Saturday, March 29, 2008

Great Saturday Reading - For all you collage fanatics!!

Common Myths about Collage and Artists Rights

New Etsy Listings

Here are a couple of my new Etsy listings. I've been a bit under the weather, actually the weather sort of had its way with me. LOL I'm feeling a lot better now and I plan to plunge full speed ahead with my art. You can find my work here.

Monday, March 17, 2008

EDM Challenge # 3 Purses, wallets, bags

Purse!!! I'm getting better, I think??? This picture is not great. I need to work on my shading.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring is tip-tapping on my door!!!

It seems that in March, spring plays peek-a-boo with us, weaving in and out of our daily lives betwixt winter fronts and cold rain. When she does come out to play, it’s a beautiful thing. The air seems a little more carefree. The birds begin chirping their sweet songs. Warm winds delicately embrace us. Fuchsia, carrot, cerulean, golden and white colors dance across bright sunny skies. Green landscapes invite us to explore new beginnings. And best of all, Easter is just around the corner. I love spring and I most assuredly have spring fever.

With the onset of spring, comes the inevitable “spring cleaning” task. At one point I followed the Fly Lady’s cleaning instructions. I got a bit lazy and reverted to the cozy comforts of winter, soup, blankets, television and Internet. Inside inactivity is what I call it. From January to now I managed to slowly kick my exercise plan and diet off a deep cliff. Now I have to reel it back in.

Artistically, spring offers boundless inspiration. I have so many projects I want to accomplish. I have seen so many great ideas and have been inspired by so many talented artists (see my blog list.) One definite is that I want to complete the EDM Challenge List. I love the idea of challenges. Anyhow, I will be completing my spring series soon. You can find it and other art by me at my cute little Etsy shop.

What are your plans for Spring?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

For All You Harry Potter Fans!!!!! New Info on Films

The last of the Harry Potter series....

Wednesday's Tutorial - Make Your Own Bound Journals

I wanted to share this great tutorial by Judy Lee. I had a blast creating this little thing and I will definitely create more of them. Find out how here. I think I used way too much glue.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

R.I.P Taco

Taco was the sweetest looking pup. He was my grandparents baby. It was funny how he'd look up at me through the front door, give a little whimper and turn to get into his "house"/ kennel. He's gone now. R.I.P Taco.

My friend over at CutesyGlam knows all to well that I have a minute fear of our four legged friends. I like them. I like how they look, their sweet little eyes and warm dispositions (most of them.) But I fear being bitten again. This is precisely why I want to get one. Maybe I can overcome this fear by raising one. My kids would love one and my hubby would be proud. I have so many questions. Which kind is best? I have a lot of research ahead of me. I'll keep you posted.

I posted a piece of my original fine art photography for sale at my Etsy shop. Stop by, take a look and buy it. It would look great in any room of your home.

Monday, March 10, 2008

EDM Challenge #2 Draw a lamp

Does a street lamp count? This is a street lamp that hangs below a hotel balcony in New Orleans. I used colored pencils and ink for this challenge. This is an ACEO (2.5 x 3.5) for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

This weekend...

My mind is all over the place right now. I've been watching way too many news stories. For some, this may not be a problem, but me??? I'm way to over-analytical. Anyhow, with talks of a looming recession and other global current events I'm focusing on preparation. It's depressing...makes me wish I'd stayed in Girls Scouts. Hec, it makes me wish I had Survivorman as a relative. But, every situation has a negative and a positive. I choose to look for the positive. And that positive is that "with God all things are possible." I want to share some information that I found on the subject of "family preparedness in case of a disaster."

Preparedness for the Rest of Us
Debbie over at Homemaking Dreams has some good information.
Peak Oil Medicine
And for all you vegetarians

I hope this information is helpful to you.

Friday, March 7, 2008

EDM Challenge #1 Draw a Shoe

I've decided to try and sharpen my drawing skills by doing the Every Day Matters Challenge. I decided to go in order and "draw a shoe." As this picture demonstrates, I need lots and lots of practice. Anyhoo, this is my baby girl's boot. She absolutely adores this pair of black boots. One problem...she's outgrown them. , I'm going to throw them out as soon as she's not looking. I guess this drawing will serve "in memory of."

The EDM Challenge
is found here.

Happy Friday!

I made a sale!!! I'm so excited. I'd like to thank the Academy....just kidding. I feel so accepted in the world of Etsy. Thanks Karilynn!!!