I found a challenge site for art media. This week the challenge is to create a piece of art using the very awesome background that was posted. I tried an ATC collage, I wanted more of the background to show, so tried to find elements that would provide balance rather than overpower.
I saw a beautiful piece done in the current issue of "Sew" magazine. I knew it would be a perfect gift for my dearest friend. I'm really awful with sewing, so I decided to try to do it all with paper and ink. So "Be Still and Know That I Am God" is done, except to make holes for the hanger and to attach some ribbons and beads at the bottom. I'm happy with the way it turned out
Just a few more days, and a most happy time of year will be here. Many, tho, aren't as fortunate as we and so there are many ways to help out...volunteering, donations and giving a helping hand. Toys for Tots has always been a favorite of mine. I know many of you reading this have shared and given with a generous spirit. So, God bless us, one and all.
My good and talented friend Sandie gave me this award several days ago...but I'm on a crazy schedule again, between work and running...well, you know how that goes!!! So, I copied this from Sandie's post. It's an explanation of how this wonderful award goes..."This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY -nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award." I always find it hard to list bloggers because there are so many wonderful people out there in blog land. So I will start the list for now with the following blogs.
This week's theme at Gothic Arches is Trees. In the scan, my tree, embossed in gold, doesn't show up quite that well. But I loved the background paper. The reindeer is done in Tim Holtz' chunky stickles. It needs adequate drying time, I haven't tried the heat tool, don't think I will...but that's an experiment for another time perhaps.
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.