Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What is Beautiful to You? - My Journal

This is my journal. Autumn in our online art group is doing some prompts for our journals and this prompt was - What is Beautiful to You? There are pictures of my Grandchildren on the other side of the cards in the pockets. There are lilies on the bottom of my journaling card pocket.
You can see Autumn's wonderful journal by clicking on Autumn's Antics on the right side of my blog under favorite blogs.
The Journaling says:

What is Beautiful to me:

My Grandchildren

My Family

My Pets - a dog, 4 cats, 2 horses and a goat

flowers - especially lilies

Impressionist art

Autumn - the colors of the Season

The Ocean - I love the beach

Hummingbirds - tiny beauties!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Odd Creatures - TMTA

This is my ATC for this week's theme at Think Monday-Think ATC. I think this little mermaid fairy qualifys for odd creatures.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn - TMTA

Here is my ATC for this week's theme at TMTA which is Autumn. I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's article in Creating Keepsakes Magazine to use my chalks.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

gifts for some special people

The wreath was a present that I made for my Sister for her birthday. The flowers are from my Mom's hydrangea bush and from my friend, Bren's bushes. I added a pretty blue ribbon after this picture was taken. I thought those pretty blooms needed to be enjoyed and they were already 95 percent dried.
The Shadow box is shown opened and closed. The inside picture was made from materials that I left out all winter in the elements for an erosion bundle. The art supplies are left out in the weater to see what the elements would do to the art supplies. I also showed the art supplies as they looked when they came out of the bundle. Not all of the materials were used so I may make another piece of art from them. The cowgirl was printed on the library card.
The shadowbox will be shown at my local altered book club for a project we were supposed to do. We were told to make a piece of hanging art.
Then I will give this shadow box to a special friend that wishes she were a cowgirl. So this project helped me do art from the erosion bundle, art for my altered book club project, and make a gift for a friend. Now don't you just love it when you can kill three birds with one stone?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

On the Good Ship Lollipop - TMTA

This is my ATC for Think Monday - Think ATC. Their challenge this week was famous people and I choose Shirley Temple. The background was a free background from one of my favorite blogs, Bluebirds living in the meadow. The link for this blog is on the right under Blogs I like to Follow. I did enhance the background with some watercolors.