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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

I'm Gonna Be a Great Grandma!


When my son married, it came with four stepchildren. The oldest was 10 years younger than my son. That grandchild, Antonio, and his wife are having a baby! Of course, I made a card for the Shower. I tried something new that's popping up on Pinterest, a 3D card that folds out, down, up and back.

They're having a girl, so I incorporated some pink into my pastel-colored card. See that tiny white BEAR at the top of the card? I inserted a message to the happy couple that can be pulled out. Their daughter is expected to make any appearance around the end of May. I'm so excited!!

Challenges I am Entering:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
2 Sisters on the Blog - Pastel color scheme

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Summer is Just Ahead

 With the weather trying to be warmer in the States, my trailer in the woods is calling me to open up and get ready for Summer. The official opening of the Park is Memorial Day, and I've been working on sellable art for the craft fair they sponsor.

Last year, residents liked my signs, both funny and inspirational. I created this one using a digital image from Scribbles Designs called Campfire. My sign is a piece of wood, about 6"x15". I used acrylic paint to color the background, hand-drew the stick loaded with marshmallows, and the S'More is a photo out of Food Network magazine!

I just need to seal my sign and after it dries, add it to my pile of artwork I'm bringing to the sale. So what do you think I should try to sell it for?? 

Challenges I am Entering:
WeLove2Create- Anything Goes
Gem of a Craft - Anything Goes
Taylormade - the Great Outdoors
Color My Heart - Color challenge

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Tangling with Zen, and Ike's Art

  I recently got bit by a bug -- a Doodling bug. I've devoted several pages of my art journal to doodling Zentangles. At first, I drew squares or circles and doodled within their limited borders. Then I tried to incorporate my doodles into a scene of some kind.

But my most recent Zentangle uses a digital image from Ike's Art. I love Ike's images; in fact, most of my mixed media pieces have used images from the Shop. My Zentangle today uses Flamenco Dancer. It's one of my favorites. Instead of coloring the image with Copics, I doodled her dress. I added shading with2 different blue colored pencils. I love how she turned out and wanted to share it with you. Let me know what you think...

 I'm going to link her up to Ike's Art  World Challenge blog. Other challenges I have entered:

ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY - favorite movie/song "Shall We Dance" with Richard Gere