Friday, February 16, 2018

ART on Friday


Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day.
Here are a few things I made this week. Three challenges I participated in:

Take a Word Challenge
At Take a Word Challenge the theme was "Bird"



Tag Tuesday
For Tag Tuesday this week,we are asked to "use a quote". This is one of my favourites.



29 Faces
Here are a couple of faces I sketched:




Mini Collage Book
Here's a new collage I created this week. They're quick and they're fun - and I get to use up scraps of paper.




Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Over the Moon Link-Up


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ABC Wednesday - F




This week at ABC Wednesday - F is front and centre.

I had started my cards for this week, then yesterday morning, I fell, onto my knee and elbow, tripping over some boots. I feel stiff and sore still today, so I did not finish the cards I have been creating each week. I will share next week.
At least I did not fall flat on my face!
I am glad as well that I didn't make Funniest Home Videos - just me and my son saw me- who had the grace not to laugh.


Be sure to check here to see what others did for F.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

ART on Friday - on Saturday



Time once again to share some of what I have been working on this week -although I am a bit late.

There were a number of challenges I participated in this week:

Sunday Postcard Art
This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme was "fruits and vegetables"



Take a Word Challenge
The word this week at Take a Word Challenge was TIME.
I couldn't decide on the quote so I made 2 pieces.




29 Faces
Here are 2 faces I sketched for the 29 Faces challenge. I find it easier to work from a model, but using a sharpie doesn't leave room for corrections.





Try it on Tuesday - Love Theme
In a nod to Valentine's Day and the climate of our times, I created this collage, with a quote that really says it all, from Martin Luther King Jr.



Mini Collage
I also added another page to my mini collage journal.




Linking with:










Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ABC Wednesday - E and WOYWW


This week at ABC Wednesday, E gets centre stage.

E is for Exercise - something we all should be doing, at least 3 times a week.

Here are the two cards I made for E - the first I really have to start doing!





Be sure to check here to see what others around the world did for E.



WOYWW

Each week at Stamping Ground, Julia Dunnit encourages us all to share our workspaces and what we are working on.

Making the cards above, involves several steps.
First I painted the background  in my art room.  I used the same colours for both (2 shades of blue and orange) but the colours sure were different.


Then I added some stencil highlights.



Finishing the cards by adding the quote/phrase/ pictures was done at my dining room table.


Friday, February 2, 2018

ART on Friday


Here we are on the first Friday of February and time for ART on Friday.
Here are few things I've worked on this week.

Dreamboard
With the full moon on January 31, I created a dreamboard, to focus on what deep dreams I hope will be brought to the surface in the coming month. The power of this full moon seemed to be magnified as it was a super moon, a blue moon and an eclipse. I hope that translates into more power to my dreamboard!


More is my OLW and I really want to do more and be more. May February bring it on!

Challenges
I enjoy taking part in the many challenges online. Here are several I have participated in this week:


Sunday Postcard Art
The theme at Sunday Postcard Art was travel.




Take a Word Challenge
The theme at Take a Word Challenge was "Just an Old Fashioned Girl. The quote is one I need to remember.



Tag Tuesday
The theme at Tag Tuesday is "Have a heart"




29 Faces
Once again there is a monthly challenge for February - creating 29 Faces.
Here are my first two.




What challenges have you participated in?


Linking with:


Creative Every Day (with Theme of "Heart" all month)



Over the Moon Link-Up

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

ABC Wednesday - D and WOYWW




This week at ABC Wednesday, D is the letter of focus.

D is for Dance.

Continuing with my "More" series, focusing on what I want to have more in my life, DANCE  is definitely something I want to do more of. In my twenties, my exercise of choice was dance - I would put on a tape I made and just dance, for 30 or 40 minutes each night. (It was certainly a great way to lose weight!)
There are so many great dance songs - many by lady Gaga and the BeeGees. How freeing it is to just feel the music and dance.

I had to give it up a few years ago when arthritis made it painful to dance. But I have decided I need to start again, with baby steps, to recapture the joy of dancing.

Here are the art cards I created to remind to just dance.




Be sure to check here to see what others around the world do for D.



WOYWW

Each week at Stamping Ground, Julia Dunnit encourages us to share our work spaces and what we we are working on.

I created the backgrounds for the cards above at my art table. Right now it is needing a major clean up. I need to reorganize the whole room - beginning first with finding new homes for my teaching books (well over a hundred books)



Then I finished the cards with the quotes at my dining room table.


Friday, January 26, 2018

ART on Friday



Here are a few things I have worked on this week.There are many challenges each week and I've chosen three this week to do.

Sunday Postcard Art
This week's theme at "Sunday Postcard Art" was "Secret Garden"
I had originally decided to use a number of flower stamps, but when i found this quote, I created this:



Take a Word Challenge
At "Take a Word Challenge" the theme was music.
I had some used stamps of country singers and the quote by Faith Hill worked well.



TIOT
The theme at "Try it on Tuesday" was "Fire and Ice" - or using warm and cool colours."
I have a lot of scrap painted papers and decided to do a cool and a warm page in my small collage book.



Inspiration Quote Card
To help me focus on my OLW (One Little Word)- More -  I am making a set of inspiration cards. Here is the second one I created this week. (The first you can check here which I created for ABC Wednesday)




Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday