Thursday, September 4, 2014

Art spaces and a set of ATCs

Art Spaces


I have a huge room for an art space and its still cluttered and a mess. One day I'll conquer it and feel better about it. I love to create in it but I've some how managed to get two giant tables so filled with clutter.

In writing this I just had an epiphany. I think I'm going to move one of the tables to the wall and put shelves above it. this way I can still have my window view (which is brilliant by the way) and be able to see all of my tools/supplies. This Friday after work I'm going to do it.

ATCs


Artist Trading Cards.

I joined Swap-Bot and I've been swapping all sorts of art pieces. This last challenge was to do 10 (or trade 10) ATCs. Since I'm new to this the only ATCs I have are from a pal Ms Smith.. lol Here is a link to her Pinterest that shows her talents Lily's work

Of course I had to make all 10 because I love Lily's work and wasn't about to give it up. Here are a few pictures of what I've done for the swap. It was a lot of fun and don't think this will be my last one.


Inner Sunshine

Fly Kid

Blue

Be Kind to U

Red Flower

Cherry Blossom
its my favorite

Pink Flower


A stamp I used to make ATC name plates for each card

Envelopes to keep the little pieces of art safe.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

my first ATC and wow am I excited

A very dear friend recommended I join a group to do swaps. At first I thought I don't have time for this, cause being two graduations a few days apart in two different states and various activities in life.

I finally slowed down enough to start making art again and joined the web page to participate in art swapping. My very first group I joined kicked me out (which is hilarious to me) because my profile wasn't filled in enough. the leader of the group was awesome, reached out and explained it all. 

Now we will be exchanging a 2.5X3.5 ATC of a favorite male character from Tim Burton.

I started a collection on Pintrest to see which one would work.  I still haven't decided but I did get the background down. Its a nice grey/blue, which is my favorite color lately. 

Looking over my board I'm starting to see a pattern with Jack Skellington. I think he's my favorite. 

I also love his Alice. so many choices. :) 



The guy I made
Tim Burtons Web Site
http://timburton.com

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Reclaiming old boxes


I had these plain boxes, two of them I started decorating and the last one was just empty. 

Yesterday after work I attacked one with Washi tape and the other two with scrap book paper and Washi tape. 

Here's the outcome.

Box 1





Box 2





Box 3




Tuesday, February 11, 2014

an amazing weekend through pictures

This last weekend a friend and I went to Sedona AZ to escape the grey skies of the PNW. Living up here we only get 3 amazing months of sunshine while AZ gets it a lot longer. The weather was beautiful for being the first part of Feb.

I took a lot of pictures of all the places we visited.

I will say my favorite place was the home of the Sinagua. They are kin or sometimes placed in an umbrella under the Hopi Native Americans in that area.  On a side note, we didn't visit the Montezuma castle, we visited the site in the valley that required a little off roading to get to.

Here are a few from my smartphone

Snow on the Columbia River between OR and WA 2/7/14


Tuzigoot National Monument  




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A view from Airport rock



TLAQUEPAQUE 

This place really wasn't my kind of place (minus the awesome foods) structures were amazing and lovely. 






To read more about the Verde Valley here is a url that should give a good jumping point:
http://www.verdevalleyarchaeology.org/SinaguaCircle

Bell Rock


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Honanki Heritage Site






The Grotto Site

These pictures were of pictographs, the park ranger said they where over generations from 640 A.D. up to the first sitings of the Spaniards. 















This is the rock we saw hiking on Deadman Pass Trail looking at Boynton Vista Trail


This is sunset over looking Cathedral Rock

This is on Monday at the Church in the Hills. This is a catholic church. I had a very interesting moment sitting there watching the people light candles and pray. There was a very old fragile woman who had a head wrap, a cross, a picture and she stood at the cross a very long time, just praying. Everyone left her alone and no one went up to this area. This was the first time I think I've ever seen a group of tourists be so respectful.

"Her initial ideas for the church changed in 1950after she saw a church in France designed by the painter Georges Roualt.Lloyd Wright clung to the original plans and refused to work with her. So she approached the San Francisco firm of Anshen and Allen, who jumped at the chance to build the unusual chapel."
you can read more about the chapel here
http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/popular-articles/item/31-sedona-arizona-landmark-the-chapel-of-the-holy-cross



All in all I want to go back and do the whole tour again.
Maybe this time take a week or two. hahahaha


Monday, October 7, 2013

My domain is no more, lettering

I let shawnmilesphoto go because I'm not making money off of it and I want to buy a new camera and new equipment. The list of stuff just go ones on. As Shakespeare so romantically put it "what's in a name?"

My name does not make who I am. 


My current projects include lettering with zendoodles. 

Here is the letter A


Here is the letter B


Look for more soon