Friday, April 18

Hello again~

Hello friends! It's been too long! Truth be told I have not created any art in the past month. *SHOCK* I know, I'm disappointed too! However, I did have an awesome art day about 6 weeks ago and I never got to share those pieces.


I am really in love with these 4"x4" canvas panels. I made 7 canvases in one sitting (standing). :) I was just in the groove! I gave one of the canvases to my niece so, I don't have a picture to share. I LOVED the piece that I made for my daughter's teacher so much that I had to make a few more in the same style.

 Forever

Forever 2

 Love2

This one was made for someone special. Now if I could just get my rear in gear and actually mail it! ;)

Love3 
Trying out a different brand of stickers.

 Cherish

Sweet

Seriously thinking about keeping this one for myself!

There you have it. Most of the supplies are the same. Lots of acrylic paint, ink, pen, stencils, stamps, book paper, and mod podge. I am considering selling these pieces but I'm not sure if anyone would be interested in purchasing them. I am in Spring clean mode and am thinking about selling some of my past girls too. Be sure to leave me a comment here or on my Facebook page if you have questions, comments or would be interested in purchasing them. Thanks for much for stopping by!
xoxo,


Thursday, February 13

Love~

Hello, hello! It's been too long since I've had anything to share. Life has prevented me from doing much painting and I have been itching to create something! I have been thinking about this project for days. Last night as I was just tucking in for bedtime I thought to myself "who needs sleep"? Well, I do really, but at that moment I needed art more! :)




This beauty is a 4"x4" canvas which is just about the sweetest little thing ever! They make absolutely adorable little decor pieces that you can give or ... keep! 



As I said before I have been thinking about this project for days. This year has been pretty crappy for my family, but it has shown us how blessed we are to have amazing family and friends. One of the people who has helped me so much is my daughter's teacher. She is truly an amazing person! She is kind, thoughtful, patient and she looks out for my kids! Which takes a huge weight off of my mind. Anyway, she loves Valentines day and I thought it would be fun to create a special little piece of decor for her. Truly, I had fun making this sweet piece and that is something that I needed a lot. I loved the finished product so much that I thought for a split second about keeping it for myself. Teehee! That's all I have for now. Thank you for stopping by and have a Happy Valentines Day!
xoxo~
4" mixed media collage painting on canvas. The "Love" sticker is by Pink Paislee.

Friday, January 24

Calling All Creative Souls~

I have something so amazing to share with you today! This video is a little over 10 minutes long but it's so worth watching!


Soul's Kitchen from TOTM Film on Vimeo.

I was so moved by Paulus Berensohn and his journal making that I wanted to climb inside the video and just bask. It's inspiring and thought provoking. I have been keeping a written journal since I was 15 and avidly love my art journals so to watch Paulus' story of his journal journey really spoke to me. I want to look at my life with the wide open consciousness that he does. I hope that it moves and inspires you in the same way it did me. 
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!
xoxo~

Thursday, January 23

Starlight~

I have been working on several pieces this week. It feels so good to be back in my studio and creating regularly. I don't think I realized how much I rely on it for a healthy balance to my life. I am excited to have something to share with you today. 

Starlight 

She evolved from a sketch that I created a few weeks ago. Sometimes I like to sketch while I watch TV just to play around and sort of stretch my creative muscles. I sketched my darling Lily while she slept next to me. Arn't kid's just the cutest while they sleep? Well, I followed the breadcrumbs of creativity and it led me to night time and stars, I am a bit in love with them right now! Anyway, my Lily is a blondie with chocolate brown eyes and she always has to have her blankie to keep her company on a long journey through slumber. When I had finished this piece it was sitting on my desk hanging out, Lil saw it and exclaimed "It's me" with her adorable toddler enthusiasm. It made my day! So, I hope you enjoy it. I have something amazing to share tomorrow so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, January 17

She Believed In Her Dreams~

I'm back! I do apologize for my long absence. I feel like I have been down the rabbit hole and I am finally to a place where I can make sense of life. This week is the first that I have painted in ever so long and I am just bursting to share it with you!



She Believed In Her Dreams~

I can't tell you how good it felt to paint, like freedom! I have to admit that I was a bit nervous when I started and then I realized that I was thinking too much and getting in my own way. Once I stopped thinking and just let go it all came together so effortlessly. **Like magic!** Thank you for stopping by and for continuing to follow me on this artistic adventure.
xoxo,

She Believed In Her Dreams is a 11"x14" mixed media collage painting on canvas.

Thursday, November 14

Night Tears~

Yesterday, I was in the mood the paint and I was feeling a little adventurous so I thought I would try my hand at Abstract. Be Kind, please. :)




I give you Night Tears it's an 11"x14" acrylic on canvas. 

What I quickly noticed is that since I am not the most patient artist I had to be extra careful to let the colors semi-dry before smearing on the next layer. I came dangerously close to making mud a few times. I'm pretty happy with the finished product and it felt really great to paint it. I just loved the process! I am proudly hanging it in my bedroom gallery for the time being. What kind of creative adventure will you take today?
xoxo,


Birthday Bookmark~

I have an awful cold, the kind where you just want to climb under your covers and hibernate until spring. Since I have four little people who need me to be their cruise director hibernating is sadly not possible. Besides I have this sweet little card/bookmark set to share with you today. Lucky you!



I really don't craft very often, but when I do I always remember why I love it so much! I wanted to make a special bookmark for Riley's birthday. We are really trying to make reading fun this year! The layout is pretty straight forward. A few layers and some stamping paired with the adorable Tiddly Inks image that is colored with Copics and then run through the Xyron for lamination. I absolutely LOVE Tiddly Inks stamps, especially the selection of "boy" stamps!




I really wish I could take credit for the genius of this clean card design. Alas, I CASE'd it from the brilliant MelJen's Design courtesy of Pinterest. I was so short on time I just needed to get something created (why do I always wait until the last minute? It's not like I haven't know all year that he was going to have a birthday!) plus it's so cute! Riley LOVES red so that part was easy to decide on. I have to confess that I have had this Basic Grey in my stash, in a complete bundle that I bought at Creating Keepsakes Convention back in *AHEM* 2006! Well I ripped open the plastic wrap and cut right into it. Ha! The funny thing about that convention as I remember it was that my sister and I attended with a 2 month old and 4 month old strapped into their snugglies on our chests. Anything in the name of crafting! Well, cupcakes that does it for today. Thanks for sticking with me as I strolled down memory lane. I'm off to find some DayQuil and a comfy place to hide from the kids. If you don't hear from me in a week or so send a search party. 
xoxo~

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