Monday, March 28, 2011

Fixin' things...

Well, as you know the studio is on the tour of homes and I have been looking around at all the art sitting and hanging around and I have been noticing that some things just don't look that good at all. One such piece was this little coffee cup with the apple. That was when I was just learning to use acrylics way back when and well, it was pretty bad. So I decided that maybe I could spruce it up a bit with the new skills I have learned over the few years doing mixed media so I grundged it up and bit, tried to add some deeper shadows and of course the magic camouflager - the script stamp (my best friend!) It looks better now. The poppies weren't bad but I decided to add the script stamp to that one also and I do like it better now. I am also looking at the noses of my girls hanging around and all of them need a nose job. My plan is to help them out a little bit and hopefully I don't mess them up. There are about 4 of them that are scheduled for surgery soon. I will show you before and after if I complete this task.

Now, when you look below you will see a little "Mini Martha" made by a sweet blog friend, Katie Purcell. This is a stone and she is very heavy. This is just one of the wonderful things about a blog. You get to meet wonderful people who are just so sweet and giving and it makes you want to take a road trip and go meet them in person. Katie is one of those sweet people. So, here is the little mini me she sent me. She included all the things that I love: art,  the word hope, inspire, create and of course, Bucky. I had to take a close up so you all could see him. I think she captured him!
Thank you, Katie!

18 comments:

Odile said...

j'aime bien votre création, c'est beautiful! Bonne semaine et coucou de l'espagne.

katie purcell said...

I CAN TELL SHE LOVES LIVING AT YOUR HOUSE. HAVE FUN GETTING READY FOR THE GARDEN TOUR!
BLESS THE LORD TODAY!
KATIE

jgr said...

Hi Martha, Your two canvas pieces are gorgeous!
And the mini-Martha is precious-especially the Bucky. Have a good day-it's raining here.

Buffy said...

LOL about the nose jobs! Too funny. I just love what you did with your canvases. So Beautiful. And that stone is adorable,love how it has bucky on it.

Mary said...

I love Katie's stone Mini Me's!!
It makes me smile every time I pass mine by. I love that she painted Bucky on yours.

Martha, please take pictures of your studio when it's all ready.

Bren said...

Too funny, I'm finding myself doing similar things with my first works. It's nice to know we have improved in our abilities :-) Love the remakes.

Tiger said...

I just love your work, Martha! Well done. I am in poppy heaven.

brigitte said...

i can not draw or paint. so your pieces looked great to me. but, now they are even better. love what you did with them.
enjoy your minime.

Janie Husband said...

how exciting for you to be on the tour of homes, martha.....a picture of the cottage, please....or a link to it so we can see it.... xoxo

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Martha;
These are lovely! I really love what your friend sent you, what a sweet gift to receive. I pray the tour goes well.
Hugs and blessings
Kelly

Diane said...

Your renewed canvases our beautiful!--love the script on them, and a Mini Martha--how Cool
:)

lori vliegen said...

i can't imagine that you could make your artwork look any better.......it's already so fabulous!! that script stamp really pops, though and i love the effect. and your little mini-martha couldn't be any cuter.....absolutely adorable.....and so is the buck-meister!! xox

Calling All Sleepyheads said...

Those turned out great! Love the poppies! Would you share a little more info about the stamp you use-where did you get it and what kind of white ink? I really love that look. Also love mini Martha : )

julie king said...

i love your script stamp as well! it adds just depth and character to your pieces.

Martina said...

Wow, i love your stamp! Never thought of using a stamp with acrylics on canvas - did you have yours custom made? These little paintings look gorgeous.

Nancy said...

These are just beautiful! You fixed them wonderfully!!! Love the script stamp...gotta get one of those!!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I like what you have done to the canvases and the script stamp adds a nice touch.
What a lovely gift, so cute.
Good luck with the tour.
Lee:)

Charmingdesigns said...

I also love using script stamps. What do you use for your white?

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