Saturday, June 30, 2007

tree atc and doodle

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, "Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings. I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh." (I wasn't sure if I had De Gaulle to write this, But, I figured I had nothing Toulouse.)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Words that struck me this morning

Pay attention to maintaining beauty.
Allow events to change you….. Do not allow circumstances determine your joy.
He who wants milk should not sit himself in the middle of a pasture
waiting for a cow to back up to him. (Anonymous)
...the moods of sadness that come over anyone who takes up art... these dismal moods have very little compensation. (Edgar Degas)
Joys as winged dreams fly fast,
Why should sadness longer last?
Grief is but a wound to woe;
/ Gentlest fair, mourn, mourn no moe. (John Fletcher)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

And then there were three

Camp Sparky rules:
1.) Know yourself (Socrates)
2. Control yourself (Cicero)
3. Give of yourself (Jesus)
4. Forgive everybody everything everyday (Nancy)
I love it! this is from
One of the wonderful folks at EDM. I want to commit to a summer of art everyday... I am getting some unbelivable atcs from folks all over. I am really enjoying the atcs.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Funky hair

This is one of my favorites of the funky hair cards. i am learning a lot on these little canvases ... I hope to get some supplies and try some things I am itching to do.... For now I need to make examples for an art class (:
I am finding myself overextended and not focusing on what needs done...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Dreaming in color

I am noticing that this is becoming my atc blog LOL. These little cards are addicting. i am enjoying trading but think that all the little packages inthe mail and all the positive comments have me spending too much time withthese. Need boundaries

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Want to love like Jesus

Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred. Just want to hear instead, "Well done" good and faithful one."
My prayer is that I could glorify Christ today. help me Lord to love and encourage.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

No regrets

The joy of repentance.
I find it hard to admit I was wrong when the fact of the matter is I wear a square halo.
I want to be polished and attractive but I am a square peg trying to fit in a round hole. I am not this perfect Christian wife, mother, sister, friend… I live the already but not yet. Already empowered, forgiven, chosen and redeemed. Not yet …Perfect. I don’t know others but when deep calls unto deep for me it is usually dinner with humble pie for desert.
In biblical terms, repentance means to change your mind about sin and about God.
"...If you return to the Lord with all your heart, remove the foreign gods...from among you and direct your hearts to the Lord...He will deliver you..." (1 Sam. 7:3).
“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret.” 2 Corinthians 7:10a
So anytime I have pointed a finger, belittled , or gossiped against : my husband, my children, my siblings, my friends, the church, my government, I need to see God for who He is and humble myself. And turn away from My ways and walk with HIM. Experiencing great JOY in the process! He is good.
I say to You, There is Joy in the Presence of The Angels of God
over one sinner who repents. Luke 15:10
I pray they are rejoicing over me today and I can live without regrets in love with life and Christ Jesus my saviour.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

EDM May 23th 2007 #117 Draw something round

I got the idea from another artist that did a pregnant belly...(: This is an atc. I wish I could get a finer line with the pens arghhh.

We need more fruitcakes....and less bakers!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fly 3

I am enjoying the art making. I am greatly encouraged that God has me in His capable arms and made me with this passion for art.
Funny if I draw a doodle of a cat or paint a realistic bird everyone wants those cards but the cards I enjoy no one really asks for. HMMM

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Experimenting ....

I don't know how I am going to use this .... layered paper design but it has me thinking (: I have a technique page to do for a book page so maybe I will use this as my jumping off point

Monday, May 07, 2007


Artiscape was a lot of fun and challenging for me. this is one of the projects that I completed. She is the angel i made in Barbara McGuire's class. Great fun!
she didn't scan well.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

At all costs do not conform

This is one of my atcs for Artiscape! As the time draws nearer I am more and more excited to be going!
"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
I guess I am average (:

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

charms for artiscape

sucess is going from failure to failure with enthusiasm.... Who said that? They should be shot! Last night I had all my charms ready to go. All I had to do is add some embossing enamel. Instead of doing them 2-3 at a time I decided to BURN THEM ALL UP! Hours of work up in smoke ARGHHHHH
Here is my second batch.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

parakeet atc

Upon closer inspection the person I made this atc for was not holding a parakeet (: Long story. Any hoo winding down classes. Ending well with this year of homeschooling...getting ready for Artiscape I am content and full of creative energy. God is good

Monday, April 09, 2007

searching for inspiration for fat book pages

This is a metal atc collage I did after Artiscape last year. I am hoping for new ideas and inspiration this year. There is always something missing in my compositions.... I am praying about this week .... How many weeks of my life have I wasted.... worrying...being anxious...and today I cannot even remember what my concerns were a month ago????
I found a cool site. It is requested that you post the website to a blog before you download the free stuff ...So here it is.... Even though noone really sees my blog LOL it is here....

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Becoming atc obcessed

I have been working on atcs for days.... I love making these minature artworks and trading with others. Artiscape 2007 has trading opportunities for cards, charms and fatbook pages.... Here I go (:

Saturday, March 31, 2007

painting collage

I made the drawing collage into a painting collage. i hope to shrink it.. Print atcs and tweak a series. I have never copied atcs before. Last year almost all of the atcs I got in trades were just copies. I hope to make the prints each unique. I have about ten individual atcs almost finished. Any comments are welcome (:

Sunday, March 18, 2007

elephant collage

this is the first layer for my collaged atc. I am hoping to add depth to the sections with inks, embossing, gel medium, tissue paper etc and print a few atcs then add some textures to the prints. i hope to add embroidery floss to divde the sections on the final cards. I lost my elephant drawing in the first attempt so I made it darker. Hope it works here goes.
I am making cards to trade at artiscape. I also am making charms.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Excited about art

this morning I came up with two ideas for my artist trading cards. One involves an elephant. and the other quarreling faires. LOL yesterday I used a printer to print on vellum and used embossing powder to give it some zing. I want to work on making small hearts in a similar way if I can find red embossing powder. I am sure there is sure a thing. I am looking to find utee which I have never worked with. there is so much fun stuff to play with (:

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Creative Challenge

Today began on a negative note. Time, effort and prayer will make things whole again.

a kind word turns away wrath
Response can eventually change stimulus
Resurrection power is available to me to lift my old creative soul from death to life

Creative challenge for the day:
  • scan a journal page
  • read about Trina Schart Hyman
  • cut 12 Atcs to begin working on them
  • investigate buying more artist's journals
  • paint 4 backgrounds
  • set up my idea for charms
  • find the stuff to do gel medium transfers with

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

His Desire Soul Collage

Created in His Image God desires for me to love Him.