I have really neglected my blog while recovering from spine surgery. I
had my back surgery last September, and due to complications, was in the
hospital for a month. Lots of fun. I'm still on a walker and have had
more doctor appointments than I can shake a stick at. My art has really
suffered. I have done some art, but...I'm hard on myself, my worst
critic. But, I did this tag I'd like to share. I've used an image from
AlphaStamps.Thanks for taking a peek.
I've been away for quite some time. But I've been doing some art. Not really participating in the online blog challenges. Somehow I can't get myself together to do those. Maybe after my upcoming spine surgery and I get all that stuff and nonsense out of the way. I suffered another loss...my dog Oliver went over the Rainbow Bridge. I was really attached to him. I knew it would be hard, but I didn't know how hard. Maybe someday I'll get another dog. Not now, tho. Anyway, here's some Halloween art.
I kept promising myself I would start journaling...and I kept promising. I scoured all the books and on line sites I could, but yet, I didn't start. And one day early this month I saw a contribution to this challenge site that Patty S. did and I thought "awesome"! I need to really start...and still I procrastinated until the next to the last day of the month. I'm really not thrilled with my journal piece, I like the bg, but the rest...well, I rushed it. But I started - Glory Be!!! I simply love the ink sprays from Red Lead and their ink pad color blocks. The "wish" cloud is a Paperbag stamp on some crushed up tissue paper, and I used Modge Podge to adhere it to the journal page. The stamps are from Unity Stamp Company...I've had them for a long time and hadn't used them...finally! I was going to draw my house, but I waited too long!
I created 3 moos for a swap I'm in at Altered Designs. I had a lot of fun making these. Hope you like them. In the meantime, I'm going to find a canoe...we need it, it's been raining buckets and buckets here in Virgnia!
I haven't participated at Take a Word in ever so long, but I'm trying to get back in the saddle on the challenges I've enjoyed. I mixed up some inky greens, used a stencil and came up with this piece. So here it is. I'm trying to ignore the snow that's falling, too!
I certainly have fallen away from my blog. Well, I'm going to try to get back to blogland and maybe to a challenge or two. We shall see how well I can manage to keep my promise to myself. I was going to try to learn PS, but discovered the license I thought my son had he did not give to me, so no PS while I was recuperating from knee surgery. I think I'll have to go out and but a copy and try to install it myself. Anyway, here's a little thing I created for my group at Altered Designs.
I haven't participated at Three Muses for a while. So, I decided I'd try to jump back in and see if I could dust myself off and get going again. This is a steampunk horse and I actually overstamped it with a sepia and then a black ink. Closed my eyes, crossed my fingers and hoped I hit it right. Seriously! Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Hope you like it. Glad to be back, hope to do more art in the future.
Born and raised a city girl (Chicago). Now I live 23 miles south of D.C. Have loved art all my life. Primarily self taught. Raised 3 sons solo and they are my pride and joy. I have a 7 yr old granddaughter and a 2 year old grandson. They are the apples of my eye, and I hope they will love art as I do.