Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Happy New Year to everyone!!! May 2009 be kind and gentle to all of us.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Morning

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.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Be Still

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

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas is Coming

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.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

An Award

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.
1. Cat - a simply fabulous artist, and I'm awfully glad I know her!
2. Carol - Carol is a multi media artist and a great friend!
3. Marva - I think Marva is one of the most talented artists. I love watching her blog.
4. Gail - Wonderful...what else can I say?
5. Patty - Patty's work is nothing short of mind blowing. Her creations are simply stunning.
6. Peggy - Peggy is one of the most joyful artists and it sure shows in her work.
7. Rachel - Her work is lovely - treat yourself to eye candy.
8. Sandy - I love Sandy's work, I hope you will, too.
9. And of course, back to Sandie, and Edna, too!!!
So, thank you so much, Sandie!! I'm thrilled you'd think of me.

Monday, December 8, 2008


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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

29 Days of Giveaways

Do you like Giveaways? Well, of course you do! So, I suggest you buzz right over to

Chrysti's beautiful blog and find out about her giveaway. She's a fantastic artist, and her giveaway is such a generous, wonderful thing to do. So, go ahead...what are you waiting for?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I love Moos! The theme at the challenge website is Monkeys...lots of fun! I used a Paper Whimsy digi-background, a bit of specialty paper and my noble chimp. And there is Mr. Wisdom