To find my stamps on-line or near you, check out the new page on my blog, over on the left at the bottom of the list! If you carry my stamps and want to be added to the list leave a comment with your store information and I will add you to the growing number or stores that carry my products!
Sunday, December 7
Thursday, December 4
For color I used Peerless Watercolors (Geranium Pink) and added color to the flowers and stems with Tombows Dual Tip Brush Markers and Caran D'Ache colored pencils.
The background is a little wonky because my waterbrush was contaminated with yellow watercolor paint - so the geranium turned a little orangey in areas -- but I love it. The color was also quite a bit brighter than I anticipated so I toned it down a little by drawing the leaves in the background with a white acrylic paint marker.
In the end, I thought it was going to be a disaster when I painted the geranium in the background but I think I love it. Here's to sticking with the uglies.
Have a great day, thanks for dropping by.
Wednesday, December 3
I'm disappointed with the video quality....hopefully I can find a new program for making quicky little slideshows that works better than iPhoto. Do you have any recommendations?
Thanks for dropping by, have a great day!
Tuesday, December 2
Thank you for stopping by, have a lovely, creative day.
Monday, December 1
I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2015, run by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to fire up your creativity in Jan 2015.
By participating in CJS15 you will learn fun techniques, discover new materials, and connect with artists and crafters across the globe.
Throughout January participants get 25 videos from 23 featured artists. I'm proud to be one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” Watch the video and see for yourself:
You get 25 videos for just $25 (USD).
But wait – it gets better: if you sign up today you’ll get $5 off. Use this coupon code during checkout:
*This is a limited offer valid from 9:00 am Dec 1, 2014 to 8:59 am EST on Dec 2, 2014.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up here, and apply the coupon code during check out process
CJS 2015 is proudly sponsored by Liquitex.
Saturday, November 29
This week I was pawing through my pen drawer and discovered a Pentel Color Brush that I bought some years back. I remember opening it and being immediately disappointed with it.
But, for whatever reason I decided to give it another try.
And this is what happened. I like the way it turned out. As with everything new and different, it takes a fresh perspective or giving it a few more minutes to see how it works. Or setting it aside for a few years to grow as an artist and give it another shot.
I really like the results so far.
With anything, it takes practice. So, I've decided to fill a little notebook with 10 minute sketches to get better with using it.
Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend!
Friday, November 28
Normally we don't have Nor'easters in November that dump a foot of heavy, wet snow on us -- though I do remember one way back in the 70's when I was little. We usually we have decent weather -- maybe chilly or a light dusting but not like we had yesterday.
However, it's not so lovely when you have a sink and counter full of dishes from the night before when the power went out -- that can be a little frustrating. Especially on a holiday. With a big meal to prepare. We got through it and I even learned something new.
Yesterday I learned that when melting snow to wash the dishes there's a right way and a WRONG way to do it. Who woulda thought that?
The right way to melt snow is to punch a hole in the snow through to the bottom of the pan and let the steam that is forming at the bottom out or the snow will steam away. The snow on top of the melting snow at the bottom causes a Vapor Barrier to form and in the end you'll cook (melt) the bottom of the pan and have no water. Thankfully my husband knows these things and saved me from a melted pan.
Tuesday, November 25
Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 21
The planners are a generous 8 1/2" x 11", have been bound together with a black coil and have 64 pages. The front cover is a colorful, original piece of art that I have adhered to heavy weight chipboard and the back- cover is a solid color that coordinates with the front. The covers have been sealed to protect the original art for daily use.
These planners are a limited edition, so you'll want to get order one while they are available! I will only 5 available to purchase with original art this year! All other designs will be reproductions!
Wednesday, November 19
I will be ordering some for my Etsy shop -- so stay tuned! THANKS for dropping by, I'll be sharing some colored pages from my Positivity Journal soon!
Tuesday, November 18
Monday, November 17
I think it's official, winter has arrived in Maine. Two different storms from last week and then more snow today.
I think I'm getting old as I really don't have the stomach for it this year, LOL. Or, maybe it's because it always seems to compromise my plans.
Whatever the reason is that I'm not ready for cold and snow, at least it's pretty to look at and will be gone before tooooo long! Thanks for dropping by, have a great day!
Friday, November 14
I think that having the supplies and instructions to create the covers works well and from what I've seen they have really enjoyed the experience.
Thanks for dropping by -- have a great weekend!
Wednesday, November 12
I haven't decided what I'm going to do with it, but I certainly do feel blessed to have thoughtful and talented friends!
THANK you Karen! Be sure to check out all the artsy goodness she shares on her blog, you won't be disappointed! Have a great day!
Monday, November 10
It was a really cool experience, I was surprised at how big it was, as you can see by looking at the images here.