Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit... and these delightful links.

25 FREE DIY Mobile Tutorials

I dont know about you...
As for me, I have not grown out of fun, artsy mobiles.
Love hanging them in my art studio!

Ruth Bleakley

Mini Book Photo Tutorial

Dina Wakley
Mixed Media Artist

Dina creates some incredible art journal pages...

Look at these beautiful collage tags!


DIY Rope Swirl Tapestry
This rug is super cool!

Created by Free People
Good news is here is a full
on how to do it!

thank you for visiting...
Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Altered Rolodex Cards

Altered Rolodex Card Project
A wheel of art in your creative space ready to inspire you.

Follow along this artful journey...
or come play along!
It is up to you.
Whatever you decide... I do hope this inspires you to think creatively!!

Altered Rolodex Cards
These are but a few, of the altered rolodex cards
 I've been working on in my studio.





I received these in the mail 
by two very talented artists!

created by:
Linda Hardy

 created by:
Linda Koch
You just never know...
 who your going to inspire, meet, and build wonderful friendships 
with along your "artful" journey!
Have a wonderful Thursday!
The Rolodex Swap
join anytime / leave me a comment or email me

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday

What do you wish for fall?

If winter is slumber, spring is birth, and summer is life...
then autumn rounds out to be reflection.
It's a time of year when the leaves are down, 
the harvest is in
the perennials are gone.
Mother Earth 
just closed up the drapes on another year
it is time to reflect on what's come before.
~ Mitchell Burgess

I wish to...
A time to pause and harvest my own personal garden.
To see what seeds I have sown.
Did I produce a garden that reflects who and what I am...
or, did I allow the weeds to take over...

A season that tends to slow life down... a quiet time!
Time to breathe...
A time to surround myself with all that consumes me.
To take inventory...
to remove the unwanted and uselessness out! 

I wish...
To take in all that Mother Earth has to offer this Autumn.
To allow acceptance...
to be drawn inward so that I can reflect outward, in a creative matter.
To see life through the creative eye
become more inspired, always!

I am willfully wishing and willing...
to embrace fall
with all my heart!

Happy Autumn!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What Can You Create Spending A Dollar?

Paper- Mache



 Purchase a pack (4-6) of plastic mini pumpkins
from your dollar store.
Create a paste:
1/2 Elmer's Glue
1/2 water
Tear paper towels into strips.
Paste on
Don't forget to add your eyes and nose.
Allow to dry over night!

Apply acrylic paints
Any embellishments can be added.
Have fun!

You can create your own handles if you wish
(using wire)
use the handles the the pumpkins came with. 
(I created one of each)

These paper-mache
were so much fun to make!
I am definitely in the mood for

what you can create with a dollar!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday's Mosaic

The art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces.
A technique of decorative art; using small, normally rough cubic, stone, glass 
or other materials of different colors to create a pattern or picture.
My interpretation 
of a 
Mixed Media Mosaic

What do you get when...
you cut up corrugated cardboard and apply your imagination?

You got it!
Mixed Media Mosaic

By using the 4" x 4"cardboard I had cut previously...
I apply a verity of
techniques and mediums.

mixed media mosaic
created by: April Cole
Go mad... mosaic mad that is!
Happy Monday

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Creative Process...

This is my take on it -  "I am always growing!"

Whether is it taking a chance, believing in myself worthiness, having the courage to step beyond the boundaries, exploring new territories, discovering new challenges, or setting forth to reach as high as the sky! I am growing... my roots are strong.
Wishing you all growth, in your creative process.

Enjoy growing... enjoy your Saturday.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit... and this wonderful collection of links.

Robin Dudley-Howes
mixed-media jewelry creator and teacher

What an incredible, talented artist!
It's take a peek at some of Robin's classes.

Altered Art Bottles *

* Treasure Charm Bracelet *

If you live in or around Los Angeles, California
Robin is teaching a class at
South Pasadena CA., Oct. 2

A K-6 art teacher who has a passion to create "artful" things.

Marcia's talent and inspiration truly shine through...
 on her blog!

* watercolor *
* collage *
* art journaling *
* photography *

Take a look at her beautiful artwork!
Created by Marcia

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson
Fine Art Collage Artist

Interview With Artist *

* Work In Progress *

Visit Elizabeth on her blog.
She is such an inspiration to all artist!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Altered Corrugated Cardboard

Work in progress...
working in my studio using corrugated cardboard.
(continued project from Tuesday's post)

Follow along...
enjoy yourself and get inspired to create!

She Grew Wings

(mixed media collage)

Magic Mushroom

(mixed media collage)

Have a artful Thursday!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Call for Paper Stacks

Is hosting 
an online collaboration of 
artist's and their stacks!!
There is over 80+ artists 
who have signed up to participate in this project.

Stacks of what... you might be asking?
Anything paper, that stacks up in their studios.
Sounds exciting... right?!

Here is what is stacking up in my art studio.


and more books...

Painted Papers
Handmade Journals

Stacking ATC's

Artful Tags

and of course...
altered corrugated cardboard tags!


I do hope you enjoyed my tour of paper stacks!
That it has in some way, inspired you to start stacking it up...
Be creatively messy!
Please, do not forget...
to check out what the other participating artists are stacking up
in their studio.

Happy Wednesday!!