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My Watercolor Cards ~ GiveAway !

Hi there!   Oh my gosh ~ Winter Storm Brutus is here, and our fireplace is a wonderful place to be!  Soooo thankful!    And I’m so excited to be home for a long four-day weekend, as I took today off! Yay!  I have really, REALLY enjoyed an online class I’ve been taking “The Wild Art of Abandonment” through Christy Tomlinson’s website, …

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Love One Another ~

Hi there!  Happy Friday!   Well… here is the last of the mixed media pieces I’ve made this summer and fall. One of the things that is so fun for me, is to play with the layering effects… it’s such a fun surprise to see  colors and myriad textures that can be achieved.  I’m especially addicted fond of the process of …

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A World of Octobers ~ Sketchbook

Happy Thursday everyone! Thought I would share some highlights of my noon-time stroll yesterday along the river…of course, all I had was my iphone {as I wishing for my ‘good’ camera!}  but… nonetheless… it was COOL.  {literally and figuratively!}  And it provided inspiration for my sketch {below}… I hope you enjoy it, too… And a fresh new coating of Fall …

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Angel By Your Side ~

This mixed media canvas was inspired by a song I recently heard on the radio, and one of my newest favorites to listen to on my ipod: “Angel By Your Side” by Francesca Battistelli.  I can’t say that everything’s okay‘Cuz I can see the tears you’re cryingI can’t promise to take the pain awayYou can know I won’t stop trying …

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Farmer’s Market Pumpkins ~

Here’s my fall parade of Farmer’s Market Pumpkins! This is a mixed media canvas that is made out of wood, with a primed, gesso top, size 9″x12.”  I really like this hard surface, even better than the fabric canvas tops.  It holds up to stamping real well. Who doesn’t love to look upon a field of ripened pumpkins, or in …

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Tissue Paper Heart Collages

These pieces were created as a result of an online class from Christy Tomlinson. It was called  “Creative Color”   and the last part  of this class detailed a sweet technique for tissue paper, collaged hearts. It’s quite simple.  You randomly cut squares from tissue paper; not exact squares either ~ {love that} ~ scrunching n’ twisting them, and attach them …

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Be Thou My Vision ~

About Vision.   The kind that is inward ~ outward ~ upward…  In my heart, my mind, and my eyes… Just a few of some recent ramblin’s of my mind. {I have been told I ask alot of questions}  Having gone through my recent cataract surgery has given me pause to think much deeper about ‘sight.’   Specifically in terms of ‘more than meets the eye.’  {pardon …

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Cultivate ~

More playing with the Inktense watercolors, with Joanne Sharpe showing us how to layer with stencils n ‘ such.  This is just my quick mini-version of the lovely and beautiful exercise Joanne created for us to do… I hope to get some time to go back and do it again… but in the meantime, love this spray stuff – Dylusions …

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Shine ~ Shine ~ Shine !

Here’s the third of my series of my first canvas, finger-style, painted pieces hanging together on our dining room wall: My Sunshine, Shine and She Believed She Could (click on the links to see the posts if you’d like).  Of course, all are now newly listed in my etsy shop! One can never consent to creep… when one feels the …

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~ My Sunshine ~

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you likely have come to know that I dearly LOVE bright, bold, saturated COLOR!  It just makes me happy-giddy!  It doesn’t matter if it’s in fabric, paint, paper or threads… and now inks and mists of all kinds!  I’ve been soooo intrigued with all the colored spray mists and …

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She Believed She Could ~

It’s my first painting.  Make that “finger” painting, because that’s what I used.  Just my fingers to spread the various types of paint; a few pens, spray inks, stamps, scrapbook paper, fabric flowers, and my black marker. Inspired by a demo and technique featured by Christy Tomlinson’s on her website. After I saw her demo, I thought “I would love …