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I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a best friend a daughter, and artist.

If there was a way I could spend as much time in my studio creating as I do working my regular 40 hour job I would do it in a heartbeat. I am loving discovering myself through art and I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.

7.22.2013

Just now realizing I never posted pictures of my studio once I got everything painted and stuff...

This is where I create...













































I love being in my studio
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Monica




I tore up some of my gelli prints so I could sew them back together and make something FaBuLoUs...so far I have gotten them sewn. Im thinking about using it for a journal cover.

I will definitely be sewing some more scraps together for other projects.

















I'll post more pics as this project moves forward.
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Have a great day
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Monica

7.15.2013

I've been playing with my Gelli Plate again today. Got some awesome prints done this morning. Did some housework then decided to have a go at something more before getting ready for work.

I have had some gesso'd up playing cards laying around and decided to lay them out on the gelli plate and just keep layering. I LOVE how these came out. 9 cards in less than 10 minutes. I was also able to pull 4 full background prints from the paint after each layer on the cards.

Here are the cards and the new backgrounds.






















Thanks for stopping by...Hope you have a FaBuLoUs Day!!!
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Monica

7.14.2013

Wow...it has been a lot longer than I thought since I posted on my blog.
I have been working part time, so I have still had time for lots of art.

My broken leg is finally healed and I got a full release from my doc to go back to work, hence the part time job. I have made some amazing new friends and I love my job. Still hoping for a full time position on the horizon.

My awesome amazing husband ok'd me to get a gelli plate and I am officially addicted.

I am also taking part in a swap hosted by Denise Phillips and Nancy Baumiller. A triptych swap and man have I ever had fun and I cant wait to make more. So here is what I have been up to.

I used graphics from Nancy Baumiller at deviantscrap.com. Amazing stuff...I can't wait to get mail from Denise with 2 surprise triptych's. Definitely check out Denise's blog because I think she may be having another swap in the near future. birdnutsmixedmedia.blogspot.com

Below are some of the gelli prints I have been making. I have lots of ideas for what I want to do with them. I actually used a couple of them for the backgrounds on the above triptych atc's...I love LOVE my gelli plate.

 transformed this print here....

Into this finished piece. I love to doodle. I added the number stamps and cut the orange heart out of another gelli print.
I absolutely love how it came out and can't wait to transform my other prints. 








































































Im excited every time I work with my gelli plate. It's awesome to get something different every time. I am going to try the packing tape print and I also am going to be printing on some fabric.
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MadZie