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More Mixed Media Pictures


Several weeks ago, I blogged about a mixed media picture I had made for a 30th birthday celebration (https://crapsmanship.com/2017/06/16/mixed-media-bike-pic/). Subsequently for my girlfriends’ Crafts & Cocktails meeting, we did mixed media art at my house. I gave each lady an 11 x 17 sheet of mixed media paper, and I opened up all my crafts crap for use. We had water colors, acrylics, stamps, washi tape, stencils, scrapbook paper, and more.   Read the rest of this entry


Mixed Media Bike Pic


Bike 7

My pseudo-nephew Hank turned 30 this month, and I wanted to create a special picture for him, despite my limited talent as an artist.  Hank is a bicyclist, and I thought a bike wheel with 30 spokes should be my inspiration. Read the rest of this entry

Mid-Century Modern Art Part II



A week or so ago, I shared with you the pictures I’ve worked on for my sister Robin’s new mid-century modern home.  (See the post at this link: crapsmanship.com/2015/08/17/mid-century-modern-art-diy/) .  I gave Robin some choices about the design she wanted. (Frankly, I asked her to tell me if she really wanted the pictures at all).  She assented to accept the pictures, complete with mid-century modern design elements, as seen in the photo above.  I had to completely re-do the picture on the right due to my previous crapsmanship, using Sharpies to add the designs.  While these vases aren’t museum-worthy, or maybe not even wall-worthy, I’ll let Robin make the call actually hanging them in her house.  Robin, I’ll bring them next week when I visit Laurie Loo.

Mid-Century Modern Art DIY



My sister Robin just built the cutest 800 square-foot house you’ve ever seen!  With one bedroom, a living room, bathroom, kitchen, and lots of storage, the house is perfect for Robin and her husband Roger.  They’ve decorated it with white walls and pops of bright colors in a mid-century modern theme.  She has one blank wall to the left of her couch, and I offered to make some art for that spot.  Robin (wisely–she knows my penchant for crapsmanship) said I was welcome to make something, but she couldn’t guarantee that she would hang it.

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