Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

When I saw this quote, I realized that it would be my mantra for the new year. I rarely make new year's resolutions, but do try to come up with a list of projects I would like to accomplish in the new year. This includes not only in my art, but my home, family, friends, and health.

And if I can't put my whole heart into a project, then I need to let it go.

I have, in the past, taken on too many projects. And I truly wanted to do them all. But found I never could find the time. And in the process, ended up not being happy. So... that means, not taking on so many things, except the ones I really love. Put my heart into them, and do the best I can.

I want to wish everyone the Happiest New Year, and hope you will do all those things you love.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hope everyone has the best Holiday Season ever.

This past year has been a busy time for me. Had some family business to finish up, continuing health issues, and opened a booth at a local antique mall. I hope to share more of all the fun things that have been going on in the coming year. I'm still creating for my booth, and hope to be able to have some extra treasures to open my esty shop again.

And now, back to the Rum Cake. Yummmmmm.

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Altered Bottles

I have been busy in my studio mixing up all kinds of art. Since taking an online class by Michael DeMeng called Color Washes, I have been trying the techniques on anything I can get my hands on. Here I have added some molding paste and several color washes. This is a fun way to make an aged looking bottle. Add a few ribbons and flowers, and it looks like they may have come from grandmother's attic.

After I took the photo, I played with some overlays in Photoshop Elements. One of the overlays is actually one of the practice canvases I made for the Color Wash class.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope you can spend the day with the ones you love.

This is a digital collage I made for the Paperwhimsy Inspire Blog, where you can find all the individual elements listed along with many other samples of Valentine's Day sample.

I had hoped to be posting much sooner. I have so many new things to share. I should be getting some pictures to post soon.

I have been busy reorganizing my art space, and finding old projects to finish.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

I want to wish every the Happiest of New Years. May all your dreams be fulfilled.

A New Year to start Fresh. A time to give up on past disappointments and failures, and start a new journey.
I am hoping to do a lot more this year, to include more blogging. I have tended to ignore keeping this updated, and plan to add a lot more things more often. And most of all visit more of my blogging friends.
I also hope to finish all those projects I have started in the past. I have so many things started, and for some reason had to pack them away. Well, this is the year I will decide to either finish them or get them out of my art space. Some have been neglected way too long.
New techniques and mediums are also high on my list to try. More painting, and would love to finally learn how to use my "fancy" camera, so I can add photos to my art work.

I'd love to hear what art plans you have made for the New Year.

Digital art graphics credits: Cemerony