|Roberta sent us this video for her project this week, and as usual, she does not disappoint!|
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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|I love using little bits and baubles in my art and I truly feel quite fortunate for how abundant they are in this world.|
Friday, November 10, 2017
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
|I have an art journal page to share with you today for OOAK Artisan Showcase in one of my newly made art journals. I created the art journal with bristol paper cut to 4 x 6 and bound it with my Bind-It-All and some heavy weight board for the covers.|
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
|Hello everyone, Roberta here and with Halloween just around the corner I just had to create a wonderfully witchy creation. You could easily make this to hang on a wall or a door but I made my witch to perch on the edge of a table. This wonderfully wicked witch is made out of scrap cardboard. Here’s how:|
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Sticks and Stones ...I did not know for sure what this was going to be when I started it, but I knew the title would be Sticks and Stones! When starting this I noticed there were a lot of lines and circles; I think that is where the name came from. I am not good at naming my pieces so its a big thing coming up with a name so early!!
I took a lightweight canvas napkin (on clearance for $1.50 for a set of 4!!!) and painted it!! Using metallic paints and the 5x5 Gelli Plate I did a series of prints lined up to fill the square. Then I over-stamped with the circle plate. Grabbed me some acrylic paint, stencil, markers and brushes, and doodled and stenciled accents!! Then I thought of what it could be .. book cover? Journal? Wall hanging? Bag? Pillow? The Pillow was eliminated after sewing paper to it.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
|Hello everyone! I thought I would switch it up a bit this month and invite you guys to art journal with me. I’ll be using my Ancestral Journal to show you how I incorporate vintage photos into my art journal spreads. You can also use family photos for this project as well. So, grab your art journal, your favorite supplies, and a photo and let’s get started!|
Friday, September 22, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
|I just love taking beautiful magazines and piecing together bits and bobs to create a story. Some of my favourite magazines are the Stampington mags. The Somerset Life and Artful Blogging often have beautiful photos of flowers and vintage goodies, beautiful objects that can be reborn into beautiful art.|
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
Do you have a gelli plate? Have you ever tried mono-printing using a printing plate? If not you are really missing out!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Recently I travelled to Holland, Michigan to visit with my best friend from high school, Ellen. Wherever I go I am always on the lookout for art and this trip was no exception. As usual I took a zillion photos! I decided I'd shared my visit with you. This is part three, the final installation.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
“Exploring Art & Artist” is a new feature here at OOAK Artisan Showcase. Written by Ellen Schimmel Pearson, it’s a non-artist’s exploration of the creative world.
"I am so excited to be a part of OOAK Artisan Showcase and bring you interviews of artists around the country, and the world! I am looking forward to meeting some interesting and passionate people, and learning what drives them, what inspires them, and how they define their art. " ~ Ellen
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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Friday, June 9, 2017
So I said, "Is he here? Do you think he'd let me interview him?"
He told me his dad was teaching him how to weld and he noticed a pile of 'junk'. The artist in him said "Hey, I can make something with that!" (LOVE that!)
While sharing his sculptures I found out his current passion is virtual reality. I wish I could explain to you everything he told me but I have to admit it was WAY over my head! Something about assets and model creations?!!
He did convince me to give it a try in "The Dive", a den where he entertains other VR enthusiasts, for a fee! I won't bore you with my whole experience but here's just a clip of my experience in creating dimensional art.
|Foster just graduated from high school and is off to Kalamazoo to attend college in the fall. He will major in Computer Science. But, like I told his parents, I don't think he will finish college - he will be a self-made millionaire before then!|
I really enjoyed my visit with Foster and I am looking forward to watching where his path will lead him. He is truly an amazing young man.
I'm leaving you with some of his thoughts....
Part Two is coming, stay tuned!
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
|"Wow!! Time for a new project for the OOAK design team. I am loving the challenges! I used a lot of the same products as last months project, Since I am trying to use the same supplies in as many ways as possible!! This "tool" is a paint brush roll up case but we all know a lot of possibility's for it!|
My newest product to use is the NEOPAQUE flowable extender and it works amazing!! helps with the layering of colors, and seems to deepen some of the colors, I used the dyna flow fabric paint and the fantastix pens to paint the outside of the case in splotches using the neopaque on some to give a little gradation of the colors.
WOW! Jean's project is fantastic! I would love to have one of these in my art box for sure! Don't forget you can visit Jean's blog at jeanpdesigns.blogspot.ca