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pretty prints


Alrighty.

Here are the prints I’ve been working on lately.

The betta fish piece was a trial run of printing on painted paper. I thought the multicolored effect suited the fish.

I had it painted from a previous project I was working on and hadn’t used.

It’s painted with watercolors, salt for effect, and cheese cloth for texture.

At the moment, there are only two using this background effect, but I plan on doing up more sometime in the near future.

Next, my Magnolia’s.

I wanted to do something with a subtler touch, so I went with yellow, white, and silver.

Finally, the pomegranate.

I wanted this piece to be rich and warm so I went with red and gold.

All in all, I think they turned out pretty well.

Here they are laid out to dry.

Well, that’s it for today.

I’m off to work on something new though I  don’t yet know what.

Cheers!

Amanda

“Promise”-Complete


Well I’ve finally finished something.

I feel like I’ve been pulled in 10 different directions and it’s not going to stop yet.

So what have a finished? #2 in the Three Fold Prayer series: “Promise”

Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

I really like the blue on this one. It’s just so rich.

As for the bookmarks yes I am still working on them and I was hoping to post those as well but the darn things take so long to dry.

So they’re not finished yet.

Maybe tomorrow…I dunno.

Well Cheers for now!

A

#7 of Life Simplified


Create ~ krē-āt
verb
14th century Middle English, from Latin creatus, past participle of creare; akin to Latin crescere to grow te:

1: to bring into existence
2 a: to invest with a new form, office, or rank b: to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior
3: cause, occasion
4 a: to produce through imaginative skill b: design

I’ve finished the last piece I had painted for the series, #7.

From here on I’m back to square one in terms of the creation process.

Interestingly enough 7 emphasizes creation,

so it’s only fitting that I pause here before going on.

I’ll update once I have more images to add. Til then, I leave you with #7 “Create with me.”

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#6 of Life Simplified


#6 of Life Simplified series: “Embrace Me”

em·brace [ em bráyss ]

verb ~ definition:

1. transitive and intransitive verb hug somebody: to hug somebody in your arms affectionately

or passionately, or hug each other affectionately or passionately

2. transitive verb make use of something: to welcome and take advantage of something eagerly or willingly

3. transitive verb adopt something: to adopt or take up something, especially a belief or way of life

4. transitive verb comprise something: to include something as part of a whole

5. transitive verb surround something: to surround or enclose something ( literary ) ( often passive )

noun ~ definition:

warm hug: an affectionate or passionate hug

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#4 of Life Simplified


I just finished it.

#4 of the Life Simplified series is now complete.

I’m thinking I may extend this series.

Like my husband so kindly pointed out, there are 12 sheets and I’ve only used 4 of them.

That, and I’m really enjoying working on them.

I’m hoping to do up another set either today or this weekend.

I’ll post them of course when they’re sketched out.

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#1 of Life Simplified


*Gasp* I haven’t posted for a few days!

Hubby and I went away camping in Banff for the long weekend. Much needed R&R/alone time was had.

Although, as is standard with my luck, it rained and snowed. Yes, you did read that right.

Regardless of what you’ve heard, love alone won’t keep you warm at night. Well at least not in a tent, during said rain and snow without some good blankets and sleeping bags. Aside from the chilliness, it was quite enjoyable.

Anyway, the whole reason I was posting wasn’t to tell you about my weekend but to show you the first finished installment in the “Life Simplified” series. I was racking my brain over what to title each of the pieces and I realized that I’m doing a series called “Life Simplified” so I should focus on the basics. Since the series involves couples, the basics should be relational.

So what’s one of the major needs in a relationship? To make it easier for my female readership (who will instinctively say something more metaphysical) I’ll give you a hint. What would your man “honestly” answer? Yup, you guessed it. I’m starting the ball rolling with sex! Continue reading

Absence makes the heart grow fonder?


Wow, it’s been awhile, and what’s my excuse you ask?

Well simply put, I’ve been busy.

Christmas is coming so I’ve been prepping Christmas classes at the Eikaiwa as well as getting ready for winter vacation.

Also, my mom and grandmother will be arriving in Japan at the end of this week so, we spent all weekend housecleaning 😛

Anyway all that aside, here’s my newest painting.

Sunset Dance

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