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


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!

Monday, April 20, 2015

I'M BACK..........

A big thank you to Annie and Priscilla for encouraging me to start posting on my blog again.

I have been keeping very busy with the Documented Life Journal, National Letter Writing Month and the Love Note Postcard Project.  Here are some photos from April.

I love sharing my art and thank you for following my blog.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A New Project

My friend Sherry has asked me to make a sewing machine cover for her.  She sent me color samples and a design idea.  I already had this mauve batik fabric and I think it will be fun to start adding beads and fancy stitches to it.
It has been a very long time since I used a tissue paper pattern (provided by Sherry) and I'm eager to start this project.