Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cardboard saved me

So, I had a challenge from Ed at Stencil 1..to posterize some stencil images. It took about a week for me to get dirty, as I have been a sewing fool for the past few months. But I was sure glad to get my hands on some sprays again! :) This little cutie is on a 5" square piece of cardboard..my surface of choice for this project. I was looking around for my large cardstock..couldn't find any, so a little rip here, a little box cutter there..and voila, canvases! I painted this one with a square of white acrylic paint, let it dry and then let loose with some Stencil 1 spray action. Once the colors dried, in the sun it took but just a few minutes, I then stenciled the Birch Tree and the deer, in white paint..removed the stencils, added some color and then stenciled back on top in black..pop! :)...and a big thank you to the gorgeous photo from sister Jen! :) love ya..

Friday, March 27, 2009

Marah Inspiration

I saw this and had a mini heart attack! It may be pattern abuse..but I LOVE it! A big huge thank you to Marah Johnson..I saw this link on her blog, Randomly speaking....If you haven't seen or are familiar with Marah..be sure to check her out. She is a paper craft and rubber stamp extrodinaire! and obviously very inspiring!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fun Find-Walls Notebook

Just saw this posted over at thepostfamily.com. How much do I want one of these?!?

Here's what they say about it, "Walls Notebook is a notebook / sketchbook with 80 "clean" New York City walls as your blank slate. Write, draw, paste, or doodle on these interesting and inspirational backdrops. You'll be one step closer to being the graffiti artist you've always wanted to be . . . minus the jail time." :)

I hope they have plans for other cities too!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Marisa at ModernSurrealist has done it again! Look at this great st patty's day project using a soda bottle top, some ultra cute minis..and her craft magic! Check out her blog; http://tinyurl.com/c5fxse..

Happy day o' luck to everyone!! :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Lucky me....I received this Kreative Blogger award from Diane at http://dianesmixedart.blogspot.com/. Many Thanks Diane!! I am to list seven things that I love or that inspire me.

1) Sunshine and fog
2) Beach waves and sea air
3) Fields of green grass and tall hills
4) Thrift Store Finds
5) Music, music, music
6) My mama
7) My hubby

I'm supposed to foward this on..but instead, I'm welcoming all comments..what inspires you?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Kitten Time

...finally found the cord for my camera..and low and behold all of the pictures I had on there..Thought I'd start with a little cat show off time..:)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Some brellas and stuff

As I have undertaken the herculean task of cleaning my office and really my whole house, I've been finding old treasures. Here are three sketch/watercolors from 2005..I was on a kick of archival black pigment ink in a .001 micron pen and watercoloring..