I haven't been creating much. I have fibromyalgia -I'm sure there are a few out there reading this who share this...condition...with me. In Chinese medicine, having fibro means you have wind in your body. Wind, pain, fog...I really get mad when it hits this hard, I have to struggle through my day, but worst of all, it truly interferes with making art. At least I finished this piece. And now, I'll try to rest as my body says I'd better...and hope that tomorrow is a better art day! Sweet dreams!
For my arch, I used a Ramay's vintage bathing beauties image. The sea shells come from A Sunday International Craft product, I embossed them with B'Muse Pale Turquoise, and Moon Glow powders. Then, I used my Twinkling H2Os on the shells, inked and H2Os for the background. Hope you like it! And thanks for looking!
Have you ever worked on a piece and worked on it...had no clear idea what or where you were going with it...only had to keep on going? There were several times I thought about going to the garbage can, but obviously I didn't. The papers are from Marcia Kay's line at Target. Perhaps I should show this one to a shrink? LOL!!!! I think I've been working on it since Wednesday. There was almost a cow in it, but at the last moment common sense prevailed...or did it?
I'm back in Paris! This ATC is made with pieces I had from the Queen's Closet. I used a few pieces of gauze and rubbed some grape ink over it, edged the piece with sepia, grape and gold and it came together quickly. I do like when that happens! Thanks for stopping by.
I do like themes involving the moon...so this was a fun challenge. My ATC is stamped and painted by hand. The moon comes from RubberMoon and the heart flowers are the wonderful creations of Paperbag. Great theme!
Today my daughter-in-law was out shopping and found a great antique store. She bought several cab cards and photos that are ideal vintage examples. One of them with three children was just perfect for the subject. I hope I did them justice!
I do dream about going to Paris. I guess until I do, I'll keep making little pieces of art about it. Theme Thursday wants to us to show our stripes, so I found a few images that I liked and put together my stripes in a tribute to Paris. Thanks for looking
What a theme, eh??? I love the artwork done for this challenge so far...I love Danny Kaye and he said the most wonderful thing "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it." I knew immediately what I was going to do. Thanks to Lisa's Altered Art and her wonderful children, plus some paintbrushes from 100 Proof Press...I had my 4x4 done without a problem. I hope you like this quote as much as I do! Bless you for looking!
It's been a few weeks since I participated. This was fun....I used a background stamp by BrotherSister, after I used Stargazer Luminarte on watercolor paper. The little fairy is from Red Lead...sorry, I can't remember where the little star comes from (you may notice a hole in the card...supposed to be where her star belongs. Don't know if it comes through well enough). Thanks for a lovely theme, TMTA!
I mentioned in my previous post that I had created a more formal looking arch before I decided on a more playful attempt. Well, here is that formal arch (I didn't throw it out). I don't know if you can see the calendar embossed in gold - it's turned to December. I love the quote "God gives us memory so that we may have roses in December."
Audrey Hernandez gave us one great challenge - a card done in fabric. Well, sewing is not amongst my strong points trust me. I have a tale to tell about trying to sew my own wedding dress, but perhaps that can wait for another day. I had already chosen a great little image and a rough sewing job would probably be ok...so I went for it! Only stuck myself once! Wooohooo!!! And the result is - Ma! Thanks for looking.
Ever since I came back from OK, I've been really tired and have had a hard time working on anything. So, I tried the Gothic Arches besides Theme Thursday. I missed last Sunday's theme. I made a more formal arch, then decided I didn't like it and tried to play a little bit. Played with watercolor for a background and little bits and pieces to put it together. Thanks for looking.
Pink and Brown...great colors. I made a pretty busy tag. The little fairy comes from Lisa's Altered Art. I'm bushed...got back from OK and my little grandson, tomorrow back to work, but still I had to start making some art. A week away...now to get back in the saddle!
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.