Sunday, April 29, 2012

What an ART themed Week!

Wow this past week has been brimming over with artistic milestones for "The Expressive Palette"!
The first time my art was published, the first time my art was featured in a blog, and the first time i "hosted" an art challenge, all happened within one smashing week!

First, Jenn McLean, artist and blogger extraordinaire  of Just Add Water Silly,  did a feature on this artist and her art! She took me by surprised when she initially asked if she could write a feature about my art. It has been barely a year since I began my journey  back to art; and I am still finding my voice & my medium.  Yet Jenn wrote as if I am an established artist already. Bunches of thanks Jennifer for your generous spirit, talent and encouragement! You may read her feature here.

 Second, it was the very first time i  hosted the Inspiration Avenues Weekly art challenge. The theme I selected was art "Inspired by Words". We had twenty four awesome entries, making it very difficult selecting just one winner. In the end I selected a 3D piece of art by Angie called "Unwritten Poem".

Then, lastly, the magazine "Featuring" came out, and I'm in it! All of this thanks once again to Jennifer for asking me to submit a butterfly painting for "The Butterfly Project".  This project is for the Holocaust Museum in TX.  Jennifer wrote a wonderful article that "Featuring" published!

and on the back cover....

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Making Time for Tea - APR challenge

Jenn has a new challenge in her Artists Play Room, "Coffee & Tea"  and boy was this fun to do! In fact I had so much fun playing around that it was difficult to stop!

I didn't go with any of my usual mediums, instead it was all digital photography.
Thanks so much Jenn for this wonderful challenge!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Foliage ~ IA's Team Challenge

Jenn from Just Add Water Silly, is this weeks hostess For the Inspiration Avenue's Weekly Team Challenge, and her theme for this week is "foliage".

Originally i intended to do a watercolor with lots of ferns and fiddle-heads that i am so fond of; however yesterday i changed my mind & decided to try this as a collage. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment in the process of creating this piece, and with each collage i make, i love the medium more and more.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stormy Weather - IA Team Challenge

Inspiration Avenue's team challenge for this week was Stormy Weather. I'm late in getting to it, but here is my entry called "Storm's Brewing".  This is a Vermont scene with Camel's Hump mt in the distance.