Project Vitamin D(og) was a success! I went to the refugio amigos de Isabella in Quito Ecuador. This is the new spoiled only child. I have had her for a week. The people working here are just so dedicated and so amazing. I am all about the animals especially dogs, so I am creating a coloring book and donating a painting to help the refugio to create more money to help them help the dogs. I am so happy with Vitamin D(og). She is a tiny wee thing and if I had to say what her background is.... I would say a mix but a lot of schnauzer and dachshund. I knew she was meant for me with her sweet face and paint brush tail. So everyone, introducing Vitamin D(og) aka D. These products will be available soon. It will totally go to the 2 refuges, the one is for Refugio amigos de isabella and their sister group supplying medical care for injured street dogs.
Who knew? I just put it out there and there are people out there who love my otters as much as me. Thank you Panorama art. This recognition has helped me to crawl out of my funk.... thank you.
This are was created with: A3 Canson multimedia paper, and faber castell polychromos coloured pencils.
just hanging out on a happy sunday... is it easter yet? the famous Caminata from Ambato to Banos is done..... so I think there is more to come.... also made some happy art. I am working my way out of my deep thoughts and moving forward. So, Hello again.
Finally, "I am able to really comunicate and work with the Pinnacle video editing program. I am so excited. It has been a long haul and struggle and lots of tears of frustration. So I am proud to bring to you part 1 and part 2. Please enjoy!
My theme for this year. Can anyone else relate?(A3 collage on watercolour paper for those interested)
Hey there, I just wanted to share an idea, that is not in my book yet that you all can use. As I live in Ecuador, I have found that the classic geli plate (for mono printing) made with glycerin and gelatin can grow mold when stored over time, which is yuck. In Ecuador, almost anything can grow mold! I even found it in my store bought acrylic molding paste. So what I do now as a monoplate is this: I take a simple picture frame about 8x10 inches. If you want bigger a bigger frame whatever. I tape it all around with packaging tape all around the outside edge, so nothing can escape between the bottom of the frame and a base like a piece of glass or ceramic tile. Cover the inside surface of the frame and base evenly with liquid dish soap, or a vegie oil. The inside space is your mold for the silicone, the soap or oil is a mold release as silicone wants to stick to everything. Then, in a washing tubbie filled with really soapy water. I cover my hands with liquid soap and empty a tube of silicone (a second tube may be needed depending on the size of the tube of silicone and the size of the inside of the frame) into the water. Silicone sticks to everything not soapy, so the key is make sure you are fairly liberal with the liquid dish soap. With your soapy hands, mold the silicone into a ball, whenever the silicone wants to stick to you more soap to you hands, when it is in a nice ball and not really sticking to anything, take the ball and mold it into your picture frame, press it evenly into your frame removing bubbles and filling the space well, then cover it with wax paper place a heavy flat book over the wax paper and let the silicone sit over night, remove book and wax paper, and let sit for a couple of days to a week. It stinks so I leave it outside or where it can air out. It should be firm to touch. Remove tape, and remove it out of the frame. If for some reason it had stuck to something you didn't want to, you can use a sharp blade to cut it. Wash off your mono plate and it is ready to be used. It is easy to clean and remove paint from it and lasts forever with no mold growth. Happy New Year present from me to you, please send me photos of your art using this method I would love to see your art work.
ok a wee change of plans, I will still be painting on Saturday at Libreria Vieira Arte-Ilusiones in Banos de Agua Santa, Ecuador South America, but I will be painting a large painting of a cougar with a cork screw tail instead of an Unforgettable Face. This is a photo of a cougar that I took while I was visiting the Banos de Agua Santa zoologico/zoo. I have never seen this before or after and never knew that cats could do this. Which makes me think, which muscles to they have to contract to do this to their tails, and what emotion causes them to feel that way? So would it change how we word something? I was so mad it made me corkscrew my tail? I am so annoyed i can feel my tail cork screwing as we speak.... Can his corkscrew his tail in the opposite direction? I have never been so preoccupied by an animals butt before, I find it highly distracting. Sorry I have an inquiry kind of mind. Maybe I shared to much.... but I can't help it.
Robin Moulyn is an artist who mainly uses acrylic paint to share her thoughts of life, the universe and everything, mostly art though.