Saturday, December 27, 2014


It's Friday!
Christmas is over and it's time to relax ♥ 
I know I totally pushed myself too hard to do things for as I'm sure many of you have too. Now it's time to set back , listen to some good music and restore ourselves.
I'm enjoying the soundtrack from my very first ever "Grateful Dead" concert in 1973. 
Thanks to my beautiful daughter who knows how to make her Momma HAPPY ♥♥♥♥♥
This weeks art is the completed mixed media collage painting I did for my sister. She loved it. 

Wishing you all a 



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Art Journal Journey

Peace on Earth

I'll be busy finishing up those last minute gifts and cooking. Then spending lots of time with family and friends . So this will more than likely be my last collage for the year. 
Enjoy the season and be true to yourself. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Paint Party Friday

It's Friday Again ♥ 
Time to take a short break from all of the holiday prep and share  a little art with friends. 
Without you Friday's just wouldn't be the same :) 
Congrats to Tammy for being the Featured Artist of the Week. Love her splatter paintings. ♥♥♥♥♥
I only sent out 3 Christmas cards this year... may send a few more that I am sure will probably be late. But I wanted to make my own this year and I keep getting side tracked with other gift projects. 
Here's one of the cards I sent...

I've worked some more on the gift for my sister...
... now I need to decided what to do with the dresses. 
Other creative gifts I have been making are felted wool projects . 

The hat was crocheted with wool yarn and then felted an shaped. The mittens were sewn from wool sweaters I purchased at a resale shop and felted before making the mittens. I have more mittens to make yet and maybe one more hat.

I also re-crafted two cookie tins foe tea bags.

Today's Random Thoughts...

Sending Seasons Greetings to all who celebrate this time of year. 

Happy Hanukkah!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Paint Party Friday

Once again it's Friday and time for sharing art and having fun. First off THANKS to Eva and Kristin for making all of this AWESOMENESS
happen every week!!! 
for being chosen as the 
What a stunning Jay you shared last week ♥

This week I have a WIP in progress to share. I started this back in the summer and didn't like at all how it was going so it got set aside. This week I ran across it again and decided to rework it and head a totally different direction with it. 
I forgot to take a picture before I started reworking it :( but this is where it is now. 

It's a photo of my sister and I from when I was 15 and she would have been 12. I am at the point with it where I am going to start painting again and keeping my fingers crossed that it will come out like I hope. It will be her Christmas present if it does . 
I also started another piece that it about ready to start painting too....

Not a whole lot of art time right now as Christmas is getting to close to happening :) 
Last night I filled 75 teabags with Herbal Blends from the Herbs I grew in my garden this year. I was going to try and make containers for them... but time is too short so I will be picking up something to put them in over the weekend. 

Today's Random Thoughts

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Art Journal Journey

Having fun and Being SILLY :) 

While watching TV and eating chocolate Kisses last night. I was for some strange reason flattening out each little wrapper as I indulged :) and the next thing I knew I was gluing them down in my journal . 
YES many KISSES were sacrificed to create this whimsical little tree and I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them ♥

Sometimes you just have to do something for the fun of it. 
I thought I'd share a few of the birds that hang around my feeders in the winter..
The Titmouse....

....the male  Downy Woodpecker...

....a Cardinal and the rear end of the Titmouse :)....

...American Gold Finch... 

...Red Bellied Woodpecker...

...female Downy Woodpecker...

These are just a few of the many kinds that hang out at the feeders. Providing many hours of entertainment for me and the cats :) 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014


It's that time of year! 
All of the hustle and bustle to get things ready for the BIG DAY can get to be a little stressful. 
One of my favorite ways to unwind is playing with my art supplies and this months challenge made it easy and fun. 
I started with a pile of papers...

...which I tore and then glued onto my journal page... and forget take a picture of this stage :( 
Next I added white gesso and texture paste to the page... followed with some color washes...

I was hoping more of the papers would show through but I got a little to heavy handed with the gesso. If you look close in person you can see the papers in the background. 
Then I added my focal image and the words I had chosen to use. 

All in all I'm happy with it and it has a personal message that I'm not sharing. You'll just have to come up with your own interpretation of it's meaning :) 
 Hope you are all doing well with your Holiday craziness!
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Paint Party Friday

It's Friday
Thanks again to Eva and Kristin for sponsoring this amazing weekly event!
Congrats to Dia for being the featured artist this week . Your art is beautiful and hope you did well at your show. 
I finished my commission piece this week and she loves it . It's slightly different than the one I did for my Mom. 
11" X 14" 

I have enjoyed doing these flowers so much I have decided to do a series ..
I've been using photos from own garden that I took this  summer.
I have two smaller 12" X 12" canvas' started.

I've been working on a collage in my art journal also and it is almost done and I have another rough sketch started for painting of a face. So I have been keeping myself very busy and that doesn't even count the Christmas projects I've got going :) 
Random Thought's for today...

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