Friday, December 31, 2010

ATC: Introspection

Double Image Transfer, German scrap, Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Backed Canvas

Join me for Art Journal January 2011!

I've seen Youtube videos of Milliande and love how she shares her art and life with others. She's doing her Art Journal January again this year on her NING site, Milliande Art Community for Women. It is a safe, nurturing place for women...and it's FREE! Yes, I'm for real! Each day she will upload a video of tips and techniques and prompts for creating in your own Art Journal.
Come join me and check it out HERE.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Artist Trading Card

Here's an ATC I recently made following a class at My Creative Classroom, taught by Catherine Matthews-Scanlon, called "The Ins and Outs of Artist Trading Cards". It uses a double image transfer.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas already??

I can't believe it's already Christmas. Wasn't it just Thanksgiving? And that even came too early. Sheesh! Well one thing it does bring is my #2DS's birthday. He's 20 now!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

23rd Anniversary trip to Disney

My DH, Howard, and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary over Thanksgiving weekend. We usually take a night or two to get away at Disney. It's so nice to live so close to Mickey. We are members of the Disney Vacation Club and spent two nights at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Disney is amazing when it comes to decoration, food, and a good time.

So here's a few highlights from our trip. I will tell you that I like to take photos of architecture, art, and "things", while Howard likes photos of people. It's good we're together 'cause we end up with some really good pictures!

Here's an amazing ostrich lamp from the lobby

You've gotta know where the good food is...

The BOMA is a buffet-style restaraunt with a carver who will carve steaks and pork, traditional African entrees, salads, breads, wonderful soups(!), and desserts, of course. These things are tiny and you certainly can take one of each..I did!

Pecan tarts
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Some kind of Apricot thingies(not my fave)

Zebra Domes(yummy!!)

We went to EPCOT one we are in front of the "big golf ball"


Here's one of the artsy things I had to take a pix of. It is on the walls where you wait in line for "Living with the Land". It is an educational boat ride through Disney's hydroponic research gardens where they grow vegetables and have fish farming...these colors were so amazing I had to photograph it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

a gift for a friend...

I was invited to a friends birthday. She's turning 50 this year. I've known her since the 4th grade. Yeah, we're the same age, in fact, I'm 10 months older than her. UGH! It was hard turning the big 5-0.

Anyway, I needed a superb gift...not just any gift...a gift for a dear "old" friend. So I turned to a handmade item, of course. What else says, "I love you" and , "You're dear to me" more than handmade?

Here it is. It is NOT my design(thanks, Cat)

Felt, photos printed on fabric, coffee-stained lace, velvet ribbon, velvet leaves, silk flowers...all my favorite things! :D

More Fabric Postcards

Here's a few more fabric postcards I made for the swaps.