Thursday, November 27, 2008

thankful for art time

today was thanksgiving. as always we went to my mom and dad's house. lots of people were sick with a bug today, but thankfully not me. i sure did enjoy my turkey and trimmings. when we came home i worked on a postcard. it was the first thing i made in awhile.

Friday, November 14, 2008

something new

i just recently started a swap for making business cards. i thought it might be fun to make an artsy type of business card. how fun would that be to hand them out to make an impression if someone is interested in contacting you at a later date for your art? since i'm so use to working on a larger scale with those silly old postcards going small was a bit of challenge. this is my very first one...and it was a little bit of a learning curve. i'm learning what works and what doesn't. all my pertinent information is on the back.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

a challenge

one of my good art friends, cathy, made a collage sheet to share. she asked us to make something using a few of the images that she provided. we could make anything we wanted. of course i wanted to make a postcard, that certainly comes as no surprise. so here is what i came up with.

making time for art

my life has been so busy lately that i've had little time to sit down and really create something.
i don't like when that happens. art is like therapy for me. it calms me, helps me to be an altered time zone and lets me be free of any responsibilities. that is good for my soul. today i had a small amount time that i made a postcard. it didn't take too long..but the colors made me happy.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

grotesque gyrations

i was working on a gothic arch today. i received a new collage sheet from alpha stamps. this new circus collage sheet is pretty funny. grotesque gyrations just makes me giggle. if you are in
need of any collage sheets check out alpha stamps at they just might have something you can't live without.

Friday, November 7, 2008

crow journal pages

i have completed all the art work on my crow journal pages for a swap i'm hosting at mail art world. i have to add some embellishments yet. i guess you can tell on some of them i must of been having a "fat day". i wonder if that's when i was wearing my blue jeans? thank goodness for elasticized waistbands!!! so here is a small sampling of some of the pages i did.

in stitches

i've been busy
doing quite a bit
of art for swaps and haven't had much time to work on postcards lately. yesterday my luck changed and i managed to get two done. i used my sewing machine on these. i wish i had more time to sew on my art because i love the texture it adds to the pieces.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

something new

my friend, cathy, challenged a few people to make a hanging chunky page to trade. i've made lots of chunky pages, but never have i made one to hang anywhere, so this was a first for me. i've had a few first lately in the art world; moo cards, altered cds and now hanging chunkies. i wonder what will be next?