Thursday, October 17, 2019

Week 16 of Donna Downey's 48 Weeks Journal Workshop ~Paint your truth spill your story~

Hello and a wonderful good day to you. Since the last post the weather has changed significantly to a crisp fall.  Last night went to 42 degrees and was windy I had the porch door screen open and all my wind chimes were just a is a beautiful sound. I have all types of wind chimes from wooden ones, to glass, and metal such a relaxing beautiful array of music. Yesterday we made soap five types to be exact which was basically a bit over 260 to be exact. A lot of the ones everyone has been asking for. Since we were on the third floor (it rained all day and I mean sideways rain and hard rains) so we worked inside as much as we could although life goes on outside too despite rain. All the animals need care no matter what type of day it is. While I was waiting for the oils to cool and and the lye to cool down to mix the two I would paint layers. We even worked on a few roll ons, sugar scrubs, etc. Getting ready for the holiday shows of course. I had already got the background on this painting done last week so on Tuesday night I started on the girl. I used a stencil from Donna Downey (the stencil was is called sketch) and made her totally different than the stencil it was just a baseline. I quite enjoyed the process. The overlay was a transparency from 2007 from the company Fancy Pants which if you are a paper artist you will know that company. It just added to the colors so well. The stamp was a Dina Wakley stamp from the Ranger Homage to Frida. The stencil for the butterflies I got a Micheals a long time ago and it may be a Martha Stewart one, it's blue. One again the journey to this was amazing a I enjoyed the entire process, so whimsical and colorful. If you would like to see about the class go to Donna Downey's  you can see the class there. 

 as you can see how large the book is. It is a Moleskin A3 watercolor journal I bought from Amazon. I actually just bought another one recently.

You can see the ink and the butterflies here 

                                      More of this whimsical girl and the lovely overlay.

The stamp set is a Dina Wakley "homage to Frida" the Paint your truth and spill your story.

Wanted to show the shimmering of the inks 

more of the shimmers

The full of journal page if you would like to see any of the other classes I did you can go to each week to see them

Go to Donna Downey's for the class to JOIN

I could hardly believe I am at 17 weeks now.......its just amazing! I am so proud of myself and yet I have learned so much along the way and had I am encouraged to keep going which with my busy schedule and orders that have to go out. I MAKE TIME FOR IT!!! Its HARD but I should be inspiration for YOU to get your paintings done too!!! Trust me its worth it!!!

This is another journal I work in like a junk journal or a smash  journal its the place when you have extra paint or things you want to stash stuff or a remembrance. This was actual a mermaid card my mom sent me for a birthday card many years ago. I cut the grasses out with the Silhouette Cameo and the starfish is hand cut using paints and inks made this page. 

 Our new family member has come to live with us "JACK" the story is on my INSTAGRAM @stampmom9
Some of the upcoming shows 

This one is November 2 from like 9-5

This one is always fun too!!! 

We went to Ocean City MD last week a show and to see all my art buds at Art And Soul Retreat it was a very nice beach side room with the ocean roaring and a wonderful cool breeze.

I saw Eric Scott a famous Art Journalist and He signed his book for me

I had a blast and the book is great too!!!
You can order off of Amazon

My family all love snapchat which I am stampmom9 or Dawn Gallop if you want to join in on the fun
Crystal and Skylar having a blast

Skylar did her pumpkin and it looks so AWESOME
Love it!

Jack has settled in nicely this Friday will be a week and it seems like he has been forever now just fit right in.......gotta love it 

So we have been making soaps like crazy getting ready for the holiday shoppers and so many requests 

This is the face bar FINALLY MADE it has been the most requested all year and now those that have been waiting shall receive WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!! 

An ADORABLE Snapchat from Alexis I LOVE THEM and MISS them soooooo much!!! Even my boys keep saying I wish they could come back again. They had so much fun here, everyone did! 

On Monday we had a few deliveries to make and while out and about relinquishing supplies we stopped in Jerry's Artarama in Virginia Beach and low and behold LOOK who was there the AMAZING BOB ROSS!!!! I love it! 

Bruce got in on the fun too!!! I mean who didn't watch Bob......!!!! 

Have a great totally artful week and remember let me know if you are working on the same pages as I have not seen any of them but Donnas', I am not a facebook person so I DO NOT SEE the stuff you ask me about.....I can hardly make these post or even post to Instagram there is no time for much else, but I do get what I can done and I am very thankful for that!!!! So please tag me or send me a message. THANKS 

Cyber Hugs, 
Dawn Gallop



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