Monday, December 5, 2016
Another Monday morning and so far so good - got out for an early walk and it wasn't raining!!
I finished off this painting this weekend over at my studio. It is 12 inches wide and 24 inches tall.
I started by building up many layer of wax - 10 colors, 2/3 layers of each color. Then I carved out the rivers - between the 2 it took me about 18 to 20 hours.
The last step is adding the texture on top in the spaces between the rivers - another 7 hours or so work.
I am really liking how these are turning out - so organic and you can see all the layers of color in the walls of the river canyons...so cool!!!
I have started showing my paintings on a web site called 'Vangoart' and have 6 paintings up on my page there now and a couple more pending review. It is completely a fine art site (as of yet they don't even take photo art). If you want to check it out the web site = www.vangoart.com and do a search for my name 'Tera Fujan'
All for this am - Take Care
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Well we are a bit chilly this am here in NW Florida - the breeze is just a bit nippy. The pups love the cool weather and so do I and makes the morning walk a bit quieter as few people are 1 - out as early as the pups make us go and 2 - few go out when its this chilly. So all I have to watch for is squirrels and cats so my big boy doesn't yank my arm off....
I have 2 more simple cards for you today - the pretty cardstock is from Paper Temptress and is so shimmery!! Then I just used some stickers and a little shaker box (and forgot the shaky stuff - I need to go back to AC Moore and see if they have more of the shaker stickers so I can do some with some glitter snow in them...)
I spent most of the day yesterday in my studio playing with a couple encaustic paintings I am working on - have to put on about 2 more layers of color for the 2 big ones and then I can start carving them. The carving is done on the smaller on so will start on the texturizing
I picked up some leaves on my morning walk that I will include in the next painting I have planned. I really liked the small painting I did at J.C. Campbell with the ginkgo leaves - so I found some on Etsy and now have a bunch to play with - The background will be 3 shades of teal/turquoise and then I will add the ginkgo leaves and probably one or 2 of the pretty red ones that I found this am - not sure if I will do a shellac burn on this one or not....
All for today - take care!!!
Friday, November 25, 2016
Well the pups made us go for an early walk - walking of some of that turkey and pie.... and I am headed for the studio for a good part of the day. No shopping for me - believe it or not I am pretty much done with shopping for Christmas - maybe one or two little things....and if I can think of something good for the hubby....
A couple more simple Christmas card for you today - found the cute jar shaker at AC Moore - and then forgot to add shaking things....sigh....
But they still are cute!!! Pretty shimmery cardstock from Paper Temptress and some cute stickers.
All for now - gotta get in gear....
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Happy to be lounging around today smelling the turkey bake, watching the Thanksgiving Day parade....
Showing you some Christmas cards I did last weekend - a few quick and simple ones that still looks great!!!
The first one is just a couple stickers onto a really pretty shimmery cardstock from Paper Temptress. The shimmery paper really makes the card!!!
The second one is on one of Paper Temptresss' columned paper with a bit of their ribbon also as well as a few stickers and the little clothespins.
I have been playing in my art studio a bit too and will have some pictures soon of what I am working on there - doing a few bigger pieces. And I have a new site for my art also - www.vangoart.com - under Tera Fujan - I currently have 4 pieces up for sale with a few more awaiting approval - they are a juried site which means better for me because there wont be a ton of the same stuff to sift through, and currently they don't have a lot of Encaustic works so will see if I can sell a piece or two (then I can replenish my dwindling wax supply...)
All for today - Have a great Thanksgiving!!!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Well I have been busy as usual just keeping up with work and house and pups....but I have gotten a few things done.
I had this idea in my head for a long time and finally got it done. At Hobby Lobby they have a whole row full of crosses of different sizes, shapes and colors and one time when I went in there they had them all on sale for 50% off - naturally I bought a bunch.
I had this frame for a couple years and decided to use it for the crosses. I had a piece of 1/4 inch thick wood cut to fit the frame and then did a crackle finish on it - with the base coat of turquoise showing through to match some of the crosses I chose.
Next I glued on all the crosses and done. Easy project and very pretty - too bad I don't have anywhere to hang it in my house!!!
So currently it is for sale at the ADSO Christmas market along with a couple of my rugs and smaller art pieces. HH Arts is also having a Christmas sale and I have a couple rugs and some more smaller pieces over there too. Lets hope some of my treasure find new homes because I am out of storage room.
All for today - have 2 pumpkin pies in the oven ( after making 2 trips out at 7 am for the dehydrated milk I needed - first trip I came home with sweetened condensed milk.....ones of those things....).
Took the pups for a walk while the pies were cooking, now to do my stretches and get ready for work.....
Have a Great Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Just stopping in quick as I am headed for a class in the next few minutes. I haven't been making much for cards lately - been putting some extra time in at my studio and painting.
I am really having fun with the wax and have a couple bigger projects in the works.
I also retook photos of a bunch of my paintings and have started a shop on 'Vangoart' - So far have 3 paintings up and need to redo some photos for about 4 others.
Todays card is made with papers and cardstock from Paper Temptress and colored with polychrome pencils, a bit of rhinestones and glitter and another card for my Christmas stash - which BTW is still rather small....
All for tonight - Take Care
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
I have another box for you this afternoon . Just got back from a long walk with the pups so trying to col off a bit - our cool fall weather is gone again for awhile...bummer!!
The first picture is the top of the box and the main image is from Rick St.Dennis - copied onto 'cryogen white ' from Paper Temptress and colored with polychrome pencils.
Layered my dragon onto some Halloween paper and added some stickers and rhinestones and a pretty black ribbon - from Paper Temptress also.
The mice and the crow are all a glittered black and the eyes of the mice I added small yellow rhinestones.
The inside of the box is decorated with Halloween papers and some cool ghost stickers.
All for today - need to try and get busy making dinner!!