Sunday, September 28, 2008

Too Much Work, Too Little Art!

I have been trying to get some art in, but this is the busiest time of the year at work. However, I'm determined to keep up with Gothic Arches simply because it is such a wonderful challenge! This week was anything goes, so I was able to come up with anything! LOL!! I call it "Butterfly" and I hope it's worthy.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Autumn Moo

Do you love autumn? I certainly do...the falling leaves, pumpkins and the crisp, cool weather. It's a wonderful time of year. I found "Make a Moo or Two" and decided I'd participate with one moo...they are very addictive and fun to create. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The theme this week at Gothic Arches is "Movies" - our favorite movies. Boy, I could go on and on, I love the movies. But considering the time of year...with Halloween fast approaching...and the fact that a good old ghost story is shivery any time of year, I went with the first "scary" movie I ever saw. Mom let me watch this when I was about 10 years old. I'm surprised she did, but she sat with me (I think she has a crush on Ray Milland) and we watched "The Uninvited" - one of the best in the business. I hope you enjoy this travel back (way back) in time to a good, old fashioned ghost story!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


This week's theme on Gothic Arches is Time. I puzzled over it for a while, but when I found the image of the mom reading to her little girl, I knew exactly what I'd do. I used MyTatteredAngels spray...3 colors that I sprayed on a sponge. I didn't like the effect so I sprayed each one directly on the arch and used the sponge to move the color around. I stamped swirls lightly from Quietfire Designs with Sepia and Gold. I'm happy with it and happy to post it to Gothic Arches.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Javablu Award

My new friend, Ed, gave me the Javablu award. I am so thrilled and happy to get my first blog award! Ed is a fantastic artist I met at Gothic Arches. It's nice to have made her acquitance and I hope we'll be fast friends for a long time! I'm following her artwork and it's quite wonderful. Now, this award has to be passed to five other artists.
I'd like to pass this award to Patty Szymkowicz and her Magpie's Nest blog. I met Patty once a few years ago at a LSS and have so admired her art ever since.
Next to Sandie R. and her Sandie's Sanctuary blog...great lady, great art!
#3 to Lydia and her Kenning Stone blog...I can't say enough about her beautiful art!
#4 to Caryl H. and her gorgeous Caryl's Realm blog. What talent! I really admire Caryl.
#5 I'd like to give back to Ed because she does deserve it!
There are so many others I'd like to pass this to, but that will have to wait. Bravo to my favorite 5!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Challenge

I'm going to submit an offering to Dans ma maison il y a...ecolier. Wonderful artwork there! So, I did a little house with a handsome young man...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pink Arch

Today's theme at Gothic Arches is a pink theme. There are some absolutely beautiful arches for this theme. I'm constantly amazed at the gorgeous artwork.

I'm always happy for a challenge. But this time, I found that pink isn't my favorite color. Still, I went for it and created a little girl and some music. I used Grungeboard for the first time, too. I went back to my Delta acrylic colors, found a pink I liked, a little bit of blue and went to work. So, maybe pink isn't that bad. :o)

Monday, September 1, 2008

End of Summer

Labor Day in the United States...a day off from work. Tomorrow the kids go back to school. My granddaughter starts kindergarten! How exciting for her. I sure will call her tomorrow evening and see how her day was. And today is another warm Virginia day.

Gothic Arches is honoring the End of Summer. So, I went to work to create my interpretation of the theme. Hope you like it.