Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Collage

:: my artful collection ::
A look back at my Halloween art. 
Altered Cardboard Tag
Painted Papers
Mosaic Paper Layout Spread
Day of The Dead - art journal card 
Monster Bowl
Corrugated Cardboard Pumpkins
Paper - Mache Pumpkins 

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cards Created To Inspire...

:: an inspirational deck ::
Think for a moment... 
in your hands you hold a deck, created by the heart of imagination.
 Each card represents a visual expression of inspiration 
and remind us of our passion to be creative. 
To have the courage to draw outside the lines
and just make art! 
These deck of inspirational cards are making there way to a few incredible artists,
 who were willing to participate in my trade.
I am very excited and look forward to sharing with you 
my complete "inspirational deck".
I will be honoring the participates with photos and links to follow.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Painting A Thought...

:: look deep ::
watercolor and acrylic ink 
We all have that burning question...
 what happens if we lose somebody we love?
There is no comparison, to the degree, of someones' loss.
 Perhaps one might wonder...
What fear was going on. What secrets do they hold. What kept them in the dark.
We wonder if only we could reach out, 
touch them, hold their hand, look them in their eyes...

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit...and these delightful links.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Big Buzz In Blogland- what others are excited about!

Word is... no sewing. no binding. 
If you got duct tape and a rubber band, you can make a journal!

 As I visit some of my favorite blogs, I've noticed a theme here. 
They are getting excited over duct tape and creating these incredible journals.
Inspired by Diana Trout.
Learn how to create your very own here.
I will admit...these are fast, fun, and easy to create.

:: duct tape journal ::
Inspired to create your very own...?

Don't stop here, check out these artists' duct tape journals too!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Charcoal Incident...

:: vintage BINGO card ::
What I went to grab for, was my graphite pencil... ended up being charcoal instead. 
Some incidents are meant to be! 
 What is character but the determination of incident?
What is incident but the illustration of character?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Carving Out Humanity

:: the sacred heart ::
I grabbed some thin craft foam and carved this drawing directly onto it.
Using a pencil for the illustration and a photo for my example. 
Then I cut it out and mounted it onto this tiny block of wood.
A journal spread- my token of humanity...
The Sacred Heart 
is one of the most widely practiced and well-known devotions. 
This devotion is predominantly used in the Catholic Church.
It emphasizes on love, compassion, and humanity. 

I craved out this foam stamp, as a little reminder to myself...
that love and compassion are necessary, if you wish to survive life's little challenges!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit...and these delightful links.

Have a great weekend!
The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.~PIERRE DE CHARDIN

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tidbits of my day...

:: my tiny portions of collage ::
Still out of sorts from the flare-up, but I am making my way back.
This is when I feel most comfortable creating on a smaller scale. 
Creating a few smaller piece from my stash of scraps... always gets me back on track. 
My personal "get-well" therapy. 
I know...
we all have torn book pages piled, somewhere in our art space.
 What do I like to do with my old book pages?
Splash watercolor and inks onto them.
This add a personal touch, when creating collage elements. 
Great "tip-in" page for an art journal too! 
It is the simple steps forward... that lift us up and out from going under. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pile It On...

:: a deck of inspiration ::
This project is the result of Christine Mason Miller - Desire to Inspire 
In her book, she writes about having her very own Deck of Inspirational Cards. 
I have been behind the scenes... trading with artists' in sets of ten.
As a result, this collection or "deck of cards" 
contains a variety of styles created by the artist in hand.
Here is what you need to get started:
1 deck of cards (any size/shape)
acrylic paints
pens - pencils - markers
scrap papers
collage elements
hole punch
metal/plastic ring
miscellaneous art supplies

Looks fun. Wish to trade?
contact me