Friday, June 19, 2015

Mermaid Tag

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.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Getting Ready for Halloween

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 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.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Art Journal Journey - Home/House

 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!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Three Moos

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!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Take a Word - Green

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!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Poor Old Blog

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. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Three Muses/Grunge/Print Background

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.