Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Dreaming about Spring

Hello dear bloggers, I hope you are all doing well.    I'm still not in blogland much but again thought I would show a few things that I've worked on recently.

This first abstract mixed media painting is from a LB2018 Lesson (with Laura Horn), I followed her techniques, but my painting is not like hers, I went my own way.

Next is another whimsical (or stylized) girl using inks (her face has some acrylic):

And finally a couple of cards that I created using Distress Inks, stencils and stamps in the background along with paper flowers that I molded with a stylus.  I used rolled roses in the center of the larger flowers.  So much fun :)

Well again that's enough for one post !

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

All of your art work both paintings and cards are fabulous Shirley, I love the abstract flowers also the whimsical girl and I always love your cards. Hope you have now settled into your new home and are enjoying yourselves.

Hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Shirley, lovely to see you posting with these beautiful projects.
Your paintings are so beautiful, your colours and designs are marvellous, I am drawn to the first one as I love floral images, bu your girl is quite stunning.
Two beautifully designed card, fabulous details and colour, Kate x

brenda said...

Also dreamimg of Spring Shirley, can't come soon enough. A superb collection in your post, beautiful modern looking Tulip, the lady with flowers in her hair is a delight and you know I always love your bluey purple creations.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Love all of your art with lots of spring feelings. My fave today is the abstract flower painting, but they are all fantastic. Hope you are keeping well, hugs, Valerie

Pat said...

Four fabulous creations Shirley, and the two cards have a really pretty, icy feel with the blue and purple, and love the two different die cuts which are tucked behind the flowers and foliage. The beautiful painted tulips have some pretty white patterns and spatters, and yet another gorgeous lady adore those delightful pink flowers in her flowing hair and you are so clever at getting life into the eyes. Thank you for continuing to visit here even if only occasionally, it is alway so interesting to see what you have been doing as your work is always a treat to see. x

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing Shirley, love your backgrounds here and your beautiful whimsical face. Hope you are doing well and sending Aussie hugs.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Greta said...

So fun to see your work again & have you stop by my blog, Shirley! I hope things are going better with the relative's health & that you're settled & loving your home! The paintings are so amazing--what a talent you are! The rolled roses for the flower centers totally appeals to me & I plan to make some now thanks to your inspiration!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a wonderful collection of cards and all so very different. I always love the colours that you use in your backgrounds and these are no exception. The Tulips look fabulous, your beautiful girl looks stunning and your flowers are delightful! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

froebelsternchen said...

Oh my - such beautiful pieces Shirley! AMAZING!
Happy crafting my freind!
oxo Susi

Shirley said...

Beautiful makes Shirley especially the Spring mixed media painting it really gives you hope that Spring will be here soon.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

sheila 77 said...

I really like the abstract, I think it is something quite different for you and that is always fun to see. Of course I love the girl too with the magic blue flowery hair and your two cards, in all giving us three different styles of art.

Enny said...

Wow, your artwork is abolutely stunning and wonderful ! The girl is adorable ! Love the flower-cards, beautiful with the centre flowers. Thanks again for your comment on my blog, much appreciated, as I know you're so busy ! All the best ! Enny

Astrid Maclean said...

All of your pieces are simply stunning Shirley! Love your flower interpretation (I gave that one a miss) and you are a complete master at the whimsical faces! Love your cards too, they are beautiful!

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, you have been busy. I love them all, the paintings are amazing. Hope all is well. I have a rotten cold but Skipper is fine. She has even ventured outdoors this week. lol Have a great week. Hugs Anesha

Win Dinn, Artist said...

These are all marvellous, Shirley - I love how you are branching out into the abstract as well. You are just so very creative! xo

Gerrina said...

Great to see these totally different projects from your hand! It is good to be able to do so different projects and get all your ideas and talent out and on paper or else!
Love the loose-feeling of the flowers and the intense look of your whinsical girl! And beautiful backgrounds with so much dept for your beautiful flowers! Here the cold is gone (and the snow too) and today we had a lot of rain... Temp wemt up from -7 to +7 degrees...and in the weekend they say it is going to be 14degrees; how crazy is that?
Hugs, Gerrina

Little Artbee said...

The flower painting looks so soft and nice, very good. Your spring Lady is really a Beauty and also well done. The card is very well designed and really an eyecatcher with the nice die cut flowers.
Dear Greetings and happy weekend.

Mrs.B said...

Love the flower painting and you've really mastered the whimsical face, she's beautiful. As always I love your flower cards with their inky backgrounds.
Nice to see you posting again.
Avril xx

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see your art-work.

All the best Jan

Margik said...

Hi Shirley! Your abstract painting is really fabulous and different, I love that style. And the whimsical girl, as always, is so beautiful. Lovely cards too!
Hugs, Mar

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow these artworks are again so gorgious I really like your work a lot !! Have a nice Spring time and enjoy!!


Jeannette said...

stunning spring page,love the soft colors and textures,love your paintings of whimsical girls a lot,fantastic,dear shirley.
happy sunday.

hugs jenny

froebelsternchen said...

Such fabulous art here dear Shirley! I love your fantstic style - the painting is my favourite today!
Happy Easter!
oxo Susi

Annette P.-L. said...

Wonderful and so different pieces of art! Especially I like the first one! So delicate and fine soft colours ... a touch of spring!

froebelsternchen said...

Me again !
All the best for you dear Shirley! Great to hear that all goes well !
Hugs, Susi

Donna Ellis said...

These are gorgeous, Shirley! I wonder why I’ve not received blog updates? Lovely art! Hugs, de

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Such beautiful artsy creations, Shirley! I think I'm addicted to your style and special Shirley Technique - everything you make is breathtaking and loaded with Nature's Love. So special! Wishing you a delightful week! xx

SewPaperPaint said...

These are so so gorgeous Shirley! I especially love the card design, your flowers are always inspiring. :) Big hugs, Autumn

Anja v K@@rten said...

Wonderful cards Shirley, and what a great use of colors :-)
Creatieve groetjes, Anja


Anja v K@@rten said...

Love to see your creations and the beautiful flowers. I like the the colors toooooo ;-)
Creatieve groetjes, Anja

Corry said...

WoW its amazing
I have visited your blog, a very nice blog and you make beautiful creations. I went to follow you. I want to invite you to take a look at my blog and maybe you want to follow me too

maria's knutselplezier said...

I really love all your beautifull art work!! You have been very bussy lately !!

Have fun!!