Believe in Your Magic

This piece I did as a fun challenge with a friend, based on Judy Wise's 30 Day Challenge to paint something on one canvas every day for 30 days.  I didn't quite do something EVERY day, but I did paint quite often, and I did really enjoy making this piece, without any forethought.  I was just along for the ride.

Believe in Your Magic

I LOVE to play and experiment with many different media and supplies.  From acrylic paint, pastels and watercolours to coloured pencils and inks, they can all dance on the same canvas to create a beautiful piece.  Collage elements will show up frequently as well.  Join me in embracing the beautiful mess!

Reach for the Stars

A silhouette of my son popping a wheelie on an acrylic layered background, with a little Starry Night inspiration.  He is my superstar!  (Well, one of them)

Hope and Beauty

A canvas recreation of a journal page that popped up for me...I LOVE the wisdom of the words that came with this lady, and her magical hair.

Recreate Your Journey

One of my favourite Mixed Media Mantra creations!  Multiple layers of collage, acrylic paint, ink, and more paint.  This reminds me of the definitions of recreate, and to embrace the transformation.

Soft Pastel Whimsical Self Portrait

Sennelier Soft Pastels are so dreamy...I LOVE the way that they blend and get all over my fingers.  ;)  Did this one day and realized when it was done that she looks like me, so it was an unintentional self portrait.

Elegance Questions Beauty

My first introduction to my passion for art was through acrylic paints.  For this swan I used both Golden and Liquitex fluid and heavy bodied acrylics, gel medium and flexible modelling paste.  Such a fun project, inspired by a photograph by my friend, Melissa Ostrowercha.  This painting inspired the thought that "Even the most graceful swan questions her own beauty", a reflection on self doubt.

Skateboard Biking

A silhouette of my youngest son riding his bike like a skateboard, as he says.  He is also my superstar.

Deep in Thought at Sunset

A fun acrylic painting that took on a life and personality of it's own.

Shiva oil sticks with paint pen, Faber-Castell artist pens, Prismacolour pencils, Polychromos coloured pencils, and Luminance coloured pencils.