Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Do you feel crafty?

I had a little laugh when I read this in the paper, and had to share it
so true.  I always make one craft at christmas, it started when
my daughter was born, I wanted to be a good mom and
make crafts with her.  She wasn't the least little bit interested, could be because I
was a pushy mom and always had to be in charge (lol) or because it was my way or the
highway...  because don't we always know right (lol) I have since learned I am not the boss of her (lol)
So this year without assistance   I have decided to make a cone shaped styrofoam
tree filled with bows made from the newspaper, and water colored.  In my mind
its going to be beautiful, reality may step in and say differently.  So stay tuned for that

Here is a link if you feel crafty from robin Marie site
for a bunch of homemade ornaments, just
click on the writing and you will get the
instructions and let me know if you make anything

Monday, November 28, 2011

One eyed wonder

  • still working on cone project and collage
  • had spring like weather all weekend
  • going to the shoppers house to let the floor guy in
  • today is wifely duties, and get your mind out of the gutter, its not that, its cleaning the house
  • some art supplies bought on the weekend some wood boards to paint on, spalette knifes, sennier pastels, only 4, as I cant afford them all at once, so I buy a few at a time they go on like butter
so what di you do on the weekend,,,,

Friday, November 25, 2011

mish mash friday

Thanksgiving is over, and all that is left is turkey sandwiches
turkey pot pie, and should I go on, until all that
damn turkey is gone.  Now its shopping till you drop,
fighting the crowds back when they have what you want,
and coming home with an sense of accomplishment of
getting what you really did not need but had to have
and a little lighter wallet, now isn't that what
thanksgiving is all about (lol).
In Canada they did not like all us Canadians going down ac cross the
border to spend all our hard earned dollars, so they
got into the spirit and now we have Black Friday
shopping, but it doesn't give you quite the
thrill of going across the border just
so you can get that one item
and come back and brag to all your friends
of what you got?
All right who of you went shopping raise your hands, and let me know what you
got, so I can get the thrill of the hunt to.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Back to the future

did the transfer and it worked thanks Julie
one of the secrets is use toner based copies
and let the gel med dry
still a little work needed on the transfer
and lots on the collage this is just
the start

I am also working on another project on the cone
on the table, if it works I will share it with you
if it doesn't you might see the garbage
are you full of turkey now

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

do you feel crafty

Is this the time of year you feel crafy, well have I got some sites for you to
check out, really great projects, dont wait run over and check them out

this one I might try today
here is another one from her for a chevron stamp, and you know chevron is this season

and make your own teacups with a pattern so simple


heres another site, this site is so full of information and
tutorials, and she shares so easy go here and try it out


i belong to a group called art geeks run by Gulfspirt free
and she shares,  and here is her youtube channel
check it outhttp://www.youtube.com/user/GulfSpr1te?feature=mhee

here are some tutorials from Julie Pritchard, her art is
amazing, she has amazling online classes, and she
shares what she knows

so that is from me to you, happy thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Transfer Magic

I haven't given up on my collage, I am
working on it today, I will take pictures .  I am going to try another transfer, this
time one that I learned in  http://www.julieprichard.com/blog/
class titled Complex Collage, that is a great
class if your interested in taking one, I learned alot, and
its on sale  .  I was not paid to say that.(lol)  Dont ask
me why I never did that transfer to start with, you know the I can
do it my own way and it will work but never does way
Other than that, I have already been to the airport, to drop
the sister inlaw off to go home, to the vet, to
get devil dogs, leg checked she was limping,
she only stretched the ligament, get her
nails cut, and buy some dog food, $166 dollars
later, I left.  But the good news is
in two months she has lost 2 lbs
she is on a diet, unlike her owner who has
not dropped two pounds.  Anyway
I am off to work on my collage, stay tuned.

Monday, November 21, 2011

failure does not deter me

so i decided that i should do a transfer on her head,
i know what you doing? The funky piece I had
looked like hair.  Now every transfer I have
ever done, with every supply i can think of
has failed. But undaunted I vow to try again.

 so I start pict 2 on the head, you cant
see me praying off camera

 picture 3 the reveal, failure, you cant see
what words at that moment are coming
out of my mouth

 picture 4 I decide to leave the transfer
area and never do another one again, and move on
until I can think of something else.  Next painting
the girl. Stay tuned

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Ugly Stage

I started working on a collage,
first step pickingout some of  the collage items
went very monocromatic on the colours

 Next step place them and see if you like them,
this is what I call the ugly stage, but
hopefully it gets better. 

I will share this journey with you if your intersted.  In other news there seems to be alot of blog drama going on, lots of people stealing others ideas and claiming there own.  I see no ones stealing my ideas, because your welcome to them (lol).  Pretty soon nobody will be blogging because they dont want their ideas taken. So those out there in blog land who dont have any ideas of your own, get a life and start thinking of some.  Because I like reading everyones blogs....keep posting

Thursday, November 17, 2011


wind is howling and snow is swirling
fireplace on
 hotchocolate in hand
wrapping christmas presents (yes I am )
mailed christmas cards (yesterday)
enjoying the little moments today

Monday, November 14, 2011

A bit of drib and drab

painted background papers

I have a busy morning
  •  haircut much needed
  • pick up the shoppers contact lenses
  • return some bottle to the bottle depot
  • pick up mother inlaw take her grocery shopping
  • walk devil dog
This afternoon I plan on devoting some time in
the studio, a quick clean up and then its time
to think of working big, thats right I am
going to try and work big .  I dont know
yet what I am going to do but its going to be big.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

christmas card chaos

I am in the process of making Christmas cards
I had all my Christmas stuff all together
so I decided just to make them in the kitchen
instead of the studio, so I could
visit and watch tv with the hubby.
I know , I know, what a nice
wife, what I wont do for my man (lol).
So I managed to make 5 cards so far,
lets just say it not production line
fast.  If you squint really hard
you can see some in the back
on the counter.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Today is all about reflection my mother passed away 1 year ago today
hard decisions had to be made and I had to make them
I still wonder if I made the right decision
but sometimes its the only one

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fridge Art

Sometimes i just create art for the fridge, the other day I had a paper bag and created two peices of
art, I will show you the  other one  tommorow.  Not the best of works of art I have, but done fast and easy, 10 minutes.  Sometimes I just like to do fast art and not care if its not perfect.  Well last night I said to hubby how do you like my fridge art, and he say's what fridge art.  Ah dude were you dropped on your head as a baby,are you blind. How many times does he go in that fridge in 24 hours lets just say more that you want to know, and he cant see a big honking peice of art, oh the joys of having a husband

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


I feel like I have been floating lately, just floating and not doing what
I want to do, which is stop doing tthese damn postcards, and do
something else.  So I have been thinking about what to go onto
next, my friend  janet  http://jkbees.blogspot.com/ works
on all sorts of things, big canvas one day, her journal the next day
draws on newsprint. I am thinking of doing a mixed media
on clayboard, I would love to be one of those people that
could work on more than one thing at a time.  I am going to try that,because
pretty soon I will need  some intense therapy if I continue to make postcards

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I dont do cutzie

I know this is bordering on cutzie, gag me with a spoon.  Its started just as a piece of textured paper, and a card with fish on it.  I started with a pink marker, the fish I used as a picture, and it went from there.

(disclaimer: IT not that I dont like cutzie art, I just dont like if I do it.  I asked my daughter the
shopper if it was cutzie and she said no, but she is related to me, she has to lie. 

Monday, November 07, 2011

The day

postcard, hand drawn fence and background, girl from magazine, drawn over
with sharpie, white out, and markers

Hello Monday
turkey soup on the stove
no snow here yet
homemade bread to be made
laundry to be done
dog to be walked
art to be made

Saturday, November 05, 2011


I know you probably thinking is that all she ever does is birds, I promise
you i will do other things, I am getting a little sick of it to.
But I had a good time with this one, I kind of made him
look like peeling paint, or molting, i used tiny scraps of handmade
paper, and glue, and white out, and black pen.

Friday, November 04, 2011


I like drawing buildings, not perfect, because truthfully
try as I might I cant get them perfect.  So imperfect it is, this is another
postcard, but a big one, I got out of the garbage by the mailbox.
Yes I am a garbage picker......Well today looms in front of me,
with possibilities to go out and enjoy the last of the fall
weather , so I better get out of these pjs and into some
warm clothes and get myself out of here and get
a hot chocolate and a muffin, the paper at my
favourite coffee shop...what are you doing for yourself today?

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Time to meet ying and yang

Meet Ying and Yang, ying was done on a bag from PF Chang's, and Yang ws
done on on one my premade backgrounds.  They are in love but
only get to see each other in the warm months but truthfully that suits her fine, because
he can be a bit of pain in the ass.  Always complaing about the bugs and the heat,.
  Ah aint  love grand.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

A bag of mixed nuts

This is a bag of mixed nuts, some pressed flowers,
a transfer, a plastic see thru thing that is
like a brick wall that I have laying around,
some acrylic, and some markers.  But I
think it all works, whats your opinion?

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


I got an email yesterday, from one of my swap partners , that I met on LaWendas site asking if I wanted to swap hamdmade christmas cards.  So of course I said yes, so now I am wondering if any of  you dear readers wants to swap handmade cards with me, if you do let me know, and we can exchange addresses. 

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