Showing posts from May, 2011

The Creative Exchange & more Art Journaling

This week I wanted to participate in  Lisa Gordon's The Creative Exchange
This is my newly planted  "Julia Child" rose A "buttery" yellow is fitting for her don't you think?  That reminds me, I was going to bake cookies today!

Other creativeness this weekend included working in my art journal.

Transfers using gel medium and beer labels.

Ok, while cooling off in the spa this weekend drinking one of these, I started to peel the label off. Smashed a couple of the caps too. 

Reversed the image in Photoshop then applied gel medium, put the image face down on the journal, then let it completely dry before applying water and rubbing the back to remove the paper revealing the image, fun! 

Another page I was working on is about hydrangeas.

Neocolor wax pastels, watercolors & acrylic paint. 

A fun & relaxing weekend indeed,  how was yours? 

Creative Time

I'm taking another on line workshop from  Christy Tomlinson This time it's an Art Journaling Workshop called   She Had Three Hearts 
Christy has already given us so many fun ideas for texture, color, transfers, and it's only the first week!  Here's  one of my pages so far. 
I used watercolor pencils,  Neocolor Wax Pastels, acrylic paints & transfers. I'm not sure I'm finished with this page,  in fact I haven't added my journaling yet,  but so far it's been so much fun creating! 

(top moon face from the Graphics Fairy)

This is just an 8X10 mixed media collage canvas I started a couple of weeks ago.   I'm not really too happy with the results here, but for me it's been more about the adventure and  learning to apply different medias to canvas. 
I've decided to call this 
Crescent Moon at Dusk

Finally, this was the last She Art Girl I completed a while back from Christy's last Workshop. I made this one for a friend that really adores Vintage Trailers. 


There is absolutely no reason for being rushed along with the rush. Everybody should be free to go slow. (Robert Frost)

enjoying a peaceful Sunday... drinking tea... reading books shared by a friend... taking a little cat nap...
just wanted to drop in and say hello...
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. 

Coral Pink and Green


A splash of color for your Wednesday. 

Enjoying my morning cuppa joe outside...
listening to the mocking birds sing...
wearing my favorite sweatshirt...
Mother Nature is giving us a break from our usual desert May heat.

How is your week going? 

Artsy Stuff and a Giveaway Winner!

Hi everyone!  Before I announce the winner of my giveaway,  I thought I'd show you what I've been up to the last few days.  Watercolor... I've been fascinated with it lately and have been watching YouTube videos and reading other blogs to get tips and ideas. 

I've had these paints for a while now, but don't really use them much.  I didn't want to waste a big sheet of watercolor paper, so I just cut little pieces and tried  painting some flowers. 

I also got out my pastels to use along with the watercolor.

I have to say I give  Christy Tomlinson a lot of credit for just teaching us how to let go of our inhibitions and paint!  Ever since I took her online "She Art Workshop" I've been having fun with different mediums. 

Another thing I've been doing is coffee dying some things to use in my art.  Whenever there is a little coffee left over from the morning I save it and get out the things I'd like to dye. My hubby calls it my "crafty coffee." 


Rainy Day Please Stay

Hi friends!  For those of you that see this "rainy stuff" all the time and are tired of it,  I am sorry and I hope you'll humor me as I post about this rare and rainy day we had today. 

It was the perfect day to get home from work early, and enjoy one of these. (My hubby was home too and made us both a cup) 

I also thought it would be a fun time to photograph this little canvas collage I made last week.  Everything I used here was "found papers." 

So, like I said, it is pretty rare here to get a day of rain in fact I think the last good rain was in December. I remember because I usually do a post about it! LOL 

See, while I was out there, the sun had already begun to shine.
A big thank you to those of you that commented for my giveaway. You still have time if you would like to be entered, just leave me a comment 
Oo! Gotta run, it's starting to rain again! LOL :-) Be back soon...


Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day filled with love.