Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's Alive!!!

Yes, I am still breathing.

In case you five that are following were curious.

I have just been creatin' like crazy.

Sooo many pictures to post...once I take them. And take them I will! 'cause I got a NEW CAMERA!!!!! Skadoosh!!! It's still in the box, but it's coming out on Friday. :)

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I also received a very lovely, beautiful, soft ATC from Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff just after Thanksgiving. Even the packaging was awesome. Taught me a thing or two about wrapping these send outs. Mine went out in a plastic bag (in case of rain!) which was stuffed into a box which was stuff into another box. I stole her pic (straight up ganked!):

All of the ones she sent out and received were just beautiful! Go check them out...eye candy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas ATC Swap...

Sent out my ATC for the Christmas Swap with Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff. So happy with it:

I think I've got the hang of this swapping business. Would love to do another swap or two or more....any theme really...just leave me a comment. :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Little Raveness

I finished this up over the weekend...started it at my book club a couple weeks ago (they wanted to do something artsy while we discussed our current selection):

Meet Little Raveness. The story goes that she gets her powers from ravens, without which she would be decimated by other mystical creatures. So she keeps the ravens around her at all times by enticing them with her shiny wings. Okay, I just made that up. I had no intention when I started creating it. I just liked that little girl's pouty face. :)

Have a great week!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Duh, Winning!

When I got home on Monday, I had this in the mail:

OMG, I love it. It's the first piece of art I've won and I am tickled rainbow! The creator is Laura Carson from Artfully Musing. She had Trick or Treat Giveaways all month long in October and I was one of the lucky ones. Yay!!! I must tell you I have oggled it every night since before turning out my light (is this the cause for my very weird dreams lately.....neeeeh! Probably the full moon approaching.).

Thank you, Laura!!!

Also, I am doing a Christmas ATC Swap with Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff. My first swap! I've already got my idea planned out and I'm ready to execute it when I get home today. Right on. :D


Friday, November 4, 2011

I know why the caged bird sings...

I am watching entirely too much tv these days. And the show that has really caught my artist's eye is American Horror Story. I always fast forward through the intros, but this one has me fixated...yes, the babies in jars are horrific, but those cabinet cards and the music and the start and stop and flickering to different It kinda makes me want to create a spooky short film...almost. :)  Here's what I'm talking about:

I have been getting a few moments of creating in before I go to bed (could this be why my mind is running 100 mph as I'm trying to fall asleep?). Here's what I finished last night:

Here's the story: The Birdcatcher catches birds with her music. As she plays, the music lifts out and catches the birds in flight. She is why the caged bird sings...they sing along with her violin playing, they can't help themselves...heh. I think she releases them when she moves on...maybe she helps them with their migration??? :D  The cool thing is that I drew that's simplistic, but I love it.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Finished my pages for the The Tallest Handmade Book in the World {Project} and sent them out today. My theme is Artisan du Reve which translates to Architect of Dreams. The architect is a little girl who has fantastical dreams...the last page shows that she has grown up, but inside she still dreams fantastically. :) Oh, and my camera is the you can see, so yellow:

Front Page

Pages in the Middle

Back Page-Topside

Back Page-Underneath

Otherwise, I've been arting it up digitally, with a few traditional collage pieces thrown in. Will post pics of those later. I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Seriously Witchy!

Had too much fun making this one, especially as that little girl looks just like one of my co-workers. I hope she gets a kick out of it too. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

SDS, you complete me...sigh.

About a week ago, I bought my first issue of Somerset Digital Studio...and I am in love! I cannot stop looking at it! In fact, I have already been surfing ebay for past issues. These beautiful creations are serious eye candy. Love! I feel inspired. Truly. Deeply. Madly.

I also committed to contributing pages to The Tallest Handmade Book in the World {Project} . I am very excited about this (the book will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to a very worthy cause). Contributors will create 4 pages (or more) and I thought I would do some simple digital work as background on my inside's one of the backgrounds (it will be embellished later):

And speaking of digital design, I am enamored of Riki Schumacher's e-Workshop blog. It's just so beautiful. My mouth hung open when the page loaded and I said, ooohhh. Her banner is below. Sigh. Best part is that she's got a giveaway going on over there. Check it out.

So many giveaways going on right now...I love the generosity of the art world. I need to do the same but what to give? Hmm. I'll think on it and get back to ya.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Here's to Hopping...

I just joined the Art Blog Hop hosted by Mary C. Nasser. Check it out!

You will also note that I am the only one who failed to crop their thumbnail properly...of course! That says alot about me...I don't read, I just click away. Der! The important thing is that I will get to see what others are creating, get some inspiration and oggle the pretties. I hope there's some weird stuff too...and lots of vintage. :) See you around, Fellow Hoppers.

I conquered!

I finally got up the courage to create my own banner in Photoshop. This program has intimidated the heck out of me for awhile now, but, alas, I conquered! I am very proud of what I created. I do have a problem with overdoing it, so it might change a bit after I've let it sit for a spell. Soon, I'll post some images of what I've been up to's a teaser:

Until then...