Sunday, December 27, 2009

All my Christmas Art Goodies!!

So, this year I got a bunch of Art Goodies for my Birthday and Christmas from my art friends and from my wonderful boyfriend.

Janet sent me the Cupcake book to help get my started with all my notes and ideas for my future cupcake shop. It's really wonderful!

Sox sent me a bunch of little goodies like the glitter and the little book, a stamp, an ATC...just a buncha stuff. I love getting little grab bags like this! Thank you, Sox! I loved the surprise!! xox

My wonderful boyfriend who apparently listens to everything I say (well, at least most of it) Caught on to a few major pieces. I've wanted the Rapidograph pens for so long and just never had the guts to buy them since they are really pricey...well, He got them for me. Along w/ the water color pencils I have been wanting, some more modge podge, the paper cutter, two very large stamps, two Tim Holtz distressed ink pads, and so much more. I'm so very lucky to have such supportive friends and loved ones. Thank you, everyone for making this a wonderful Christmas & Birthday for me!!! xoxox

Finished Sketchbook Project


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sam/Sandy/Wonderfully, Talented, strong woman!

So, I know this wonderfully creative woman who makes the most beautiful jewelry out of stones. I don't know what to say without saying too much...but, I wanted to take the time to share some of her pieces. I'm hoping to get a sand dollar one from Santa/Dad/Birthday fairy...So, maybe I'll get lucky. I love sand dollars...I think some of you know this already. I love walking the beach and picking up the broken ones. I hate when they get broken by people carelessly driving on the beach or just crunching them because they don't care. They are such a beautiful creation, that they shouldn't be broken into a million pieces. So, I just take them home with me so they don't have to get smooshed even more. Anyways, Here are a few of her gorgeous pieces. Her name is Sandy. I hope you all enjoy her work as much as I do. She's extremely talented!

You can find her featured at Ebb Tide Gallery and on Etsy


Here's my next spread for the Sketchbook project. My water color painting and my drawing seems to get better everytime.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Spilling Open by Sabrina Ward Harrison

Oh, Sox - how I just appreciate you more and more everyday.
The lovely Sox sent me this book for my birthday. Completely and totally unexpected and it has found a forever home with me. I absolutely adore the pages inside, it's filled with all sorts of life questions asked by women my age, it's filled with messy drawings, and collaging, painting, scribbling, poor spelling, all of it. It's splendidly imperfect and I truly adore this book.

The book is called 'Spilling Open- The Art of Becoming Yourself' by Sabrina Ward Harrison

Newest Sketchbook Spreads

Pages 5&6

ugh - I hate the color of the skin - I'm STILL working on this. I finally mixed a big batch of water colors together so I didn't end up w/ this problem again - but, it's a work in, for now he's tan/orange/purplish...*shrugs*

Pages 7&8

Pages 9&10

A buncha new stuff...

Hi everyone...
Wow, it's been a few days, even weeks maybe since my last post. Oi! I have a lot to catch everyone up on.

First, I received my ATC for my Sketchbook Sisters ATC swap. I got so lucky as to receive Rita's lovely work. The picture doesn't do much justice, but the word is 'Destiny' and surprisingly enough, I've been thinking and questioning 'Destiny' lately so, it was absolutely perfect. The texture is wonderful and I adore the face stamp. I haven't quite figured out how people color in the more intricate part of the stamps after it's been pressed to paper. (it just took me 17 tries to type the word paper-ugh) Anyways, I'll have to work on this and experiment with it...something else to add to my ta-do list! Yay!

Next, I two weekends ago I went to the Portland Arts Bazarre because I saw on the fabulously creative Tracyville blog, that Tracy herself would be there. I've been following her blog for quite some time and absolutely love everything she does. I got my hands on this little gem and refused to leave without it. Tracy was so polite and warm. I don't talk about art stuff with real people most of the time, so I was shocked when she asked if I make stuff response was 'uh, yea, kinda, some stuff, I uh, paint, uh draw, blah, blah, awkward, awkward' hehehe. She was very gracious and didn't make me feel like a dufus! Thank you, Tracy for my amazingly creative, beautiful, and fun Christmas stocking. I'm thrilled I get to keep it for years to come!! It's a wonderful addition to my holiday! Look -see :)

k - Well, since blogger is being uncooperative, I must do a second post with photos of my two new sketchbook spreads.