Well, there was no post for Build A Rainbow yesterday.  I am sick, having picked up some bug or another, and didn’t feel up to anything.  Today is not much better but I created a couple of simple pieces to offer to my rainbow compatriots.  I have a brown offering for yesterday as well as a collage of previous miniatures that are rather grey.  I have finished with today’s color – A Rainbow!  Simple, graphic and bright.  Perhaps it’s the pick-me-up I need!

Lavender Blooms

Today’s Build A Rainbow color is lavender or periwinkle.  Those aren’t colors that I would normally use, so I went on a scavenger hunt for some markers that would qualify.  As you can see – I tried a number of different ones.  Though I would say that the caps ALL looked lavender to me, the colors were all very different.  I added some yellowy gold to spice things up a bit and put a very light coating of Crayola crayon in periwinkle blue for the background.  This piece feels very joyous to me and why not – it’s Saturday!

Black and White

Ah, the last day of Build A Rainbow.  The color for today is black and white.  I happen to love graphic black and white designs.  The center of this is a checkerboard where the “checkers” have varied shapes which is also something I like a great deal.  I can’t wait to see everyone else’s black and white designs.  Happy Monday!

Still Building a Rainbow…

I was away for a day but I am back building my rainbow today.  The color for yesterday was green or aqua.  I chose multiple shades of green.  Today’s color was blue or purple so I chose to use both.  With only one more day to go I am starting to think about how I will combine these small colorful pieces into a unique whole.  I haven’t figured it out yet because I want to do something besides just placing them flat in some sort of design.  I’ll have to give it some more thought.  Enjoy!

Build a Rainbow

Here are my small contributions to today’s rainbow.  I had yellow on the mind so that is the first one I created.  I put a small rainbow of colors in the center.  Then I decided to give orange equal time and did another.  The orange one looks like it has sunny side up eggs running across it!  It was too funny to eliminate!  It will be interesting to put these all together at the end of the week.  It was great yesterday to go and check out the different creations that everyone made with the “color of the day”.  Make sure you go and visit http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/vividlife/building-a-rainbow-5-days-of-color-pink-or-red.html to see some beautiful art!


Miniatures Mosaic

In 2009/2010 I created a colection of miniature collages that I did on old, unused exhibition cards.  Yesterday I was visiting the sites of many artists who participated in a Art Every Day For A Month Challenge.  Many of them had made mosaics of the art they created for the month.  I just put Picasa on my system which can easily make collages out of your pictures.  Getting excited I went to the folder where I had pictures of all my miniatures and hit the collage button.  With a little tweaking on my part, what you see above is the result.  I love it and it was SOOOOO easy.  What fun.

I am also participating in something called Let’s Build A Rainbow on a blog called Daisy Yellow.  Every day there is a color of the day that you use in a piece of art.  Today’s color was red or pink and I did a couple of new tags for this challenge.


Rainbow Tags

I remembered that I had been playing with tags a while back.  They are small and easy to tuck away.  Hence it took me some time to find these!  I love the way they look together against the black background.  I think I need to keep building a stash of these little gems and then create some interesting larger whole from them.  For now, enjoy the rainbow!


Tag – I’m It!

This is the newest miniature that I put together.  I used small tags that I had colored with Sharpie markers.  I applied them to a postcard that I gessoed.  Not complicated but I love the bright colors.  I cropped it so the messy background didn’t show.  But I love the way the strings dangle so I included the uncropped one as well.  Happy Tuesday – it’s going to be a great week!



This is a piece I started some time ago and want to work on again.  I love the contrast of the washes of watercolor with the detail of the marker.  There are scraps of paper embedded within the design that give additional color and interest.  I put it together on a piece of canvas and I want to develop it more if I can decide where to start!  I called it Flight because I get the feeling of birds taking flight from some of the shapes.  They look like wings and necks – something you might see if a flock were suddenly to take flight.