Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day!

Happy Belated St. Patty's Day!

While you are all creating wonderful cards and scrapbooks, we have been having fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day with green hats, shamrocks and lots of milk - dyed green of course!

I am always in the mood for these three little amigos and the silliness that they bring with them.  They are my own "little leprechauns" - full of mischief, full of giggles and full of movement. 

Someone should have told me that being a "Grandma" was going to be more wonderful, more magical and more work than I ever imagined.  The 3 Amigo's keep me running, smiling, and most of all - YOUNG!

Besides changing diapers, serving up a 24 hour milk bar and chasing after these active little men, I have been working on two art projects.  One for a friend - a tryptic of his granddaughter Irish Dancing, leg kicks high with her bouncing hair and another painting devoted to "Botany" which will appear in a local art studio on April 11th.

The canvases have been primed and the backgrounds painted while I work on the photos to add to them.  Both projects will be a composition of paint, Pan Pastels, and transfer immulsion that will hopefully give my projects a feeling from a past era.  

The Poloraid Transfer Immulsion technique is one that I fell in love with years ago at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show.  I taught the class in Cincinnatti, OH a few years back and loved teaching it. 

The Poloraid Transfers come out with a sepia tone in them and leave you feeling like you are looking at a photo taken in the 20's or 30's.  They make wonderful overlays or fabulous backgrounds depending on what medium you use as a base.  Either way, the end results are beautiful no matter what mistakes were made in the initial stages of the creative process.

I am so turned on by these projects that I am burning the midnight oil to get them on canvas and that is no blarney - so stay tuned in to see them within the next week or two.

Wishing you all a little mischief, a little green beer, and alot of fun as we move into spring!

Happy St. Pat's Day,
Laura Anne and Bella Boo, the only Irish Schnauzer on the block