Friday, February 27, 2009

Color Stories: Blue Green

Color Stories: Blue Green, originally uploaded by dana.barbieri.

So I am planning to have a weekly or so Color Story here. It may be a quick watercolor study, or a collage or a photo. I love color and finding/creating new combos. Please check back again for another Color Story and it would be great to see some of your favorite color combos.

Patterns: Bias Plaid

Patterns: Bias Plaid, originally uploaded by dana.barbieri.

I created this bias plaid in my sketch book using acrylic paints freehand.
The dotted line is a cool tool called a tracing wheel. Used in sewing. I dipped it in the paint and rolled away. Dot foam stamp used for the polka dot.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Beads Pattern

Beads, originally uploaded by dana.barbieri.

This is a hand drawn pattern painted with acrylic paints in my sketch book. The inspiration is my beaded necklace.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Fun Foam stamp-Laundry Basket Inspiration

Inspiration for pattern below.

Hand Made Foam Stamp Pattern

Beach, originally uploaded by dana.barbieri.

So my goal was to make a pattern a day in my sketch book. To experiment with color and technique, etc. and to show where the inspiration came from but with two little ones it won't always happen.

This is a pattern in my sketch book. I made it with fun foam you can get from the craft store and painted it with acrylic paints and did some pen drawing. Inspired by the laundry basket pattern above.

This is really easy to do. I cut the foam shape, glued it to another piece of foam and cut that down and had a stamp. It is fun and addicting.

Well, this is my first post. New blog. I am the Dana part of and today my Spring Fling Wreath was added to someones treasury on Etsy!! Very exciting. I was wondering what I was going to write for my first post and then this came today so I figured why not? I don't intend for this blog to be all about our shop. I am going to share all sorts of things. I want to include art, color, inspirations, techniques, ideas, things about my kids (I have two). Things will evolve I am sure. I am totally new to the blogging world. Well, I have been reading some great ones (see sidebar) for some time but never authoring one.

I would love to connect to other artists and mom's out there. I love to share ideas.

I have some things I have been working on in my sketchbook and am going to share soon.