Wednesday, March 9, 2011

iHanna's Postcard Swap

Has it really been a month?! Grad school, a new job, and a new man have been distracting me.

iHanna has opened up her inbox for submissions to enter the 2011 International Postcard Swap! I already sent in my message; last year I did a series of red and gold cards featuring birds but I'm not sure what direction I'll go in this year. I've been using a lot of spray inks recently, perhaps I'll go in the stencil direction with that...

I'm currently taking a class called "The Theory of Creativity" and every week we need to try something creative and new. I recently chose to experiment with free-form embroidery, which is likely doodling without thread since you do not really preplan what you are doing and you don't use a pattern.

My kitties:

A blossoming heart for my new relationship:

Yep, more hearts. I'm very happy with my life right now.

Detail shot of the heart flower.

By the time I realized the petals were wandering away from the flower I just decided to go with it. It reminds me of falling petals and spirals.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I don't know what it is lately, but I've been using less wet media and more collaged backgrounds.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tie dye cupcakes

My sister and I have a list of things we want to do together called "The Sister Lister." Last week we decided to make mulit-color cupcakes. It's very simple; you just need some white cake mix, food coloring, and whatever other ingredients your recipe calls for. After following the mix directions you divide the batter into separate bowls and dye them different colors. Then the fun begins! You pour different color combinations into your tins, resulting in fabulous cupcakes!

Mine on the left, Amy's on the right.

Mine on the left, Amy's on the right.

We didn't have enough cupcake liners so we made bite size cupcakes!

When you bite into your tie dye cupcake it explodes with color, so pretty!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

2010/2011 Grid

Diana Trout has been posting nudges on her blog to get people inspired to work in their journals and a recent nudge was to incorporate a grid. I chose to do a sum up of 2010/looking forward to 2011.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Be Fearless

This year I wanted to start off with a mantra so I chose "Be fearless." I've already taken some large steps in the first few weeks of 2011:

1) I have started dating again (and I am having so much fun).

2) I am accepting a big promotion at work; I will be directing my own center and receiving a considerable raise.

3) I am starting grad school Monday!

So to encompass this mantra I decided to play around on canvas, which is something I have avoided because that is for "real painters." Whatever, I like it and I had fun.

One Stamp in two ways; when you lay down a layer of metallic paint and press an uninked stamp to it you will get a two tone image of the stamp.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Layering practice

A couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted to work with layers so that my pages would have more depth. I have a hard time covering snippets and papers since I chose them for their colors and designs. It's silly! For some reason both of these turned out very monochromatic.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mail art and pages

I finally got off my butt and uploaded everything off of my cameras =)

The contact info. page in case I lose my journal- it should be noted this has not happened yet. *Knock on wood.*

It's one of those scented perfume ads (it smells pretty!) but mostly I fell in love with the Marie Antoinette vibe.

While working on said page I walked away for a minute and returned to sit down, only to be greeted by a high pitched squeak. This little bugger squeezed onto my chair when I wasn't looking.

Finally, a piece of mail art I made for my pen pal/former swap partner, Alison. I just took an image of a crow, traced it onto chipboard and made fold out wings from scrapbook paper and I wrote my letter on them.