Friday, March 18, 2011

Sneak Peek ~ Works In Progress

This is my first run
with matting prints . . .
I am so excited!

I'm also working on this piece.
A dear friend recently lost her mother.
She had a box of classic vintage patterns
that she was giving away.
I said that I would love to make some projects with them!
This is the first one.
The theme is Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

I am using oil paints.
I haven't used them many times
mainly because of
drying time and clean-up.
But I love the vibrancy in the oils.

Erin also suggested
we take a "nice little relaxing walk".

"You can take your camera, Mom,
and take pictures.
It will be so relaxing."

So we did.
And it was

Looking forward to seeing what
my other friends are working on
in their studios

sneak peek


  1. Those mats look familiar! :) Pretty prints! Do you print them yourself? I love the pattern piece. They make a beautiful background. I have a few I picked up at a garage sale for the same use. Your relaxing walk looks wonderful Jodi!

  2. I love your idea for the pattern/Romans 12:2 piece! Very clever.... :o)

    And the pictures from your relaxing walk were quite relaxing too. :o) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Erin is so cute! And yay for the prints!

  4. Your prints look great! They're going to look awesome with mats. Erin's so sweet.

  5. Your work looks amazing and I love that you were able to get some quality time with kids love me to take the camera too...and now they have their they can take photos themselves. =)

  6. So fun~ Love your verse, too!
    I think the matting is a great idea, I have yet to offer it and always wonder at the added touch?
    A fun glimpse into your studio~

  7. The prints look great!
    A walk would have been PERFECT yesterday when it was in the 70s here! A little chillier today, though. Wish it would decide if it was Spring or not already! :)

  8. Your work is beautiful. Like I have said so many times are a beautiful soul.

  9. Hello there Jodi! Isn't it nice to be back in the studio creating after that stretch with the taxes! I have been experimenting with prints, too, so I would love to hear what you are doing : ). Blessings on your work!

  10. Jodi- your prints look fabulous! I love the pattern piece as well. So fun to see a work in process. And the best creation yet- your little Erin! Loved your post! :D

  11. Oh, I wanted to say I am really loving that piece you are doing for your friend...the effect you are using for the butterfly is phenomenal!

  12. I love what you're doing with the patterns. Unfortunately, my mom must have thrown hers out. I've looked for them a couple of times thinking I could make something great with them.

  13. prints, how cool! i would like to try my hand at that myself. i like your new art piece with the patterns.
    i hope to be making more art soon, i've been busier than i like. once i retire...that's what i keep telling myself!

  14. I have been saving some old patterns for collage, too. I love what you created for the Romans 12:2 verse. Beautiful!


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