Hope all is well in your world! I am a bit shaky this morning…too much coffee and too much excitement happening over here! I’ve got lots of news to share with you today…
I’m SO thrilled to announce a very special class that I am doing with my fellow artist and friend, Robin Laws.
Over the past several months, Robin and I have been experimenting with blending technology with traditional art! The results have been incredibly thrilling and groundbreaking – expanding both our artistic development and process! Grab your iPad and stylus and get ready to really expand your creative process!!
We have opened up early registration TODAY at a very special discounted price too!
Watch the following videos to learn more….
Pretty exciting right?! To learn more and register click below.
AND I’ve got a brand NEW website that I am loving! Thanks to my sweet designer hubby! ;) Check it out here! If you are an active reader of this blog I invite you to come tour my new online home and subscribe to get the latest posts!
Thank you all for all your encouragement and support! I am constantly amazed by how generous and loving the online creative community is!
Hello!!! I know it’s been forever and I’m sorry but I’m back and I’m just full of inspiration – thanks to the fabulous E-course I’m taking by Jeanne Oliver. My first trimester was trying at times, tired, nauseous, weepy but now that I’m well into my second trimester I’m feeling like myself again. While my cravings for chocolate have yet to subside, a forceful urge to create art has emerged, so when I found this course via the Dreamy Whites blog I signed up immediately! Jeanne has always inspired me with her whimsical creations and beautiful art, so what better teacher to help me break out of my creative rut?!
Our first project was to assemble a vintage art journal. A place where we can sketch, doodle, paint and dream. I couldn’t wait to begin. Here is the final result…
Cutting up a vintage book felt so naughty but I knew I wasn’t destroying it, just up-cycling it!
Embellishing the cover with vintage costume jewelry and an old crystal drawer pull was so much fun! I actually raided my husbands tool box and used pliers and screwdrivers! (I’m not what you would call handy…)
The antique illustration was taken from an old Shakespeare book…who can resist Romeo and Juliet? Not this Romantic…
Inside the front cover I added a little brown paper pouch to keep little pretties and the word “faithful” to remind myself to stay true to my creative spirit. The pages are compiled of vintage papers, scrapbook pages, watercolor and sketch paper. Lots of different textures to provide a wonderful backdrop to my creations.
I bound the book using this very handy hole-punch and some organic hemp twine.
Finally I found a use for all the shiny, sparkly baubles I’ve been collecting. It was so delightful to play with them.
I’m really happy with my little journal. Making it brought me such satisfaction and re-ignited that drive to create. I better do it now before I’m buried in diapers! Right?
Hope you are all enjoying the New Year! Let me know what creative goals you have on the horizon…