Monday, June 15, 2009

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

A cuppa art

How fun is this??? Starbucks has a mug you can put your own design on. It comes with a white pen and you can bake it on to make it permanent or if you're like me you can change it when you want to. I put my current favorite quote on here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

I've discovered a web site by Itkupilli that I just love. She is an artist that really defines "Disneyland on the web"!!! She has free stuff for blogs (see my background) and she offers tips on digital collage. In addition, she sells her art and designs on etsy. It is a fun site to visit and admire... ENJOY!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More ZNE Work!

This piece was completed recently at another ZNE Workshop with Brandie Butcher-Isley. She brought great photos to share and this is from her stock. It's one of my favorites because it was simple and I like the fact that she's carrying her soul in her lunchbox. Brandie taught me how to make trees. She uses them alot in her work and I have enjoyed incorporationg them into my pieces. She has a touching new piece of work called "How Am I Supposed to Breathe". You can view this piece on her web site @ She was so inspiring during her workshop and I learned alot from her.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Art Night: A celebration of creativity!

I wanted to send a thank you to my friends for participating in "Art Night". We have gotten together 3 times now for art and conversation. It has been so fun to share my studio and to share my love and passion for art. So THANK YOU!!!!!!! Next time I'm getting my camera out!!!

Here is a recent piece that I created with Anna Corba's beeswax collage class at the ZNE convention at the end of April. This is the second class I've taken with Anna and I love her gentle spirit. I took a workshop with her a couple of years ago in Utah at the first (and only) Woman Create event (a wonderful event!). I appreciate Anna's perspective on organization and her approach to keeping a piece simple. I am starting a new "keep it simple" art journal since I have a tendancy to have a lot going on in my art. I love the beeswax finish on these pieces and I added to my knowledge bank in this beloved medium (It's amazing what I missed the first time! I learned so much at this workshop! :). I loved being able to work with her again. She has a very gentle spirit and it certainly comes through in her art.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Journal Thing!!!!

I've been taking Pam Carriker's journal workshop on creative workshops @ . Gail has some wonderful offerings and Pam teaches 2 ongoing classes about journaling. She is a beautiful, giving artist and I have enjoyed the classes so much that I am now addicted to journaling!!! Really!!! I am up at all hours of the night doodling away with my little mighty brite lite (while my husband snores)!!! I have started around 10 journals over the years and I never really keep it up. However, my current journal is almost done and it's only been a couple of weeks! Here are a couple of my pages from my current journal. What I like most is the freedom to try new things! I get an idea and get to play with it in my journal. ALso- take a look at Pam's blog and be inspired !

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