Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Jumbo-sized ATC for an exchange with my art buddy, Arlene. Hope she'll like it! Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 27, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday Self Portrait Posted by Picasa

A self portrait? Noooooo!

Okay, this week's challenge was to create a self portrait. Not my favourite (Just for the record, I didn't make a spelling mistake folks ~ that's how we spell *favourite* in Canada) thing to do. Self portraits are a weird thing to create. It's hard to protray oneself. If you've ever done it, you know what I mean.

Anyhooooo, determined to meet the challenge, I grabbed a brown paper bag and just drew a quick sketch of myself. The necklace looks like one I made ... and it's winter, and I often wear turtlenecks this time of the year, but other than that ~ you couldn't pick me out of a line-up if you tried. *smile* What scary thing will they have in store for next week? Hmmmm ...

On another note, it's the Pointy Hat ART Posse (PHAP) meeting tonight. I'm quite proud because I have quite a few ATCs created and a couple other art items to show. I even made a new pointy hat for tonight's meeting ~ perhaps I'll post that later. Hopefully the snow will die down before 6:30 tonight so that people can make it to PHAP.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

My first "Inspire Me Thursday" effort. Check out what this is all about on Misty Mawn's blog at: http://mistyeyedart.blogspot.com/ or click on her name under my links.
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Here's a close up of "Nurse's got a Tonic" Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 18, 2006

"PHAP Chicks" Vintage Grunge style ATC. This is a tribute to the wonderful art group Pointy Hat ART Posse (PHAP) which I am fortunate enough to be a part of. Can you read where it says "Learn to Scribble"? :) Posted by Picasa

A little Vintage Grunge for you. I love making art in this style because I am NOT a "neat and precise" artist! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Valentine altered board book I made for Greg Posted by Picasa

Altered Valentine tin I made to hold candies for my husband  Posted by Picasa

Making art like it's goin' outta style!

Wow! I've been creating like crazy lately. The Paris calendar got me going. It was so much fun to work in Marci's calendar and to stretch a little by taking on a theme that normally I wouldn't. Doesn't it seem to take a long time after Christms to get back into the "art-groove" again? I think I'm finally there. Wheee!

So what have I been doing?After looking through the latest Sommerset mag, I made a altered tin can which I used for my husband's Valentine's sweets. For his card, I created a small altered book (2.5"x2.5"). I'll post some photos here for you to check out. I am so thankful for the gift of art! It's so great to be able to express myself through mixed media. Oh ya, and this week, I got a belated birthday gift in the mail from one of my nieces. It was a gift certificate to Michael's. Mmm ~ it's gonna be fun finding goodies to buy with that. Thank you Thina!

Today was like the coldest day of the year. With the windchill it was like -39 Celcius. That's MINUS 39! Couldn't start the car until the afternoon, the kids were home from school, I needed milk because I can't drink coffee without milk. Whoa is me! I want spring and I want it now!! Where's this global warming stuff, eh? I eventually did get out to buy some milk, by the way, but coffee does taste yummy with Lite Cool Whip.

Well, here are a few photos of stuff I've been working on.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

February Calendar: Page 1 for Marci Glenn's calendar. I used soft pastels and collage on this page. This page looks pretty good ~ hope Marci will like my work in her calendar. Posted by Picasa

February Calendar: Page 2 ... Made a huge mistake on this page after it was almost all done, so I had to cover up. I used silver tape to cover the mess and I must say, it worked out quite well.Posted by Picasa

February Calendar: Page 3 On this page, I went for the super simple look.Posted by Picasa

February art for calendar RR

I received a desk calendar in the mail from Marci Glenn which I will be creating art in for the month of February. I'm in a 2006 Calendar RR (round robin)in the Mixed Media Collage Artist online group. The calibre of art on this site is extraordinary, so I'm excited to be a part of this project. There were so many people interested in participating in the RR, two RR's had to be started to accomodate everyone.

Marci chose a calendar with the Paris theme. I'm having fun with it so far. I'll upload a few shots of some of the art I've created for her calendar.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

This Art card was made for me by my dear friend Arlene for my birthday. My nickname at the Pointy Hat ART Posse is HRH the Queen CEO (Creative Eccentric One). What a beauty, eh? Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 04, 2006

I've been tagged ...

For the first time, I've been tagged. I was tagged by the lovely, the talented, Charlotte (Lolly) Kemsey of Scotland.
4 jobs I've had: retail salesperson, campground attendant, newspaper layout artist, & Mommy
4 places I've lived: Edmonton, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; Fredericton, New Brunswick and Barriere, British Columbia (all Canadian locations)
4 shows I enjoy: Monk, Corner Gas (a very, very funny Canadian comedy ... Canadian comedy is most often an oxymoron ~ but not in this case), Canadian/American Idol, Extreme Home Makeover
4 places I've vacationed: Jasper, Alberta; Nova Scotia; Vancouver Island, British Columbia
4 websites I visit daily: Mixed Media Collage Artist, Pointy Hat ART Posse, art-e-zine (I don't visit EVERYday, but often ~ excellent site)
4 favorite foods: Anything from the Olive Garden Restaurant, nachos, Greek Salad, Tabooli Salad
4 places I'd rather be right now: Jasper, Alberta; Victoria, British Columbia; Australia; Wales
4 bloggers I'm tagging: Nicolette Anderson, Karyn Gartel, Cindy Hogg, Deryn Mentock