I was partially finished with my buttons collage when I thought the flowers would need to pop more from a distance so I added some black lava, some of Martha Stewarts beadz, and some gold foiling.
Now I’m much happier with it. I’m loving the colors and the shabbiness. It’s the perfect girly accents to add to my gallery wall.
Today I’m playing with a board I’ve had stashed in my art supply closet for years…
My background so far consists of vintage text pages, glimmer mist in Viva Pink, and torn and crumpled decorative paper napkins in pale turquoise print. LOVE this! I’m going circles on this piece. More tomorrow on the progress of this super fun painting.
I finished my “Sew Simply” piece. This was a labor of love. I wanted something girly, and shabby chic for my bedroom gallery wall. I started with this piece and am working off the idea of fashion, fabrics, flowers, and shabbiness. Girly-ness for lack of a better word.
Here’s a few close ups.
It’s all about details. From mini rhinestones to adding seed beads to straight pins. I distressed the sewing tools with gesso, paint, ink, and gold foiling. This was a joy to make and I can’t wait to group in on my bedroom wall ….
Here’s a peek at how the next number is coming along…
Check back again to see what’s bloomin!
While washing my hands this morning getting ready for another coat of lilac polish I noticed the shape of the soap took on a ghostly appearance. The creative side of me just couldn’t miss the opportunity to add some googly eyes and a post it note with BOO written on it for the next person in line for the bathroom. I thought I’d share my sudsy spirit with you today.
Mission accomplished! Sally Hanson’s Lacy Lilac nail polish is perfect for spring and summer and a statement polish for me for the lavender color which represents Lupus Awareness Month.
Today I’m finishing up my sewing collage and starting on this…..
I made this garland of buttons, beads, and bobbins for the painting I’m currently working on but it just didn’t fit in the way I wanted it to so I decided to make a special piece just for this band of bling. What better things to do this time of year than to create gardens… indoors and out!
Since the sun has taken a certain dislike to me I’ll make my garden indoors for now. I’ll share me blooms with you as they grow.
From paper flowers to lace and ribbons. This 20 x 16 canvas is a work in progress that I plan to hang on my bedroom gallery wall. I love the shabby chic look of the torn tissue and the blotchy paint in the background. I used a vintage pattern for the dress form and recycled a plethora of lace and trim that I sponged with coordinating colors. Not all of this is adhered as of yet but I wanted to share the layout idea. The tassel string will need to be ironed out a bit and I have some wee little bobbins that I’ve wrapped with coordinating ribbons to add to the sewing pile. I just adore dress forms as you might be able to tell from my tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness last October.
Any ideas on what it might need? Let me know what you think. I’m excited about how this larger canvas is coming together…
Stay tuned this month for art created as a healing process for Lupus Awareness Month.
Using 2” pieces of cardboard thanks to an empty Wheat Thins box… I up-cycled my trash to treasures. There’s everything from text pages to paint chip scraps adhered to the cardboard with tiny collages created on each.
Each is it’s own adorable little work of art. I used everything from tassels to chipboard, straight pins to buttons, and silk flowers to mini clothes pins… and tons of imagination. The possibilities are limited only to your creativity. Try some!
I mounted all of the minis on a wooden plank that I adhered vintage sheet music to. I topped that with tissue paper and then used an array of colors and glimmer mists to add depth and shimmer to it. As you can see it truly turned my trash into a treasure that I gave me mom for her lavender bedroom.
A tisket, a tasket… some twinchies in my basket. I got an idea while surfing Pinterest for making twinchie collages. I’m going to group them on a canvas for some wall art for my mom. She has no idea that I’m doing this for her… the Be Still painting will also be for her. The spring weather is inspiring me and helping me take my mind off myself.
These are a few in progress. I’m now up to five completed and working on three more. I’m not sure yet how many I’ll need for my canvas but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. I’ve cut 2” squares from an empty cracker box and am layering papers, ephemera , trims, and a plethora of other goodies on these mini pics. I think this is going to turn out delightful!
Taking these baby steps into my land of creative healing is helping! Stay tuned!
A little something I’m toying with to get back in to the groove of creative expression. A way to cast my health worries aside and devour art. To heal my soul. I’m gradually working toward being able to focus longer and stretch my creative energy. This is “Be Still.” I drew on a whim and have been adding gradually… today I’m ….. this far.
I’m thinking rhinestones/pearls along the feathery hat and some beads and bows throughout. I have no idea on the background yet but it’s likely that is will dictate itself as I make progress.
She’s dressed from spring and ready to be still and hear the word of the Lord.
Spend some time today being…still!
This combination of colors speaks to me. Something inside me physically moves and puts in a state of awe at the beauty of it. It’s comforting. I chose this palette to add to this new journal to help me move forward in learning about Lupus and what’s wrong with me. This is going to be my journey journal. My thoughts and fears and prayers and joys as I live and learn from day to day. I thought it would be easiest for me to start off by preparing background pages to have something to day my words to. This is still a bit of a work in progress but it’s pretty nearly done. Next I need to buy a really super good pen like a sharpie will write on ANYTHING.
Layers upon Layers of paints and mediums are on this spread and it’s still in the drying process as I sprayed it generously with hues of Glimmer Mist this morning. I’m already pondering my next color combo for the next spread.
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I’m empty. I’ve got nothing left. I do very little each day and it’s horrible. I’m trying very hard to work on my art journal. I’m attempting backgrounds so I can journal my way through this illness which we think is Lupus. I’ve managed to do a bit each day on a few pages and will snap a photo for you soon.
I’m battling a face on my rash which could be Lupus or Rosacea. So to find out I take a Tetracycline drug for a month. If after that time I show an improvement then we treat Rosacea. If there’s no improvement I’m assuming we treat Lupus. I’ve three weeks left of meds before we find out.
We attempted treating Raynauds but the meds landed me in the ER via and ambulance. Not a fun day… nor a fun week of recovery.
Baby steps. My new motto! ~~ I’ll be back after I get a little more fuel in my tank.