week 17 for 365/2 (part2)

April 21-27

#114 - I thought I'd work in a couple different sizes to see if I can figure out if I'm more comfortable working big or small.  I know, you'd think I'd know that by now - and while I'm equally uncertain in all sizes, I'm trying to figure out if I have a comfort zone in size (not content).
Working on watercolor paper - 6" square and 12" square.  I kinda thought to try working in series, but I got this far and then worked on the 12"........so does that tell me that's my size preference?

I added deli paper marks and lots of paint and spritz layers.  The burlap, photo and feather aren't glued down yet; I'm still toying with composition and finishing this.

#115 - I printed off a number of photos in about 3x2" size to try to use them more often in my art.  I feel like that is a direction I need to explore more. I have so many photos I love, it seems I should be able to incorporate them into my  mixed media....  Below I used primarily distress inks and color wash sprays with lots of water.  I bought them ages ago and then have hardly tried using them. I found I REALLY like the way they move with water and blend together.  I mounted the bird on a torn map page and then used a metallic bronze marker to wander around the painting. Not sure if it's quite done......

#116 - some abstract and mark making fun practice - 6" square on watercolor paper

#117 -  and, another one

My cold seems to be getting better finally - I can't believe I got this much done when I had SO little energy this week.  But, a few minutes here, a half hour there adds up - and before you know it, progress!

Here's hoping for good health for all of us this week (and month, and year!).  (you may have noticed I didn't get my Documented Life Project page done - ah well....I'll have to do 2 this coming week)


  1. I'm really liking your wanderings, Terrie!! This was a most prolific week for you!! I have thought, too, about ways to use my art in my art, as in your photos discovery and experiment. Lately I have been using my collage-a-day collages in my digital fiddlings each morning for my Gratitude. I've used doodlings, gelli plate experiments, and gosh, so much more in various new ways simply by scanning or photographing them then playing in Pixlr Express. I really look forward to seeing what you are up to each week. It's like having a little visit with you!!

  2. Anonymous9:31 AM

    Nice work. I love 16 and 17, that abstract always calls to my heart and your color choices make me smile. xox

  3. Loving how you've grown artistically in the past two years Terrie. Just goes to show that doing the mileage really counts. Incorporating your photos is a wonderful move, and those pieces are gorgeous.

  4. inspiring to see how much you can create even when you're not feeling well. so vibrant and lush.

  5. Glad to hear you're on the mend and are having fun exploring and playing. It goes to show that the fun never ends, if you don't let it! xoxo

  6. You're just doing all sorts of cool stuff lately. I like all of these. The dandelion fluff layout is neat. I need to incorporate nature things more cause I quite like yours. The two abstracts are fun and something I should try. Good week!


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