Sunday, September 30, 2007

Its all about being a free spirit - or trying to be

Art Journal page 2. I went down to the studio to work on Inspiration Thursday, tried a couple of things they totatlly were awful tried to do 4x4 nothing worked. Was going to give up and decided to make myself an journal page and not worry if it was good or bad. I am trying to free myself from being so ridgid in my art and of critiqing myself. So here it is not perfect by any means but after all I am trying to be a free spirit. Now that doesnt mean I am running off to vegas with all the family cash but just a bit more open to more watch out for the new me (or the old me) but I will be here tommorow so I better see you here to.....

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Art Jouranl Page 1

I joined a new group they are making art journals. I found this amazing site see the side bar (susyblue) She made some videos on art journals and got me hooked. I am really excited. I have started many a art journal just to push it to the side. Is it because I am an orderly sort of person who likes them all in a row or neat. She set up a site on LIVEjOURNAL . I am breaking out of that box and just going for it, no more neat and tidy for me, its all about trying new things and expermenting.....go there join up and lets have some i am off to clean the studio (okay I will try to leave a little mess) and try some art, I have studio friday, inspiration thrusday, gothic arches.......

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Off the wall art. Challenge from Anke

This is a small art creation that I did for Anke art challenge
It had to be a certain size, the word flower, and wall, some newspaper and some colour of green in it and this is what I came up with. It was fun, I think you should all go on over there and join, this challenge closes on October 15. Well that is it for tonight talk to you all tommorow.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

4x4 challenge-france

I looked at all the people who had submitted to this challenge, and the talent is awesome. I wanted to join but really am not much of a collage person, so It said you could do it anyway as long as it was 4x4 so I painted mine. Who doesn't enjoy a good glass of french wine. First time at 4x4 friday challenge, wont be my last.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Moglini Art Revisited

I love this artist I think he had a way of painting women that transcends even into today. I first was introduced to him through Carla Sonheims blog..and have been entranced ever since. Read everything there is to read. Dont you love it when you really get what a artist is trying to say...sometimes I will look at a painting and think now how the hell did they ever get that from that painting.....a blob is a blob of paint....not the Cistine Chapel... Now this picture is mine (just in case you got confused its okay with me if you think it's his work) most of his work he paints the subjects are identified by there long necks....I didnt even come close with this one, but its my take . And dont mind the scanning I just noticed I scanned it crooked.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Inspiration Thursday-Square

Alright not very imaginative but I really had a hard time with this one. But i enjoyed creating it alot...Hope you all like it's a beet just in case you werent sure from the drawing.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Inspiration Thursday-ATC (Artist Trading Cards)

This week, we’re going to revisit Inspire Me Thursday’s very first challenge, ATCs. An ATC, or artist trading card, is a small piece of art measuring 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Other than the size, there really are no other rules — anything goes! For the base of the card, you can choose from a variety of materials — cardstock, watercolor paper, cardboard, fabric, or whatever else you might have on hand. Then paint it, collage it, sew it, embellish it, you name it!

Well I am really late this week, I was not going to participate this week as I am not really good at these. I find them to small and I never know what to do. So here is my contribution this week. The flowers, the vase, and the water were made out of paper towel, that I use to wipe my paint brushes with........

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I am Back.......

Well I have not blogged for a few days, been busy, been away. I have not done any art and I am feeling like I have not done any for months,,so I need to get back to it starting tomorrow. I made these as gifts for the girls for the weekend, I got the idea from Claudine Hellmuth, she calls them poppets the girls loved them, I made one for me as well. She was just on Martha Stewart showing how to make them, if you go to her site, she has a video on them. We each had to bring handmade gifts. Sandy the jewelry designer made bracelets, beautiful mine is pink picture to come tomorrow. Lois made homemade cookies, ginger um, they came in a homemade bag and some body lotion. Marianne made us birds to hang from the ceiling with a cd as a body (picture to come) and a diffuser, heavenly scents. We had a blast , we went to Calgary which is located on the doorstep to the Rockies. On the Saturday we went to Canmore which is just a hop to Banff right in the Rockies note the picture. We ate, drank stayed up late and generally had a great time. Talked about next year and decided to go further afield and hit either Vegas or Phoniex looking forward to that.....Well tommorow I am going to go do Inspiration Thursday just about time for next week, but want to do it and will start posting again daily...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Shes a cuties alright

Well as you can see its not much of a news day when I have to post a picture of our puppy Sofie. I have been hard at work on the gifts for the weekend. yes this is the weekend that the girls go away and have a great time. We all bring gifts (handmade) nothing to fancy and exchange them, we have a blast, lots of shopping, drinking and eating and laughing. The weather here today feels like winter and I dont want to see that weather for a few months yet. Well it is late and I need my beauty sleep so will post again tommorow, cant show the pictures of the gifts until after the weekend as they read the blog....

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Inspiration ThursdayLimitedPalette

At first I was not going to participate this week, I didn't know what to do. I went to home depot (got some paint swatches and decided to paint my limited palette on one. The colours did not quite come out as expected but I likesoft colours and bright colours. I enjoy colour it makes me happy....
This picture was done awhile ago when I was stressed and this these are the colours I lean to when stressed and unhappy, greys, dark browns, black. The picture represents how I feel some days when I have to much on my plate.....but now I just take a deep breath and relax and let it all go...

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Studio Friday-Inspiration Map

Do you have your map ready?? The map that has all your dream destinations on it that you want to go to? The map that will show you the way so you don't traipse in the dark or circles? If you do, maybe you would like to show us a tiny corner of it? Where did you draw your map? How did you make it? Did you use colour or a special paper?

Here it is my dream map, places and things you could accomplish only in a dream. Some things are true, I love my blog, I am going to take art classes, and travel to all the places where beautiful art was made so many years ago. My dream is just to go to Guggeheim to see all the beautiful art, but in my mind it would be nice to be good enough to have some art there, you know your own show. As you can see all roads lead to the final destination, to live a happy and creative life. Took awhile but here it is.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Daily thoughts and drawings....

Here is a picture of some daily art. Well I have not been posting much as summer is winding down, I find that I have been quite busy with the baby or I mean puppy. Even though It is my daughters dog, who takes it out for a walk and his puppy breaks (so he doesnt do it on the floor) Next weekend I am going away with the girls for a Its All about Me weekend. Each of us have to bring each one of the girls something we have made. So I am in top secret mode making these items. I will be able to show you after the trip dont want to spoil the surprise. The weather here has turned dark and ugly, rainy, and the trees are chaning colour, I do not want winter to come. I would love to live in a climate like Austrialia (I spelled that wrong) where it is pretty nice all year long.....Well I gotta go and work on the project talk to you tommorow.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Oh Those Summer Days

Here is a little mixed media that I did last night. I saw the change rooms in magazine loved the colours cut them out and the rest was painted. Hope you like it. Had a really busy long weekend so far, tomorrow last day off then its back to work. Had my anniversary, on Friday, we went out for a really nice dinner last night, and we had my mom over tonight for a bbque. Then we had some furniture for out den sitting in my dining room for the past month, so hubby and Jason (mostly Jason put it together) 10 hours later it is finished and looks fab. Well it is 12:30 and I am tired so am going to hit the to you tommorow.

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