With my guys home most of this week we have been doing lots of things…
Here is what Ben has been up to:
Perler Beads and making sun catchers. He has a nice Christmas list that includes some new perler bead items.
Here is what Sam has been up to:
Puzzle building, making loom bracelets, wood burning, taking can’s to the golden goat and being the best big brother.
We have our trees up, make some ornaments, and just enjoyed each other. What has everyone else been up to?
I spent sometime today working on a journal page:
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The November Challenge over at Frog dog Studios is watercolors! I have been playing with watercolors since high school. They are the media, I feel most comfortable playing with.
In my studio I have a couple of Genuinely Jane Studio wooden books. I love than painting on wood. So, I took two pages of the four wooden pages and make my own little journal to keep my drawings in. I cut some 110 lb card stock to fit in the book ( 5 1/2 inch square). The supplies I used to make cover- white acrylic paint, watercolors, black pen, misc. paper, stencils and stickers.
Here is the cover:
I can’t wait to start filling this little book with my art work!
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Trying to take a little “me” time each day. This week I have been all about just doodling…..letting my mind go and not forcing anything to come out just letting go…. it’s so GOOD for the soul.
Do you doodle? I love to watercolor them when I am done! This weekend the boys and I are going to spend a good amount of time in the studio! Hope you have a great weekend.
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Carla Sonheim sent out her newsletter yesterday with this great link to her Monthly side walk crack of the month. I have never done one before; however, the boys and I have taking her art of silliness class and have her book! Both are fabulous. Ben’s favorite way to draw is the blob method. Any ways, I have been feeling in a rut lately. Not sure what direction I want to turn …art wise what truly makes me happy. So, when this “assignment” came up. I though well heck yeah, lets do this what do I have to lose??? I really didn’t have a lot of time to work ( 30 minutes) and didn’t want to drag out a hundred supplies.
First let me show you the crack (if you want to try the “assignment” make sure you grab it off Carla site.
Then the supplies I used= pencil, cheap white acrylic paint, a cheap black pen and watercolors.
Here is what I came up with:
I am not sure what you seen in the cracks but this strange elephant like creature is what I saw. I have to say…that this little “assignment” has put me in a whole new frame of mind. Seems so silly that 30 minutes with a hand full of supplies totally helped me clear my mind. I have committed to 30 days of 30 minute little paintings!
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Hello and Happy Monday! Today, I am sharing a bead embroidery necklace. It is a collage under glass and then beaded around! This post is going to be sweet and simple. I have a ton to do but wanted to up date you with some new work. Later in the week, I will be sharing some mixed media cards .
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Gosh, Life seems to be so busy all the time. This past Saturday, I helped out at Church on Holy Spirit Saturday by helping watch some of the older kids. So, I thought it would be fun to have them work with the gelli plate. We did file folders that they could keep notes of things they are thankful for in. Plus some frames.
Then we decorated them..with wash tape and stencils. The kids and I had a blast!
Here are my two completed folders.
Everyone sure had a fun time!
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Have a wonderful day
The dust of the past is finally settling down. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. As I have been walking toward that light, I have been evaluating what is really important to me. What direction I want to go. I have come to realize that my soul is happiest when creating art . Okay, that is just one of the things! WINK WINK…any ways we will get off this topic and on to the ART!
Here is one of my newest necklaces. Using one of my Upcycled Pendants-
What’s the best thing that can happen to you??
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