Tickell Expressions

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Oaks of Righteousness

Hello Friends,

Last night my family and friends threw me a surprise birthday party for my 60th. It really was a surprise because my birthday is not until Friday.

My family gave me a wood-burning tool. It has variable temperatures so I can use it in my encaustic painting. Plus, it has lots of cool tips. They even bought me two extra packs of tips - alphabet and numbers/symbols.

This is the first painting I did, using three of the tips that came with the tool. I did it on hardboard. It is an intuitive painting that I call "Oaks of Righteousness".

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your visit.

hugs & smiles,

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Something About that Name

Last week I practised making cloudy skies, using a blog post tutorial from ArtTutor.com  I cut in half a 9x12 sheet of 140 lb. watercolor paper to do my practice skies.

Then I tried out the technique in my art journal. I ended up adding in a bit of a landscape with castles in the background.
When I went in to add some details, I noticed a partial face in the clouds. I enhanced it a bit, but not so much that it looked super-imposed upon the sky.
A song from my youth seemed to fit the painting so I added it to the page.
Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your visit and love reading your comments.

Blessing hugs,

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Mixed Media Tag

Hello Friends,

Here is a mixed media tag I made recently with recycled materials - boxboard, an old pin and an earring. I stamped the dove on a background made with Brushos and shimmer spray, and then cut it out.

I call these pieces "Chookie's Artspirations" and sell them as wee bits of art to encourage or inspire. Chookie is what my Scottish cousin calls me.

Thanks for dropping by.

Blessing hugs,