Monday, April 14, 2014

Good news, bad news and journaling...

The several weeks have been crazy, and that's putting it mildly.
Back at the beginning of March, I was having some dizzy spells. Since there is a
family history of diabetes, I went and had mine checked. Sugar is fine, good news.
Bad news, still not feeling "right". Back to doctor a week later and this time
they checked me for a number of things...nothing, which is good news.
I was then referred to a specialist that deals with Vertigo and that is what
I have finally been diagnosed with. Good news is that normally it's a couple of
treatments and it's taken care of. Bad news, I've now had 6 treatments in 3 weeks
and it's still not gone. Many times between treatments I have to spend 3 days without
bending over, looking up or turning my head too much. Doctor wants to
do a few more treatments, so we'll see how it goes.
Good news, many, many hours spent working in my art journals.
Here are a few new pages...
Red Balloons
Bird & Books
Untitled, still working on this one
Fish out of water
I love...
Pure Joy
Even though I'm dealing with Vertigo, I feel great.
Hope my art reflects it.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A coating and some art...

Our weather forecast for this past Tuesday was a "coating" of snow, followed by rain.
This is what we got...
A little over 7 inches and it was still coming down.
Ten straight hours of snow, a total of 8 inches when it was all done. 
Nothing like a snow day for many hours of creating...
Live life with an open heart 
Rejoice Everyday 
No title yet, this is still a work in progress 
Life is a dream 
Close up
These are all pages in my current art journal.
Making the most of a day indoors.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Acrylics and Ink...

Untitled, 5 x 5 on paper
Still playing around with acrylics and ink mixed with glazing medium.
I really need to take some art classes, I'm such an amateur
but I sure do have fun.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pan Pastels...

For a long time I have wanted to try pan pastels and
finally ordered two sets a few weeks ago.
I choose Exploring Mixed Media 1 & 2 thinking these
would be the best ones for me to start out with. These
two sets consist of colors selected by Donna Downey.
I've spent hours online watching videos on how
to use. It will take just as many hours of practice but
I love them. The colors are fabulous and I look
forward to adding more sets to my collection.
Here's my first attempt...
I've got a lot to learn especially perfecting the blending technique.
This was created using the leftover pastel on the sponges.
I think I like it best.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Butterfly 8x8 canvas panel
acrylics, ink, printed tissue and rice paper
I love rice paper and the texture it adds to a piece.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

5 x 5 Art...

Acrylics, inks, tea bag and rice paper on canvas 
Acrylics and inks on canvas 
Acrylics, inks and cheesecloth on canvas 
Acrylics, inks and cheesecloth on canvas 
Acrylics, inks and rice paper on canvas 
Acrylics, inks and cheesecloth on canvas 
Acrylics, inks and cheesecloth on canvas
Experimenting with tea bags, rice paper and cheesecloth,
what an interesting and fun way to add dimension.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Creating daily...

Here are a few of my newest pieces...
Bluebird 5 x 7
mixed media on paper
Peaceful Life 5 x 7
mixed media on paper
On the pond 6 x9
Acrylic on paper 
Red Flowers 6 x 9
mixed media on paper

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Grand Ole Flag...

I find inspiration in many places but there are times
when I get creative block. Recently, I was stuck and went
looking through old magazines for something to
get me started again. Found this idea in an old issue of
Cloth, Paper, Scissors.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Little art, continued...

Just love how these turned out, bright and cheery.
These would be so cute in a child's room!
Next batch will be birds and butterflies. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Image transfers...

Playing with several image transfer techniques I learned a few weeks ago...
Be Confident 
Dream Big 
Find Joy 
Find Your Balance 
It's All Good 
So Little Time
These pieces were all done on canvas.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A "little" art...

I created some mixed media backgrounds on watercolor paper and then
punched with a 3 inch circle punch. I then added
the little houses and sailboats.
Frames are painted with Maison Blanche Furniture paint.
These would be sweet in a child's room.

Monday, January 27, 2014


My favorite art to create are pieces that are fun, pieces that bring a smile to someone's face, happy, colorful art.
Here's what I've been working on while it's too cold to be outdoors...
These are so much fun!
And here is where I create my art, my
little corner in our home, right between the kitchen and
living room...

We have a spare room that I use as my "studio" but it's really
just a really big closet or storage area as I prefer to be in the
middle of the action while creating.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Another makeover...

This is my latest furniture makeover...
I had already started removing items when I remembered to take my "before" photo. This is a beautiful piece but it was just too dark. I wanted to display my collection of glass but it just did not show up on the dark wood.
Here it is after being painted with Maison Blache furniture paint, the color is Miel...
I debated for a long time before I painted it, I'm glad I decided to do it.
I love how it turned out and all my aqua glass has a pretty home.