Sunday, December 7, 2014

New Directions

You know when social media boomed in the beginning I wanted to be apart of the party and opened an account on each platform.  After trying and not succeeding,  beating myself up often, I've decided to reduce social media activities,  spend more time learning stuff I want learn and making art.

Also I'm going to condense all of my blogs to one, this one.. yay..

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wear something different

If given the opportunity would you wear something different from every day life?

Could you walk around in a dress or a shirt made of a plastic bag? How about a dress made out of paper? The ideas are endless. 

For my wear something different I went with a braclet made out of a Starbucks coffee cup sleeve. 

I used Washi tape to decorate and some goggly eyes.

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.


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


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

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  


A view from Airport rock


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:

Bell Rock


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

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