Sunday, December 18, 2016

And the winner of the Coloring Studio workbook is...

I drew the name of the winner of the Coloring Studio Workbook Vol. 4 today and it is...

Kathy H

Please contact me ( I hope to hear from you within 24 hours) and let me know what your mailing address is.  

Thanks everyone who entered.  Have a great weekend.  ~ hugs  ~  Renee

Friday, December 16, 2016

Drawing faces with a Jane Davenport stencil

I drew this face using one of Jane Davenport's face stencils.  This one is called "uptilted", then I just tangled free hand around her face with a Micron05 pen.  She'd be fun to color in, don't you think?

Queen of the Butterflies

I hope you're having a great week!  Don't forget to comment on the previous post for an opportunity to win Stampington's newest Coloring Studio workbook.  It is not just another coloring book, it offers so many articles on techniques and tips to improve your coloring skills.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs~Renee

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Give-away of the new Coloring Studio workbook!

The Coloring Studio

It's time for a give-away!  My work was featured in the latest Coloring Studio Workbook and Stampington has provided one copy for me to share with one of my followers.  The only rules are 1) you must be one of my followers and provide an email address so I contact you and 2) you have to be a resident of the USA. Just leave me a comment on this blog post, I will choose the winner on Sunday, December 18th, 2016.  After I have announced the winner, please contact me within 48 hours so I can have the book mailed to you by Stampington.  If I don't hear from you I will have to choose another name so be sure and check back to see if you've won.

Here is my page to tangle in and color, I give suggestions on how to do it yourself.

There are so many inspirational articles and submissions in the workbook.  Lots of ideas on things to create with your finished pages.  So if you'd like to win one just leave a comment here.  I hope you do!
Hugs ~ Renee

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Artists in Residence 2017 Announcement

I have some exciting news to share with all of you...I was accepted to be a part of the IMAGINE design team for 2017.  The group is called AIRs or Artists in Residence.  It has been over a year since I've been a member of this group and I'm over the moon to have been selected for 2017.  I'll be sharing projects made with Imagine/Tsukineko products, which I feel are the Gold Standard for inks, etc.  Every month for the next year, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, I'll be showing tutorials and techniques with the purpose of sharing creative ideas and techniques with new and old products.  Each time I'll share a sneak peek on my blog with a link to the Imagine Blog with all the instructions and products used.  I hope you'll check out my posts and those of my fellow team members.  The design team was introduced on the Imagine Blog today so you might want to pop on over and check out the team members and their winning projects.

Thanks so much for joining me on this creative journey!  Hugs ~ Renee

Friday, December 2, 2016

Mixed Media Portraits

Now that my studio is downstairs and at the front of the house my neighbors can see me in the window creating at all times of the day and night.  That, of course, has led to much curiosity about what I'm doing artistically.  I love my new studio so much that I've actually invited people in to take a look around when they ask.

One of my sweet neighbors asked if I could do a portrait of her and her husband.  I told her I'm not a real artist but she said she liked my style so she gave me free rein to create something for their wall.  This is the photo Florence gave me to work with, I did two different portraits for her.

This is a black and white copy of the photo on canvas with all their favorite things written around the images.

Photo on packing tape adhered to a mixed media sheet colored with crayons and inks.

While working on this I kept coming up with different ideas as to what I could do with that photo.  I had to stop myself after two otherwise I would have had ten portraits of them in no time at all!  

That was a fun commission, have you ever tried to do portraits in a non-traditional manner?  Unleash your creativity!  Have fun ~ Renee