everything is going well for you, take care, love and hugs, Michelle.  xxx