Friday, May 29, 2009

Scavenger Hunt Results

Over at you will find the items needed for your own journal spread. There are 17 items to hunt for and use to create with. Here are just a few: something plastic, something shiny, something that starts with the letter A. Can you find those items in my journal pages?

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

Something Else

Not feeling very arty lately. Let me see if I can find something else I did a while ago. HHHHMMmmmm...........................

This is one of the first things I altered a while ago. I think it held an AOL disk that came in the mailI put a scrap piece from a patchwork project on top of an outdoor photo and added beads. Simple and fun.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I lost my blog roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was messing around with trying to put a 3 column template, but that got rid of all of my widgets. So I decided not to do that. Then I started playing with the colors and now I don't have my blog roll. But I do have it on my dashboard. Is it because I changed the font size?
Well back to messing with this.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My True North Arts Map

Kathryn Antyr, The Collage Diva, has us making our personal maps. This is my interpretation of the prompt. Take the Freedom Ferry from Cape Fear on the Isle of Despair, to Port Hope in the Land of Creativity.
The Land of Creativity is defended from InnerCritic Air by Soul Armor Defense System. So you are safe to sip from the stream of techniques and ideas and swim in the pond of positive thinking.

Visit with your friends in yahoo groups ville or over at blog burbs. You can be certain that your creative muse will visit often. When you get hungry visit Just Do It Cafe. They serve large portions of what you are craving.

Friday, May 8, 2009

House on a Hill

This is a canvas I finished a little bit ago. It's done with acrylics. It has had several other faces until I finally settled on this one. I am being lazy right now, I am not sure of the measurements but it is sitting on a desk chair in the picture. I had a lot of conflicting emotions while painting this piece. Let me know what you think.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Fun with Color

Color is the prompt of the month over at Create Every Day (see the button on the left). My favorite color was blue when I was growing up. My sister and I shared a room. Her color of choice was orange. So my mother let us each have our own colors. So imagine, if you can, a small room with two single beds on either side of the room. Each bed was decked out with our choices. My side denim blue bed spread, I think it had patch work flowers on it, deep blue fuzzy throw rug, I had teddy bears and I remember a poster of running horses. Now my sisters side had an orange, yellow & green (flowers I think) bed spread, a bright orange fuzzy throw rug and psychedelic black light posters. She was(is) relatively neat. I was (am) relatively messy. I am not sure the name of the magazine that would have a picture of our room in it!!!

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 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 Results
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 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 I just learned about Squidoo today.

Let me know if these links work or not. This is a skill I need to improve upon.