Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mundane Daze

back to normal stove arrived
today dusting, vacumning mundane duties
signed up for a new online course

http://www.rondapalazzari.com/classes/art-of-pen-pals/ a good price and sounds interesting

thinking of participating in
June 1

last year made it for the whole month

what are you thinking about?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Art Fix needed...

Thanks for all your comments on the smash book, its morphing into an art journal
last night dinner out (still no oven) over to friends
today art store, I need a fix
library therapy required
and quess what its SNOWING OUT
does not matter no socks on these feet until October
whats on your day?

Saturday, April 27, 2013


I decided when smash books came out I was not going to get one,
but I did get one for the Shopper, I thought she would like one.
Well she had it about 6 months, and then brought it back
to me, empty.  She didnt want, didnt know what to do with it,
wasnt into.  So now it was back to me, so this I made and
put on the very back page of the smash book.  I dont know what I am
going to do with the book , I might just treat it like an art journal.
Do you have one?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday link love and the usual tuts

For the month of april over at Daisy yellow, link love, you will get to see some great artists and blogs
and why not join in

shows a great video on how she made art on black cheap fabric with bleach


This is my favourite artist, I have taken all her courses, I love her art, her freedom,
the way its just so natural organic and her ease with which she creates, as you can see
I want her talent in my next life


the Artistic Pagan has a great number of how to videos on line, but this one where she shows you how to make a stencil from something from the dollar store is so great, it changed the way I make my stencils

I love April Cole Style, today she shows you what she does from her old art to make great collages

Thursday, April 25, 2013


another gelli print background
new stove arriving today
old stove going to the recyle centre
answering comments on the same posts seeing lots of people doing this
going to give it a try
 will still blog browse

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mail me some art: Discussion topic - postcard display

Mail me some art: Discussion topic - postcard display

I wanted to have a place to store postcards I was working on, or I had finished, or the ones I had received, so I went to Michaels and got a recipe box, painted and stencilled it and  that is where I keep my postcards, that way I can look thru it anytime I want, or when its full I just make another one, 

Retro Wednesday.....

You might have seen the girl before this is the retro part
the background is new done with gelli plate (gotta love that gelli plate
still playing around with it trying to get it right)
joined the two with photoshop elements (still learning the ins and outs 5 years later)
baking a cake for the shopper she needs one for tonight for a dinner she is hosting
lucky for her I dont work (ha ha)
hubby home tonight guess I better tell the 20 guys I have stashed here the party is over
yesterday art question:  was the background a stamp
yep you quessed it, I love that stamp I bought it years ago
what have you all been doing lately

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Green is my colour

I know her face is green, that was on purpose
just playing around with color
you know how much I like it
playing around with faces
home alone for two days
making noodles in peanut sauce for dinner (skinny version)
out with the neighbour for some bonding time
celelbrating the sunshine today
what are you doing

Monday, April 22, 2013


worms in the computer
 printer problems
connected to computer problems
laptop problems
connected to computer problems
fixed in India
oh the wonder of the internet

Friday, April 19, 2013

friday tuts

go on over she has link love all thru April, and you get to see some amazing artists


mono print with masking tape

A lot of reall great tuts and great information, a good place to bookmark

this is a great gelliprint site, that shows you how to use gel medium on your gelli print
A really good blog, that does not get enough attention, a great artist
a free mini course on photoshop elements its really great
A great blog, great painter, great sense of humor

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Crap happens in three's

First the oven broke, and we needed a new one
then our new washer started to leak, of course the day after warranty expires
now the printer is not working, 
Dont you know bad things always happen in 3......
Is that Carma talking to me........

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

No Socks

made of bits and pieces of magazines and some painted paper

I have declared spring has come to my city.  I have taken off my socks and they wont be back on again until October.  I have moved the winter clothes, purged and pillaged all the cupboards, washed and dusted until there is not a speck of winter left in this house. And that makes me happy today...

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Today most of this girl was done with Portfolio crayons
I am trying to get a more gritter look to my art, not
so peaches and cream. What do you think?
I have never had curly hair, straight as a board.  The shopper has
curly hair got it my hubby.  She hates it, straightens it daily, but
she did get thick hair from me.
Had to buy a new oven yesterday, the glass in my oven
broke, well cooking.  Its cheaper to get a new oven
than get the glass fixed, plus how could I ever
get the glass out of there.  So no oven cookingfor
a couple of weeks, thats how long it takes to
get the new oven, some places took a month?
What the....now that is a good excuse not to cook.
But alas I have a toaster oven, and for the two
of us that is perfect.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Strolling thru Fridays Tuts...


http://daisyyellowart.com/vividlife/link-love-a-mission.htm lots of great links and an opportunity to get to know some great artists and there work

Mono printing, with a gelli plate how to do a border, very interesting, even if you dont have a gelli plate, you know your going to get one , one day

Just a site when you can get free clip art,  not your average really nice clipart

If you have Photoshop Elements here is how you can make your art, into a photoshop brush, very cool


Making some envelopes out of magazines, so carafty

A really good site, she has lots of great tuts to share, a very talented lady

Alisa makes all kinds of easy pillows and paints on them,,,,,

This is a great tut -she makes a whole journal out of one page;;;; i am going to do this for sure

he makes a beautiful bowl out of paper mache,,,,you cant even tellhttp://carolynshomework.blogspot.fr/2013/03/inkling-paper-mache-confetti-bowl.html

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Ho Hum daze

Just call me Helmet Hair 
background scrapbook paper
letranset aqua markers
white out

today is all about
getting a haircut
grocery shopping with hubby
walking the dog
cooking salmon on the barbecue
don't you wish you had my life (lol)

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Bits and Pieces

buying huge bath towels on sale
making balsamic chicken in the crockpot
practising on my gelli plate
wearing mittens when I walk the dog
planning a lunch for a friend
trying to stay off the computer and get some art done

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Do you have a tool you enjoy?.....

I bet you didn't know I am mathematically challenged. I hate math always have always will
barely got by in School. And of course once you got out of school there was always the
calculator. This is my favourite tool next to my Dyson Vacumn .  Dont you love it, its been well used, and chewed on by devil dog, paint spattered on it. Can you guess why I love it?  Okay long enough put down your hands, because it tells you the 1/4 inches.the 3/4 inch, I never which line is what.  This makes my life so much easier........of course next to my Vacumn (lol)

okay I bet by the title you thought I just might be talking about something else, now that
is a way to get people to read your blog........

Saturday, April 06, 2013

bookbinding tools and a phobia

These are the tools that I use for bookbinding.  OK I haven't really used these yet, but I am ready just in case.  What is holding me back, I don't know I wish I did, I watch all the videos, I am sure I could do it, I have the paper all ready to be sewn.  Do you  think i have a bookbinding phobia (lol).

Friday, April 05, 2013

Its Friday Tut day....

click on to enlarge,  this was made along time ago

Sorry about yesterday, was a bad day, but my little pity party is over.  well its friday and you know what that means tuts,,,thats right i have some amazing ones for you:  Grab a coffee, or wine, and enjoy.....

a great page by Robin making a journal page


 A great tut on making placecards, I made one as a sample for later to use


                     A great portrait donw with junk and I mean Junk


A great tut for making a journal out of one page by Diana Trout

this is a good one over at Tammys is link love friday you will find lots of great ideas from new people

Thursday, April 04, 2013


not feeling the swimming today
steam room -to steam out negative thoughts
hot tub - to soak up and energize the mind
not a good day for chit chat
tomorrow should be better

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Just a few days late.......

Just click on picture to make it appear bigger

This is a mosaic of the art that was completed in March, or at least some of it.  The good ones that passed my intense scrutiny   I have been busy seen 4 am this morning, when I drove my neighbour to the airport, she is off to Cuba with her daughter.  Now I wish I was off to Cuba, the shopper has been there and said it was really nice.  Then I came home slept for a few more hours, and then got up and took the mother in-law to Costco, (she cant drive and likes to go there).  Then took her home, and then went to Chapters to look for a book, and then came home.  So that's all for today because I am exhausted, and need to rest and watch my favourite old show on TV, the Gilmor Girls, will talk to you all tomorrow.  Have you all noticed it is very quiet in blogland lately, or is it just me?

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

A glimpse into my life

Been busy working around in the studio and took some pictures and thought I would show whats going on here in Lees world.  If you want to see these bigger just click on the picture.

This is my stand up area I have an easel you cant see, and a desk to sit down that is also not in picture, the side you can see is where my sewing machine is.
 Painting on deli paper
 This is where I keep my stamp carving tools
 This is a piece of canvas that I am painting to make a cover for an art journal that I am making
 Some markers , this is where I store them
 This is a post card that I started didnt like the way it looked
 So this is what it turned out as, still not sure if I like it
 Another postcard that I do like, I made this on some old packing that I had around
 This is a stamp that I put on the flower postcard

So thats it, been busy, thought you might like a glimpse into my life......(lol)

Monday, April 01, 2013

lost and found

Recently on my blog I shared a technique done by Jane Davies

I kinda followed her technique but went my own way, the first two I like the third one not so much, I made these with the idea of just placing them somewhere and then someone finding them.  There is a group out there that does that, after all a girl can only have so many postcards.

Had a great easter what about you? Are you ready to get back into the swing of things, life?
Today eating leftovers, a little art, some art room cleaning, and some reading is in order?

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