~ featuring the art of Cia Williford of Briarwood Studio ~

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Life Book 2012: Week 5

In week 5 of Life Book 2012, we did a variation on a self-portrait with instructor Kylie Fowler, one of my favorite arty blog ladies (find her at Blissful Pumpkin). This is a portion of the painting I did for the class. It actually does look a bit like me...and I don't hate it. *grin*

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Conversation with a Bee

My latest finished piece...

I absolutely love this little gal. I feel as though I turned a corner with this one. Perhaps it will only be apparent to me, or perhaps it's only a feeling as opposed to something visual, but *I* know it's there. And it's very, very cool. :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

For a Friend

This is a small piece I finished today for a dear friend who's been a bit sad. I hope she likes it! :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Life Book 2012: Week 3

This week we explored our duality with the lovely and talented Bonnie Rose Bryan. Here's "My Yin and My Yang."

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Join me at The Mixed Media Directory!

All artists know that one of the hazards of being creative people is that we turn into art supply junkies. All the newest, the latest, the sparkliest, the shiniest: we see it, we've got to have it.

I discovered along the way that the same thing happens with online art sites. I kept finding more and more artists who's work I love, communities that nurture and help me grow, tutorials on techniques and media  . . . the list goes on and on. Unlike my burgeoning supply piles, though, I couldn't just stuff the sites I wanted to save in a few boxes and put them away in a closet. And Blogger, Google Connect, etc. didn't give me a way to organize all the blogs I follow. So, with my browser seriously straining under the load of hundreds of mixed media art links, I started looking for a solution...

and ended up making my own. :)

And here it is: The Mixed Media Directory

A one-stop-shop for links related to mixed media: art and artists, shops and supplies, methods and mediums, blogs and web sites.

Please feel free to add your site(s) by using the "Suggest Link" button at the top right. There's no charge to list, and it's free promotion for you, so what are you waiting for! :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Miniature Books

A customer recently asked me if I would reproduce a miniature book I sold a while ago, and while I was at it I made a new one, too. It's been a while since I've made mini books so it was fun to get back to it. The red book below was the one I reproduced. The raven grimoire is the new one (and is available in my Etsy shop). They are 1:12 scale.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Honoring the Goddess Within

Here's my first spread from the LifeBook 2012 class. It's a fold-out page, obviously, and it was the first time I'd ever done one.