Fun small canvases

Christy Tomlinson offered  a class called The 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas. All the projects in this class are amazing, and the instruction is wonderful, and I enjoyed every one of them.

I want to share with you some of my favorites, so here’s a photo of some small canvases from the project by Junelle Jabobson, a very talented and funny mixed media artist and photographer. These little canvases are super fun to do, and could be adapted for any season by using different materials. I happen to love the Christmas hats!

The 4×4 deep canvases stand on their own and can be stacked, then a smaller version to display on a little easel, and an even smaller one – I attached a magnet and put it on my fridge!

Super fun project! Thanks Christy and Junelle!


Christy Tomlinson – my hero!

I found I had a creative side very late in life – I was actually in my early 50’s. I’d always played with needle crafts, etc., but had never ventured much beyond that. Following a stained glass class and several months of making glass panels,  I discovered kiln fired glass and became quite passionate for it, but gave that up when I sold my house/studio and moved to an apartment. With the new space I ventured out and tried to find other art forms that I could enjoy in the new and smaller space, and I admit I loved learning about lots of new crafts and art.

Last year I came across a photo of a mixed media canvas that had been a project in a class by Christy Tomlinson, and followed the link to Christy’s site. That was the beginning of my adventures in mixed media, and I’m still learning through online classes. I’m having a great time, for sure. Here’s a photo of a few of my first canvases from the SheArt class – sorry for the glare, I need new lights! Technically I’m sure they’re just awful beginner stuff – but I had a great time and found a creative outlet that I plan to explore and enjoy forever!

Here we go!!

Mad for Mixed Media – that about says it all. I love playing with paints and inks and papers, fabrics and ephemera, lots of glitter and bling – getting my hands messy and letting the work direct where the next step will go.

This blog is just for fun … for sharing the things I’m learning, and the things I find interesting, and for sharing my work (good and bad!) … and a few links to my favorite sites as well.

I hope you’ll join me – come back and visit often!