Friday, August 28, 2009

Theme Thursday - Quotes

I'm a little late. I have so many quotes, but I rather like this one. The stamp of the girl is from Stampotiques, as are the little houses and the tree in the upper corner. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Meet Me in Paris (Gothic Arches)

I colored my arch with oil pastels, and blended them with my fingertip. Then I found some neat pictures and assembled them onto my arch. Thanks for your time and opinions!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Three Muses - Wings on Things

I made a tag using a moon face. I painted a tag, glued pieces of a doilie which probably can't be seen too well, then painted it until I was happy with it. I used Tim Holtz' scroll stamp at the bottom of the tag. So, here's my "Flying by the Light of the Moon".

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another Gothic Arch

After my "shameless" display of my little grandson, I was just playing around with inks and paints, spritzing watercolor paper, dribbling on some Ranger spray wash and then smearing it with walnut ink, wiping it down immediately with a baby wipe. I took some orchid acrylic paint and wiped some on here and there. The image is from a copyright free website and the sprokets are Tim Holtz. This is my Little Boys Arch!

Wonder - Little Boys at Gothic Arches

Last Christmas, a Target photographer took this wonderful picture of my grandson, Gabriel. The theme, well, I couldn't help seemed just perfect to show off Gabriel. Thanks, Gothic Arches!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Three Muses - Hats

How long has it been since you wore a hat? I can remember going to the Loop in Chicago to a shop in a large building on Madison Ave. and picking out my Easter hat with my mom and aunt. My aunt was the "dresser" of the family...some of her concoctions were the absolute perfection of confections. Feathers, ribbons and pearls, colors divine, veils and frills. She couldn't be outdone as she sashayed her way up the aisle in church. Everyone simply had to notice! So, here's my "tip of the hat" to the lovely theme of HATS! Hats off to all you great artists who bother to take a peek...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Edgar Allen Poe at G.A.

Nevermore....well, here's my tip of the hat to Poe and Gothic Arches. I approached the subject from his Muse...wife (and cousin) Virginia. She died of consumption when she was only 24. It's felt that she was the muse for some of his dark writings. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Three Muses - Art in the Round

I missed participating last week, so I really wanted to get my piece done no matter what! I cut out a circle, sprayed it with walnut ink. Then I took a coffee filter and dabbed Apple Spice Luminarte over it. Then I used my new Paperbag stamps and used my new oil pastel crayons (takes some getting used to...) So, here's my round art - Sweet!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Gothic Arches - Vintage Toys

Late again! But here's my arch. The toy blocks come from the Etsy shop of Cemerony.

Purple on Theme Thursday

My little granddaughter's favorite color is purple. So, I'm going to dedicate my4x4 to my Jessica! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

SPA - Bingo

Bingo - I think I grew up on Bingo and Bunco, although I don't hear too much about the latter anymore. When I think of the smokey church halls, Moose Lodges and school cafeterias I sat in with my aunt and grandmother when I was a kid, it's a wonder second hand smoke didn't do me in! But it was fun, in a way, to see the friendships in those halls. I haven't played bingo in a very long time (the last time was an all nighter on New Years Eve - what an active social life! - and a very fluffy pillow!!!) Creating something about bingo was so much fun! Thanks for the memories!