Monthly Archives: March 2013

Homage to CRM


This is an homage to Charles Rennie McIntosh, one of my favorite artists. It started as a mandala that reminded me of the famous McIntosh rose. I had the green background painted on a journal page, so I added the stem and used the rest of the page to practice a bit of Nouveau calligraphy.



Adventures in composition


I'm taking an online class from Jane Davies right now as part of my intent to improve my composition skills. I'm really enjoying it and wish I could spend more time at it. Which one of Murphy's Laws is it that says as soon as you commit to something fun, work intensifies? Anyway, this is a mini cruciform study, probably my favorite of the six 4x4s I did. You can see them all here


And another


Journal page with a Daniel Torrente stamp and Dyan Reaveley Say It How It Is stamp. All the same as the previous page but some washi tape and watercolor crayons over, and a bit of journaling. Can't get a great photo but the colors are close.


Speaking of creepy


I love Daniel Torrente's designs for Stampotique Originals. I also love Dyan Reaveley's Say It How It Is stamps. I combined two in this journal page with a gesso-through-stencil base under Dylusions inks. I probably need something else in the foreground here but I don't know what it is yet. 😉