Thursday, May 22, 2014

Posted by Vicki Roberta On 8:40 AM
I'm working on a series of mixed media paintings using fiber paste as the substrate. This is my first study - and the canvas size is small - 8" x 10". I'm gradually going bigger (next painting is 12" x 16"), keeping with the landscape composition and rough texture.

This painting is several layers of paint - (over nine). The black horizon line is Japanese paper I purchased in Tokyo. I'm trying to loosen up my process by layering the paints slowly...letting the paint dry before I apply the next layer. By going bigger, I am exploring new ways to approach my art. The different perspective gets me out of my comfort zone.

I'm excited to partake on this journey! Vicki



Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Posted by Vicki Roberta On 8:58 AM

A gift idea for your mom is to make a Mother's Day journal. We have come up with some prompts to get you started!

Prompts for Mother’s Day Journal:

My Mom’s favorite song


My Mom’s favorite color


My favorite recipe that Mom made


Songs that Mom sung to me.


What is one thing my Mom would have liked to do if she could?


Where was Mom’s favorite place to travel?


What words of encouragement came from Mom?


What did I learn from Mom that made me strong?


What is my Mom’s style?


What did Mom teach me that no one else could?


What traits do I have that Mom has and how are they different or the same?


What is or was Mom’s favorite saying?


What did Mom value most?


What does Mom like to read?


What is my Mom’s history? Where was she born? Where did she spend her childhood?