Hello lovely bloggers! I've been meaning to post for awhile
now but life sometimes just wont give me the time. For most
of the month I've been diving into some crafty spring
cleaning. I thought it would be quick and simple but boy was
I wrong. Organizing individual things from papers, fabrics,
paints, fibers, embellishments, you name it... wasn't that
bad, but finding the perfect spots to place everything became
How did my art supplies grow like that? (Mental Note: Must
stay away from craft stores) I had to get more shelving units,
storage bins and trays to make it all happen. Labeling this
and that just to make it all easier for me. It also seems
like we've been moving more furniture around lately than
supplies. I finally have it almost the way I want it but I
know it will still be an on-going work in process.
It doesn't help that my work area keeps getting messy
due to the fact that I can't stop myself from creating as
this cleaning process goes on and on. What's a girl to do?
I know I can't be the only one, right? When your muse
inspires you to paint/create...you just gotta! :)
I recently finished up this mixed media painting on wood.
As you can see, I couldn't stay away from playing with
canvas flowers again too.
I had alot of fun creating touchable textures all around the
canvas. Adding layers upon layers of paint, then sanding and
distressing for the primitive appearance I like. I used
3D paint for the stems. I always enjoy feeling all the textures.
This metal "grow" charm is what inspired the painting in the
first place. And just by chance, it was happening to my
art supplies too.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!
Happy Blogging and Creative Blessings to you!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
My adorable niece turned ten years old and she asked me if I
could make her some accessories for her birthday present.
Instantly, I said yes of course and I knew I would have some
fun ahead of me in the process. I've been having such a great
time with felt again lately that I decided to use it for some
of the pieces.
I also had time to create a few extras in the batch that I
plan to put in my etsy shop soon.
Below is a felt flower I added to a fabric headband. I know
purple is one of her favorite colors. Mine too!
Stitching up goodies is always fun & relaxing for me.
I even made some flower pendants using canvas. Now you know I
can't stay away from painting something for very long. :) That's
why I enjoy mixed media so much.
And...Oh My Goodness! I also received my last OWOH gift in
the mail last week. Yay! It's the art doll I won from the fabulous
artist Vania of http://fantasywhispersblog-ooak.blogspot.com/.
Thank you so much Vania! I will treasure her always! :)
You can click on
the image to see
an enlarged photo
of her amazing
creation. I was
so happy she
permitted me to
use her photos
because I knew
my camera skills
could not do her
doll justice. Vania
is a professional
art doll sculptor
who has a magical
can find more
from Vania's shop here.
Happy Friday to you all!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Hello Kindred Cuties! Thanks so much for your touching
comments on my last post! I really appreciate all the love
you give me here in blogland. If I haven't already, I'll be
visiting you as soon as possible. I always look forward to
seeing what all my lovely bloggers have been up to. :)
As for me, I've been quite a busy bee. Above are photos of
one my latest projects. It's an art doll in bloom! I've just
listed her as well as some prints from older paintings I've
done in my etsy shop.
Here is another stitched project that I recently finished up too.
I was very honored to "create" this for a special & talented
artist here in blogland. I really enjoyed doing this commission
for her. Thanks again sweetie! :)
That's what I have for now. I am playing around with more
fun projects. I do hope to get back on track and post more
often than not. Again, I'll be coming your way as soon as I can.
Thanks so much for your visit as always! Wishing you all a
Creative Blessings! :)
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Halloween...in April? Yes, that right. For those of you
that may not know, I love everything about Halloween
and I enjoy creating spooktacular treats all year round.
I decided to create a Halloween Cottage Pincushion
for my first listing at the Halloween Queens Castle Bootique.
It's been awhile since I created a pincushion
and I had so much fun stitching it up.
Of course, embellishing is always my favorite part.
For details on my pincushion and more Halloween goodies,
come and visit the Halloween Queens Castle Bootique.
Happy April to you all!