Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · bird · doodling · mixed media · watercolor · Whimsyville · zig writer

Brilliant Little Birdies – the beginning of a collection

here are my ‘morning’ sketches from this week. I was trying to NOT be symmetrical & I think I achieved that . It’s making me a little uncomfortable – but that’s the entire point – to stretch your ideas.  I find them silly – and whimsical. I am always going for whimsical and I am… Continue reading Brilliant Little Birdies – the beginning of a collection

Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · mixed media · Whimsical Women · Whimsyville

The month of Gratefulness….

I am a haphazard blogger – and honestly, I wish I had enough important thoughts to blog daily – this month is whizzing by and in a very, very short time we will be sitting down to that huge family gathering to remind ourselves of what is important – family and friends. One of the… Continue reading The month of Gratefulness….

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Commissioning, the Opinionator and Evoking Emotion

Commissioning: For this, I am so thankful. I love creating the art that people have said “I need that – but would you please do this….”. It makes me feel connected to the collectors and very happy that my work speaks to them. However, I hear a lot of people openly ‘criticize’ my subject matter… Continue reading Commissioning, the Opinionator and Evoking Emotion

art · Beachworks · crab · mixed media · mountains · sea · Whimsyville

Crabby Amigos

So it’s friday the men are on a fishing trip at the beach so there is a little more time for getting Ready for Saturday’s big event at the Brushy Mountain Apple Festival in N. Wilkesboro, NC. Where is that you ask? Literally in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  While fall has not… Continue reading Crabby Amigos

Ann Krier Mixed Media · collage · doodling · lighthouse · mixed media · sea · Whimsyville

Beach Life

I just can’t get the sea off my mind – when I was young we went to Maine a lot . Recently a couple of my college buddies did a mini tour of New England (maybe more like New England Pubs) and posted pictures of the coast in RI – I couldn’t go due to… Continue reading Beach Life

Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · Gardenworks · gelli-printing · mixed media · Original Technique · Whimsyville

Silly Flowers

So today’s little work is just silly flowers. I read this interesting book called “Paint Lab” last night. I was expecting fun similiar to the “Drawing Lab” book, but instead found some art history and serious ‘work’ involved. It is a good book – just too serious pour moi. You know me, happy art for… Continue reading Silly Flowers

Ann Krier Mixed Media · art · art toys · Gelli · gelli-printing · mixed media · Original Technique · Whimsyville

Whimsyville meets Gelli

It goes without saying that this Gelli Printing thing is addictive – in fact, if you want, you can get a badge for your blog that says you are an addict. (Um, I will not be getting the badge because that would imply that I have an ‘art issue’ and perhaps could lead to a… Continue reading Whimsyville meets Gelli