Ξ September 29th, 2010 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Art-tastic, For The Kingdom, The Healing Garden |
♥ Raggedy Ann & Andy ♥
I dug through my toy box and found something really fun to share with you!
If your into creating and making wonderfully beautiful things… give some away! Don’t try to sell each and every creation. You will bring so much joy to someone and make them feel SO special. I’ve heard time and time again that when your are giving… your hand is out to receive. Don’t give for the soul purpose of receiving though. Give for the joy of giving. Even if it’s as simple as a smile, a hug, or a helping hand. We all have so much more than we think we do. Try giving something… as small as it may be… to someone and see how it makes your heart soar! Happy TGIF and God Bless!
This bee was drawn over a “tiled” collage paper in yellow. I used star Post-it notes on both sides and used some of my star punches to cut some yellow stars. The green ones are stenciled and stickers. I used markers for the stripes on the bee and added some interest to the yellow with a yellow gel pen. She turned out quite sweet if I do say so myself. =)
I finished getting my magnets and key rings up on Etsy if you care do drop by. I’m very pleased with the prints for the key rings. The colors turned out perfectly! And the magnets are made from Moo cards with I just love!
We’ve been having visitors in the evenings again….
I added rhinestones and washes of paints with metallic mediums in chosen places. I stamped “Love Song” on her hair and embossed it with powder usually reserved for rubber stamping cards and scrap booking. She instantly became a favorite at home so I was overly pleased with this heartfelt painting and now I’m offering her up to you on my Etsy shop!
I’m thankful the week is half over. I’m busy working on the painting I mentioned yesterday for our friend of the family… it’s half done! YAY! I’m also playing with a journal entry regarding “MONSTERS!” which I mentioned in yesterdays post about conquering. I’ll be back tomorrow to let you know how the slaying of monsters is going…until then… you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar! So be you sweet awesome selves!
Today I’m working on getting magnets and key chains ready to post on my Etsy as well. If they don’t get posted today, they will be there tomorrow. I’m also working on a sweet little painting of a train conductor with his train. I’m making this for a friend of the family that had a heart attack a few weeks ago is is finally home from the hospital. He’s going to need a stint put in but they need to get his kidneys working better before they start that procedure. I hate seeing people I’ve known for so long become ill. The aging process can be such a sad thing to witness. I’m looking forward to finishing this project and getting it in the mail and hopefully cheering up this special man. As soon as it’s done I’ll share it with you.
I’ve been playing with tweaking my scanner and adjustments in Photoshop to get just the right color and dpi for prints for cards and key chains, and goodies. It’s a tedious process and can be frustrating and it definitely will teach you patience. The part I hate the most about the learning curve here is the waste… the waste of quality paper and expensive ink. It just makes me cringe! Happily though I have figured out part of what’s been eating at my for months! YAY! I’ve mastered one monster.
Speaking of monsters! I’m actually working on one in my art journal and will share that later this week. I’m on a roll so far this week so I’m just going to let the creative juices flow! I’ll see you back here tomorrow with more artful love!
Before I go…. here’s this weeks show-and-tell of Tammy’s Toys!
By far the worlds most disgusting tasting Jelly Beans! Hee!
I’m getting close to wrapping up art journal number three. (one per year?) It seems as the past few years have gone by the size of my art journals has gotten larger as well. It’s almost ….. almost…. time to start in my Moleskine journal. I only have about ten pages left in the journal I’m currently working in. When it’s “finally” complete I’m having a journal celebration! I’m not sure exactly what that is right now but I’m sure I’ll think of something.
I think I’ll treat myself to an art supply to celebrate my article being published and my journal being completed…. I’m thinking maybe …..
I get odd responses from people when they find me taking pictures of suck oddities. But I see the beauty where others may not. There is incredible beauty in the most unusual places. Look outside the box. Even those closest to me know now why I stop and take odd photos… they may not see it… but they understand I see something that means a lot to me and I want to capture it forever.
What are some of the odd beauties in you life? I would love to see where you find beauty in odd places.
I attempted to try to brush this off and paint. I couldn’t. I messed up a painting. I thought for a while and I think (Gallery owner) is right. My girls aren’t edgy. They are sweet. If I gave them razor blades they might be edgy. But that’s not what my art is about. I’m sure I can do something edgy and I might try. But as for my whimsical folk art…. I have yet to find the place I “fit” in downtown. The scar from the rejection made me think of this page I had started in my journal ~ and the healing process began.
I’ll find somewhere to display my art. Somehow. I wanted this to be the year I got “brave.” It’s not over yet! After my wounds are sufficiently licked I’ll try again at another gallery and put on my leathers in case I hit the skids again. Be Brave. Until then… I have Etsy… and tomorrow I’ll be adding more paintings to my shop.