Saturday, October 30, 2010

Art party lead to inspiration!

Front of the notebook 

closer up so you can see all the goodies

an altered envelope 

Inside Front cover

Inside back cover 

back cover
Me-flection close up

So Today I got together with a few of my art friends and we had a little project we worked on.  It was a "me-flection" using the bingo card as our base.  The challenge was to use a Mucha girl as Donna called them by artist Alphonse Mucha.  I don't really know why I choose the girl I did but she spoke to me today.  I just think it is because I'm constantly praying something will go right.  Which as far as my art I guess I'm constantly hoping not so much pray that what I create will make me happy and proud.  I also incorporated sheet music cause I enjoy singing and listening to music, a stamp of a hand writing with a quill to show my love of writing, the stamped cat peeking just reminded me of Raven who always seems to be in my face jealous of my art, scissors because I love my scissors they are the one tool that is basically in my hand 90% of the time.  The woman deep in thought because I am always thinking of what I can do next or how can I make something better, a button because of my love of buttons, and just the word free because when I am creating I feel free.  I attached the me-flection to a notebook and started to alter it while I was still with the ladies and then when I came home I completed it.  I am very happy with how it came out.  The whole thing was altered using Steampunk Debutante from Graphic 45.     Pin It Now!

Well its Saturday time for my Fall Finding Reveal


No wait that is my beautiful kitty Raven looking very handsome the other day on my messy bed. I couldn't resist taking a picture and he has to thank our swap partner Victoria for his new kitty catnip toys.  So he say "Meow" which is cat speak for thank you Victoria 

Raven toys and some yummy candy for mommy (which was basically consumed by my brother and dad)

The cigar box beyond full with goodies

Handmade cards and a lovely bookmark made for me 

some stamps and some more handmade goodies

Glimmer mist (score!!!) and beautiful trims!!!

An Awesome ATC stamp, and some other fun to include in my art!!

Images and ephemera to use in new creations  

and more!!! 

very sweet crochet items that I will be saving for just the right project.  I think I see some beeswax in the future 
So I joined up on my bloggerette sorority's Fall finds swap and I must say it was fun!! I enjoy making and sharing my art with others and receiving some new and different in return.  Sometimes its funny because I would have never thought to use somethings or alter others until I got into swaps.  And knowing you are getting a fun box that you don't know what will be enclosed is just exciting!! I was so happy to open the door and see that my package arrived and it is just not the same as buying something cause when you buy something you know what's going to me inside the box and the join of opening it last like a second of too.  This box was hours worth of joy just ask my family lol.  They were pretty bored of my joy after a few minutes.  After opening the box I got to go through and put it in its place with in my art studio and you know whats funny there was one little image that I was so happy to see and I don't think its even in the pictures.  It is from a Graphic 45 piece of paper from the Domestic Goddess line of a women with this beautiful blonde hair and red lipstick.  I made myself a really cool necklace with this image last year and it disappeared I was so disappointed when it came up missing and did want to buy a whole new sheet of paper for that little picture and there it was in the box of goodies so now I can make myself a similar necklace!!! I'll  share when I make it.  Thank you soooo much Victoria for being such a great partner!! I can't wait to use all of this fun stuff.  Raven loves his little mice!  The way our house is set up he can actually play with them because his sisters Penny and Patches can steal them from him (my dogs like cat toys I'm not sure why).  I'm looking forward to see what everyone else sent and received!!  Now its 1 am and I need to go to bed I have errands to run in the morning and then I'm off to have an art party with friends happy Halloween everyone!! Check out Victoria's page to see what I sent her at Things I learn from Bear.

PS.  Feel free to see what the other sisters did on Some Days are Diamonds that is the house mother's page and she has us linking on the right side of her blog!
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Beeswax Series yet to be named






I have been working on these beeswax pieces for about 3 days.  I have been taking my time letting them guide me.  I don't think I could be prouder of what came out.  I used various art stamps, paint, beeswax, ribbons and trims, of course beeswax, dress pattern, and all the images came from Lisa's Altered art (A thank you sheet that came with my order).  I think I will some how attach them but I'm not sure how.  I know that there will be more created!!! Pin It Now!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Believe in Beeswax

The whole piece

The pretty woman I love!! 

Trust in your potential, enjoy the process, try something new, explore the possibilities but most of all believe

A close up of the thought bubble

You can kinda see the dimension 

See I have been creating.  Today I sat down and worked on some ATCs for a swap I'm holding and I finished them and decided to move on to more ATCs, but the results of my efforts weren't what I call great.  So I sat there for a little while talking with my mom and my friend Cara about how I would love to work with Beeswax and they told me then go ahead.  Thought for a moment put the beeswax pot on and started pulling supplies.  In my head this was going to be a canvas inspired by Paris but as I was pulling stamps I came upon my Donna Downey stamp set (THAT I LOVE!!!).  I haven't even used it yet but have been looking at it for many projects and it didn't quite fit into what I was creating before.  Today it made my canvas piece take shape.  I was taken over in a sense by Donna I painted the canvas pink and use her spray technique but of course I started with Purple and Olive Green Glimmer mist and decided I didn't like it and then painted the canvas pink and sprayed it with water which caused the paint and the glimmer mist to kind of mix creating this dirty greenish pink that wasn't half bad.  I then pulled my paper from my Tim Holtz Vintage Chic paper pad (again pink paper) tore it like it was nothing and started pulling things that I think of and hope and dream to be and then came the thought bubble I thought how can I use the woman stamp in a way that she isn't over powered by all of these images.  I think it came out perfectly.  It is my new favorite piece of beeswax art.  I think I enjoy beeswax because I tend to make them for myself with my favorite supplies that I keep just for a project I get to keep.  I think everyone knows about those supplies I'm talking about.  The one of kind things weather its an image or a metal charm you found or a crochet flower you received in a swap ( I have pretty red one that I'm saving).  Its just a little something you can't replace or you can and just don't want to.    
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