Friday, 9 May 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Paint!

Natalie is the guest artist for this week at Mixed Media Monday and she has challenged us all to post art that incorporates paint in some way. I'm posting a piece I had published some time ago in Stamping & Papercraft - it uses some lovely asian paper as a background and I have stamped the oriental poppy image on a page torn from an asian book (I have several especially for collage purposes). The poppy and border are painted with wonderful Twinkling H2O paints - they have a lovely gleam that doesn't show up very well in the scan. I love using water brushes when I am using these paints.

So a little "Melbourne Art Retreat Preparation" update for anyone that is interested - I leave in less than 48 hours and will be gone for eleven days in total (two days are just travel though). I am doing three day long workshops with Misty Mawn, Traci Bautista and Nina Bagley - just in case anyone reading my blog has managed to miss that bit! I am staying in three different places while I am gone. I am catching four planes. I have not packed yet. The weather is completely different in Melbourne at this time of year (significantly cooler than here - we are expecting a warm 30 degrees today whereas Melb is only expecting 19!) Consequently I haven't worked out what to pack yet. I haven't sorted out my workshop supplies and equipment yet (and that is a big task as it all has to fit in my case and be leak proof and within airline limits). But I have had a few very relaxing days doing art and floating around. Good, hey? You would not want to be here by tonight though when the panic sets in.

9 comments:

Natalie B said...

Debbi this is totally gorgeous.... but I'm also SO excited for you to be going to the retreat. dont forget to share loads of photo's when you get back :-)

Danielle D said...

Gorgeous poppy! Good luck with your travels! See you at the retreat!

Jodene said...

Just beautiful, looks like a stained glass window.

Aussie Jo said...

Pack a warm coat as it gets quite chilly at night in the outdoor cafes in Lygon St, and don't forget the flannel pjs. Have a great time.

Aussie Jo said...

P.S. you probably won't have time but there is a great warehouse/asian stuff place in Ocean Grove called KYO.

Pat said...

Wow, I am so envious of your trip. Have a wonderful time.

Jacquelines blog said...

Have a wonderfull time Debbi and don't forget to tll us all about it:-) I really envy you for this trip :-)

mixedmediamonday said...

Beautiful piece, Debbi! Diane

Sue McGettigan said...

Lucky you!! Have a wonderful time, what a great opportunity :) That is a beautiful card Debbi, just gorgeous!