Altered Arts Magazine Get Together!

Talk about the best ART time
I have had since
I arrived in Las Vegas!!!!!!!

Last night at
Battista's Hole in the Wall
here in Las Vegas the gals
Altered Arts Magazine got together for some
fun and just plain art talk!!!

From left to right standing:
Senior Designer Robin M. Knutson,
Managing Editor Clara Stacko,
Founder and Editor-in-Chief Cyndi Duncan,
and me Junior Designer in the middle sitting.

The food was great but nothing could
top the fun and conversation that
we all shared!! I was in heaven!

Thanks for a great evening ladies!

My Walking Partner~

Here is my grand daughter Kennedy
that I take walks with.
She is catching on to finding things
for grandma's art.
At the age of two
I think we have a mixed media artist

Just Having Fun-Early Bird Challenge

Our new group
The Latest Trends in Mixed Media Arts
has a challenge this month
where you have to use either texture,
3-D paste, or molding paste - either a brass or plastic stencil,
or a rubber stamp, any type of paint, any color palette,
and you can add one found object and one other thing
of your choice.

Well, since I can't officially participate
in the challenge I just had to try it!
I used molding paste on a 5x7 canvas,
pressed a leaf from one of the trees
that we have here in the backyard,
I then applied a yellow glaze,
and then sprayed it with Ranger's
color wash. I applied some brown
polish to some of the areas to make
the leaf stand out more and then used
different colors of rub and buff.
I used the "found" rusted safety pin that
I gathered today and added some beads to it. I had fun with this!

Found Objects

Now that the weather is a little bit
cooler here in Las Vegas I can
take my grand daughter for walks
in the neighborhood. She loves
it and so do I. Today we only
walked a couple of small blocks
and in that short distance I found
all these things either in the
street or on a lawn. Ah... rusted bottle caps, rusted safety pins,
a nail, pieces of metal that I have no clue what they are.
Even a game piece! WOW! Now Mondays and Thursday
are garbage days so I think that I will be walking with my son
when he takes the dog for her nightly walk. There were all kinds
of things out on Sunday but my daughter would have thrown me
out! LOL! She just does not get it. Oh well.