Wednesday, October 1, 2014
You are going to love what this sweet lady, my friend on Facebook has to offer. She is such a good artist and she does what so many others charge a lot for with online classes. Here is the intro and you can find it all on YouTube.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
www.swap-bot.com. Sometimes I do things there simply for the purpose of learning/trying a new technique. I like how some popped out and some receded. After stamping I sprayed with various sprays to add color. Some were done on white card stock and others on lightly colored card stock. Also, the heart above was my very first hand-carved stamp. There will be more of those for sure. Give it a try. It's lots of fun.
Friday, September 12, 2014
It always has been for me. For ages I just didn't like my own writing, but I've changed my attitude. After all, no one writes just like me. As no one writes just like you. Like a fingerprint, it is your own unique "signature." Just one of the many ways God made us each different. So just decide to start liking it and some practice really helps so I think this video will improve your hand. Enjoy.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
|These were pretty easy too. I used double-sided tape on the wire and placed between a piece of music paper folded in half. Then I cut the shape I wanted, feathered with more cutting and spray/glittered. Easy peasy, try it.|
|Markers and Sharpie pen. Free hand-cut.|
|These pretties were hand-cut from a candy box. The cardboard was so pretty in it's silver and gold that I thought, I must do something with them. I used an ordinary pen (ballpoint) that just so happen to not work for the engraving.|
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
In celebration of spring this is one of the latest pieces I did as part of a year-long art course I'm doing called Life Book 2014. Nothing like a weekly assignment to keep you turning out the art work. I do well with that sort of pressure. Plus I'm always preparing for classes I teach and crafts I do with the kids in Sunday school All of this with the back drop of possible war in Ukraine. As you think of me, pray for peace.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Monday, December 30, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Love this. I just have to do more Gelli printing. No Gelli plate, you say? This can be done with an old mouse pad or a piece of craft foam. I've tried it both ways and it does work. Have fun.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
France Papillion does "Journal on Monday" every week and she is quite the creative. You'll enjoy her take on making stencils.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
By the way, I called this an art journal and it is, but all my art journaling is now done in altered books. This is an Amway soft cover catalog we didn't need. Anything bound is subject to my scrutiny for an altered book. . . softecovers included. And it has a spiral binding that will be fun to hang pretties from to decorate.
I also noticed that this page fits well with a challenge that is going on now at Kat McNally's blog, "words to soothe the weary soul." Self-compassion is today's prompt. The words on my page are a reminder that when we are tired and depressed, the morning comes and all looks better. I learned that lesson years ago. Now, I don't take my thoughts and emotions so seriously at night....I may just be tired. Kat's blog: http://www.katmcnally.com/2013/12/reverb13-day-19-self-compassion.html?showComment=1387432800751#c8887281586528337712
The last step was to add the verse on the tag: "Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy coeth in the morning." Psalm 30:5.
Hope you like it. I love reading your comments.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
As artists we always have this interior critic running a dialogue. "Is this good enough?" You're not really an artist." "Should I really be doing this?" This little cartoon will help your perspective. Click the link below to go to "doodle alley, comics that nourish."
Be Friends with Failure
Be Friends with Failure