Saturday, May 29, 2010

let your heart



I totally love to use vintage books for art journaling. The above page was made over the past weeks, as the challenges continue to seemingly push me off balance. I am so happy that I have learned about how art can save me. I am grateful for an abundance of art supplies and a muse who rarely lets me down. Ideas are typically abundant.

What about you? Are you inspired to play with vintage books? Regardless of whether you have tried it or not I would like to suggest this artist - Jason Thompson.

Please remember to "let your heart lift you".

Monday, May 17, 2010

I saw a field

of flowers
dancing in the wind
I saw colours
twinkling
in the breeze
I sang notes
of love
as I floated
on the clouds

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The good thing

about having a number of works in progress available is - when you do have a larger block of creative time available, you can get right to the art of it.
This is a smaller canvas in progress.


I started on this large piece of wood a number of months ago.


All the other canvases are in various states of creativity. Realize that the bright colours will most likely be covered over by large amount of layers. I paint what the heart needs for colours. As I work on the piece, the colours tend to get much softer and typically much darker.






Works in progress are a very good thing.

Monday, May 3, 2010

tickled

I absolutely feel tickled pink when any of my friends are published in magazines. Today I purchased three of the Stampington publications.



I do not often encounter these fabulous treasures on my journeys to Saskatoon but today I was very fortunate - such a special treat. More about the magazines another day.


Even more special is when any of these art friends have a book published. Susan Tuttle has recently published her second book. I am SO happy to announce that Susan is having a give away. Please visit Susan's blog to enter for the fabulous give away she is doing of her new book - Digital Expressions. This book can also be purchased right now through Amazon at this link.

Angels be with you dear friends.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

all this excitement

Besides sharing my website yesterday and working on a new site with tips and tutorials, I have recently been interviewed by my very dear friend Dale Anne Potter. I have had the pleasure of meeting Dale in person when I attended an art retreat she held in April of last year in the southern portion of Saskatchewan, the province in which we both reside.

You can find the interview here.

Following are two pictures from the retreat last year. I learned some really neat creative tips from Dale and am sincerely looking forward to more shared creative times with her.

art retreat mosaic - mauve and other lovely colours


sequin waste WIP

Saturday, May 1, 2010

nature and art

I love nature and every opportunity to be a part of it. I suppose I often think that everyone feels the same way about it that I do. I forget that I grew up on the farm, in the country, and that nature was "just" a huge part of it. Our farm was a distance from the hi-way and so walks on roadside were always quite possible. We were also fortunate that though we live on the prairies, the land around us was somewhat rolly. We own pasture land which is part of a beautiful creek.



Sunsets and wildflowers were, and still are, a favourite.



I am hoping you will join Billy and me for this little stroll.





And I will briefly share some other wonderful news. I now have my own website. While I need to still do some fine tuning, I hope you will stop by to share with me in the excitement.
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