Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ice Storm 2009

Yup, we got a mini version of the ice storm of 1998... trees covered in ice and snow, branches crashing on roofs, and missing cars, and no power on and off for 4 days.

Here are some shots... The ice makes for some great photos!

More snow is on the way....

oh the joy.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

A card I made.

I hope everyone has a good Christmas. Make some memories with the ones you love.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Sketchbook


I was so stoked to get Papaya's catalog in the mail this week. Gorgeous!!

Couldn't you just DIVE in? One of everything please.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Homemade from scratch this weekend. Chocolate with cream cheese inside and frosting and sprinkles. I love sprinkles.


I'll leave you with a shot out my back window...

This is the sun coming up as it hits the backyard about 9... See all the snow?!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

ARThouse Coop sketchbook

I signed up for Art House Coop sketchbook project. You get a Moleskine sketchbook to fill and send back and it is part of gallery.

There are over 30 themes and they are assigned. Mine was Elephant in the room. At first I was like HUH? But after talking with my awesome sketchbook yahoo group, my wheels started turning.

I wanted to do it in a postsecret kind of way... altering postcards and attaching them to the book. At first I was going to write about all the things we know but don't talk about - alcoholism, divorce, affairs, abuse... and then I was getting depressed! I didn't want to promote negative - even in a small way. I wanted to send a message somehow and be straightforward and to the point and quick. I decided to make my cards on facts about world poverty and doing something to change.

This is my cover,

Before - with my postcards,

And some of them done before they were put in the book.

My book is uploaded to Picture trail and you can see it here in its entirety and in order.

Have a good day and stay warm!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I won!

I entered a contest on Everyday artist blog and won this!

I heave heard of this book for awhile- I am stoked to own it. yay! I just skimmed through it, but it looks great.

making your own canvases..

and recycled journals... woot!

Can't wait to see more.

Thanks Jenn!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Mail Art

This is the mail art I received from Ginny. Too Cool eh?

Love it! and she even included some ephemera for me too. :)

She is sending out mail art to those that mail her some - so feel free!

Have a good weekend - bare ground again but there are big flakes falling right now along with the sunshine...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Next art journal spread

These have been sitting here for a few days waiting on me to finish them. I did the rest of the doodling and words yesterday.

This is a vintage bingo card and photo that reminds me of here. I did some marker lettering and AWARE in rubber stamps which was fun. I see I am going to use them again!

This was a purple painted page and then a piece of wrapping paper I liked. Then I just went to town on the doodles! That was fun.

And some more backgrounds waiting to be done....

Better get to work.