My Watercolor Cards ~ GiveAway !

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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, …

A World of Octobers ~ Sketchbook

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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 …

Angel By Your Side ~

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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 …

Tissue Paper Heart Collages

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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 …

Be Thou My Vision ~

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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 …

Cultivate ~

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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 …

~ My Sunshine ~

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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 …

She Believed She Could ~

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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 …