Prints available soon on Etsy!
When will I see you again? In a year, maybe ten? Into the pile you go…bye for now.
Acrylics and charcoal, a Labor Day labor of love! ❤
Just ran out into the rain to grab our mail before it got drenched and was so happy to find my carefully wrapped copy of Somerset Studio Gallery! There are so many of my multi-talented artist friends included in this amazing issue, which humbles me greatly to have my angel art on the cover!
Kerry Christiano Molina, Monica Downing, Lynne Moncrieff, Diana D Darden, Kim Collister, Tina Walker, Peggy Dailey Gatto, Sherry Westfall Matthews, Vickie Kammerer, Jill Haglund, Theresa Swiers Goldman, names only a few.
Somerset Studio Gallery and Gracy Wilkins, you are absolutely the best!
This canvas is SOLD, thank you! ❤
I’m over the moon, Somerset Studio and Christen Hammons! Thank you for asking me to join my amazing art sisters, Cat Kerr, Vickie Kammerer, Kim Collister, Jennalee Anderson, Deborah Company and Lynne Moncrieff to mention a few. What a wonderful art community I’ve been blessed to join and be a part of.
This new issue of Somerset Studio is filled to the brim with inspiration that I know you’ll love! I can’t wait to dig in myself! Congrats to all!
This canvas is SOLD, thank you!
Take an old child’s board book and turn it into an art journal!
Technique: Create a background with vintage book pages applied with gel medium; let dry. Cover with a light brushing of gesso and dry again. With a black or charcoal pencil, outline your subject. Grab a fist of colored pencils and color it in, choosing unconventional hues. Add interest with rubber stamps and doodle inside the stamped images with a colored Sharpie. Turn the page and repeat, using a completely different subject. Have fun! Be unique…♥
…for that is all our hearts were made for.” – St. Therese of Lisieux
Acrylics, inks, pens, pencils and paper ephemera…celebrate Spring! ❤
…my heart sings! [on this small mixed media wood canvas of acrylics, oil-based paint pens, India inks, rubber stamps, stencils and paper ephemera. ❤
…a time for greater Love.
We praise You, O Lord and we bless You, because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.
Upcycled a vintage book cover from a Florida foliage guide. The Library just throws some of these old donations away. This one didn’t make it by me. Brought it home. Brought it to life. Book angel, I love you! ❤
Inks are drying, and I have a little someone in mind who should have this!
…when angels are near!
Another journal for the pile!
A little painting I dedicate to Mary Oliver, who said,
“My work is loving the world.” Me too, Mary Oliver.
Ran out of canvases, but found some cardboard in the garage. Necessity is the Mother of Invention!
Available for purchase in my Etsy shop!
“Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope in tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein
Collage is great because you can use pretty leftover ephemera you hate to toss away. Here I added some journaling, rubber stamps and gel sticks through a stencil to create a pleasing scene. Even the canvas is leftover – an old sturdy book cover in need of a facelift. I love the result and will keep going until I have a complete journal cover; front, back and binding. Stay tuned!
Messy-ing around in studio tonight. Using lots of everything – heavy body and fluid acrylics, rubbers stamps, pens, charcoal pencils, matte gel medium, rub-ons, paper doilies, old book pages, gesso, oil pastels…did I miss anything?
Use a variety of papers for your collage backgrounds. Here, I took ripped pieces from my newsprint drip pad and strips of scrapbook paper, and attached them to my canvas with matte gel medium. When completely dry, I used a palette knife to spread heavy body acrylics through stencils. This piece isn’t finished, but will hopefully inspire your next blank canvas!
This little treasure was a joy to make this evening. Drying in my studio and available for purchase on Etsy…have a look! And Happy Sweetest Day!
“To live by love is to go through life sowing peace and joy in hearts.” – St. Therese of Lisieux
See more of this sweet angel in my Etsy shop!
Today for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I created this piece and titled it, “By Your Love, We See Love.” I do see love everywhere. Thank you, Jesus, I put my trust in You.
…drying in my studio and ready to hit the shop tonight!
…and lots of sunshine, new in my Etsy shop tonight!
…because you are loved.
“For God so loved the world
that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish
have eternal life”
Crinkled tissue paper makes for a great textured background, but apply it to your canvas with a slight coat of thick gel medium, rather than a liquid glue, such as Mod Podge.
Check your ephemera collection for colors and shapes that speak 0f Spring and you’ll find yourself creating with a feeling of sunniness! Outline your forms with bright-colored pencils and oil pastels rather than dark inks. Spring is in two days…celebrate with light!
I love the Saints, especially Catherine of Siena. This is an excerpt from one of her writings in Volume 3 of “Sermon in a Sentence.”
St. Catherine was so graced; she inspired me to create this joyful herald! I’m not quite finished with her, but the message is clear: taking time for God brings us to the present where He resides, allowing us to experience a bit of His amazing Heaven. e.