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I am wife to my wonderful husband, mother to two adult children and Nana to one special granddaughter. I also share my heart and my home with several furbabies. Being creative doesn't come easily to me, but I love to try.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fingerpainting!

I've had this frame sitting around for a few months and finally decided on something to use it for.  My granddaughter loves Hello Kitty and I have a stamp with some words of wisdom that I wanted to pass along to her, so I came up with this project combining the two.   Most of this background was created by fingerpainting, although I did use a brush and pens for detailing the clouds, grass and flowers.  I cut the HK characters awhile ago, but I think they were cut at 3".  I also dabbed lavender/pink paint on the frame because the plain white was just too dull for me.  A few little buttons finished it off.  She is still trying to decide what "wall" she wants to hang this on.  Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fun with paint and textures!

In my continuing saga of mixed media, I've been practicing some ideas and techniques in my little book for a fall gift I am working on.  The gift will be smaller than my practice page, so I'll have to scale it down a bit and the sentiment will be different, but I'm thinking some like the scene below.

On a side note, I am SOOOO excited for Christy's new fall classes, that I signed up for all 3!!!  Two of the 3 classes will teach techniques for fall and winter projects, so I can hardly wait!  I see myself making some unique Christmas gift this year.   Anyway, here's my most recent practice project.  Thanks for stopping by!




Saturday, September 8, 2012

Practice, Practice, Practice!

So I've been practicing some of the techniques from my mixed media workshop and I'm absolutely having a blast!  I'm not confident enough to start working on canvas yet, so I bought a mixed media art journal and have been working in that.  Here's a peek at what I've been up to.  Thanks for stopping by!





Tuesday, September 4, 2012

August has been a whirlwind month here and I've sorely neglected my blog.  I have been working on projects though!  I just can't post them yet, because they are a surprise!  I'll be attending Circle Mania in Georgia at the end of the month and don't want to give any peeps to the peeps yet!  I will come back and post my projects for that later.

I also recently took a mixed media workshop with Christy Tomlinson.  Just love, love, love her and can't wait to practice some of the techniques that I learned and share them here.  If you have an interest and would like more information, visit her blog here.  She has links to her many, many workshops.  I can't wait to take more!

Finally, I have been working on a little project for my granddaughter's bedroom wall.  I've changed my mind on my design several times, but hope to get it finished and posted before I leave for Georgia.  Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!