Archive for October, 2013

Artwork for my daughter

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I wanted to send something to my daughter in Zambia that expressed many things about her life. I used scraps that I had from previous artwork and other sources to create this scene. The cloud with rain represents meteorology, her major in college. A daisy represents the sun. On the right is a tree for the ones in Zambia, where she was volunteering in the Peace Corps. Peace for her belief in Peace and Justice and Love for her relationship with her boyfriend Patrick, a native Zambian. The waves represent her being so far away across the ocean.

Birthday card for my niece


A homemade card is expected now, a store bought one just won’t do.

Celery Rose

I tried the idea of using the bottom section of a stalk of celery to create the look of a rose.  I just cut about two inches off the stalk then wiped the cut edge with a paper towel to attempt to get a drier surface. It could have been drier in order to have the acrylic paint adhere better.  But, it gave it a mottled look which is a cool effect.   The leaves are done with a sponge that I had cut a few years ago. Check out this site which shows how to make a celery rose!