Monday, November 26, 2012

A Little Summer Color To Get You Through

I worked on this journal spread last week and had so much fun
finishing it up on the weekend while Hubbub and son watched
Prometheus!  (Ya, I didn't like that movie!)
The circles worked perfectly for the verse I wanted to put in there.
I started with drawing circles and it doodled outward from there!  All on it's own:)
I love working with vibrant copic markers for projects such as these.
I pray you are all having a wonderful week.
Hugs and many blessings

Friday, November 23, 2012

Art Journaling Time... Aaaahhh

This was a much needed art journaling spread as I needed to express my feelings in regards to dealing with my physical pain. 
I spread 4 colors of acrylic paint as background for this page using my brayer.  Once that dried I was able to work on my image.
I love this process, I forgot just how much until I worked on this page.
I purposely used more blue acrylic paint on the page because I knew I wanted her to have long flowing hair across both journal pages.
You can't see it on the finished page, but, in the bubbles I wrote "Sometimes it feels like my dreams are floating away with who I am as a woman".
Fibromyalgia is a hidden illness, on the outside the person suffering from it looks just fine.  Inside pain radiates from the top of the head to the toes and all extremities.  It is unpredictable, therefore, it is difficult to plan ahead.  Symptoms are many with 18 trigger point checks on the body, skin sensitivity, and of coarse PAIN for many unknown reasons.  Environment plays a huge factor in how the person is feeling.  I live in one of the worst climates for FM - cold and unpredictable weather.  Stress is another contributing factor, STRESS IS BAD.
I have found I react best to hot dry weather, Arizona being my favorite.
I feel for anyone having to deal with this disease as it is very frustrating.
I just wanted to share a little about what I experience and to educate those who do not know what FM is.
Big hugs and many, many blessings to you.  Happy Creating everyone.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Coloring Page 2

Day 2 of sharing with you my colored images from my Girlie-Girl Coloring book.  On this little gal I added hot pink streaks into her hair along with some words on her bangs.

Although, this one isn't that dramatically different as the colored image, she still looks beautiful all colored in and filled with bright vibrant colors don't you think? 
I will be adding the Coloring book (which holds 15 of my drawings) to my Etsy page shortly.
Blessings for your week everyone.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Coloring Book - Page

For the upcoming Art/Craft fair I have created a Girlie-Girl Coloring book for women or anyone who desires to color, paint my drawings.  Below is the drawing not colored.
I love adding words to my gals, on her neck reads; "The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?"  Psalm 27:1
I used sienna colored Copic Markers for her hair and eyes, blending the different shades.

I love how different the plain image is from the colored image, it doesn't look like the same gal does it?
I hope your week is starting off to be wonderful.
Hugs and many blessings to you.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Little Art Journaling


This week I have had some much needed art journaling time. 
On this page I was able to re-use some of my previous art and cut out tiny copies to use as a border.  
I began this page using ink blots from my Copic Markers all over the page.
For those of you who do not know me, I have a very difficult time with this chaotic, abstract process.  I need to practice drawing out images from the ink blots. 
I outlined all the colors with a black sharpee and then doodled on from there.  I used a white-out pen to highlight and make this page 'pop'!
Art journaling is such a healing journey... I pray that you will find this through your pages.
Hugs and blessings everyone!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Getting Ready

I am prepping my art pieces for cards and prints and a fun Girl coloring book for the art fair this year.
My crocheted necklaces, paperdolls and charms are all packaged up ready for sale.

I have colored one of the pages in the Girl Coloring Fun Book I made to show how they look once colored.  In this book I have 15 drawings available for people to make their own and have fun with, all wrapped up in an easy to take apart booklet to work on one piece at a time.
I pray that you are all having a great week. 
Many hugs and blessings, praying for everyone on the East Coast of U.S. and other Countries effected by Hurricane Sandy.

Friday, November 2, 2012

And the winner is...

     Congtations to Laurie from "lone Black Bird" for winning the giveaway of the lace crocheted necklace!

Please email me your address so that I cam mail you your prize.  
Thank you for participating in my giveaway everyone!

Hugs and blessings