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!