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.
Are you ready for Halloween? I think I decorate until the last minute. I love the holidays, all of them, but Halloween and Christmas are my favorites. I participated in AlphaStamps coffin tag swap and made this coffin that I'd like to share with you. Now, I have to go count the bags of candy and hope I have enough! I live on a main drag and I've seen people drive their children here from other areas. We get itty-bitties to big teens who don't even come in costumes! But, it's all good...maybe I'll go to the store and get some extra candy just in case...hmmm, do you think I should get pencils to hand out instead of candy? LOL!
We have a wonderful garden center in Gainesville. It has so many wonderful specimens of flowers, herbs, trees, bushes...and a small cafe and a shopping area that has lots of unique items. The ladies responsible for decorating for the holidays are phenomenal. Christmas is so beautiful there, I hate to leave. I usually go there once or twice, have lunch and just sit and relax. Talk about stress relief! They have a garden advisor and everyone there is very helpful. Right now, they are set up for Halloween. In the greenhouse, they have several fairy gardens and three are set up for Halloween. I took a picture of one...and here it is. Gee, I think I'll have to have lunch there this week!
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.