November 14, 2011

Happenings in the Home Studio


Hello there!  If you've visited The Dreaming Bear lately, you've likely seen one or all of us working away behind the counter, painting and sanding, and doing all we can to get ready for our upcoming visit to Des Moines, and getting the store ready for the busy holiday season!  I've been working away during my evenings at home as well...here's a little peek at my work table currently.


I've been trying to "shake up" my normal painting routine, by trying some new paints (currently loving Liquitex fluid acrylics) and lots more layering than I usually do.  I'm obsessed with simple leaf and bubble shapes, and find that I can easily lose myself for an entire evening, just playing and swishing these lovely colors around!
  

I did the canvases first...but then thought to myself, "Self, I wonder if you could achieve the same effect with your glass paints, on glass items."  The answer is yes I can, however it requires more patience, as these paints remain sticky far longer...so I have to wait a bit before layering more colors on.


And below, you see some more patchwork hearts I've been sewing up, and flower pins that are in progress.    Wishing you all a colorful, spunky holiday season!  More news to come soon!  Cheers!

2 comments:

PrairieJill said...

Oh wow - everything looks beautiful - so bright and cheerful! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunny Carvalho said...

I LOVE those paintings of the colorful flowers! I've been trying to figure out what to do for my mom for Christmas. You have inspired me!!! She loves "landscapes", which I don't normally do so this should be an adventure!

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