Saturday, July 30, 2011

macro photography of flowers

I apologize for neglecting my blog.  I honestly don't know where the time goes sometimes!  I guess we all feel that way. 
I went to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington this past week.  It has been so dry so the gardens weren't at their prime but I still got some good shots. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

journal again


I love the zebra duct tape.  It is just so cool.  Did I mention that my ultra wonderful husband put it in my stocking for Christmas last year?  I am putting it to good use.  I may have to get the leopard print duct tape too!  These little journals are so quick and easy.  I like having them on hand for a little gift or to take on a short trip.

Monday, July 25, 2011

another quick journal


I love these colors.  The journal is filled with painted papers all in turquoise.  Yummy.  It is another duct tape journal.  They are so quick to make. 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

quick little journal

I really thought that I had posted this one already but I guess not.  A while back I watched Diana Trout on youtube make a duct tape journal.  It was so quick and easy I just had to make one.  What is even better is that I had zebra print duct tape to work with.  Isn't it the best?  My husband put it in my stocking at Christmas.  What a good guy!  He knows what I love.  I have since put my own spin on making these journals and will post more pictures later.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

another sunset

Can you see the woman and her dog in the canoe?  Nice.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

sunset over Lake Huron

It has been a long time since I have seen a good sunset.  This one wasn't spectacular but it was good.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 18, 2011

beading on paper


I really enjoyed stitching on this paper.  It is quite heavy with the beads now but because of the interfacing on the back I am not worried about it.  This is different for me.  I believe I am learning and growing as an artist.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

crinkled paper and other oddities to stitch upon

I ordered something on line and when it arrived it had this cool paper stuffed in the package.  I decided to crinkle it and wrinkle it.  The more I did the more cloth like it became.  I backed it with a light fusible interfacing.  I plan to stitch it and embellish it with beads.  I hope it is sturdy enough.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

kaleidoscope with glass beads


Sorry, not the greatest pictures.  I printed a kaleidoscope and then painted it with glass beads by Liquitex.   I think this will make a great little embellishment.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

crazy qult block improved

I got some really great advice as to how to improve this block.  I have worked on it for the last week and came up with this.  I like it.  It still isn't totally encrusted but it is better than it was.  I am learning and that is what counts.

Don't forget to leave a comment on my anniversary post below.  I am adding to the goodies daily!

Happy Anniversary blog candy give away

Two years ago today I started this blog.  Honestly I had no idea what I was doing.  I wondered if I had enough to say to keep a blog going.  I wondered if I could make enough art to keep posting on a regular basis.  I wondered if anyone would ever look at my blog.  I am happy to say that there was no need to be concerned about any of those things.  I enjoy posting and hope that people find it informative, inspiring or helpful in some simple way. 
I love to give.  It is a very rewarding thing to do.  The fibres pictured above are my way of saying thank you to a lucky winner.  All you have to do to be entered is be a follower and leave a comment on this post.  I will draw a name on Saturday.  I will keep adding to this blog candy as I am puttering around the studio this week. 
Thank you to everyone who visits my blog!  You are wonderful!

Monday, July 4, 2011

eight page book




This a simple book to create.  I have made many of them in the past.  The one pictured here I made in Sandra Spagnuolo's workshop this past weekend.  It is a piece of plain paper painted on both sides.  It was folded and the star shapes were cut.  Sandra gave us random strips of sentences cut from a typing book.  We were then asked to put together a poem from the words in the strips.  It was so fun. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

journal page

I haven't posted an art journal page for a while.  I love the summer and sunshine.  I love hot colors.  This page just makes me happy.