Monday, December 22, 2008

I won!

I won one of Chrysti's prizes! It is the workshop from Pam Carriker called Visual Journalism 101. I am so excited! It starts January 12th, which is fabulous, just in time for the new year, and fits right in with my goals for the new year to do something artistic everyday.

I have been really working on art journaling this last year, and am loving it. I am hoping this workshop will help take me to even greater heights.

With one of my goals for the new year being to do something artistic everyday I think that I will be able to take my art to new places, as well as learn things about myself that I never really knew before. If it is only as simple as a doodle or a sketch, at least I am putting forth effort to create something everyday. I also want to work on really looking deep inside of myself, and arting from my heart. I know that some of the things that I might create may not be all that "attractive" to others, but I really want to create introspectively. I don't want to give up all that I have learned so far by any means, but I want to explore new avenues, and experience new things. I don't feel like I have really found my niche yet. I hope to post pictures of my progress through the workshop, I will keep you posted on that.

YEAH- Merry Christmas to ME!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

29 Days of Sharing

Chrysti of Art By Chrysti is Celebrating with 29 Days of Giveaways.
The detail of the give-aways are at the link here:
Don't forget to check it out you may just win some awesome stuff- you can't win if you don't enter!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cutie Two Shoes

I participated in a swap with Paper Traders, called Cutie Two shoes. Connie was the hostess, and all the shoes I got back were FABULOUS!!!
Here are the ones I sent out.

Playing Catch-Up

Well, I have been busy creating art, I just have not been posting here on my blog. I guess I have just been busy. I feel bad for not posting, so I am going to try to catch-up and share a bit.
Here are my journal pages and projects that are still "in progress" for my Artist Dates on the Milliande Creativity Club for women.
This is a journal page, that I started by water coloring and then using a rubber band printing over the top. The challenge was to use rubber bands in your art process in some way. I plan to alter it still, and then to journal on it.

The next challenge was to make painted papers. We were able to do anything we wanted with the painted papers. I plan to adhere mine to some journal pages.
At the time I was working on a swap for another group, Paper Traders, the swap was Anything Zetti, so I used a bit of my painted papers for the backgrounds of my ATC's.
This last one is the Artist Date challenge called Belle of the Ball, and it was to invite the Strawberry Princess to the Christmas Ball. I am still working on mine, but I have my Princess drawn, and I am not sure yet how I will finish painting her, or making a background. It might just stay as a solo princess painting.

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Freebie Starts TODAY!

Check out the link to the RIGHT>>>>
It is Lisa's link from Go Make Something and Ten Two Studios, Countdown to Christmas. She so kindly has given us a freebie for each day from now until Christmas Day. Go to the link and read the instructions. Get your freebies from now til the big day!
Thank you Lisa!!!!