Both paintings were an exploration. An exploration of a new medium, Caran' D'Arche watercolor crayons, recommended to me by my sweet and lovely friend Pam Carricker (I love them Pam!). And an exploration of my feelings for painting again. So both paintings have a bit of the personal in their messages which is also something new for me when it comes to painting.
I enjoyed playing withthe backgrounds and incorporated some techniques I've used in the past with some new techniques I've learned since embarking into the world of mixed media.
My first attempt I titled "Voice", as in trying to find one.
My second painting I titled "Embrace the Process" and mixed in some stencilling,collage and stamping which I really enjoyed.
I've also been exploring a truly new medium, polymer clay, and I have found I like it and can see uses for incorporating into my artwork. I love boxes and I discovered that clay mosaics and box lids are a perfect marriage. So here are some of my most recent boxes and a tin bird house where I covered the roof in embossed clay.