Not Quite Wordless Wednesday


Watercolor, color pencil, pencil & ink on a 4" x 6" chunk of map. Inspired by Dec 16 Mix it up with Melange prompt of same name. (Click here to see what others were inspired to create.) & a fun frame I've had kicking around. Will be a wee bit more mixed media once I frame it.... I'll post the final piece Friday.

Special thanks to Art By Canace for posting this fantastic door photo for free use & to Valentine - FOV-stock on deviant for a great reaching photo to play off of!

By the way, the newest Melange prompt is Illuminating. If you are feeling inspired, play along! Just post your mixed media piece online & add a link in the Melange blog comments so everyone can check it out.

Totally off topic, last chance to enter the 2 drawings I'm hosting this week. Click links for details & just leave comment before 1 a.m. (EST) on the day of the random drawing to enter

On 12/31 one lucky winner gets a copy of Diary 2010. Each day features a different illustration by artists worldwide.

On 1/1/10 a prize of 100 custom printed postcards by Uprinting.com will be given to 1 winner

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to stop back Thursday for contest results, a new prize announcement and a visit from one of my favorite Etsy artists. Hint Hint - you can also find her in the latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine.


  1. oooooo the suspense! You are busy busy busy Stacey! Love the new peice for Secrets!

  2. What a wonderful depiction of the door... and such an intriguing piece of art you have created. Definitely a 'secret' hidden in there.

    Thank you Stacey for sharing your beautiful work with us.

  3. Secrets ... What is behind the door ??? Love it !

  4. Wow, looks great. Your use of colour is brilliant, as is how you apply it. I love the intricate background, very complimentary. Great work, will look out for more in the future :)

  5. Love the new piece, I'm a big fan of windows, doors and arches in art-love your girl!

  6. Stacey, this is a gorgeous piece :)

    The colours make it pop and the layers give it depth. I can just see her shaking those beautiful long locks :)

    Have a safe and Happy New Year :) Regards, T.

  7. Can't wait to see the finished product!



  8. I love the effect the map gives this piece. It will be fun to see it when it's finished!

  9. OOOH Stacey I love this piece so far. Can't wait to see it all done!!