Thursday, April 21, 2011

New tag

Here is my latest tag. I used beads, distress inks, paper flowers and stamps. The bird is made from a coffee filter, stained with distress ink. I used my gel pens to outline the bird and colour in the flowers and leaves. Still working on my lettering and outlining but guess it'll take practice, practice and more practice. Ah, well. I've got three days off so will try to "create" more stuff this weekend.

Happy Easter everyone!


I am trying something new for me. I am making charms. Since I am not very profficient at doing jewellry, I'm afraid these may not be what was required for my swap. Not sure of the size. These are about the size of a quarter. I am using paper clay which air drys so I don't have to "cook" anything. I must admit that they were lots of fun and I really liked trying to do all the shapes. Hope someone will give me a yea or nay on whether these are OK.

I used some glimmer mist on one or two but I can't see any difference. Oh yes, and just a little sparkle with my red stickles.

My next photo is of some hat pins that I made for another swap. They were fun too. I had lots of odds and ends of beads so didn't have to purchase anything in order to take part in this swap. I had been rather reluctant to join any more swaps, feeling a little less than able to create anything but things seemed to be turning around and I am doing more art now. Maybe Spring is really on its way!! Hope I can get all my swaps mailed out in time. Saturday will be post office day and then its on to more projects. Not sure what I will tackle next. I think I will do some more journalling and perhaps get back into ATCs.
Cheerio for now....

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's finally Spring!! The weather is becoming warmer and certainly making me feel more like doing art. I spent a good part of my day tidying up my craft room. I found things I had long forgotten about. I created this tag just because. Wasn't sure what direction I was going in. I just let it happen - gotta try that more often.

This fellow and a large group of his friends were enjoying the weather too, in the neighbour's wild cherry tree. A whole flock of cedar waxwings flew in for a quick bite and then were gone.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

new photos

Had lots of fun altering some of my photos after taking the Skinny Mini course. The possibilities are endless. Hope to use some "altered" photos in my journals. Once life settles down a little and Spring finally shows herself, maybe my Muse will come back so I can play again.

Monday, February 7, 2011

New stuff

Got two more journal pages done. Have tried a couple of new-to-me techniques. The first is one I saw on Milliande's site. Now that I've tried it, there are a few things that I would change for next time.

The second one is my attempt to create a Claudine Hellmuth style page. Not so successful - hope to be better next time.

This last one is a card I made for a sick little girl, in the hospital with leukemia. Hope she likes it and she feels better for a moment.
More postings to follow....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Finished my second journal page. Now I need to start the next page. I am really unsure of how to proceed. Guess the best thing to do is just sit and see what comes to mind. If you have any good ideas, leave me a comment.

Cinderella shoe

Finally finished my Cinderella show. Turned out not too bad. I might even try another one. I had to fight with the glue part but eventually figured out the best way to do it. Second time should be better. I'm thinking that it would make a great centerpiece for a little Princess birthday cake. A glass shoe would be better but harder to make. I am going to try to do a shoe in clay to see what I can do with that. Pictures to follow...

Blog hop

I did a little blog hopping tonight and saw some fabulous art. Check it out and you could even win some yummy stuff - Enjoy the tour!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Woohoo! Got my first journal page done. Its nothing fabulous but its done. Now to work on the rest. Feels more like pulling teeth than free flowing art but guess that will come with practice.
To be continued.....

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I attended a Vision Board workshop and this is the result. It certainly shows that "my" time is at hand. It was very enlightening and the end result was far different that I imagined it would be. The teacher was excellent and had so many ideas for us to use. Here is the link to her site. Enjoy your visit -

New year, new start

Happy 2011!!
I hope this year is an artfilled one for everyone.
I plan to update my blog more often and post more art projects that I complete. This year its all about me and my art and I want to really get into it. I have great plans for new projects and new techniques to try out.
Here are a few projects leftover from December. A couple of scraplings and a calendar page that I traded with my AFTCM group. I am working on my daily journal and will post pictures of the pages as I do them. I did a couple of small cards too but that is not at all what I enjoy. Need more practice.

I'm very excited to start my new journal project. I'll post my process. All I need to do is work in my journal 10 minutes a day. This may be the start of a wonderful art journey.

Little foxes

Little foxes

About Me

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I am an avid photographer. My favourites are flowers, animals, nature. I have recently gotten into mixed media arts - painting, collage, ATC's and sketching. Lots of my photos are taken with art in mind. I live in the country with my husband, two dogs and a cat. I have two wonderful grandkids who visit often and keep me laughing. My motto is: Look for the good stuff in everything and everybody!