Sunday, December 04, 2016

The season is here


Enjoying a quiet Sunday ... 
playing with my digi art supplies

Monday, November 14, 2016

there is always hope



A reminder to not loose faith in the good of people.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Dreaming of Paris

It's been 3 years since visiting my favorite city. Way too long! While I can't get there just now, I can look at the many photos and place myself right at that moment. 


That's the beauty of photos/snapshots!
Happy Monday. Linking to Mosaic Monday

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Scrappy Journals for sale

I've listed several scrappy journals in Etsy. Please contact me if your are interested.
Smash Journal $10.00

Black and White Journal $20.00

LolliPopTree Journal $20.00

Butterfly and Bird Journal $10.00

Autumn $10.00
Please contact me if your are interested.

Scrappy Journals for sale

I've listed several scrappy journals in Etsy. Please contact me if your are interested.
Smash Journal $10.00

Black and White Journal $20.00

LolliPopTree Journal $20.00

Butterfly and Bird Journal $10.00

Autumn $10.00
Please contact me if your are interested.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Indulge your imagination

Just playing ...

 it's important ...
 to let the imagination roam ...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Digi Painting

I love digi painting! I love the control over layering. Often with "real" paint, I get dark muddy backgrounds. With digi paint, you can rearrange, resize, recolor even delete paint layers. 



I'm playing with a art journal kit from NBK Designs. This kit includes papers, paint brushes, artsy bits and styles that will change any element you desire. The nice thing is that I will enjoy many hours playing with this kit and it won't ever get used up. The paint won't dry. The paper will always be available. Have I said how much I love digi painting?


This one is unfinished. You can see some of the elements/layers. So far, it has about 10 layers. The first one has 38 layers plus one photo. I played with it for about 3 hours. With "real" paint, it would have taken much longer to allow time for paint to dry. 

And ... there is no clean up. No painty fingers to scrub. No art table to clear off. 

True, it will never FEEL like real paint. But I'm hoping printing it on canvas will give it some texture.

And because it's Monday, here is a collage. This is using a template by Scrapping With Liz. Here is the template.



And here is my piece, which I'll like to Mosaic Monday. I often play with digi templates; it's another version of not having to face the blank page.
A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about my obsession with coloring. The patterns for this piece are taken from those pages. 

I hope you have a creative week. It's very HOT here in Southern California ... so I'll be trying to stay cool. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

sunset

We spent a week on the island of Maui. It rained much of the time but I did get a few beautiful sunset photos.




Linking to Mosaic Monday. Have a great week!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Coloring

While some find sketching to be therapeutic, my choice of relaxation is coloring. Yes, I'm on the "adult coloring" kick.    


Bright Contrast
 I find it to be the only way I can watch the evening news.
Cogs of a Wheel
  I use gel markers and paint markers, combine colors that don't necessarily "go" yet appeal to me. 
Daisies
  Not seeking "art for the wall", I simply let myself relax into the process.
Raindrops
 I have approximately 16 pages completed.
Twirly Flowers
 Maybe they will end up in book form. Maybe cut out for collage. 
Swirls
 Maybe cut out for greeting cards or mail art. I don't know.
Lomish Collage
For now, the pages just make me happy, as does the process. Do you color?

Linking to Mosaic Monday.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Yesterday we went to San Juan Capistrano. It was hot but not too uncomfortable. 
The train depot

Lunch at The Ramos House Cafe. Built in 1881, it opened as a cafe in 1994.  Chef/Owner John Q. Humphreys preserved a majority of the original structure, added a commercial kitchen to the back of the house, and laid out the exterior patio seating area around a century old Mulberry tree. 


I had the Basic Cured Salmon Lox with Toast Points & Baby Herbs. I usually take half of my restaurant meals home ... this was so good that I finished it all, right there. Pricey but delicious food.



I showed photos of flowers from the Butterfly Garden here, a day I was unable to capture a butterfly on camera. I had better luck today.


And if you like purple, you'll love this flower. I didn't make a note of what it is.


I'm loving my "freedom". As much as I love teaching and working with students, it is such a pleasure to "meander" through the day.