Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dreaming of Thanksgiving…

:: tablescapes :: 
Are you hosting Thanksgiving at home or traveling to visit friends and family these year?
Whatever direction you may take...
these photos are to inspire and lift your spirits.
To be thankful for all the little blessings!

Monday, November 25, 2013

why create ordinary?

when you can create…
:: extraordinary :: 
Holiday Recipe Card

These recipe cards are for our group swap over at The Studio- artist community.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

journal spread

:: pockets :: 
Are used to tuck away pretty little things that make me happy… and so I did. 
The joy of art journaling. 
It has awhile since I have been able to just let go and play.
I decided to take action and in-between the drying of art projects get playing... 
Felt fantastic!!
I just love pulling together random papers, paint, stencils, and tape; 
mix it all together with:  
collective swap pieces from artists' who have gifted me over this year, 
add a few tags I created to this pocket, and there you have it…
no doubt about it.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

journal spread

From time to time… it just feels good…
:: let your hair down :: 
In general: 
to leave behind one's inhibitions or to behave in a way that is free from social limitations or any code of conduct.
Let your hair down and tell me all about yourself. Come on. 
Let your hair down and tell me what you really think.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday's Links

:: new art products :: 
enjoy a little creativity for the artist in you.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Studio updates

:: events ::
This November, members of The Studio - artist community  have been really taking their creativity to new heights...
Stepping out of their comfort zone, exploring, sharing their talents, and gathering as a community to bring together a sisterhood of artistry!! 

:: Open Studio Tour ::
This event was to discover what makes a work of art on this free self-guided tour.
See "inside" Members of The Studio work space.

These artists' were proud to invite you into there homes and studios during this very special event to share with you their processes.

To become knowledge of what goes into each piece of art.
Participants on the tour had a greater appreciation of what makes a "work of art."

:: Christmas Recipe Card Swap ::

Members are going International with this swap. 
Participates are creating "handcrafted" cards and sharing their favorite Holiday recipe. 
How exciting and fun is this ??
** receiving a beautfiul handmade card from a very talented artist along with their favorite yummy recipe… I am excited. 

:: Christmas Ornament Exchange ::

Each member who participates in this exchange will receive a "handcrafted" ornament.
All mediums apply and all levels of experience qualifies. 
What a delightful gift, to have ornaments hanging in your home from members of The Studio!
Artists' are pulling together in the group to exchanging ideas, talents, and inspiration for this project. 

Wish to be a part of our "THRIVING" art community? 


:: around here ::

Celebrated my 44th Birthday.

Enjoying the harvest of Fall.

Art journaling - exercising visual expression.

Taking the long way home… 

"It is not length of life, but depth of life."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, November 11, 2013

journal spread

:: spontaneous ::
 Spontaneous applies to what arises naturally rather than 
resulting from external constraint or stimulus.
Being creative and practicing a visual response using a variety of mediums 
can only lead to the practice of art journaling. 
 applies to what reflects or comes about as a result of a natural inclination or innate impulse.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday's Lovely Links

:: delightful to visit ::

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

made with a BIG heart...

:: art doll ::
uniquely crafted from repurposed/recyclable materials.
find. reclaim. repurpose. 
It is all a matter of personal preference!

Enjoy the process of making art.

Monday, November 4, 2013

studio update

Currently working on…

A whole new respect for the the meaning of "handcrafted" here in my art studio. 
These :: ART DOLLS :: as I have named this art project, were uniquely crafted using repurposed/recyclable materials.

Through this process, I have discovered a whole new passion for art and dolls. 
Now, with wire and paper thoughts collectively filling my head… 
I shall listen to my "mojo" and move forward with a new project and reveal it's introduction into the art world in the near future!!
How exciting... a new found love and project is awaiting. 

Life can be like a kaleidoscope!
where to find these art dolls 
for sale