Thursday, November 6, 2014

Creative Thought Part Two

Another idea I had for creative thinking. For some reason, the theme is galloping in my head. I created this page using acrylics and chalk, along with a stencil to portray the feathers. The stencil was a TCW.

I am beginning to understand stencils...use them wisely. Liquids run...don't use...unless you want your page to look messy. Which come to think of it, my pages usually do look strange, because I still am trying to learn how different mediums work with other mediums. SIGH

Now for another page I recently created. I really like this one because I managed to start from a weird background of green splots...from there...I decided I was in the mood for a flower and off I went...drawing a daisy. Or, maybe a sunflower missing a few leaves. Either way, I had fun painting it. I used acrylics mostly.

Until next time, happy creating...whatever you're doing.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Creative Thought

Yesterday evening, while looking for something not art related in my very messy library (I call it the library because the room is loaded with books), I came across a picture I'd saved one time or another. An idea hit me for a journal page and out came my art things.

Since the World Series was on, I decide to work on my idea while half watching the game. I'm rooting for Kansas City and my husband for San Fransisco. Despite being not too happy at the final score (San Fransisco won), I was pretty pleased at my final drawing. I used a combination of art mediums: Distress Paints, Colored Pens, Molding Paste colored with acrylic paints, a leaf stamp, and two leaf stencils.

Today I came up with the sentiment because for me I decided the leaves represented thoughts floating in the Universe.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas Art

Here is my third attempt at doing a piece of Mixed Media Canvas Art. The trouble is, while learning, I am struggling with my Virgo perfection side with my want to be free to do anything side.

I guess this is a compromises to both sides. Some parts are organized, others are not. Some day I will satisfy both sides. Hopefully in their own departments.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What Others Think

Here's a page I created using one of the 7 Rules of Life from WHISPER FROM THE HEART. I found the graphic on Pinterest.

Since I'm limited on my skills of writing by hand, I elected to use the printer to print the words on paper then cut them out. The flowers I drew freehand and colored with various markers. The background was painted with acrylic paints.

Hope you enjoyed it.
Have a great day.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Red Sunset

Though it's been ages since I've posted on my blog, I haven't been idle. I'm still writing best selling books, making cards like crazy, but I've also invested some time for learning how to art journal. I have found art journaling has improved my two other creative sides.

What fun...and exciting.

Here's one of my art backgrounds. Believe me, most of the time, I'm designing from another ether world. Sometimes, though, I fall in love a piece of work designed by others and attempt to design my own version.

For all you wonderful creative people out there you're my inspiration. Thank you.

So...starting today, I am sharing my first one. I call this RED SUNSET. Since I like these colors so much, I probably won't do more with this page until I'm ready to move on. BIG GRIN

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tia Dani's Garden

Here is the delightful Popsicle Garden I made for Tia Dani's booksigning at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire (February 8,  9, & 10). We plan to hand out these candy flowers, along with other goodies to those who stop by to say hi. Grin...hopefully...we'll have some book sales as well. Once we have our site set up, I'll take extra pictures and post them here for you to see all our hard work.

I found the garden & flower template on SVGCUTS.COM It came in a kit with other fun items to make. The kit's name is "For My Valentine". If you have a cutting machine and a cutting program that can cut svg files on your computer, you should be able to make this cutie as well. I did tweak it a little to have it look the way I wanted. I added the butterfly and the sign on the side of the fence. The font I used for the sign can be found on, the name is Cupid de Locke

Monday, February 4, 2013

I may be silent, but I'm still creating

I know I haven't been on much, but I have been busy with various projects.
Besides writing fiction, I've bounced between cards, to paper craft projects, to jewelry making.

Today I going to share a few jewelry projects. First is a necklace, bracelet and earring set.

Above is a Green Jasper set. Native Americans see jasper as a magical rain stone and also a powerful healing stone.Ancient Egyptians wore jasper scarabs as amulets as the stone was believed to increase sexual energy. Though it may seem in the picture here as a plain set, when worn against the skin, it is quite beautiful.

This is a crystal set. I am making it for my writing partner, Dani. She wanted a green crystal set. I included clear crystals for contrast, along with silver bead spacers. All I have to do now is size it exactly to her preference.

Normally I keep my jewelry simple, since I prefer simple things. Too elaborate, I'm more or less limited into wearing it.

That's it for now. I promise I'll be back soon. I have several things to show you. Earlier I would have shown you more cards I've made, but I need to write down all the items I used. For that I need to be organized. Whew. That I'm not. Patient, maybe, but organized...nope.