This is my second giftie from the 12 days of Christmas and it is a Christmas card and a ceramic magnet from Cynthia. I wonder how she did that. I will post back if I find out. Thanks Cyn, it's beautiful!
These are two watercolors that I've done with my Fall group at my church. Something about being with these artists has challenged me to do things that I've never done before. The first design with the dove was designed on my computer from graphics that I had on some programs. I drew the circle with a circle that I had and freehand drew the dove. Then I had all kinds of fun putting the watercolors on.
The second one was done from a black and white drawing book of flowers that I have. I looked at the drawing of these lilies and drew it freehand. I call these ditch lilies because they grow wild in the ditches here where there was once an old home where someone originally planted the bulbs. They are actually day lilies.
I plan to add this verse to this drawing:
"Consider the lilies how they grow: They toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Soloman in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Luke 12:27
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 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?
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.
This is a new altered book that I am starting for my altered book club, Second Saturday Altered Book Club. I purchased the book from my friend, Autumn. I did the first layout about Carrie Bradshaw in Sex & the City.
I will tell the girls to do layouts about girls and their shoes. I can think of Cinderella and Dorthy and the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. Please do tell me in your comments if you can think of a girl and her shoes. I'm sure the girls in Altered Book Club would love suggestions.