we have been on quite the roller coaster over here. my father in law had a heart attack on thursday night/fri morning. he ended up needing a quadruple by pass! this was without warning - he is not even close to over weight, active, and no sign of any problems at his check up the year before! the surgery went very well and we saw him yesterday - he looked well and should be on his way home this afternoon. as long as he takes it easy he should be feeling MUCH better than he had been before so it's good news! he was so very lucky and we are all grateful for that.
recently i became involved in a great google+ challenge group for mixed media techniques. this week we have been exploring using graphite and acrylic paint together. it has been interesting to explore artists who use these mediums together well and often and to learn about the different ways it can be done and how people have approached the challenge. if you are interested in joining in you can find the group HERE. google+ is not something i have played around with much but i do like the challenge community format of this group and the talent and interaction in it!
as for my attempt at the challenge i have to say i struggled. but in the end i have two pieces i am pleased with:
Luminarte Artist Pigment powders into the glazing medium so my acrylic layers would have some shimmer and sparkle!
black cat cutter but i need to tweak it a bit and then maybe i will cut it out of something stronger that can be re-useable. fun stuff!
but for now - it is back to being a housewife! play time is over!