Recent Painting Projects

My schedule has been super busy lately, but I continue to paint to distress and to help with my migraines. Here are a few pics of recent work, all of which were created using Ken Oliver Crafts’s Color Burst collection available through Scrapbook.com.  

Home portrait

I have been wanting to do something a little bit more advanced than simply a watercolor painting, so I thought I would try my hand at an upcycle/mixed media painting of house- the Historic Boehne House. I started with a repurposed canvas that was covered in ‪gesso. I then covered it in newspaper to create depth on the…

March Color Burst Challenge

I am so thrilled to be a part of the Ken Oliver Crafts Creative, and I was so excited when we were given our March challenge that I didn’t just create one project… I MADE 4!!! Here is the breakdown of what I made… For my first project I went with a spring floral design. I…

Easter Weekend Watercoloring At Natalie’s

Easter is considered my mom’s holiday, but in the recent past, all of our festivities and where my kids and I stay during Easter weekend has shifted to my little sister Natalie’s house. Some of you may know Natalie from going to school with her/us. Others of you may know her from her Owesley Blankets…

SMILE on Down Syndrome Intro to Color Burst

To create the thank yous for our SMILE on Down Syndrome a Night of Stars and Style, we used Ken Oliver Crafts’s Color Burst collection available through Scrapbook.com during our Art Smart class. Color Burst is so simple to use it’s a great medium for young and old alike. To create these pieces, we started…

Impression Obsession + Ken Oliver Crafts = WOW!

Welcome to the Ken Oliver Crafts/Impression Obsession Blog Hop! You should have just come from Laura Fulcher’s Blog, (if not please check out the full blog roster at the bottom of this post to see all the amazing projects in this hop!) We have some beautiful projects to share AND PRIZES to give away! Now… on to…

Mother / Daughter Painting Night Continued

On the evening that Mia made her beautiful profile pic, I painted with Ken Oliver Crafts’s Color Burst collection available through Scrapbook.com. I worked on a small series of animals using Ken Oliver Crafts new AMAZING watercolor paper. I did all designs without sketching them out first. I started with the animal outline and worked…

Like Mother Like Daughter

Can I just share one of my proudest mommy moments??!!? Apparently my 12 year old daughter can’t get enough of Ken Oliver Crafts’s Color Burst collection available through Scrapbook.com like me. Here is what she made the other night when the two of us sat down to water color… She started with a sketch of what…

One Man’s Trash

You know how they say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure? I recently had that moment with a fun upcycle project! My daughter would be mortified to hear me admit it, but I found this footstool in a low dumpster at one of our Louisville cheer tournaments. I walked by it no fewer than…

Happy Valentine’s Day From Chicago

Up in Chicago for a three day hockey tournament for Cooper. For the record, yesterday’s temp was 5 degrees, but with the wind chill factor, it felt like -11. I don’t function well in the severe cold, and spending all day traveling and in rinks are doing a number on my sinuses and respiratory system….

Wrapping Up the Cheer Tourney

As any travel sports parent knows, there can be A LOT of down time on tournament weekends, so it’s up to us to entertain ourselves with reasonable activities that aren’t too messy or too loud while at the competition facilities. For me, it has turned into water color painting with Ken Oliver Crafts‘s Color Burst…

Being A Lady Mixed Media Piece

Before I begin to dive into the how-to of this project, I want to touch on the importance of copyright protection. As a photographer of now over 12 years, I have a healthy respect for the protection of people’s personal and/or business works, and I want to state from the start that this project is…