A break from digital….Hummingbird


April 16-18 Blog Hop:

Hello to the LYA2015 Blog Hop Participants! The blog hop is attached to this post -but if you click on the links below you will see the other posts specific to LYA2015. Also feel free to explore the digital art created for ds106 throughout the blog..

First Postcard!
Card 2 Shipyard!
Cards from Swap!
Humming Bird!
Getting Ready for Liberate Your Art 2015

A friend I have made thru a 365 Photo group connected me with LYA. She participated last year. It sounded easy enough to do and I love mail. I took some photos of my paintings and had cards made up at Costco. Kate’s instructions seemed clear and simple and off the cards went.

I am one to believe that the “new wealth” of society is sharing. The more you share, the more you grow, the more your life gets richer. It is also about creating. Innovation in work and creation for personal pleasure and accomplishment feeds the soul. This swap built on that and returns 10 fold.

It has been great to see everyone’s work and truly inspiring and good for the soul! DS106 is an open online course that focuses on making art and using digital tools. I love creating, I love sharing!, and I chase shiny objects so I really have not settled into one genre or type of art. Hope you enjoy and thank you for your sharing – it is wonderful! You make the world a better place.

Thanks most of all to Kate for making this possible.!

My post for ds106 follows:

Took the afternoon to do non-digital art today. A group (community) activity which is socialization and fun. Not my usual style or subject matter but it was 3 hours that went by quickly.

In #ds106 style:

  1. Canvas and paint
  2. Work in layers
    1. Background work from light to dark in quick X brush strokes.
  3. Dry with hair dryer
  4. Paint in leaves of flower
  5. Block in flower shape with white – triangle and circle.
  6. Fill in with purples
  7. Block in hummingbird with white. Put in spine, circle for head.
  8. Add wings – from neck straight ling up and flowing curve.
  9. Second wing just behind.
  10. Fill in with color
  11. Add tail feathers
  12. Add beak and eye
  13. Futz and putz until you like it or give up!
  14. Sign it.

Adult beverages encouraged while doing – however this was an afternoon session and I was on my own – so just a diet coke. :-).

I like the community painting. I get to meet others, see some great art, be inspired by all the different versions and interpretations and come out with a finished product.

It gets me going again to create on my own and try to figure out new views.

March 30 – 2 Cards from Swap!

Received 2 cards today!

This one of sunflowers is from PA – USA

Postcard Swap Card #3

Check out Lynne Forester’s shop on Etsy – BagLynnE

and this cutie is from Nebraska, USA

Postcard Swap Card #4

Card 2!: Shipyard – Brittany France

Arrived on Friday March 27, 2015

LiberateYour Art 2015 Card 2

Propped it up on my Dragon Boat chatzke.

Artist: Louise Mamet-Berthereau
Check out her other works!


First Liberate Your Art Postcard Received

Liberate Your Art Card #1

My first card received in the Liberate Your Art Postcard swap. A little anxious. So many have received 2-4 cards already. WI must be a slow postcard state! Also have not seen or heard that anyone has received my cards….

This card and art is created by Amy Duncan. Facebook page at Four Corners Design, blog at www.fourcornersdesign.blogspot.com and on Instagram as four corners design.

This card is a photo of one of her paper collages created with vintage ephemera.

Liberate Your Art Connection Page

March 20th, 2015

The swap is in full swing! The first mailing went out the week of March 16th. I am still waiting for my first arrival. And waiting for my first notification of who received my cards. My blog is not just for my painting – so hoping swap participants can navigate to find this page and leave a message when they get the card.

There will be a blog hop in April of participants. I will put the links for others to follow.

What a great way to start spring!

January 2015

Liberate My Art Postcard Exchange 2015. You have until March 14 to send in your swaps and participate. 

Here are my 5 submissions that I am considering.  All paintings done by me.

pig bluedog bull cow collage


First Postcard!
Card 2 Shipyard!
Cards from Swap!
Humming Bird!