Saturday, August 29, 2009

etsy store reopened

i have finally reopened my etsy store. i had several people contact me...thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

quick note

the past couple of days have been busy getting my daughter ready for school; she goes back this a.m! i'm looking forward to being back in a routine; i function better with routine and structure. after she leaves this a.m. i'll head off to the grocery store.
i think i might have some art to upload; i'll try to catch up on this week. i've also rec'd a few emails about my etsy store, so i plan to have that reopened by this weekend. and the store downtown still wants/needs more art.... i'm never caught up. i'd really like to have a cook, housekeeper, and a personal assistant!
have a good day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art

This week I was asked to be the host for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge. My theme is "botanica."
Bontanica covers things like flowers, fruit, shells, seahorses, starfish, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, insects, birds, eggs, nests, feathers, leaves, fish….
The design element is fairly simple, and the feature image is usually placed on old music, dictionary pages, text, postcards, ledgers, blueprints, architectural renderings/sketches, etc.
Next, the piece is typically finished with things like postage stamps, postage cancellation marks, numbers, symbols, text, etc, etc.
Here's my sample:

Friday, August 21, 2009

Finally Friday

It's been a bit of a draggy week with being sick. I'm slowly getting better. But it has been slow. I plan to hunker down over the weekend and hopefully just get all the way well.
So there's been a little art this week. 2 postcards: L is for Leopard and another for a dragonfly theme challenge.

Thanks for all the well wishes. Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

a bit of art

well i caught a cold that rapidly turned into bronchitis. i'm on an antibiotic, but i haven't been very productive. here is the front and back of a journal page that i made for jennifer, who's in a monthly journal page swap with me.
i made this before i got sick; now i'm finally getting it uploaded!

the mona is the front; the other girl is the back.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

art machine

this week i've felt somewhat like an art machine because i've been cranking out work to try to catch up with all my art obligations. i made 5 pink chunky pages (4x4s); text inchies; butterfly inchies; a snail postcard (shown here); finished a canvas that i think i'll save for the annual "gallery walk" in december; and more postcards, journal pages, atcs...!
some cold bug has been going around my family; it caught me yesterday--ugh.

Friday, August 7, 2009


i can't believe it's already friday and that we're almost a week into august. this week has flown by.
i didn't get much art time: i made some red inchies, but i didn't scan them. and i did get this one postcard done for a window-themed challenge.
tonight is opening night of annie, jr, a musical that will be performed by our local theatre's STAR program (summer kids program), and my daughter, who has worked hard, 5 hrs a day/5 days a week for the past 4 weeks, will be performing in it. she's the dog catcher, the housekeeper, and one of the orphans. we're very excited. she's performed in numerous musicals and talent shows since 1st grade (she's about to enter 6th). she's very comfortable on stage (as is my youngest son who performed in MASH, Les Miserables, and Alexander's in his senior year of high school, 08, + ran a local improv group last summer which performed downtown). she also has my husband's singing genes. (he's the lead singer in a local group + also sings at numerous--sometimes too numerous--local events). so we're expecting a great show. it will be held at an outdoor covered pavilion at the university.
hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

the final athon card

see the previous post if you don't know what i'm talking about, but here's my last athon card:

i'm back!

this weekend i participated in an art "athon." usually when one of the art trading sites i belong to hold an athon, it's media driven, i.e. paint-athon or collage-athon, but this one was theme driven so all medias could particpate. the theme was "things with wings" and the size was 4x6 postcards. i made six:

well i could only upload 5 in this post, so i'll have to create another post for the final card!