Rainbow Warrior

This quickie page was themed on the idea of a personal rainbow. I started with black gesso and later scrubbed on white and blue paint with a baby wipe. The next layers were my favorite colours of pinks, purple and blue. The butterfly was drawn with a Pitt big brush marker.

Red is a Joker Colour

I don’t really have a colour I “hate” but red is just so loud and bossy. It screams in bold caps and demands to be the star of every show. It also isn’t a good team player because you have to find EXACTLY the right shade to complement fininicky reds or they get in a snit and go all clashy on you. Loud and self-centred colour it is.  Because I am not fond of red, I always have left-over red papers in my nearly used up pads of scrapbook paper, so I started by collaging some. It was cheap paper so I had some wrinkles and I ended up having to add more paper as I caused some damage trying to flatten the wrinkles. Oh well.

Negative painting focal image.
Collaged red papers

I used the negative painting technique to define my focal image and then used paint and water soluble markers (with water brush) to create my red-garbed joker.

I Love Purple

Colour I love!

I absolutely do love the colour purple.

Layer 1 Lindy's magicals over gesso.
Perhaps it is because it was the compromise colour in my childhood. I wanted to wear pink like all the little girls and my mother insisted that blue brought out my blue eyes and pale skin better. The compromise was always violet.
When I was in university I had a favorite purple outfit and purple ombre sunglasses. This led some to nickname me “the purple haze” for a time.  I am channeling this memory in this page.

I used some foam stamps with Lindy’s magicals and had trouble getting a good true colour photo due to shimmer.

Added some decoupage napkin elements
Drawn focal image using acrylics and markers.
Colour I love!

Completed the piece with doodled flowers and bubbles as well as some embossed script and words.

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

I sometimes like to work on black gesso pages. This page was inspired by a T shirt design that I saw someone wearing in a photo right after I heard the prompt for the week was “Colour I am”. The bird at the window speaks to me about my blue feelings of being confined during the pandemic. I am not totally a prisoner but sit at my window, not flying.


Just a tree

More explorations on the “roots” theme. I stayed with negative space painting for this page, beginning with using a collaged base, coloured with inks. I then over-painted with acrylics and final touches added with pens and markers.


  • torn book pages, music paper and Tim Holtz decoupage tissue.
  • Lindy’s Gang magicals 
  • Acrylic paints (various)
  • Posca pens and Tombow markers.


background collage
Coloured with Lindy's magicals.
negative painting to reveal basic shape
Just a tree
Doodling and over-stamping.