This ATC was made for the "Walking In This World" study group... I can't post where I'm sending it to... it's secret right now. I can say that it's going *ahem*...international. :)
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Ninety-nine dreams I have had
And every one a red balloon
It's all over, and I'm standing pretty
In the dust that was a city
I could find a souvenir
Just to prove the world was here
Here it is, a red balloon
I think of you and let it go
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
This week, Camden stood up and walked...... and it was MAGICAL!!!!! So I took the Magic theme of the week for the Creative Mom Podcast and made this page... "Like Magic" ...you stood up and walked. Journaling reads: The first time you took a few steps we were thrilled! You took one step here, two steps there, and then you stood up and walked across the room... like magic!
Thursday, January 25, 2007
1. Draw 2. Paint 3. Journal 4. Sew 5. Quilt 6. Read 7. Take Photos 8. Scrapbook 9. Artist Dates 10. Walk 11. Bake 12. Knit 13. Make Cards 14. Blog 15. Morning Pages 16. Visual Journaling 17. Beading 18. Home Decor 19. Digital Imaging 20. Poetry 21. Letters 22. Correspondence 23. Plants 24. Gift Giving 25. Love 26. Life!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
In case you can't read the journaling on this one: My favorite childhood book makes a comeback to our home! My Grandmother sent me this book for my birthday. She used to read it to me when I was a little girl. As soon as I opened the package, I immediately remembered the book, even though it has been probably 20+ years since I've seen it! That night, I read the story to my son. He really enjoyed it... and I forgot how SAD the ending was. I will cherish the book, and I had to do a sketch and watercolor in my Moleskine! (drawn with Micron ink 05 and prismacolor watercolor pencils)
So, here's Lily in Color! She was only my second attempt at doing watercolor... so I have a bit to learn... :)
Monday, January 22, 2007
Here is a little mosaic of my creature sketches from last night. I have been doing "Walking in this world" by Julia Cameron and the amount of creative work that I've produced is amazing myself.
So, what is special about these drawings and why did I choose to showcase them in a mosaic? Well, the truth is, I didn't want to put them ALL on my blog-- such large files taking up space, but I couldn't decide which one I wanted to use, so I thought the mosaic would be a great way to showcase them all and use less space.
The other special thing is I'm excited because my drawings are actually starting to LOOK like what I'm attempting to draw! I've not quite got the "3-D" thing yet but I've sort of figured out shading, etc. I'm pretty proud of these drawings! They are not perfect, but they are good for me! :)
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
My husband and I had pink and white roses at our wedding so in an effort to keep white and pink roses year round, I have purchased a pot of white roses and a pot of pink roses. You can't tell from the pictures but they are "mini" roses. :) I really love this spread of photos.
I love it when the leaves change color. They changed color awhile ago and are slowly changing back... we're seeing green again but also beautiful reds-- the reds are fading as the greens creep back up. This is a series of photos that show the reds off, but the greens are present, too. Love it!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Although not made with the pattern, this is sort of a Wee Wonderful. Here's the thing: my printer is not hooked up and my husband still has not hooked it up -- so I couldn't print out the pattern. I was DYYYYING to make a Wee Wonderful, and decided TODAY was the day. I dug out some old fabric and began. Here's what I came up with just by viewing the pieces online and the pattern. A little different, but still fun. I think she needs more to her outfit, but for now this will do. I've gotta get some pink ribbon!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Yesterday morning as I was leaving for work I noticed a beautiful shaped leaf in our driveway and instantly thought of using it to make prints in my moleskine. I scooped it up and put it next to the door so that I would remember when I got home... and I did. I did this last night after the baby had gone to bed. I used a gold colored acrylic paint and then a mixture of reds and browns-- sort of a fall spread. I guess it's a little late though! :)
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
I took this photo of my sister with her foot propped up in the car-- we were on our way to the mall in Fort Lauderdale, and we just happened to pass a flower stand on the corner of Pine Island Road and I-595. I didn't intentionally get the floral stand, but when I saw that I had captured it, I knew I had a gem! My sister will appreciate the beautiful photo and of course that her toes are painted PINK!
It is so like this sister to be part of such a perfect shot. This wouldn't have happened to anyone else! She NEVER takes a "bad" photo... she's so photogenic. Even her feet! :)