Thursday, May 15, 2014

Full Flower Moon

I painted with Connie Hozvicka and the Painting the Feminine Tribe last night.  It was the Full Flower Moon.  I chose to let go of the trauma of my accident.  Some of the petals are falling to represent that.  I really have been feeling out of sorts so this was really the best thing for me to do.  Once I had my fingers in the paint, wow I really felt better.  Art heals we always say and its so true. Acrylic and oil pastel.

Check out what all the other lovely artists are doing at Paint Party Friday.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Feeling Better

I am starting to feel a little bit better. Still bruised and battered but I can use my hand some more. I had been missing my art journal so I worked on some pages already started.

This is my ewe Juno, I thought she looked great on this background.

I added words to this page and colored in some white space with watercolor crayons.

This one was a group of pictures that I took as an exercise when I was out walking Belle.  They made a fun collage. The building on top used to be a one room schoolhouse and there are many signs from the railroad.  I like the little broom person.  I think I'd like to play with that image again sometime.

Car Shopping

We went out car shopping today.  I loved my old Crv so I am getting the same model. I should be able to get it later in the week.  I wanted a particular color that was at another location so I have to wait.


Only 3 weeks until I leave for Ireland, getting most of the details of the trip worked out.  Its going to be such fun, I can't wait. I am going to get to meet 2 very special ladies that I met over the internet. Lisa and Claire are both artists so it will be fabulous to meet them.

Monday, May 12, 2014

I'm Teaching in 21 Secrets this Fall

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I am excited to be able to share that I am one of the teachers for 21 Secrets Fall.  If you've done any Art Journaling in the past five years you have probably heard about this wonderful course developed by Connie Hozvicka of Dirty FootPrints Studio. For each session of 21 Secrets she gathers together 21 amazing teachers who teach a variety of techniques and disciplines. Here is a list of all the teachers and links to their sites.


Jamie Ridler           
Veronica Funk  

21 Secrets goes on sale today.  Woo Hoo how exciting is that. If you click on the link below it will take you to the 21 Secrets information page where you can find out more. There is early bird pricing so its a really good deal. If you plan to sign up please use this link as that is how teachers get paid, thru signup generated from their sites.

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I think there are an amazing group of teachers this time around.  I'd love it if you came and played with all of us in this 21 Secrets Art Journal Workshop.  I hope you'll join us.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Weaving To Share

As you know I have been weaving a lot lately. Finished up some towels on the loom and decided it was time I washed and hemmed another set too.

These are the towels made from mostly handspun cotton. They've been hemmed and washed now. I wish you could feel them. They are so soft. I would have to say there are hundreds of hours involved in making these towels. Spinning the cotton yarn took a long time. I am keeping these for myself. They are truly a labor of love.

This set I wove this past week.  They are thicker and will really be absorbent. I made them in five different colors.  They will be gifts. My original plan to use many colors didn't work out that well. The first towel was a sample of that and I liked them done in a darker color better. My next plan is to put all the color in the warp and just weave with natural or even one of the colors and see how that looks.  One weaving project always leads to the next one.

I love this towel so much I will show it again.

When I stacked all the towels together I really liked all the little eyes showing up.

Blogging Break

On Sunday I was in a car accident, totaled the car but I am ok. I have lots of bruises and a burn on my hand from the airbag. It should take a week or so to recover. So I will be back soon.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Map Art Lab

Jill Berry's new book is out. It is so fun, full of 52 ways to explore maps in your art.  I highly recommend it.

I've only the one page to show.  I have been working on weaving this week.  I started this with liquid watercolor and then played on the page with stamps and stencils.  The bird appeared out of nowhere.  Maybe he is the bluebird of happiness.

Linking to Paint party friday.