Weekly Recap: February 19-26, 2017

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Blog

Yep, I took some time off. For six weeks, I rested, had the floors redone in my house (which means we moved out and then moved back in two weeks later), and gawked in despair and awe at current events. And then yesterday some switch flipped in me and I realized it was time to get back to work. The feelings for getting back to work were never going to arrive so I just dove back in.

I’m changing up things a bit on my weekly recaps. I’m going to run them from Monday to Sunday. It’s a fiddly thing that I decided I wanted to do so I could publish my Weekly Recap on Monday mornings. This allows for you to have fresh, shiny content first thing on Mondays. You are so welcome!

 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Season of Art 101 is in full swing for Get Messy. We are busily talking about art basics there and my debut post comes out Tuesday.

 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Texture, gelli prints, map, and some shading.

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thinking about acrylics today and how they are one of my oldest and most enduring partnerships.

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

There’s the jar of water to wash my brushes, the container of water to soak my collage paper in, the red solo cup of water for drinking, and finally the matte medium container.

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Anwyn is a helpful doggo. She knows when I say, “Let’s go to work!” She can lounge on her mat in the studio. Today I am gluing initial collage elements onto pieces for my upcoming show.

 

Friday, February 24, 2017

I decided to record the process of making this tag. You can watch that here.

 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Anytime I use this much black I think of a convo I had with my son last fall. We were in the car and he unexpectedly turned to me and said, “I don’t know if you know this Mom, but there are a LOT of different colors of black in the world.” I replied, “Kid, that’s pretty much my life’s work.” He wasn’t nearly as impressed with my cleverness as he should have been.

 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Getting a jump start on my week! Bullet journal and plans and reading materials all collected.

6 Comments

  1. katie smith
    February 27, 2017

    I’m liking how you tag book is looking, once put together.

    • mgranade
      February 27, 2017

      I think I am too. I wish I had more tags in this size though! I’m making some but I like the manila ones best.

  2. May
    February 27, 2017

    So glad to see you back at your true calling, being the artist you are. Love you,
    May

    • mgranade
      February 27, 2017

      Thanks! 🙂 Love you too!

  3. Melody Willoughby
    February 27, 2017

    I do love your little weekly recaps. It keeps me up to date with your work without having to read a long blog post.

    • mgranade
      February 27, 2017

      Thanks, Melody! I’m glad it’s something you enjoy! I started it as a way to keep track of what I was making over the years so for it to be of any use or enjoyment for anyone else is lovely!