Saturday, May 30, 2015

Upcycled wood cigar boxes .....

Well, these were a lot of fun!  I had 3 cigar boxes that were wood and brown and uninspiring!  Time to repurpose them into something lovely, right? 
They are all wood.  I removed labels and sanded them down. I used acrylic paints, gold gilding wax, wood knobs for "feet", photographs of art taken from a very old book, gold metallic glaze and finally an acrylic sealer.  There were a LOT of steps involved, along with overnight drying times for several of the applications, so this has been going on for a few weeks. 
 Finally I glued black felt to the bottom inside of each box.  They  are signed and dated on the outside bottom. Today they are finished!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The weekend in my sketchbook .....

This past weekend was for sketching, and my sketchbook was with me constantly.  Here you will see the three renderings  that kept me entertained.  In my defence, my daughter gave me a robotic floor cleaner for Mother's Day ( good daughter) , so I sketched while I "cleaned the floors".  It was really hard work!
" Museum Bug in a Dress"
6" X 9" watercolor and calligraphy pen 

 " TV Golf"
6" X 9" watercolor with ink journaling
" Three Flowers"
6" X 9"
watercolor and calligraphy ink pen