Sunday, March 30, 2008

Altered Notebooks

Now how fun is this...I found some old never used notebooks in my "craft closet" while cleaning it husbands favorite place (not) in the house. I really do try to clean it out all the time but nothing ever gets thrown away...I just find new projects to start...
These turned out cute I think and can be found in my store on eBay this week

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Artist Trading Cards

So here are some fun ATC's....once you start you can't stop!!! Talking about stopping...this spring break needs to stop before my kids drive me crazy :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Journal Doodle

Since I was a little girl I have my Mothers cookbooks, math books at school, on every piece of paper surrounding the telephone....there are doodles by me all over the world.
Here are some examples of some recent doodles...they seem to turn into things as I go along....I love the fairy and she has become a part of my family and appears in my art from time to time. The faces are recent and I am still working on them... The crazy doodling flowers are my personal favorites and i doodle them at night before going to sleep.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Visit for some FUN

I never knew you could have this much fun on I had some fun pictures and work I have done and before I knew it had created some serious FUN...

Other than this my day has been amazing!!! I had the opportunity to Docent at the Art Center where I live ( I do this every Friday) but today was different.

We had a school from the area with 40 special needs youth and adults attending the tour and basket weaving project. I was not sure how this would work out since I am used to giving this tour to 2Nd graders.

The day was wonderful with lots of laughs and some beautiful handmade baskets in all shapes and colors. This school really wanted ART and I spoke until I almost lost my voice. All of these wonderful people gave me a new look at how I do this Docent thing. It really is all about the ART and how different people respond to it. We might be young or old, struggling with disabilities or illness but it all comes down to how much we love ART and this group loved art more than anyone I have ever met.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spring is in the air.....

Oh how wonderful it is when spring is back. The birds are back...the flowers bloom and....the allergies are worse than ever :) I am in love with Clearatin and don't know what I ever did without it.
The art for today is not yet downloaded but I found this image that my husband finally was able to get back from my old broken laptop. Guess if I was scared I had lost all my images and pictures.... YES! I know they should be saved and kept on CDs and whatnot's but I never got to it. With this new laptop I save daily. The Geek Squad (they are super) gave my old laptop the fatal diagnose this afternoon so this evening I have to get my husband to help me gather the rest of my important stuff out of it. Boy do I have a love and hate relationship with my PC....I love to use it....and I hate when it is not working...
Tomorrow I teach art again and loving it...the kids are making little cardboard books collage style with texture and fun....they should be done tomorrow. I will take some pictures and post tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Some digital fun

Some digital fun!!!! The little I know about digital art is next to nothing but....I am learning every day. How fun it is :) This piece is an original Collage girl I made and had some fun working with her and I would love to know how to use photoshop but....seems too complicated. Maybe when I have some time over summer break. My oldest daughter is taking a class, even fooled me to believe her when she emailed me a picture of herself with DARK hair (she has always had strawberry blond hair since the day she was born). I just about had a heart attack, you could not see it was a "fake" photo. I have to learn how to do that :)

Monday, March 17, 2008


The art show was wonderful but i only have one picture to show for it....and it is on my iphone...I will figure out how to get it out of there and onto my blog any day now.

Today I am hooked on making inchies....these fun to make 1" squares decorated collage style. Tomorrow in my spare time:) I am making them with fabric!!! eBay is full of sellers selling these little collage sheets with loads of images. You can spend the whole day looking for the perfect ones. That is it for tonight, more later.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Back on Track

Back on track after some weeks of feeling awful.... Tomorrow is the art show and I feel truly blessed to be a part of this show since there are so many talented artists shown at the same time. I will take plenty of pictures and post them very soon. Now I have to study Van Gogh, I have a 2Nd grade class I am teaching on Monday and i don't feel very ready at all. Seems like I don't much care for Van Gogh and how "fun"is he to talk about to 2nd graders??? Not very much at all :) Oh well, I guess I will learn something new and at the end of the class we all get to do a fun project trying to paint our bedrooms the way Van Gogh did....with no perspective whatsoever.... :)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Getting Ready for the upcoming art show this Sunday March 16, Faculty Scholarship Concert / Art Show, Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA 3:30 p.m. I will post pictures after the show. For now I am playing with my images on the computer and came up with these clocks....FUN and new to me. I have always thought that using the PC for art is sort of like such thing at takes a steady hand and lots of patience to make the mouse move the way you want it to. A whole lot easier to work with your hands :) .

Sunday, March 9, 2008


OH BOY..... The flu for the very first time followed by some pneumonia and I am the first in line for the flu shot next season. Never been hit with this before I thought I was "fine" without the shot until it hit me. I have misses soooo much I just can't stand it but have to think it could be worse. Spring is here and my windows are wide open today letting the warm breeze inside with the songs from birds and children playing. Now I have to get better soon so I can get out there and enjoy the Spring....