Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MATS 2016

   Make Art That Sells

Well I've been wanting to do this since it began a few years ago.
Now, I am so excited to finally be taking this online course by Lilla Rogers. 
It started yesterday and I can say, I am going to love it. 
Last week we were given
five daily min prep assignments.
Day one was a color hunt.
This is the first one that I threw together, then I was 
completely thrilled and honored when Lilla Rogers gave me a shout out
on Periscope about it!!!
The pink definitely reminds me of the Pantone color of the year; pink quartz.
Below are two more.


Second day assignment was to show some lamps that inspire.  This is a twinkle lamp shade 
I created a few years ago.  Too labor intensive to make a whole strand.
These here I saw in a Cracker Barrel, fun.
Third day was show a collection.  Well I certainly have
a collection of wool.
Some if it in yardage and some in strips ready to hook.
The no brain-er collection that I have is hand carved stamps.
You know I have more than these.
The fourth day was to describe and draw your dream
Tree House.

 I once lived in a tree house because I'm a lucky girl and that's what people say about me too. The style was bohemian/Victorian/cottage. I furnished it with a 'thatched roof, many windows, a studio, super comfy furniture, warm wool rugs, a decorative wrap-around porch, twinkle lights and a purple hammock for two.'

The fifth day was show textures.

Well, now I am nice and warmed up and ready to go.
There really is more to see on my Flickr and Instagram....you really should follow me there.
If you're interested follow the MATS links above, there are all kinds of cool videos to watch for FREE!
 Nice, right?
Thanks for stopping by.
There is certainly more to come with this exciting journey I'm on....

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Merry Christmas


Merry Holidays to everyone!

I really enjoy this time of year when life slows a bit (after the 25th of course!) and we get ready for a new year. Sitting here on a quiet Sunday and I finally get myself
on Blogger wish you all a peaceful season.
Naturally I was caught up in the frenzy of the holidays.
I was able to throw down some Christmas cookies.
Yes, I know I have posted the same picture here twice....I couldn't decide which one to use. So here are both.

I did have a wee bit of help. One elf only wanted to help with the marbleizing, another was disgruntled but did oblige to flood the snowflakes for me. 

The third elf only wanted to do 'production decorating'. 

I was grateful for their help, but seriously? This was mostly me and I totally loved it.  I really enjoy the whole creative process, and process it is; decorating alone is a full day. I don't think I would like doing this for a living however.
On Instagram I tried to stay busy...
I participated only twice in @Fourcornersartcollective with their #adventcalendarart feed. If you are on IG, for sure go check out all the great  holiday themed illustration posts for #adventcalendarart

Another fun hashtag was #illustratedadvent2015....
 I anticipate being more organized in 2016 and will be able to play along all the way. :/

This is my holly piece.

Which I uploaded to Walgreens using their holiday photo card templates....you know the kind used for family photos. See it here.
I'm very happy with how it turned out.
And finally just for a good chuckle. I thought I had posted this next image here on Blogger on Thanksgiving.....from my I-phone  and as I went to load these images from my phone, I see that I only loaded it as a draft and never hit the publish button. Geeesh..... Oh well, maybe in 2016 I will be a more conscientious blogger too.

I hope you all had a fully blessed and joyful time this whole holiday season.

Thanks for stopping by...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Freebie Harvest Wreath

Happy Birthday to me! As my gift to you all

 (it's so  much more fun to give gifts on your own birthday)

 who have followed me and leave comments here is a download-able 

Harvest Wreath .

To download this jpeg simply click on the picture and the right click and save image.

Why yes, I did design this with my
hand carved stamps. How did you know?  ;)
Have fun creating with this design and if you make something 
with it, let me hear from 
I hope everyone has a terrific Thanksgiving. 
To those outside of the states have terrific day.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Carving pumpkins, Pumpkin Stamps -- That Is

If you have been following me on Instagram

Well, then yay you! And you have seen my pumpkin drawings and doodles posted ...

Then I posted this...

The answer was obvious.  

You know me I'm a stamping kinda girl. I thought 19 carved pumpkins (stamps) would make a bountiful pumpkin patch or two.

Can you tell I had a tremendous amount of fun?

Below all 19 are stamped here at least twice, some more.

I really appreciate you stopping by! 
Have a great day.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hand Carved Stamps, Tiny Stamps, Post No. 5

Here we are, my last post in a series of five about carving tiny stamps with my leftover rubber remnants.As I said in post no. 2, I still have a few more tiny stamps that I didn't use. 

But I wouldn't want to overdo it. ;)

With more tiny stamps to come.

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