Friday, April 29, 2016

Start to Finish

Pulled out a postcard start I'd made earlier in the month and polished it into readiness for a journey through the post once its turn comes up in the queue.

Pressed into service in short order:

• gray acrylic hanging out on my stay-wet palette,
• plastic needlepoint canvas for texture,
• black ink,
• silver ink,
• brush and black acrylic,
• white ink,
• teal ink,
• white wax pastel.

Done.

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Note smudges again!

Postcard 23
4x5", acrylic and ink on manila stock
abstract
2016
[not for sale]

6 comments:

  1. I think smudges are super :) love the repeating shapes and the beading along the bottom. (Or top or side) The teal is a terrific topper offer too!

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. I like the smudges, too! The beading along the bottom came from using (and not know how to use) a stencil on my start; talk about smudges—very messy! It was fun to rescue them.

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  2. I love fudge,
    I love smudge,
    I won't budge.

    And that's a rhyme.
    This is awesome again, Dotty. I think you need to get your designs out there to the world-interior designers, etc! So eclectic, vibrant, energetic!

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    1. I love your comments,
      I love your two cents,
      I won't prevents!

      And that's a rhyme, too : )

      I was just reflecting yesterday that I am so absorbed in my creative explorations that I haven't given thought or attention to promoting sale of my work for ages. Hmmm …

      Thanks for your encouragement and votes of confidence.

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  3. Yeah, what Laurie said! I've been gathering little bits of stuff from Leslie's AHA newsletter. She is figuring out as she goes along. I like seeing it's available.
    Love the new header...it's like a dialogue, between the two.
    Also, the new one...the little smudgies at the bottom are giggling and moving around, buzzing with excitement. I swear they are moving. YOu look like you are having a blast. So glad you share your process with us all.

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    1. Corinna, thanks so much for your comments. I've been reading Leslie's blog regularly, each time nodding, thinking: yup, and yup, and yup. And then I go back to painting! All in good time, yes?

      Glad you like the new header. Love the image of dialogue : )

      I appreciate your impressions of the new postcard above; you may remember it was an ugly duckling a short while ago, and now it is giggling and moving around, buzzing with excitement; it's grown into itself in fine style!

      Thanks for letting me know you're glad I share my process. I've done a lot of that lately and wondering if it was "too much."

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