Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Art Journaling and it can be yours for FREE

HI, all....long time no blogging from me.  Not sure I still have any readers but if so, check out this awesome art journaling course.  I'd love to win a free spot in this class, and you can too.  
Wild Intuitive Journaling



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Life Book Week 2, 3, 4 and 5

Week 2, Part 2, Tam showed us how to create a wonderful, colorful hummingbird.  It's tail feathers have positive affirmations (if you chose to include those) written on scrapbook, cardstock, and other random papers.  All glued to watercolor paper.  This was a fun lesson!


Week 3, Misty Mawn's lesson is titled, "the person I know best".  This is sort of a selfie, but she carried hers a step further.  After painting a somewhat decent selfie, she wanted us to paint OVER this all whimsical and funky.  But I just couldn't do it.  I took me too long to get this even looking remotely good, so I left it.  

Week 4, Mandy van Goeije created these way cool story boards from Stick figures.  Who knew you could be so artistic with stick figures!  I got a little carried away with just drawing a page full of stick people, most doing yoga poses.  But super fun. 


Week 5, Wendy Brightbill introduced us to ABSTRACT art with a lesson titled, "Paint your Intention".  Her's was so serene and calming.  Mine is wild and vibrant and bold.  I actually had painted an abstract similar to this one on a very large scale for one of my daughter's school friends, so I wanted to try and recreate it.  My word this year is Balance, so I included it in my painting.  I love how this turned out.  I may actually create another page of abstract just because it was fun. and out of the norm for me. 
If you want to join LIFEBOOK 2017, please click the photo in the right side bar.  IT will take you to a link to sign up. (and I get a small percentage from your signup fees)


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Life Book week 2 - Part 1

    In week 2's lesson, Andrea Gomoll uses affirmations and intentions to make cards for yourself.  I decided to make the cards and incorporate into my Life Book Art Journal.  I chose to use quotes on my cards instead of affirmations.    This is the beginning of my cards page.  I gesso'd some Christmas Target Dollar Spot card holder tags and then I painted layer after layer on them with acrylics, spray inks and stencils. Once all of that was dry, I raided my stash and just found a few die cuts and cut outs to add to the front of the card holder.  The cards were also painted with layers and layers, then a scrap paper was glued on and finally, a few "she can" quotes from some gift wrap paper someone gave me. (I would credit the source, but I have no clue who sent it or where they got it.  I'll try and google it to find a link)    
                                               




I hope you enjoy this little video of my quote cards.  They were alot of fun to make!  Thank you Andrea for a great Bonus lesson this week!

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Life book 2017 Week 1



Life Book 2017 has begun!  This is my first year to participate in Life Book.  It's a 52 week online art course.  I'm excited to see how much I learn and progress this year.  This course utilizes watercolor art, mixed media art, meditation lessons, and you can download each lesson to keep forever!  I chose to do all of my lessons in this Strathmore Watercolor art journal hardbound book.  I love the weight of the watercolor paper, but it only has 48 pages, so I'll have to "tip in" a couple of pages in the back if I need them.  From what I understand though, not every week will have an art lesson to complete, so I'm hoping this book will suffice as it is.

Week 1 Warm up lesson - Tam used stars in her warm up lesson, but I chose circles.  That's what I love about this course and art; you can make it your own.  It's wonderful to have a guide and examples, but I love to customize it and make it my own.



Week 1 Main Lesson Background is called Star Girl. (I'm not very good with faces, but Tam is EXCELLENT as detailing all of the steps to draw a face) 


I'm pretty happy with how she turned out.  I deviated from the lesson just a bit.  Tam had a basket of stars next to the girl, but I chose to use a quote that I liked.  I put it on a Project Life card and glued it into my Life Book Journal. 


Here's a close up of her face.  






If you want to participate in Life Book 2017, please click this link below take you directly to the sign up page.  You won't regret it!



A few of the products used for this course: 

  







Sunday, October 16, 2016

Zentangling prayers

The title of this post may seem a little odd, but after you read this, it'll make sense haha!


Working from home, I rarely meet my coworkers but we still feel close because we have so much interaction via instant messaging, phone calls, etc. When a coworker asked me to design a custom artwork for her sister that was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I was honored. She gave me the basic design and let me have free reign. I completed this and sent it from where I live in FL to where she lives in South Dakota.  Best of all, she loves it and so does her sister. I pray it brings hope and comfort as she travels this road of the uncertainty and rounds of treatment.  #zentangle #breastcancer #cancersucks #pinkribbon #butterfly #prayforacure #zendoodle #zia #doodle#doodle #art

Vintage sheet music on canvas, butterfly is hand drawn and Zentangled(r).

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Life Book 2017


Life Book By Tamara LaPorte.  This looks amazing!!!!  I've never participated in Life Book, but have always wanted to.  In 2017, I am going to try to make the time to participate.  I love Tam's style of art and there are also 20+ other artsy folks teaching for this.  I think this is a "must do" for next year!!

Go check out her website.  Look at the lineup of guest teachers!!!  and if you follow the blog hop, there are free chances to win a spot in this amazing class.

             Registration Opens: October 3rd 2016
                   Class Starts: January 1st 2017




5th September 2016 Tamara Laporte www.willowing.org/blog
6th September 2016 Jodi Ohl sweetrepeats.blogspot.com
7th September 2016 Susana Tavares ateliersusanatavares.blogspot.com
8th September 2016 France Papillon www.france-papillon.com/blog
9th September 2016 Shelley KlammerShelley Klammer
10th September 2016 Amber Kuileimailani Bonnici www.theradiantmama.com
11th September 2016 Donna Mulholland www.donnamulhollandstudio.com/blog
12th September 2016 Mandy van Goeije mandyvangoeije
13th September 2016 Jennifer Mercede www.jennifermercede.com/blog
14th September 2016 Misty Mawn www.mistymawnart.com/blog
15th September 2016 Gwenn Seemel www.gwennseemel.com/blog
16th September 2016 Melissa Dinwiddie melissadinwiddie.com/blog
17th September 2016 Vicky Papaioannou www.clips-n-cuts.com
18th September 2016 Lindsay Weirich thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com
19th September 2016 Julie Fei-Fan Balzer balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs
20th September 2016 Effy Wild effybird.com
21st September 2016 Wendy Brightbill agirlandherbrush.wordpress.com
22nd September 2016 Jamie Dougherty jamiedoughertydesigns.blogspot.co.uk
23rd September 2016 Andrea Gomoll andrea-gomoll.de/blog
24th September 2016 Whitney Freya www.whitneyfreya.com/blog
25th September 2016 Annie Hamman www.anniehamman.com/blog
26th September 2016 Connie Solera www.dirtyfootprints-studio.com/blog
27th September 2016 Leilani Joy




Wednesday, August 3, 2016

National Coloring Book Day August 2!!!

OK, I'm a day late.............nothing new there! haha.....
Yesterday, August 2, was National Coloring Book Day!!!.  Who knew, right?  Well, obviously I didn't because I missed it!  But to celebrate the day (and any day you enjoy coloring), my coloring book packets and downloads in my Etsy shop are HALF PRICE thru the rest of August!!!!

Yep, 50% off!!!!  Use coupon code 50off at check out!
Thanks, and Happy Coloring!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2016



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Happy Independence Day! Have a fun, safe weekend!!!