Follow along as I express myself through art!! I never know from day to day what I will be doing in art or in my posts! I am on a journey to create, trying not to set limits or boundaries that will constrain the outcome of my expression. I have tried setting limits in the form of challenges to myself, only to find I rebel against it. Realizing that I created this box I find myself in, I am removing all restraints...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A morning with eagles

I felt the urge to go take some photos yesterday. There is a local lake that is close to a power plant. The air is cold and the water is warm, so it makes for some great photography. Bald eagles nest there and some days are better than others for taking pictures of them. Yesterday was a good day.

Enjoy a glimpse of my afternoon!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Finally posting some of the inside pages of the Baby Shower book! I am working on a new one today. I will be taking photos of the process and posting instructions on my next post! Come back and see me!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ava's Baby Shower Book

I had made a friend a baby photo book for a gift and she liked it so much, she asked me to make one for her sister who was also expecting! She then asked me to make a little book for the baby shower. I had received a wonderful handmade sketchbook as a gift earlier in the year, and had been looking to make my own book. I looked it over and researched coptic stitch bookbinding and gave it a try. I think my stitching didn't turn out exactly like it was supposed to, but I do know it won't fall apart. I used Tim Holtz's distressed grunge chipboard for the cover, mostly because it was the right size. In the future I will be using mat board cut to the size I am needing. I used watercolor paper on the inside and covered it in scrapbook paper and made all kinds of pockets, little cards and places for notes. I definitely will be making more.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My latest obsession

Just snatching a few moments every day to be creative can be difficult. Lately, I have had to figure out how to stay in the creative mode when it is not feasible to sit down with a paint brush in hand. Looking for inspiration one day, I found the zentangle website and blog. While zen is not my thing, I had found that I really enjoy Rick and Maria's newsletter and blog, and I love the travel-bility of this art form. I can sit in my car in the pick up line at school or in the doctor's office or where ever. I love the fact that I can lose myself in what I am doing and loosen up as well. It is just for me and until today, no one has seen any but my family! A title to a song, a photo in a magazine, there are no limits. I am currently using a Moleskine notebook, but am about to have to move to something larger, either that or go get new glasses!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Mini Break from my currently crazy world

Long time, no see!! Next Friday the football program will be at the printer and I will be able to breathe again, not to mention fold a mountain of laundry! It has been a great experience and I have been really able to improve my design skills, plus get much more familiar with Illustrator.
We ordered CS5 and I can't wait to use it. I have done the whole football program using CS, and while probably not as effective as CS5 it is much more familiar!
I have also been dying to pick up a paintbrush again as well... I have a canvas all prepared, lots of texture and gessoed, ready to go... but no ideas what to put on it!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ballet, Birthdays & Football

I am thinking I have totally lost it... a fly just landed on my computer screened and I tried to shoo it off with my pointer! That give you any ideas of how crazy my life has been lately? Since my last post, we have had both girls birthday parties, a ballet recital and my son's spring football scrimmage! Not got a lot of paint on anything, but I have tons of photos! I am going to be taking the football team pictures of all the away games from the sidelines and designing their programs to be sold at all the home games! I am very excited about that! The ballet recital was lovely, all those months work for a ninety second song, but she did a great job!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

One of my favorite blogs...

I have been a big fan of Rachel Awes blog, All i did was listen for some time now. It is one of the blogs I check everyday just to see if there is something new Rachel has to say! Well, today Rachel is having a giveaway that I couldn't be more excited about! I would suggest you check out her blog and add it to your list! She also has a Facebook fan page so you can take Rachel and her lovely thoughts on life almost everywhere you go on the internet! :) I promise you will become a big fan too!
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