Saturday, February 25, 2017

Artist or Not

For those of you who know me, you know I always considered myself the non artistic twin. My sister got the art and music gene while I got math and science. A forced job layoff just over a year ago resulted in a search to find something to fill my time. I ended up enrolling in a basic painting class through community education. The class was meant to be an introduction to various mediums but the teacher fell short in really providing much direction. On my own, I watched Youtube videos and started creating mixed media canvases and even joined the local art association! I am still trying to find my niche which means experimenting and playing. I was lucky enough to win a box of Colourarte Primary Elelments . I am still not quite sure how to use them but have always been drawn to abstract art. I pushed my fear aside and  grabbed a large (16 x 20) canvas and started playing. Now my problem is I don't know what to do next. Add more paint? Add black doodles? Leave it? Which direction is up?

I need to get better photos of the metallic sheen these paints have. They are just beautiful.

So these is my Paint Party Friday piece!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DOG Blocks


I am up today over at Helmar. I would love for you to stop by and check out this project I made for our new granddaughter who is arriving in March/April!!!!!

Adding this to Simons Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thank you

Still working on thank you cards!

Saw this sketch at StickitDown

And here is my card

Played with some new stamps and stencils. 

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Birthday Dinner

It is such fun hanging out with our adult children. This was the case last night when my son and his wife took us out to dinner for my birthday. We enjoyed trying foods at a new restaurant and just hanging out.

Here is the card I am going to send them,

I used my new ColourArte Primary Elements. which I am still learning how to use.

Adding this to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fantastic Florals!

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Busy Catching up!

I was in Phoenix last weekend to attend my daughter's baby shower. Such a fun time with her amazing friends.

Now that I am back, I am catching up on thank you cards!

I broke open a new Tim Holtz stencil and my black gesso for a different look.

Adding this to Simons Says Monday Challenge - Favorite tool. I LOVE combining stencils and modeling paste or gesso. I never get tired of using these.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Paint Party Friday

We were at the cottage this weekend. My husband and brother in law participate in a cross country ski race. I had a few minutes and completed this. The lake did not look like this now but hopefully, in a few more months it will!

Still honing my water color painting skills!

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday.

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Welcome Little One

Working on layouts for the baby's album. She is due to arrive April 2nd but we think she might come sooner! When I was at my daughter's a few weeks ago, we got the room ready. She will have this adorable safari theme.

I used Canvas Corp Mix and Match Sugar and Spice pad!

Mix & Match Pad - Sugar & Spice

This is such a fun collection!

And, I used this sketch from SketchNScrap

Here is my layout

I just love being able to grab this pad and use the coordinating papers THe only extras I added were flowers and a resin faerie!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017


Sometimes I have trouble knowing how to start an art journal page. I get wrapped up in what colors, how to apply it, etc. Every Monday Tracy Weinzapfel does a live Ustream. I decided to stop reinventing the wheel, and basically follow her lead. Tracy had a background of several blues and purple and then drew heart like flowers.

So here is my interpretation

I am entering this for the MixedMediaMC Challenge Sweet Inspirations

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