Sunday, August 26, 2012

Carving stamps

You can find a lot of fun things at the dollar store to use on your art work.  On my last visit I bought some packages of erasers (5 to a pack) for a dollar.  I practiced carving stamps with them. 
Hand carved stamps
I stamped all over an 8 x 11in. sheet of paper using all the design stamps with different ink colors. Then I did some doodling, added rubons and stamped a few words.  From this orignally designed paper I made a small pamphlet journal and a greeting card.

Phamphlet Journal
Greeting card

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fun doodle games and collages

I am still learning fun stuff from the "21 Secrets" workshops.  These projects are from Diana Trout's workshop.  If you are interested there is a sale on, all the workshops for $45.  You have until January to access the workshops, plenty of time.

Abstract doodle games and color collage.


Sketches in shapes

My ugly collage, pictures and doodles

 Cards made from the ugly collage page.  I copied the page then tore pieces to use on the cards.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

MIxed Media Art

I just declared this piece finished.  It is a watercolor and mixed media picture.  I bought a black frame and plan to hang it in my great room.  The colors go with several art pieces hanging nearby. This started with a photo I took of the chair and pot. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Afternoon walk

It was a beautiful day, lots of blooming plants and garden decorations.  I try to remember to take my camera with me when I go for a walk.  Look at all the great photos I wouldn't be able to send you if I left my camera home this day.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Doodled letters and designs and other photos

It's been a busy couple of months, no time to do any posts to my blog.  After returning to Lacey after a winter in AZ we went on a 14 day cruise in Alaska, this was after purchasing a new house about a mile away from our current home.  After returning from the cruise we were busy packing and getting ready to move.  We hired 'Friends and Family' movers for one big load with all the furniture, then made oodles of trips by car moving all the little stuff.  Moving is not fun.  Still lots to do in the house but things are comfortable enough for me to get back to creating art.


New House

"Mom ringing the bell'
her cancer is in remission (yay)