Wednesday, February 27, 2013

AJC 2013 - Last Call For France

March will start us creating art journal pages about Japan, so while there was another day left in February, I had to get one more in for France.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Rustle of Spring

Elements from Holliewood's "Stark" and Altered Emporium's "Oz Punk."

Monday, February 25, 2013

Digital Whisper is open again!

The Digital Whisper Ning site was closed for a while, but it is now re-opened. It was always my favorite site for seeing creative digital art. There is a challenge this week for the Grand Opening - The Journey of the Butterfly. This is what I created for it:

Elements from DW "Journey of the Butterly," CAH "Glitter Mess," Pixleworks "Where Are We," Kitty Designs "The Journey," Holliewood "Void," Holliewood "Rose Is A Rose," and TFS "Slightly Sinister." Phew. I hope I have them all!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

No Place Like Home - AJC 2013 - France

Elements from Tangie's Feb. 2013 Collection and Gel Transfers #1.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Steampunk Class - Week 4 - Owl

If Kelly Hoernig were dead (which thankfully she isn't), she would be turning over in her grave. I once again followed my motto "aim for the concept, not the reality." My owl is nothing like what she demonstrated for us in her class. But I love it! That's probably no surprise to anyone, though, because, as you all know, I'm nuts.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Life Book 2013 Week 6 - Celebrating Courage

The first quarter of this year's Life Book classes are about celebrating who we are, where we are and where we are headed. This week's lesson was about our having courage. Tam gave a drawing lesson about drawing a cutesie girl against a cool bear to show how courageous she was. I really don't have any desire to be drawing any cutesie girls at this point, so, as usual, I went a crazy route.

I think doing a cannonball into hammerhead shark infested water is pretty courageous, don't you?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Take A Word Challenge - Blackbird

I was asked to provide the inspirational picture for this week's Take A Word Challenge. The word was blackbird. I love blackbirds! They can be sinister, funny and sometimes just plain messy. Just ask any scarecrow! Edgar Allan Poe was quite an authority on blackbirds (ravens), too.

If you would like to see all of the works people came up with, please visit where you can find a link to their blogs. Just be sure to duck with all of the blackbirds flying around!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Corben and His Art Work

Our grandson Corben loves drawing. Unfortunately, that includes drawing on any empty wall he finds. This is in our kitchen.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Art Journal Caravan 2013 Week 6 Quote

Some elements from itKuPiLLi's kit "Masculine."

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Red

Fighting The Flu

Elements from Tangie's "February Collection," "Gel Transfers #1, "Gesso Messy #15", font "Impossible."

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Take A Word Challenge - Mask

Oh my. Maybe I shouldn't try creating anything when I have a headache!

Frame from Holliewood's "Enchanted." Mask from Mr. Whiskers' "Masks." Eyes from Tangie Baxter's "Unconventional Wisdom."

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Steampunk Class Week 2

I was having trouble trying to photograph this butterfly. I'm still trying to get use to the camera on my iPhone. I finally put it in some sun and stood it on its side. (It's a cigar box.) The wings stand up a bit when you are looking at it in real life. Creating it was an adventure! Big difference from creating digital pictures.
  I tried taking another picture, and this may be better. :O)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Homage to Seth Apter's Work

If you have visited Seth Apter's blog, you know he likes to create mixed media works containing hands. I found this hand in Marta Van Eck's kit named "Arts Sake" and had to try creating one digitally. :o)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Steampunk Class by Kelly Hoernig

If you've been visiting my blog for a while, you know I love steampunk. I found a class presented by Kelly Hoernig who is teaching five projects that include steampunk elements.

This first week lesson was painting a cheap composition notebook to give it the look of leather, and add an animal and some gears and things to give it a steampunk look. Kelly actually demonstrated painting a squirrel, but I wanted to use a mouse instead. I'm really happy with the way my notebook turned out! It definitely doesn't look like a drugstore composition notebook.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Art Journal Caravan 2013 - February Port Of Call - France

Elements from Tangie's "February Collection." Font is Tangie's "Gryphon."

Friday, February 1, 2013

Art Journal Caravan Week 4 Quote

Elements from itKuPiLLi's kit "Masculine." Gesso from Tangie Baxter's "Gesso Messy #14."

Life Book 2013 - Week 5

Kelly Hoernig has been the instructor for week 5 of Life Book 2013. She had us think of a map that contained obstacles but also good things that would keep us moving forward during this year. She also wanted us to choose a word that would be our word to concentrate on for the entire year. I already chose that word for the Art Journal Caravan 2013. My word for this year is "hope." As usual, my mixed media piece ended up being crazy, but as my new motto says, "Aim for the concept, not the reality."