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
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
I look at a lot of tutorials. I do that so I'm a better teacher in my classes and of course, to grow in my own art. So when I find one that I like I post it here on my blog or on my Facebook art page which you can find here https://www.facebook.com/vintageterrace2.coleenfranks. I think you'll enjoy this one too. Let me know what you think. She has a nice and simple approach.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
|Getting the team over the rope without touching it.|
|Getting through the web.|
|Card making at noon time.|
Friday, July 19, 2013
|This is what it looks like from out my front door looking east in the morning. I love how the trees cast shadows across the yard. We live in a pine forest so even though we have lots of trees, we still get sunlight because those trees are so tall.|
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
|Camp started at 9:30 each morning, though the most excited ones were there sooner. The first activity was assembly where they heard Bible stories, saw a skit or a movie.|
|One of my craft activities where bead necklaces with pony beads. Even the boys made them for their mom's. So cute.|
|Showing off the mini-books we did with old CDs as a base. Even this, my youngest group made beautiful books. They wee so proud of themselves. I love what I do.|
|Sweet Dasha is from another church where I have done crafts for a couple of years with the ladies. We've done prayer journals. She came to observe how we do camp in our church and to help. She was a blessing.|
|This is the group I invited for craft class tomorrow. They were pretty inventive with their projects. I just love how free children are with their creative endeavors.|
|Can you imagine such joy these little ones had with making puppets from foam figures and Popsicle sticks? They didn't want to stop.|
|Each day was ended with assembly in the church hall again. Here is the giving out of prizes. Now that was a reason to come back and finish the day.|
|Can you tell how he was happy with his prize by how he's cuddling it?|
|Darling little Vica. Having been in Ukraine for close to 20 years, I've known Vica and many of the children from birth. What a privilege to do what I do.|
|Little Andre is wearing his beads for his mama and happy with his prize too.|
|Anastasia really liked painting on her t-shirt. She's one I"m sure will come back for our class.|
|This is the front of Christina's book (see her name in Russian). Every book went home with a lovely big gem provided by Cynthia Henderson of Texas. They loved those gems. Thanks, Cynthia for your love of children.|
|There were outdoor games everyday including parachute games. Thanks to Dan and Cindy Williams of Arkansas for providing the parachute.|
|The last day, last assembly was to receive gifts provided by Samaratin's Purse.|
|No doubt how happy they all were to get this prize.|