Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year

Before everyone gets too busy with all the Holiday celebrations, I wanted to wish you all a Very Blessed Merry Christmas, and the Happiest New Year.

Below are a few of the Christmas digital collages I made for the Paperwhimsy Inspiration blog.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale

I'm having a sale of 20% off on all items in my Etsy shop. Now until December 15th.
Enter code cyber20

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stampington Digital Studio Magazine

I thought you might like to take a peek at the Spotlight pages of my digital work in the newest issue. I'm not able to get the magazine locally, so thought maybe some of you hadn't seen it. I'm really excited about having my first submission to this magazine published.

And I have added some one of a kind collaged cards and journals to my etsy shop.

More new digi items at Paperwhimsy

I created these for the Paperwhimsy September 12 newsletter and Inspire blog. I have also posted another Photoshop Elements tutorial, How to delete a background from an image.

More Digital Artwork for Paperwhimsy

I used some of the newest digital items at Paperwhimsy for these collages for theAugust 29th newsletter and blog.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thank You

It's been a little while since I posted, but I did want to thank all of my visitors who stop by, and for all those great comments. A lot of times I can't answer the comments since the email address is not included. So please, leave your email, I would love to thank you.
I hope to update my blog in the next few days.
This summer has been extremely distracting for me. I usually don't post about my personal life, but wanted to explain why I have been so quiet. Early in July, my Father passed away. He had been ill, and he passed in peace. Then I was tasked to deal with the arrangements and estate business. If you have ever done any of these things, you know how time consuming and draining these can be. While working in his house, I re-injured back, and so for the past several weeks, I have had xrays, MRI, new medicine, and currently physical therapy. I am finding out that as I get older, I am having to deal with aches and pains, and some will probably continue. Hoping to be more mobile soon.
Most of all I am looking forward to the cooler months, and getting a lot more things done.

While making digital art for PaperWhimsy, I post a lot of my artwork over on the PaperWhimsy Inspiration blog, along with Nancy Maxwell James, which is updated every two weeks Please stop by and visit. We also offer mini tutorials.
Thanks again, I always love to hear from you.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Paperwhimsy Hybrid images

All images, textures and text from the new line of Paperwhimsy Hybrid images. Heart is created using the Photoshop Elements Cookie cutter tool.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

As Seen on the Paperwhimsy Inspiration Blog

I am excited to be back at Paperwhimsy in a role as a Digital Designer. As a beginner in the Digital World, I hope to inspire those who have been wanting to play in this medium. So hop on over to the Paperwhimsy Inspiration blog and see how I created these images, and you will also see the wonderful artwork of Nancy Maxwell James, who is the Paperwhimsy Paper Designer. Lots of great things to see, to inspire you.

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Few More Collaged Skinny Pages

This has been my first skinny page swap, and I am really enjoying the 4x8 inch size. And each person has a theme to work with. Images from Paperwhimsy.