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I have started this blog to help me get my craft projects out for everyone to see. My crafts are my therapy. I find peace in creating special ideas for friends and family. This is a new adventure for me and I plan on enjoying the ride

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

She Takes My Breathe Away

Hey everybody!!  This is the latest canvas piece. I absolutely love the way it came out. Mixed media is my obsession. I did go outside my box a little on this piece. First I cut this image from a magazine to use as a template for my piece. I create this pleated skirt which is a new technique for me, and I can't believe how real the dress looks. The biggest challenge was I actually drew my own hair!  I've been practicing and I think, I hope I'm improving. Lol!  This piece means a lot to mean since I did try so many new techniques. It so great when you see yourself progressing in your craft. I'm getting the title artist and that's still hard to hear sometimes, but also very heart warming. I'm getting some great feedback on this piece. Please leave a comment. I love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by!  Till next time. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

BFF Shadow Box

Good morning!  Welcome back!  This was a special order project. Emily is a nurse that works with me at my full time job. She recently found out her husband got a promotion at his job and they are having to move. She ordered this frame for her BFF. Emily has really liked the look of my mixed media projects so I knew this would be included on this order for sure. Looking through the pics I could tell they loved to just have a good time. I wanted this to come out in this project. I included all hand made flowers, some great items from Maya Road and some tiny tidbits of mixed media with stamps, metal and modeling paste. I really never have a clear idea of how these are going to come together. These shadow boxes just seem to take on a life of their own. This is the reason they are some of my favorite projects. Emily told me her friend loved it which made my day. Here's to wishing the best of luck to Emily and her family in their next adventure!  Thanks for stopping by!  Till next time!  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Prissy comes to visit and we swap ideas

Welcome back everybody!  Here are just some things that came out of the craft studio. Prissy came into town and we decided to spend one day in the studio. We had so much fun and Prissy shared lots of creative info with me. It was blast! We decided to do an on the spot swap. We each took a 5x7 cardboard canvas and just played. I created the top canvas with my new Dyan Reaveley stamp and I absolutely love it. Prissy did some amazing work too. I love all the shading, and my favorite part is how she altered the vine stamp. She is a true artist in her own right. I proudly have her piece on display in my craft studio. It now helps to get my creative juices flowing. Definitely stay tuned because I have some fun projects coming up. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Traveling Art Journals

I'm so excited to show this project!  My awesome friend Prissy came up with the best idea!  She was really interested into checking into doing some project swaps with different art groups but didn't know if she was disciplined enough to really do it. I told her I had been wondering the same thing about myself because I to had been checking out groups. Great minds think alike....lol!  So....she came up with the idea of us swapping traveling journals with each other just to see if we could really do it. She started us off by creating her journal then mailing hers and my empty journal for my turn. What great fun!  I created my cover and first inside page then I designed a page in her book. She came into town this past week and I was able to give them to her. We got so excited we have now signed up for our first ATC swap. Our journals have traveled back to Prissy's. I can't wait to see what she comes up with. We both know we are going to have a book full of treasures when we are done. I couldn't imagine doing this with anyone else. I call her my mentor and craft goddess...lol!  She always teaches me so much and gets my creative juices flowing. Stay tuned to see book evolve!  Thanks for stopping by!  Till next time!  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HoneyHouse canvas

I created this one of a kind canvas piece for my friends who just released their fourth CD. The group is called HoneyHouse and they are a fabulous group of ladies with a true talent. If you haven't heard them please check them out. They sing from the soul and I think that's what touches me artistically. This quote can be found on the inside jacket of the new CD. I always find it crazy how I can see something and instantly the picture pops in my head. That is what happened here. I'm trying to challenge myself more by doing some sketching which I did on the background. I also drew hair for the first time and am amazed it came out ok. I gave this girl some Texas hair....big!  Lol!  I presented this to the group at their CD release party and they loved it. There was tears and lots of hugs. I'm so glad this came together like it looked in my head. I have more projects coming. Thanks for coming by!  

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Family Mixed Media Canvas Piece

Welcome back!!  Here is another 12 x 12 canvas piece. I've had this idea in my head for awhile. This piece made with acrylic paints and paper. I enjoyed creating all the little details. The more I kept thinking I was done, the more I kept adding. This is a messy process but that's what makes it fun. It came out way better than I thought. I'm taking this to be sold in a local gift shop. They have been buying from me for a little over a year and have been really supportive, but the best things is they have had an easy time selling my items. Mixed media is definitely an obsession, I can't seem to get enough. I have several more pieces in the process. I can't wait to show you. Come back soon!  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Invitation Season

It's always fun this time because the order for invitations come rolling in. Orders will vary from wedding to baby showers. This current order was for wedding reception invitations. I think personalized invitations just give it that special touch. I definitely have to thank everyone who has placed orders. I appreciate everyone's support. Well onto the next order....