Thursday, July 31, 2014

Art Journal Journey.....The last of the Flowers

Some time ago I created a page stamping veggies.  Yup good old vegetables! Romaine lettuce and celery work the best. Its something I used to do when I taught elementary school.  I am sure the middle kids would love to do it too, but I am not sure how I can creatively make that a lesson!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I think I Have Art A.D.D!!!!!

I feel like I've been all over the place with making things. 
 Not really staying focused on one thing for to long.  But I actually think that helped me be distracted enough to decide on some painting that I would like to do.
From last weeks mess that I made......

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summer Art Challenge.......Alliteration Name Game

This weeks challenge from Shulman Art Blog is alliterations.  The goal was to use only the first letter of your first name and find the words to describe you using that letter.
Sounds easy......not so much!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Flower Power......Window boxes

More flower power...its everywhere.

Inspiration Photo... taken in Bar Harbor Maine...

Ok so my painting only has three windows! I like things in three's......or maybe just poor planning! Either way I enjoyed making this, and thats what its about! Anyway there's a lot of differences but once you start sometimes you can't hold back!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I just kept making a mess!

From this page came a lot of left over paint, a mess and more projects!

Flower Power.....Art Journal Journey

I finally got to spend some time with my paint!

Here's another Flower Power Page for Art Journal Journey!

Hope you like!

Flower Child


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Flower Power......Art Journal Journey

I was thrilled to see this challenge, creating flowers is very therapeutic for me!  This is a small book that I created, about flowers!
I made the book from a part of a cereal box and some mixed media paper.  It has a simple sew binding.  The pages are created by collage and "stamp" painted.  By this I mean I stamped out all of the flowers shapes with .... a tiolet paper tube.  Yup a good old tube!  Stamping the image out with cardboard is one of my favorite things to do.

Hope you like it!

Inside Cover

Each Page has a dictionary page collaged in.  I like using old dictionary pages especially when they relate to what you are doing.

Below is a page and a detail inserted.


Back inside cover

I have more flower power work to share!  Coming soon!!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Art Challenge.....List.... Where did you go

 This weeks summer art challenge is Where did you go.  I was so excited when I saw this because we actually went some where! We just got back from a week in Maine. We had a great time, just the four of us, and off course Winston, our crazy dog.

Erin hasn't started her page...she's busy 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Creating Art At The Speed of Life

A while back....a long way back, I started the workshop/book, Creating Art at The Speed of Life by Pam Carriker.  Well needless to say I am not working at any great speed!
Check it out under the pages section of the blog.....over there in the upper right!!!

Summer Art Challenge

This weeks summer art challenge from from the Art Blog for Creative Living is to list who is important to you.
Thats a tough one!  So many names so little space!
The page is only so big...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Greetings from Maine!!!

Pictures from Maine!
In Acadia and Bar Harbor.
This is our artistic contribution for the week!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Challenge #3, Patriotic Pride!
Thank You Miriam Schulman!

Have a safe weekend all!

Mixed Media Pledge

Erin Working on her page.  She wrote a poem for hers.  I think it came out great!  Thanks Erin for participating!!!