Wednesday, January 28, 2015

she believed she could

 This week I was inspired by Patti Ballard's mini lesson in life book to play with a different style of collage than I've been doing lately.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

forging ahead

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

playing with india ink

 Played with india ink today. Some fustrations. Some lessons learned. Mostly just happy with this little collage.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Surprising Yourself

I was feeling uninspired and didn't know what to work on, I forced myself to just sit down and doodle something. I had some random photographs from my trip to Uganda laying around on my desk, so I just started drawing an elephant. Much to my surprise, instead of the cutesy and doodley animals that normally come out, I had a (somewhat) realistic looking elephant on my page. And I quite liked him. And now I'm feeling inspired again. It's a lovely feeling when you can surprise yourself. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

three little ladies

In November I completed three little paintings for a show at a local gallery. 
My favorite one sold at the opening reception earlier this month, so I'm happy with that. 

It was a scary (but good) feeling to put some pieces in to a gallery, so I hope to do that more in 2015. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

merry merry wishes

I spent a few minutes just playing with watercolors. It had been quite some time, so it was fun to play with simple lines and circles. Then I scanned them and did a bit of playing on the computer. Lots of fun, I am looking forward to more of this! 

 And here are a few gifts, wrapped using my favorite supplies: gold sharpie, brown paper, gold ribbon, and watercolor tags. Love, love, love them. Handmade wrapping paper is one of my favorite parts of Christmas!

 And that's it for my Christmas to-do list. The shopping, wrapping, and baking are the fun stuff can begin! Happy Holidays to all of you!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Little Candy Dishes

I fell in love with the Marbled Clay Ring Dishes on A Beautiful Mess. I figured they would be the perfect simple little handmade item to give to my coworkers for christmas.

And I filled them with some chocolate goodness. 
Wrapped them up, and added a handmade tag.