Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Altered Art book of art!

This is the 8th anniversary project for my paper traders swap group. Truly was fun to make..and I even used a lot of my stash that I have been holding on to!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday play..

Getting inspired by friends blogs and got out my vintage ephemera and played all day. Ended my play time with a walk on my favorite island beach...gathered drift wood, shells and stuff for more creations... 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

two eye views..

 I am posting these for myself gives me a better view to my different eye positions that I use and always is a help to see them up close...

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Two totally different gals!

                                    This one is sold and the one below is yet to be finished!
After seeing these two in the same view I realize that some days I am serious and others not so much! That is the way life should be!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hi everyone and hope you are having a great day!!!Stay cool

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The mess and the creation!

Working on two commissioned pieces today and got messy with my bad self! It is the most fun to just get all the stuff out and gesso, rip, paint, stamp and glue with abandon! The two canvases are drying getting ready for stage two and the only thing without paint is my off to the shower.( The grandkids are coming over for the afternoon!!!)
 Hope you are getting messy is the only way you can use your stuff.


Stage one on canvas.

Clean feet! everything else is happily painty!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

100 days of Tombow

Received these beautiful Tombow products with a challenge of creating and started having fun right away. Of course as you can see I am a huge Tombow fan. I have used them for over 15 years in my stampart projects and now use them in my art journaling. For the first time I am now using the creamy art pencils and am loving them. Decided to try them on Dark cardstock and LOVE the effect.. Take a peek....   OH and the (tape) Stamp runner is divine!

Tombow products-tape Stamp Runner, Dual Brush art markers and Irojiten color pencils vol 8 very pale tone

Love these products-high quality,great value

stamped in white on black
color with the Irojiten very pale shades
yummy tape runner from Tombow!

An art journal page in a flash that looks great!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Blog day 3

It is amazing to me that you can get as many opinions as you want until you get the one you want to hear. So instead of that I am going to just trust my gut. Or I should say my wisdom and my age and my relationship with God ,who after all really does know everything. Why do we surround ourselves with so many voices when we are trying to find an answer when quiet trust is what is needed? Don't answer that, remember I am going to start just listening to myself and the inner quiet voice that is my heart. I am starting a new page in my journal tonight and will continue to post her progress here for the next few nights.

new girl in the works-she is going to be authentique

Page in progress- the desk is messy and covered in paints just the way I like it!
authentique me with no make up on tonight! Have a creative day..

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blog and schlog!

I love to make up fun words and be silly,even though I am in my wonderful 50ish years! This is the beginning of my blog along with Effy another amazing blogger shchlogger,,,Effy has been part of my on line life for three years now and has inspired me to CREATE and do it. I had been wanting to start an art journal for a very long time and joined her group BOD book of days,,,well! It was not only artsy fun but healing as well. I worked through some tough things in my life as i journaled and had to keep myself going because i felt responsible to my art sister hood on the BOD page. SO thanks Effy and all of you girls out there who keep me motivated....we shall begin a new season as we blog along together! HUGS and lets blog and schlog....

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Images to share!

Thank you  to the Graphic fairy for this freebie!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

beauty and shoes

 the beauty of the island i live on inspires me to great things...but then i get home and just get cosy with my reading..oh well.... perhaps great things are over rated!

A fun project i did for a friend...i call them grafitti girl shoes!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

BURIED TREASURE...Scroll on down the page.

Below are my favorite posts from a blog hop weekend that I am reposting for Seths Treasure hunt
go and enjoy!!! just scroll on down the page!! when you finish head back to Seths blog for more buried treasure .

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The creative process

This is a repost for Seths treasure hunt. I really decided I wanted to post one of my "how to's"
since that is one of my favorite things to see on others blogs. I love to see the creative process unfold. When I first began blogging it was my inspiration to go and try something new.SO go and try this and then let me know how it turned out!

The art journal page in process... go to my stash!

I start by adding the paint and my favorite paper scraps: First the page was gessoed then acrylic paints-then paper ephemera that I whitewash over. letting that dry I start my painted face.

Love my stabilo black pencil  and a good white wash!

adding color-using acrylics and watercolor crayons.

adding more color defining the eyes, adding stamping and a little aging with walnut ink

last stage,adjusting shading,color adding words-often at this stage I rework anything that stands out ...tearing paper off adding gesso..

the opposite page is where I journal my thoughts for the day..that leaves me with a finished art piece...that I can use later for reproduction and sale!

LOVE the sennelier brand of inks

and always have two or three pads of words..these are from Tim Holtz line.

Thanks so much for stopping in .......


my piece of art for this weeks Piece a week...She is an expression of my inner diva!!!! Have a great Saturday     link:

Sunday, April 14, 2013


I am jumping back in to my journal pages with COLOR! Often I get my inspiration when I am out in the world of retail therapy...I love to go and look and just chill my brain imagining the possibilities of each item I am drawn too...well today the colors of all of the new summer clothes were popping out everywhere..I did not buy - but I did recreate!! Enjoy my latest lady of color!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

one piece!

Spring is on its way and tonight my journal reflects my thoughts...I really love art journaling and have let myself go way outside of my box. Letting my mistakes become part of my piece and not overworking it. Seems that is the way I am living in this new era of my life ..after 50!!

altered bottles!

altered gypsy soul bottles for my amazing co-workers. Each one represents their unique personalities. AND an added delight -after i took the picture i noticed my grade school pic in the back ground!