Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blah, blah, blah...

Ever get that skin crawly feeling? Lately, I've been suffering from it a lot. I'm not sure why I'm even writing this other than the fact that I haven't been doing much art over the past week or so because well, I have the cooties...Bronchitis. I have absolutely no motivation's a chore to watch t.v. Ack. Anyways, I'm desperate to grab my color pencils and my journal yet all I can make myself do is blog hop. Blah, blah, blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another gorgeous background with my new technique!

So, what do ya think?

For my friend KS!

Hello again,
I'm not sure why spending time with KS made me think of doing this page. Really the only part I thought through was the tear with the broken heart in it. I'm loving making these broken hearts lately.

Also, my first petite doll. I think she's adorable. This is on it's way to the wonderful Jennifer Maroney as she's my partner for a journaling swap! :)

New Page with Brandy New-y Technique

Hi All! Lately, I've been driving myself crazy watching video after video of how to build rich, deep, pretty, inspiring, blah blah blah backgrounds! Well, I think I've finally come up with a solution. I truly wish my scanner was better quality because this is by far one of the best pages I've done in my journal. It's bright, vibrant, fun, and it's easy. All ya need is crayola crayons, matte medium, collage materials and anything else you want to add on top after the background is complete...Interested in learning more?? Just curious....wink wink! Enjoyyyy!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Stuff, Info, Pages! Updates in general!

Hi all! I wanted to upload some stuff to show what I've been working on for the past few months. Not much is really going on in my world other than I've moved, been laid off (this is a good thing), school is out for the summer, Corbin graduated boot camp and is now back home, I got to visit one of the places I've been dreaming of since forever (Savannah, GA) and life is now FINALLY back to normal!!!!

First and foremost - here's a picture of my new art room set up. This is the only picture I have of it being clean - it's not great quality but you get the idea!

and this is what it looks like now:

Amazing, right?

I've also been playing around with jewelry making. I bought a huge lot of old crap from e-bay and it came with about a billion pieces of vintage jewelry. Some usable but mostly not so much. I took apart all the pieces that were still usable to fashion into my own jewelry as you'll see here:

The beads are all newish, the pearls are pearls that may or may not be real that were rescued from the older pieces, and the main embellishment in the center are all rescued pieces.

Here are some newish journal pages that I'm really liking and proud of:

Well, that's all I have time for at the moment. I have to go pick my brother up from work. I'll post pictures of my trip later! Thanks for checkin' me out!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Calling All Artists!!

Hello all! Long time no speak!

I'm going to make this short and sweet.

I am looking for willing artists to donate pieces of artwork to be sold over the next 30 days. The proceeds from this sale, will be sent to two charities of your choice. The only catch is, the charities must be voted on, andthey must be working to help with this oil disaster.

If any pieces of art aren't sold, I will personally make a donation, in your name, to our charity of choice.

Please let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My First Suzi Blu Pretty Girl

So, I'm taking this class called Goddess & Poet, taught by the ever lovely Suzi Blu. She's wonderful, and she makes class so much fun. Whodathunk shading would have been funny and enjoyable? Well, she certainly makes it worth while.

Here's my first ever Pretty Girl inspired by Suzi Blu's teachings. She kinda sorta looks like a Trannie but, I love her just the same. With lots more practice, and patience, I'll be making really pretty girls in no time.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Better late than never...

So, here's my 2010 Dreamboard.
It has my future new store front, my new car, my check, eating healthy, better body, cupcakes for my cupcake dream, roadtrippin'...just a few things that I'd like to do this year. This is for my Sketchbook group - you know who you all are! <3 Thank you for keeping me on my toes and making sure I follow my passions. xoxox.

This is a mixed media painting I did w/ left over board due to the lovely Sox's inspiration. She posted the following quote:

"Today,dear Friend, God wants you to know.....
....that there is a light which cannot ever be extinguished.
It is inside of you. It is you.
Let your light so shine upon the world that the world will
know Who You Really Are -- and its people will know why they
really are as well, through the light of your example.
The darkness of our world awaits you -- not to engulf you,
but to be transformed by you. During this Season of the Light,
be its Source for all those who search for Joy.

I knew I had to display it somewhere - what better way than through a mixed media painting??? Unfortunately, the pictures aren't that great - but I really love how the whole thing turned out.