Thursday, December 15, 2016

Still crafting. . .

It has been ages since I've taken the opportunity to blog.

Not much painting or drawing happening - 
however, the craft bug continues to bite!

Mostly beads and yarn these days though - 
Took the Eclectic Beaded Crocheted Jewelry class hosted through Jeanne Oliver's site.  Loved that class and it seems

to have created a monster!!  I can't stop making these necklace/wraps!  I think I've made close to 20 of them in the past month or so.  

Some are in a local gift shop which thrills me because I seem to be addicted to the acquisition of beads lately. . . 

What have you been up to these days??

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Worried girl...

Timely advice from a girl who tends to fret. . .

Linking to Paint Party Friday and

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Stop thinking so much. . .

We've gotten a lot of snow in the past few days here in KY.  In fact, yesterday was declared a State of Emergency by the governor.  School was cancelled for Caleb from Wednesday - Friday and we've been hunkered in the house as a family for the past couple of days.  The board games have been dug out, goofy television has been watched and there has been a lot of laughter.  Snow days ARE good days!
Linking to Paint Party Friday,

Saturday, January 16, 2016

But I think I touched it.

I used masking tape in my journal while painting these flowers and was so excited to see if it worked that I removed the tape too soon!  Then I spent the next several layers having to be careful not to go outside my crisp edges.  
NOTE TO SELF:  Leave the tape until finished with the page!
Linking to Paint Party Friday and

Friday, January 8, 2016

Pam Garrison inspired...

Pam Garrison has a class on Creativebug called Creative Sketching.  These are my exercises from Part 1.  Neither of them look much like Pam's - apparently, I am too structured and uptight for that.  LOL  
It was fun using lots of colors and pen work - I prefer the one that is more earth colored - probably because it is the calmer one.  I do love my neutrals. . .
Linking to Art Journal Every Day and

Friday, November 20, 2015

AEDM - Jane

She never looked nice.
She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice;
it was supposed to make you feel something."
                                    - Rainbow Rowell

Love that quote - what a great sentiment!  It has been quite the mucky week with torrents of rain and wet leaves getting tracked in multiple times a day.  As yucky as that has been at least it is better than the predicted low of 24 on Sunday morning.  
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

AEDM - Life is. . .

Life is about change
Sometimes it is painful
Sometimes it is beautiful
But most of the time - it is both.

So I took my cut up flower painting and made a book using this tutorial.  I even got out my trusty Scor-Pal for old times' sake.  No worries if you don't have one - just use a scoring blade on your paper cutter.  Makes me want to get out and use my papercrafting tools again. . . 
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