Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A few things

This is what I made this morning.  I have this pattern from Amy Butler for 3 sized bags. This one is the makeup bag. I think it turned out pretty good. I may have to make some more of these I think they would make great gifts.

This is a double page spread for the creative challenge on my ning site. The idea was memories and the holidays.

I started the pages using Christmas wrapping paper as backgrounds. I cut up other wrapping paper as collage items. The pic on the top left is of myself on the left and my sister Peggy on the right. I think I am 15 or 16 here which would make her 11. We always liked making cookies and decorating them. The lower pic is of Sarah, she was such a beautiful child, still is by the way. The pic on the right is my sister Marianne, we were making decorated Christmas trees with Peggy's boys. Then I wrote a little poem about the experience and added words that represented Christmas memories to me. It was fun to do.

This is a journal page with a few ladies who just popped out of the background. I was doing some experimenting with Color Wash sprays and stamping in the background. I really didn't see anything in the background until I turned the journal sideways. I have concluded that with found art you often have to look at the page all sorts of ways and several times before you can see anything.

I am still making birdies soon I will have enough so they can all fly together.

Oh I almost forgot I colored this today. Its one of Eden's drawings from Draw Doodle and Decorate. You can get your own to color here I decided to do him in non traditional colors, he was lots of fun. I have this set of 100 markers that I rarely use. This was a great opportunity to try them out.


  1. I enjoy all your art Kate!!!!

  2. I am so envious that you have had time to play with your art! I am happy to say, though, that my art studio is finally cleaned of all the clutter of the Craft Fair that was a few weeks ago and the Christmas and Rock My World order stuff has all been put away ! I could actually sit and play today as I have done the wrapping and abandoned the usual Christmas baking (due to a crappy cold that sucked all my energy and my desire to bake)...It has been over two months since I sat down with my journal. I feel really rusty but man, do I miss it.
    I think I just found another Christmas gift for myself. An hour or two for me and my toys !
    Merry, merry Christmas, Lovely Kate ! May the light and love of the season fill you up !

  3. Kate, I don't know how I missed this post until now. And I agree with Kim....I'm so envious of your art time right now in the midst of holiday madness. I hope to be doing lots more art after the new year.

    Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Kate, You are so VERSATILE, and it shows how much you love creating. I love the way your Santa Bird turned out! I love the make up pouch too! Keep on doing your thing with your journaling cuz it's so fun to see! Merry Christmas :D

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