Thursday, September 22, 2016

Angel - Random Act of Kindness

Angel of Love

Made for a friend of a friend who is stage 4 ovarian cancer. 

Angel of Love is cut out of chipboard covered with a gelli-plate monoprint in blues and purples, with gold tone charms, inks, gel pen, stickles and butterfly wings. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016


“Those who dream by day 
are cognizant of many things
 which escape those
 who dream only by night.” 
Edgar Allen Poe

Photo of brick in red square at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Autumn and other Leaves

I'm participating in a Leaf swap hosted by Nanner on, and am having fun playing around with the watercolor layered backgrounds. These all use a base of watercolor wash, and then layers of stencil shapes also with watercolor.  Here's where I am with four of the leaves - these are all around 6-1/2 inches long and are 140# watercolor paper.

For the one green leaf with tree, I used a tree outline stencil and walnut ink spray. I kinda like it, but need to work it over a bit. I think a bird will end up in there somewhere. I'm debating how to edge all the leaves with color without making a mess and/or ruining it. :) 

This is a background using Twinkling H20's - which may also become a leaf, or perhaps it will be something else entirely. We'll see! 

Sharing with Paint Party Friday

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Watercolor collage

Several weeks ago, Wendy at Stampadoodle did a demo on watercolor collage. I've been playing around with the technique since... and thought I'd share a couple of artist trading cards I've created. These use watercolors and stencils, with some sketching.  Mushrooms!

This one is in process - I need to add the sketch details. 

These all started from this master sheet, which I cut into the ATC backgrounds. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Full Moon rising

While I haven't been doing a lot of mixed media of late, I HAVE been doing quite a bit of photography. Feeding my creativity by painting with a camera.   Here are two photos of the moon the past couple of nights...  

Full moon rising behind treeline
August 18, 2016

Almost full moon
August 17, 2016


Friday, July 22, 2016

Tea bag wisdom ATCs

I've been participating fairly regularly in a local Artist Trading Card trade for the past 12ish years. I don't always attend and sometimes attend without cards to see the lovely artists in the group. However, I have actually created ATCs for the upcoming using my "tea bag wisdom" tags from tea I drink daily.

A lot of those participating in our local trade make identical cards for each trade... I tend to find that boring and generally use a theme and make similar but different cards. These use a recycled tea box as the background - with inks to tint, a stamped image, watercolor pencil, sharpie water based paint pen, vintage teacup images and the tea bag wisdom. 

Happy Friday! 

Monday, July 18, 2016

100 Happy Days - a project

My friend Cheryl Ann started a 100 day period of focusing on happy - so needed with the tragic headlines these days. So I'm playing along - mostly posting on Instagram (hhcampbell22) and Facebook, however decided to do a few here as well. 

Here's the last few days. They focus on my garden... where I spend a lot of happy hours this time of year. :) 

#8 Gratitude turns what we have into enough. 

#7 Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. 
Lao Tzu 
(i.e. zucchini at last.)

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