Monday, May 6, 2013

Zentangle, I'm all a gaga over it!

I created some Zentangle cards for the swap with my heartisttradingcards ATC group...I'm totally addicted! I created the cards for the swap and just kept going, I plan on doing the whole alphabet....I can't wait to start! I plan on Zentangling shoes, canvases, ideas are endless! What about....a bathroom? 
After I finish the "Penny Bathroom", I might do a black & white Zentangle bathroom. I've got to convince the hubby that it's something I should do....oh my.....I'm getting really excited! 

These are the ATC's for my artists friends....I used their first initial as my guide! Oh my, I love these! 

The beginning of my alphabet....okay, they just happen to be my initials as well! This is something I can do every night while relaxing with my hubby! I can carry the supplies with me everywhere and just Zen or is it Tangle? I'll post my cards as I finish them....

I started this last night, I will be finishing this off and sending it to Noelle sometime soon....I can't wait to see what the cover looks like complete! This is going to be gorgeous when it's done! 

How cool will a bathroom be, done in Zentangle? Will Drew let me do it? I just asked him....he said, "It depends on what you have in mind, I guess"! Then he said, "Never mind, you can do whatever you want"! Now....I am taking that as a YES! It will be this Summer sometime but I'm thinking I might just do it! 

 I can't write much....I've got to go Zentangle some more!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Quoth the Raven....Nevermore

 I worked on a most awesome quote layout today! I love, love, love Edgar Allen Poe's; the Raven. It's one of my favorite poems! When I was a kid, I was fascinated by EAP! I love his works!
When sent the journal: More Than Words, I fell in love with the journal. Ursula, as always, blows me away with her art! The cover itself is a work of should be hanging in my art room for me to view everyday. It's beautiful! Anyhow, I was very excited for the theme, it's so fun! But, also so scary as there are just so many quotes, too many to choose from! I ran the gamut, I chose a dozen and for two weeks was going to chose one of them. Then this morning, I woke up at 5:20 (on a Sunday), I decided that since I was up...I pulled stuffs to work on the layout....I had settled on a layout having to do with dancing. But, while I was looking for my favorite female stencil...I found all my raven stencils. Everything changed...I totally lost all desire to do a dance theme and jumped at the EAP, Raven theme. Sorry Ursula, it's dark....but, it's me! I hope you like it!

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore —
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visiter," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door —
            Only this and nothing more."
—Edgar Allan Poe

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Just a little thing

Hey I joined an International Post Card Swap, been receiving some lovely post cards in the mail which is a thrill since mostly the mail is either junk or bills. Still waiting for that one "check is in the mail" from an Ebay buyer but other than's been filled with art! I did create a card myself: My postcard is called, "Soul on Fire" but the others were titled: "The Heart of Rock and Roll is Still Beatin'"!

It's a bit of a struggle, working on something so small...but I'm getting there! I use to create Trading Cards, heck, I used to teach Trading Cards....I need to get using to working tiny again as I'm in a new art group, it's called: heARTist Trading Cards, you can check out our blog here: heARTist Trading Cards Stop on by, say Hi! 

Heart of Rock and Roll for the International Post Card Swap

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Girlhood was difficult.....

 The layouts above show the paper chain Pippi's across the pages. Below, you will see them folded with "my story" written behind them.
So, I finally completed my layout in "Girlhood" was the most difficult journal to work in. It is a wonderful little journal but the theme was difficult for me as I didn't have the most wonderful childhood. In fact, I often try to forget it! Because of this....I struggled to come up with a theme for my layout. I ran through a whole list of things to journal about and just couldn't make it happen! At first, I was going to go "girly" but I so wasn't into girl stuffs when I was a kid....I was most often found outside, as far away from my house that I could get....I loved to hang out at the trains, down by the river, in old oak trees....anywhere but home. I wasn't big into dolls, in fact I thought them creepy and still do, I loved hanging out at the river gathering tadpoles in my hands, chasing down frogs, hanging with the Praying Mantis' and Roly Polys! So, after a huge struggle, I came up with the one icon I loved as a kid....Pippi Longstocking! I loved that she was in a dreamworld, all her own....I was too! I didn't intend on this layout being "dark" but it seems to be the look of my art and my childhood story isn't one that brings sunshine into my life.....