I didn't think I'd get anything done for this theme because I kept playing around until I gave up on it last night. This morning I looked at it and decided maybe it wasn't so bad. I started off with swiping ink pads for the background and using Recollections rubberstamp circles for my borders. The rubberstamped bird is from Stampotique Originals. I started off by coloring him with copic markers which didn't make me happy, so this morning I finished with watercolor pencils! Holy smokes! The stamped words "Happy Spring" comes from RedLead. Thanks for stopping by!
I've been away from Blogland for a while. Was in Oklahoma, had to pack up my stuff and come home to Virginia where I had to unpack (horrors, I shipped home an 18 cube box I'm afraid to open now...have to find room for all the goodies inside! LOL!) Anyway, one of my promises for the new year was fewer doctor appointments - last year was pretty incredible, but that's what happens when you get old...ah, older...anyway, something that's been with me for a while decided it really wanted attention. I have bilateral spurring in my cervical spine. One doc told me I'd be paralyzed, that was back in 2006. However, mix it with arthritis, it is not a great feeling. While in Oklahoma, my migraines saw fit to return. Now, we don't know what's what and we're trying to sort it out. So, besides my GP, I saw my neurologist and will have an MRI and we'll go from there. This getting older business isn't for sissies! LOL! Anyway, I've been neglecting my art to a fare-thee-well and really feel awful. So, here I am again...hoping a wee bit of luck rubs off from this Irish lad. The image comes from Moonlight Journey and the tag will be used for a bookmark swap I'm hosting on Altered Designs. Now, I have to catch up with everyone! Missed you all!
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.