Merging Musical & Mixed Media Mondays.....

 Musical Monday is back - woohoo!

I got an email today from DeniseIsRunDMT - She's resuscitating Musical Mondays. To play along, post what you're listening to today & add a link over on her site. To kick things off Denise is also holding a random drawing for a $15 itunes giftcard.

I've a bunch of music in the queue today - trying to finish a piece for the Tampa Artist Emporium Museq art show that opens on Friday.

100 artists + live music....should be a grand time. If you'll be in Tampa on the 10th, drop me a line & I'll see you there.

Since the piece I'm tinkering with also fits MixedMediaMonday's latest art challenge, Warm It Up, I figured I'd multitask this post.

You may remember this lady from waaaaay back. It is truly scary how many pieces are stacked in my work in progress file. (Sorry the photo's a bit poor -bad lighting, wrinkled paper). Still not thrilled with her but I'm going to walk away for a few hours. Have to frame her tomorrow regardless.... ooh - crud - forgot I need to come up with a title too...

I've added some more watercolors, pencils, pens, iridescent bits & markers. I am totally loving Faber Castell's Pitt Pen's, by the way! Pam Carriker recommended them ages ago and I've been meaning to give 'em a try. Nice rich color & great coverage. My old standby is often Sakura Micron pens, but they tend to clog when using over some other mediums.
So, do you have some art to share for Mixed Media Monday? Click here & add a link to your piece. Be sure to check out all the other fun interpretations while you are there.

Well, I have to run. Wishing you a creative week! 


oops - nearly forgot - if you're in need of business cards, click here to check out the random drawing I'm hosting for Uprinting.com. 1 lucky winner gets 250 die cut business cards.


  1. Great song choice & I love your art piece!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  2. Thanks for stopping by my playground. Much appreciated. I also got the email from Run DMT. I've never heard of Skyclad before. Excellent my friend. I think i would really have to be in a different frame of mind to listen to them all the time. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Wow, love the passion in this piece. I can hear her playing from here!

  4. I too love this art piece! And the song is wonderful!
    You have a great week as well!

  5. i loe your violin lady... i think stepping back for a while is a good plan as you may end up overworking it.. its gorgeous right now...

  6. This is so gorgeous. Very warm and perfect for MMM.

    About mica mists. You probably have some. One name brand is Glimmer Mist. I am using a generic phrase because sometimes I use Moonglow's Moon Shadow mists or Glitz Spritz. But sometimes I make my own using PearlEx and water. And sometimes I add some reinkers to the mix. If I use PearlEx I have to spray afterwards with hairspray to set the mica dust or else add a drop or two of gum arabic to the mixture. If you use Perfect Pearl, it already has gum arabic in it.

  7. How cool is this?! Fantastic take on this theme.

  8. I've never heard Skyclad but I like them a lot. Love your mixed media piece too. Happy Music Monday!

    I'm visiting from Run DMT

  9. oh my heavens!!! this is spectacular!!! I love it!!! and It makes me want to take out my violin!!!