Tuesday, June 21, 2011

solstice love...

watercolors, gouache, oil pastel, colored pencil, tea bag & beeswax - 4" x 6"

i'm jumping forward to what i'm working on now in the book because it reflects the energy of these days for me...

watercolors, gouache, oil pastel, colored pencil, tea bag & beeswax - 4" x 6"

i painted on tea bags, glued them to the page, put beeswax on top of it all, and then dug into and painted on the wax...


the pages i did yesterday... thank you, kim, for inspiring me to work on tea bags!

i am sending you solstice love and wishes for an expansive day!!

XO

22 comments:

  1. love love love these! and warm solstice wishes for you.

    What kind of beeswax do you use and how do you melt it? -- applying melted or rubbed on?

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  2. Boy, you're up early! These seem very feral to me, more raw than usual - perfect for the season.
    Happy solstice dear friend - xxx

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  3. Happy solstice to you, too! I'm loving your new work - very earthy and rich looking.
    xoxoxo

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  4. Solstice love to you too Lynne. Love these and wish I could page through your books and journals.

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  5. The wax effect is brilliant! Look at that figure running through the woods, curious and
    spirited all at once.
    xx
    julie

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  6. I am pleased to see a couple of entire figures emerging into the Solstice light. Happy day, sus

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  7. Solstice love to you, Lynne! Especially love that first image, very celtic solstice! I think I'll go out and impersonate a deer somewhere in the cedar woods today!

    Okay I am fully convinced now that I need to find one of these old books and have fun in it!

    You are always such an inspiration!

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  8. Your work continues to inspire - especially the painting of tea bags!

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  9. You are always you, Lynne, but the you-ness keeps spreading further...theses pages are so exciting!
    I especially love the last little being with his red ribbon of life for a spine. Love♥♥♥

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  10. Blessings. Solstice love. Can not believe this "time" is here again.

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  11. Lynne,
    I always love when I see one of your creations on a branch. It so makes me smile.
    Tea bags are wonderful and if you drink coffee the filters are good also. I just wash out the coffee and use them and sometimes I use the grounds and mix with my paint for texture..LOL ..
    Katelen

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  12. Happy Solstice Lynne! Daughter successfully graduated, son departing today, supplies all ready, pogo en route.... ah...... let the creating begin.. thank you for you continued encouragement and inspiration. xoxo

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  13. i like these. solstice, indeed!

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  14. These are wonderful, Lynne! I think the bird- goddess is my favorite- but how do paint on top of wax? Happy solstice to you, with many hugs!

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  15. Great. I love it. So good to see your works.

    Nicole

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  16. Hi Lynne. BEAUTIFUL!!! But how do you paint on tea bags? I love the wax thing! I checked out Kim's blog (thanks for the link) and asked her about the tea bags too. Happy Solstice!!

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  17. awesome... just awesome... there is a lot of tea bag love goin around lately...and I'm liken it...

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  18. Happy Summer, Beautiful Lynne !
    Love this tea stained beauty. Enjoy the new book.
    Big Love !

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  19. in case it's helpful, here are my answers to jane and sharmon... xoxo

    jane...

    so i'm painting on these with the same stuff - watercolors, gouache, colored pencils, and oil pastels. the tea bags are amazingly tough... i think my favorite thing is if i paint with watercolors (or gouache) on the tea bag while it's still folded up (side to side - in other words the bag is about an inch and a half wide by 5" long and empty), when i undo the back seam and open the bag all the way up, the watercolors have bled through to what was the back and is now the sides. this creates a very cool effect.

    sharmon...

    the gouache right out of the tube, as well as the casein paint, sticks beautifully to the wax. and of course i've got all these oil pastels that love the wax (i'm pretty sure i heard the oil pastel say to the wax "my brother!!" ; ) it's really exciting for me that these water based mediums love wax so much, as long as i don't add any water...

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  20. Yes, it is all down hill from here, er... you know what I mean.
    Nice tea bag idea!!!! -J

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  21. you and your muse, amazing..... i love what you are up to, what you are breathing life into. simply wonderfully creative and a delight to take in.

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  22. Love, love, love these!! How soft and beautiful they look.

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