Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Poppy Swap

Here are my entries for the Poppy Swap on the AtcsForAll group.

 Top Left: Aquacolor Watercolor Crayons
Top Right: Watercolor
Bottom Left: dye ink markers and micron pens
Bottom Right: Fluid Chalk Ink Pad and Copic markers

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Vacation at the beach & lots of arting

It has become a tradition of late for my family to take a vacation at the beach over the winter holidays. I love, love, love the ocean but I am not a sunbather. Neither my husband nor I like crowds either so the beach in the winter is the perfect spot for us. We drive down to Myrtle Beach and stay in an ocean front, fully equipped condo for about 10 days and relax. It's wonderful!

This year I brought along half my studio so that I could spend time doing art. Even though creating art is how I spend most of my time at home, there is something about not having any kind of schedule (school, dance, dinners, laundry, etc.) that really frees the muse in me. I have been a busy little artist...check it out..... (click on images for a more detailed view)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Reorganizing causes creativity!

This week I have been reorganizing and rearranging my studio. I have gone through mounds of paper and culled things I no longer like, have given away the zillions of fabric scraps I can't seem to throw away, and have re-situated my three large work tables into a U shape for better accessibility. All this cleaning up sparked a creative streak in me. 

I realized that little left-over scraps of paper from the Cricut are a great jumping off point for my art as seen below in my Gypsy Girls Trio

I also have quite a supply of re-cycled materials such as cards, printed cardboard, and old calendars. The four cards below were layered on top of an old Asian calendar I received two years ago from my local Hibachi restaurant.

These last two pieces are a testament to my latest fascination with Steampunk. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

100th Post!!!

here comes all the usual stuff one would say....

Gosh, can you believe its been 100 posts?
It only seems like yesterday that I started this blog!
I would be talking to myself if it weren't for all my followers!
etc, etc, etc.

I would prefer to say something profound but honestly......I got nothing! LOL!

So instead I will just celebrate by posting more art, since that is what this blog is for anyway.

  These two pieces I did for a Transparency Swap on ATCsForAll but were rejected due to the think glass slides I used. It's a shame too, because I really like these.
 The four above are the ones I am submitting to the Transparency Swap, hopefully they will pass muster!

 These two are collages I did for one on one trades. As you can tell, my muse and I seem to be into butterflies right now.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

What I have been up to this week....

My muse has definitely been my friend this week as I seem to keep creating collages! Here are my latest.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Card Contest

One of the members of my Fine Art ATCs One to One group is holding a holiday card contest for her business. The winning art will be her business' holiday card this year. Isn't that cool?!

Here are my entries:
" Country Holiday"

"Village Holiday"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

ArtChix Sister-Site 12 Days of Christmas Lotto

This month's ArtChix-Sister-Site lotto of The Twelve Days of Christmas was chosen by the talented Ms. Sallie Rodman. Now I am not a person who likes Christmas carols, in fact, I detest Christmas music because it gets too easily stuck in my head. For some reason though I found the theme such a challenge that inspired me to think outside the box a little more than usual. Instead of my typical one entry I have done three, thus far.

4 calling BIRDS
 6 Geese a Laying
 8 Maids a Milking

Mail Art Swap - 2nd and 3rd Entry

I have complete my Mail Art envies. Here are entries 2 and 3.

 Nature's Beauties

Sew Fabulous