Monday, November 23, 2015

Art Journaling, Mixed Media by Leada Wood, Texas Artist

Art Journaling is so freeing and relaxing and gives me a place to play and try out new ideas. I am rather a newbie at it and still want to be in control somewhat. Maybe that is like everything comes with practice. 

These pieces are mixed media...that means I used a lot of my art supplies I haven't used in a while. They were totally different in the beginning. I collaged paper onto the scrap mat boards I had lying around the studio then slathered paint until I enjoyed the colors. I used stamps,stencils with a little water soluble pencils, soft pastels, pens and glitter thrown in for good measure.

I enjoy the soft colors and the dream like quality of these pieces. I am working in a series of ten front and back so that will make a nice little journal when bound...if I can bear to poke holes in them!

"Dream" copyright 2015 Leada Wood

"Shine On" copyright 2015 Leada Wood

"Believe" copyright 2015 Leada Wood

Friday, November 20, 2015

Peace For Paris, Mixed Media by Leada Wood, Texas Artist

Leada Wood, Watercolor, Mixed Media and Collage

"Peace For Paris" ©2015 Leada Wood

I started this painting on Friday the 13th before I heard the tragic news about Paris. I decided to finish it with the date to remember and the word Peace as I thought about all the lives this horrific event touched. Peace For Paris...and the world.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

iHanna's Fall Postcard Swap, by Leada Wood, Texas Artist

Leada Wood, Watercolor, Mixed Media and Collage

Fall has finally arrived here in Texas! The days are cool and pleasant and the leaves are turning and blowing off the trees. One of my favorite times of the year.

I participated for the third time in iHannas Postcard swap. It is always such fun to create cards and send them but even more fun to recieve them in the mail. So far I have recieved 8 little jewels, I have shared a collage of them below. You can see more of the cards at  Thank you Hanna for creating another exchange!

"Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We've had our summer evenings now for October eves !" -- Humbert Wolfe

I know it's the middle of November but this was on a card from Canada and I liked the prose so I shared it! It fits with our fall which runs a bit later than some states.

iHanna's 2015 Fall Postcard Swap