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Tuesday, October 17, 2017


A few weeks ago, in a burst of artistic fervor, I suggested to my online friend Carol we should exchange background pages to see what the other would do with them.
I ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ her background pages….and as you know from this blog I am ‘background impaired’!

So…..we created and mailed our respective pages. She even sent me a finished piece on one of my backgrounds! I just adore her ‘girls’! They have such soul. 
Isn’t she sweet?

As an added bonus she made a tiny sketchbook from one of my backgrounds adding Khadi paper inside for me to play with. It even has a dangly bead! 

I took her papers and propped them up on my easel so I could ‘ruminate’ on them before taking pen to paper. As they sat on the easel I became more and more apprehensive about ruining them.
Sooooo…..I scanned them into the computer, opened one on Tabley and played in Sketchbook Pro. That way I could try out different ideas without messing up the original! Plus I can use them over and over!

This is the first one. Isn't it YUMMY? 
From this.....
Here is my first attempt. I like how working on a piece started by someone else pushed me out of my usual style. 
(She reminds me of an old friend, I call her 'Ginny'.)


  1. Oh, what great and inspiring collaboration, you're so talented, both of you!!

  2. How fun to collaborate, and wonderful goodies you got in return. The little book is so cute. I like your idea of trying things out on a copy first. Ginny turned out great. She looks like the kind of friend you can lean on.

  3. BOTH of you did a fantastic job with your collaborative pieces! Bravo!

  4. Great to see her in all her glory.I can see now how you've picked her out of the original background. I can't wait to see what you do next.

  5. What a great way to paint and collaborate with someone. I love the finished work. Hope you both do more of these in the future for us all to enjoy seeing (no pressure) ;)

  6. What a fun piece! I read Carol's blog last week and saw what she did with your great idea of drawing different parts and putting them together. You two are very inspiring!


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