Thursday, 25 January 2018

You know how much fun we have...

in the studio when guests come to play, and this time we really overdosed.  You know what can happen when there's alcohol involved, and this time was no exception.

Alcohol inks are a versatile medium, as you can see here:

Gay got right into blowing through a straw
on the white-on-white wallpaper.

Eileen loves to draw, so she worked a great deal
on the plastic coated paper.

Lynne went a wee bit drop crazy for a while.

Linda went to Paris on a colourful rainy day.
There was so much lusciousness going, I'm just going to zip it up, unlock my jaw and let you take a look.


See the star in this piece of Lynne's?  She used a crayon as resist.


Here water was spritzed on the wallpaper first to create a unique look.


Inks dropped on paper and spritzed with a fine spray of 99% alcohol.

Linda's dripping and spritzing for the rainy Paris look.

Gay's luscious colour.


One of my subtle pieces on the plasticised paper.


Eileen's woodpecker looks fabulous...

...as do her landscapes.

Look at this blue/green mouth-watering piece by Lynne.

Love the look on Gay's face here - hardly having any fun at all!  😉😉😉
Truly, we couldn't have had more fun if there had been drinking alcohol in play...the colour was yummy, and the experimentation was wild, wild, WILD.

In case you think I'm doing nothing but purging and playing, I have a couple of finished paintings for you this week...remember I said a while back that I was working on a stack of twenty or so?

'I'll Meet You at the Crossroads'
12" x 9" mixed media on cradled wood panel
© Win Dinn

'A Notable Woman
12" x 6" mixed media on cradled wood panel
© Win Dinn
That's it for this week!  Do tell me what you've been up to this past week - how are you getting your joy on?



24 comments:

  1. Oh gosh so much fun and fantastic colors --- they seem to have enjoyed it all! And great new pieces Win Dinn!

    Happy rest of your week!
    I have forgotten that I wanted to grab some textured wallpaper examples at the hardware store! My gosh - I get old!
    Next time I will NOT forget - at least I hope!

    oxo Susi

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    1. I LOVE alcohol inks for the colour fix, Susi; it was a great playtime. Here's to you remembering that wallpaper when you hit the hardware - I am anxious to see what you do with it! :D

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  2. It looks like you all had a blast and an large dose of colour. Everyone creating something wonderful and I am sure they all went home happy. Lovely work Win!

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    1. Thanks for the kudos, Val - you're quite correct in all counts - it was a blast and everyone went home happy.

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  3. Hi Win, so love alcohol inks and just don't use them often enough. These paper are gorgeous and I'm wondering what the ladies might do with them next. Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

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  4. I'm with you, Angela - if I see any show and tell (and get a chance to photograph any of them), I'll make sure to post!

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  5. What a feast of colour! It must have been fun to do this together!

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    1. Isn't it just, Marjolein? And when artists get together to play, it's just a feeding frenzy! :D

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  6. It looks like a lot of fun. "I'll Meet you at the crossroads" is gorgeous. Love it.

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    1. It most certainly was, Karenliz...wish you could have been here to play too! Thanks for the crossroads comment, my friend! xo

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  7. You are just the fabulous founder of fun, and what a great result...beautiful artwork.
    This week I have been busy creating with some of your great backgrounds. I posted one yesterday and there are more coming next week. So if you see a glimpse of something that looks familiar in the middle of all my confusion don't be surprised. Have a wonderful weekend Win.

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    1. I saw that piece, and recognized those background flowers...they look lovely in there, and that piece is a knockout!!! Happy weekend to you, Deann, and more luscious colour. xo

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  8. Ooh, just love those jewel colours in your subtle piece. Dropping alcohol inks and then the extender and seeing the pools move out is mesmerising. Your friends are so lucky you're generous with all your stash.

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    1. I wish you could come and play, Tracy - those alcohol colours are right up your gorgeous alley! From Australia to Great Britain won't make you any closer, though....darn!!!

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  9. Omgosh you all do have such fun!!
    I LOVE that woodpecker by Eileen! All of the colorful artwork tickled my fancy !
    And Win, happy to see you are still creating other pieces...your two at the end of the post are wonderful! digging the crossroads and your notable woman is so beautiful!
    Jackie xx
    ps...how's that grand baby? ")

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    1. I'm agreed on Eileen's pieces - they were awesome! Thanks for the kudos on the two pieces; I'm playing in the pile as much as I can! :D Link is doing just fine in spite of the fact that's he's half a province away from his desperate grandma...they NEED to move closer...now!!! ;-) Big hugs to you, my friend! xo

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  10. Some amazing textures there, Win! Who needs to drink alcohol to have a good time when you can just play with it, huh? Lovely project at the end too, though in a very different vein! You're such a versatile artist!

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    1. LOVE playing with alcohol inks, Zsuzsa, and so do my friends, apparently. :D We had a blast!

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  11. I swear there’s no stronger colour than when you use alcohol inks.
    You gals were having too much fun!
    I love Lynne’s blue green piece and your two new paintings!

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    1. I'm with you on the alcohol ink colour - it's just outstanding! And you're quite correct about OD'ing on the fun. And Lynne's piece is mouth-watering, I agree; thanks for the kudos on mine as well. Not sure the last one is done, finito, finished, but fun nonetheless! xo

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  12. Your universe is wonderful, colourful and joyful Win!
    Bravo for all you create and generate!
    (And a big thank you for your visit and comment! :)
    (I am now your follower, would you like to be in my blog list?)

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    1. Many thanks, Sim -it's a wonderful world in which we live, right? Artful play is pure delight! I look forward to following you as well, and would love to be on your blog roll!

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    2. It's done dear Win!
      I'm proud to be in yours!

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    3. Fabulous, Sim, and very much look forward to seeing your posts on a regular basis!

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