Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Art Project--Altered letter blocks

These are a couple of antique letter blocks that I found with my initials on them, and I wanted to alter them a little with paint and paper.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Art Journaling and Mantra Cards

A couple of recent art journal pages, one a to do list for an art fair and the other one is my imaginations dream home- a little pink house with a garden and picket fence.

These are four mantra cards that I made while reading the book Living Your Yoga. Then I can take the cards with me as reminders.

Monday, April 11, 2011


                            The tulips and pansies are finally blooming, here are some of the pictures.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Decorative Painted Accessories

A couple of little trinket boxes one with a coneflower and one with a yellow bird

 two terra cotta pots with painted roses

                                                                  a cottage birdhouse

                                    and two art necklaces with painted roses and beads attached

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Art Desk

This is where I paint and draw and below is some of the art I've been working on.

This is an ink sketch that I did of a painted wood box that I added to my art journal with masking tape.

Some of my inspiration:
  • Somerset Studio art magazines
  • Victoria magazine
  • english gardens and cottages
  • Book-The Secret Garden
  • walking in the woods
  • and all kinds of flowers especially Roses and Pansies

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Weekend Art Journaling & Caramel Apples

These are a few of my journal pages from this weekend and while journaling I had a delicious caramel apple from Kilwins in Birkdale Village. So good.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More art journaling pages

On this page I attached a sheet of decorative paper and then a tea label from YOGI tea that says-"whatever you are doing is the most beautiful thing".  Then I surrounded it with roses cut out from the cover of the Pier 1 catalog.
This page is "courage to create" an exercise from Julia Cameron's book- Finding Water.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My art journals

This is a little bookcase that my dad built for me years ago and I use it to display my art journals.

These are two of the different art journals I'm working in right now. One is a large 8x11 Hardback and the other is an altered book that I'm turning into a journal.

Some of my favorite art journalers:
  • pam garrison
  • teesha moore
  • samantha kira harding
  • mary ann moss
  • dawn devries sokol
  • anahata katkin

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I love pansies

I found these pictures of some pansies that I took in november.I love pansies, can't wait to plant more this spring.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mixed Media paintings I'm working on

This is my first post on something very new to me -blogging- I'm nervous and excited all at the same time. I do a variety of painting, mixed media, and art journaling. These are mixed media paintings on 8"x 5" pieces of wood and I use acrylic paint, oil pastels, colored pencil and paper.
My favorite subject to paint is usually always flowers,birds, and butterflies.