Tuesday, January 9, 2018

an artsy 2018 to you!

happy 2018!  

i've been thinking about some of the fun things that 
i'd like to accomplish this year.....

some of those things are related to art,
and some....well, not so much.
(but spoiling my sweet grandson sounds like so much fun,
even if it's not art related!  :))

but whatever i end up doing,
i'll always try to follow my heart.....

because when i follow my heart,
i always end up in the most wonderfully unexpected places!


i hope your artsy heart leads you 
to all kinds of fabulous, creative stuff
this beautiful new year!!

daniel smith watercolors, .3 and .5 mechanical pencils}

Monday, October 23, 2017

elliot lee

about two weeks ago, 
something happened to me 
that's never happened before.....

a sweet little blessing that weighs almost 9 pounds....

came into my life and has completely stolen my heart!
(and i'll let him keep it forever!)

meet Elliot Lee, my very first grandchild!!
(oh my gosh, he is SO precious!!)


{supplies for announcement:  strathmore 500 series 140 lb. CP paper,
sennelier watercolor,  .3 mechanical pencil, embroidery floss, needle}

Thursday, September 21, 2017

love lives here

in my search to add a new twist to my artwork,
i decided to begin a new series that includes only the things i love to do.
i definitely love to draw, so i did lots of drawing....

and i love to paint, so i added some happy painting.

and i love to stitch, too, so why not add some stitching....on paper!
(it's not just for fabric anymore.... :))

and the result is a fun piece of artwork that includes all the
things that are near and dear to my heart!

here are some other pieces in this new series....

if you're looking for a way to add some creative zing to
your journal pages or art canvas,
think about the things you really love to do, and then add it to
your artwork.  you never know what you might discover!


you can also see other artwork on instagram and FB!

{supplies:  strathmore 500 series 140 lb. CP paper,mechanical pencil,
daniel smith watercolors, DMC embroidery floss, needle}

Friday, August 18, 2017

inspiration rediscovered

i've recently discovered that
just when you think inspiration is your new BFF
and you're thrilled because it wants to hang out with you day and night,
it will turn around and go on vacation.....

a really loooong, extended vacation.

so long, in fact, that you start to worry a bit
and wonder if it's ever going to come back.

so while i was waiting.....and waiting.....for inspiration to return,
i decided to take my mind off of my long-lost friend
by diving into some of the stitchy-goodness
that i truly loved doing as a young kid.

and then i wondered what would happen if i mixed in 
some of the journal-goodness i love to do as an "older kid".

and as you can probably guess, by the time i was finished
with all of this kid-goodness i realized that
inspiration had slipped in through the back door 
and finally came home to my heart.

now it's time to follow it.
(you probably knew i was going to say that.... :))

{thank you, inspiration!}

watercolor and batting for heart, 11/0 glass seed beads, 
colored pencil, embroidery hoop, needles, scissors}

Saturday, May 13, 2017

flowers and a smile

here's to the days of giving our mom a big smile
and a handful of picked wildflowers as a kid....
and getting a big smile and a big mom-hug in return!

wishing you a very happy mother's day, sweet bloggy friends!

{p.s.  i love you, mom!  xoxox}

[supplies:  strathmore 500 series 140 lb CP paper, 
daniel smith watercolor, .3 mechanical pencil]

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