Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Living Canvas Cover from Trash to Treasure...

I am so excited to finally get a chance to start this class this weekend.  My hubs and I ventured out to the flea market today to see what kind of treasures we could discover.  It was a hot day (92 degrees) but we enjoyed the adventure and both found some goodies to bring home.

I was looking for an old book to use for my Living Canvas class and he was looking for the usual, Match Box cars.

We both succeeded on our quest!


While rumbling through a stake of books spread out on a table, the perfect little book called "The Bridges of Madison County" caught my eye.  I remembered this story that I had read many years ago that reflected one great love, courage, sacrifice, and family. It was perfect! I had discovered a book that reflected the Living Canvas of Francesca and Robert Kincaid and wanted it to reflect my Living Canvas!

When I returned home, I couldn't wait to start my Living Canvas in this wonderful little book.   I found the perfect title for my book called "Write your own Story".  This will be my first altered book and I am so excited by how my cover turned out I can't put it down. 

Here is a close up of the bottom front.
 I made the leaves out of my quilt batting
and sprayed with Lettuce Color Wash ink.

I added to the spine the saying "It's the little things that make life Beautiful".  This is to remind me to pay attention to the little things because it's all these little things in life that help paint my life canvas!

Some words on the back to remind me to DREAM, DISCOVER, BELIEVE and IMAGINE!  All powerful words that also impact my life canvas.

Now off to start writting my story in my little book!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Your Living Canvas


I am so excited that in just a few days I will be attending yet another one of Christy Tomlinson's on-line classes.  I have taken most of her classes and never ever was I disappointed.  Christy is doing this class with her friend Art and so far from each weeks sneek peak I am sure this class is going to be awesome.

There is still time to register so if you are looking for a class to get you through the summer months, this one would be perfect.  Here's a link now go and register...The Living Canvas on-line class.

Hey if you register, let me know I would love to hear what you think.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Welcome to "The Art of Wild Abandonment Bloghop"

Hi everyone, so happy to have you stop by to visit my artsy world.   Before I get started I wanted to share a snapshot of my wall of art in my studio.   There is very little wall space in my studio so I am happy that I am able to squeeze in a little space to display my art.

Do you think I like She Art?
Now can I tell you that I am totally excited to be part of this group of amazing talented artist in “The Art of Wild Abandonment” online class this spring.  Junelle and Christy out did themselves and taught me how to get wild with my art and abandon my fears.  Oh and Junelle even got me to sketch! (miracle).  The first sketch was the hardest things to get going, but I kept hearing Junelle encouraging me to try and now I’m not afraid to just sketch what I see.   Ya whoooo!

So would you like to see some of my projects?  I am happy to say that I just finished all the videos but still have a few more projects that I need to complete. But heck,  I’m so excited to show off the projects that I have finished.

But first my very 1st sketches.  Drumroll everyone.....


My Owl family

My Sweets - Pure Pleasure


Nothing like a cool and windy spring day!

She Loves to Quilt
My Blooms using using some of my favorite
new techniques to create fun texture and dimension.
 Let yourself enjoy every good thing today... 
The leaves represent all good things in my life as well as things I need to enjoy and the bird represents me in my nest enjoying all the good things around me!
Hope you enjoyed your visit but now I need to get back to finishing up the rest of my projects. 

Stop back by another time whenever you are in the neighborhood.  I'd love the visit!

Oh and if you just happened to hop into this bloghop starting with my blog, you just might want to start from the beginning by visiting Claire Smillie, so you can see all the other talented artist in “The Art of Wild Abandonment blog hop”. 

If you hopped on over from Jenna Alexandar’s blog then I hope you are enjoying the fun because I am.  

Thanks for stopping by to see my wild art (ha ha!!), there is lots more fun ahead … now go check them out by hopping over to Chrissy DiMaria Farnan you are going to love what she has to show.
Bye and happy hopping,

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Art of Wild Abandonment Blog Hop




I am so excited to be participating in my very first Blog hop with some amazing talented artist from across the globe.  Don't forget to stop back by on Saturday, May 5th to see what we all have to share.  You are guaranteed to get inspired!!!

See you Saturday!!