Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
It is made from an accidentally felted wool sweater, a button from my button box (given to me by my mom) & DMC floss. Decorated with my form of embroidery - see messy artist with everything! I have forgotten how to begin & end the blanket stitch so that it lies properly. Oh well. It was fun to do. This was one of those things that I kept saying I was going to make. So I finally did. Now I need to make one for my coffee cup!
Friday, November 13, 2009
I am sure there has to be an easier way to get the info from Tammy's blog to mine. But I don't know what that is!
I am supposed to pass this on to 5 other people & answer the following questions. Using one word answers!
- where is my cell phone......upstairs
- my hair.......messy
- my mother.....snuggie
- my father....humor
- favorite food....pizza
- my dream last night.....forgotten
- favorite drink......coffee
- my dream/goal.....peace
- what room I'm in....livingroom
- my hobby...doodling
- my fear....snakes
- where I want to be in 6 years.....uuuummmmm
- where I was last night......bed
- something I'm not......neat
- wish list item....supplies
- where I grew up.....U.S.
- last thing I did...typed
- what I'm wearing...jammies
- your TV....off
- friends... yes
- my life...interesting
- my mood...ok
- missing someone...grandkids
- something I'm not wearing.....bra
- favorite store...online
- favorite color.....green
- last time I laughed...yesterday
- last time I cried....awhile
- best friend....sam
- 1 place I go over & over.....bathroom
- favorite place to eat...table
That is a long list!!!!!!!!!!!! Now to pass this on..........
Ok I will have to finish this later. I am getting so frustrated with this process!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, November 6, 2009
When I find it I shall finish it and post a pic or two.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Just a few seconds thru the flat iron and ta-da . Refreshed ribbon!!! Just thought I'd pass on this recycling tip.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I love the topiary tree stamp I got for a quarter. I embellished it on this page.
This is the front cover. Oh I found some scotch tape for these. I am not totally done with this journal. I want to add the dates to the cover, maybe some shells.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The always look on the bright side little girl!
This is currently my favorite, favorite page I have done. This is my go to word. It works under any situation. Good,bad, happy or sad. It is always good to take a step back & BREATHE. If it is a positive situation this helps me to remember & savor the moment. If it is a rough situation it helps me to clear my head & think.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Pixie over at http://pixiesponderings1966.blogspot.com/ explains what Fat Balls are?!
Jackie over at http://lettersandjournals.blogspot.com/ left a comment on Abstract that led to a truly inspiring artist, Pamela Sukhum http://www.infinitevisionart.com/index.htm . I just love her technique. The way she uses her whole body to just flow with the paint as it is placed onto the canvas is mesmerizing.
Jackie has a survey for her upcoming magazine about letter writing and journaling. She has a love of pens & paper and finds all sorts of nifty links to such things.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
These are just some of my well loved art journals! I do the covers last. Need to do the cover on the larger red covered one, as well as my The Decorated Page workshop art journal cover. That one is falling off the stack in the bottom picture. As I look at the pictures I realize that I need to do more edge embellishments.
How many do you have?
Monday, July 27, 2009
The next step was to sew in 2 signatures of my papers. Folded each paper really well, assembled about 6 pages each & sewed them down the middle using a straight stitch.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The next 2 are inspired by the 4th of July (bet ya couldn't guess that). The flag is a folded flap & I have written about the fun I had on the 4th on the back of it. It also is a sort of experiment with black paint and working with a dark background. The page on the left is painted with artist grade acrylic - has sort of a satin look & feel to it. The page on the right is cheap craft acrylic - matte & has a chalky feel to it. I used watercolor crayons to draw on it. Next time I want to experiment with what pens/paints will write on the black background. Do you have any suggestions?
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This is just a quick sketch in response to the prompt Headstands on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Blissfully_Art_Journaling/?yguid=293415097 Kim provides some great prompts some are fun, some are deep thinking & some are globally thinking.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
For my Soul Journaling yahoo group journal I decided to use the binder clip & cereal box journal. I also use some of the junk mail to make pages. I will see where Sarah takes us this time!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Well back to messing with this.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I favor the color green now days. My living room walls, one of the bathrooms & accents in our bedroom (mine & my husbands this time!). Now that I think about it I go for black & green in my wardrobe. I have been told by one of our sons "You need some color in your clothes!!" I guess paint splatters don't count!!! I do have the occasional urge to buy something in the orange family. I wonder what that says about me!
The colors I use in my art depend a lot on my mood. But my favorite color right now is acrylic phthalocyanine green! It seems to creep into a lot of my art lately.
Well have some fun and take some of these quizzes. Kate Smith's sites are a great reference tool for color info. Let me know what your colors are!
Take the Color Made Simple - True Value Color Quiz
http://www.truevaluepaint.com/content/Color/ColorQuiz.aspx to see which color matches your personality. The test tell me that my color is black. HHMM interesting.
Nothing can stand between you and your demand for a calm environment. To be free of conflict and disagreement is the only way to live. In fact, it’s this philosophy that probably allows you to be comfortable in conditions that would normally bother others. Your ability to focus is undisputed, and while you enjoy attention, you still have problems understanding how to handle it. No other color out lives by the golden rule as much as you do
Take the Better Homes and Gardens color quiz
Your color personality is: GREEN
It sounds like the hue you most relate to is green -- the color most evocative of nature. Adjectives such as kind, gentle, and contemplative likely describe you. You enjoy being involved with your neighbors and coworkers, but you also require plenty of time to yourself to recharge. You are social yet introverted, and modern but not trendy. Surround yourself with your signature color to create a restful, soothing environment. From sage to hunter, green can work well in virtually every room of your house. Use it generously to create a haven you'll love coming home to.
To learn more about my color or your color Kate Smith's Sensational Color http://www.sensationalcolor.com/color-messages-meanings/color-meaning-symbolism-psychology/all-about-the-color-black.html is a wealth of information about color!! Color in your home, your fashion, your life.
It is a very interesting place to spend browsing around. While you are there check out her blog as well. I took these color quizzes when I read her Squidoo page http://www.squidoo.com/colorexpert. I just learned about Squidoo today.
Let me know if these links work or not. This is a skill I need to improve upon.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Caspiana and Kathryn at collagediva (see the links at the side, I can't paste the links right now?!)are creating their own place for prompts. So I want to start 2 more books. I have used altered books for the prompts and now I'm trying to decide on which to use. A stop at my local used book shop or at a craft shop? decisions---decisions!!