Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fat Joey

I just received a Paula Best Christmas craft stamp ordered from Jill Holland of Fat Joey Knitwear.  I love the stamp but really love the sentiment written in the thank you card.  "A portion from each sale goes directly to charity in the honor of the late, Great Fat Joey".  Fat Joey must have been a very loved kitty!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Switzerland and Italy

Just back from my first trip to Europe - so exciting! My daughter Paige, her boyfriend Parris and I joined my husband Storm in Switzerland.  Storm was on a 3 week cycling tour and we were lucky to join him for the last week of the tour then the 4 of us traveled on to Italy.  After working non-stop for 5 days on my photo journal, it's almost complete.

Gruyeres, Switzerland - I was able to watercolor one tiny piece, my only art finished on the trip
Solothurn, Switzerland - a beautiful town on the Aare River, right outside our hotel room
Florence, Italy - we were so lucky to be able to rent an apartment from neighbors in San Diego
Pienza, Italy - a quiet village in the Tuscany area
Rome, Italy - a whirlwind tour of ancient ruins before our journey home
I hope you enjoy looking at a few of the pages from my journal - it was a fantastic vacation!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Keeping Up

This week the art challenge for The Documented Life Project is "Recording Memories".  My sister and I have been very lucky to travel together several times in the last few years.  We always have a great time and I wanted to document some of our memories.

With my husband out of town, I am finding lots of time to keep up with my art, quilting and gardening - although I find myself talking to the cats more and more!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

2nd Week of ICAD

This week we were given names of fruits and vegetables for our art prompts.  Most of the group created cards using the actual items.  I chose to paint the colors for my backgrounds and used stencils and stamps to create interest.  Blending the wet acrylics with a dry brush really helped my colors flow across the cards.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

1st Week of ICAD

Days 2 through 7 of the Index Card a Day challenge.  I never thought I could create something on a tiny card - it's fun and I've already started on the next week of prompts.
The Documented Life Project art challenge this week is "Illustrative Art Journaling" and the journal prompt is: "Take Me Away".  Perfect timing since my husband just left for a 3 week cycling tour of Switzerland.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Time For Art

June 1st, the official start of the Index Card a Day challenge.  Our first prompt for the week is to use only pens, markers or inks and day one is to draw a chevron.
I'm also keeping up with The Documented Life Project.  This week we were to use textured papers.

So much fun with art, I really appreciate the talented and inspirational people who organize these fun challenges.


Monday, May 25, 2015

ICAD

I have joined another Facebook group - ICAD "Index Card a Day" by Daisy Yellow

Starting June 1st through July 31st, we will create daily art on an index card.  She will provide us with prompts and has already given 10 warm ups to get ready for our 61 day art journey.
Warm up #1 - do a puzzle, crossword, jigsaw or scrabble game
Warm up #2 - write a haiku poem using the 5-7-5 syllable format

Warm up #4 - Set up a mobile ICAD creation-station
Warm up #10 - write your name on index card

I am skipping around on the warm ups and looking forward to the official start on June 1st!