Plain Jane Scraps

Mixed Media Artist

What I’ve Been Up To Lately

I have been on a painting rampage the last couple of months, preparing for my first ever sale of my artwork. I will be at The Artisan’s Fair on November 19th, 2022 at the East Hartland Fire House in East Hartland CT. Please come and join me and the other talented vendors. Hope to see you there!

Under Reconstruction

Please excuse me while I perform some much needed updates to the website. I have been very active artistically, but alas, very lax in maintaining the website. Working on it!

Guardian Angel


I know I must have one. Gesso, watercolors and paint pen over acrylic mop up page in my art journal. Gotta love those ready made backgrounds from leftover paints!



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Graphite and charcoal on acrylics over collage in my art journal.

Always Flowers

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Abstract flower painting in my art journal while on the couch tonight. Good thing they don’t have to look realistic when it’s an “abstract”!  Lots of finger painting involved.  Love the quote.

The Bright Side

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Flipside of the Bird’s Eye View page in my Dina Wakley Media large journal. It was bothering me that you could see some of the quote on the previous page when you flipped it over, so I created words from those letters that were showing. You can see what I mean in the second picture. Background is another mop up page from leftover acrylic paints. I added flower petals cut from old book pages around the circle that had been cut in the face from the previous page. I used more circles cut from the Dina Wakley Media Collage Collective and drew more circles that I painted to compliment the colors in the cut outs and those that peeked through from the other page. I used a Stabilo All pencil to trace the outline of the opposite trimmed page for some repetition of pattern.

Bird’s Eye View

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Bird’s Eye View. “Be like a peacock and dance with all of your beauty” – Debasish Mridha. The background started as a mop up page for excess acrylic paints and gesso on my palette in my Dina Wakley Media large journal. I used the Dina Wakley Media Collage Collective for the face and bird. The feathers are cut from a piece of decorative tissue paper and collaged on the pages. I cut the hole over one eye so you could see through to the bird on the next page (which is a work in progress!) and did some scribble writing around the circle. I used Posca black & white paint pens to highlight the feathers and a Stabilo All pencil around the edges.

Doodle Flowers

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Flower doodles in my large Dina Wakley Media Journal with Collage Words. Dollar store bee stamp from my stash.

Brighten the Corner Where You Are

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Inspired by the title of the vintage music sheet I collaged in my journal. Loved the words of the song.

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