making things . . .

Over the past week or so I have spent a lot of time out in my studio making things! I just have not posted about this until now. I've been working on canvas boards and stretched canvas, using paint, paper and creating small collages. I think I will see if I can sell some of these finished pieces either locally in one of the shops, or maybe even online. Some of these canvas collages were made specifically so I could photograph my process, step-by-step, for a new online class I am writing. I've had a few requests for my 'Collage Techniques' class that I teach in person to be made available as online lessons. I am very happy to say that project is well underway and I hope it will be finished soon. You can find all of my on-line workshop offerings on my teaching website: A Little Creative Space.

I had bought a number of very small stretched canvas that I prepared (before the holidays) by painting with either white or black gesso. I thought they might make nice valentine gifts! With that thinking in mind, I painted small hearts in a variety of sizes using Lumiere paints. I also cut out some paper hearts. This was a fun project! After painting, I thought my little canvases needed a bit more oomph, so I found some words from a discarded magnet set and added those with goop glue. You can see the finished pieces below.

The larger canvases (ATC size - 2.5" x 3.5") have a little stand or a hanger, and the smaller ones (1.5" x 1.5" ?) I turned into magnets - what fun!

The other larger canvases I did for my online class are full of my collage techniques - see them below . . . you can click on ANY photo for more detail.

I will write more on these later!