Friday, February 25, 2011

More Art Journal!!

Ok I am not 100% happy with this one, I think its too flat, or my horrid hand writing or it could be that I had to use an Iron, Ohh the horror!!
I enjoyed this one! Hard to imagine thats me, younger than Imogen cutting and pasting at Nan and Pops!!
The quote (which too me way too much time to find and cut out!!) reads "Every Child is an artist the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up" by Pablo Picasso.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

An Altered Canvas Enviro Bag

I love the idea of enviro bags, but I always forget them. I found a plain canvas bag in Target on the weekend, it had a printed tree and read making a difference.
The colours don't really come up well in the photo, it is green, yellow, teal, pink and orange. Not anywhere near as yellow as it show up!!
I have used glimmermist, tree masks, acrylic paint, canvas, glimmer glam, charms, buttons, grungeboard and Bo Bunny Trim.
Hopefully now I won't forget my bag!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

More art journal pages

I can't wait to go to Sydney to meet Donna Downey. I am loving my journal and can't wait to start an open art journal day at the shop in March!

Friday, February 11, 2011

My Poor Neglected Blog!!

Wow it's been way too long in between posts! I have been so busy with the shop and family (damn school holidays!!) that I really have not done much creative stuff.
But I have just booked to do some classes with Donna Downey in Sydney next month!!!!
So I decided I should get the mojo flowing and try a few of her Art Journal pages. The top double page is from Donna's Inspiration Wednesday videos. It was the first page I did and I LOVE it! The words read ''As I begin my creative journey embrace mistake not as error but growth'' I pulled it out of my butt, but I like it. It suits what this journal means to me, learning to not care for perfection, I can't paint master pieces, but I can enjoy the process!
This was my second page. I need to get some india ink and a nib pen, writing with a paint brush is not my thing!!
The cover of my art journal. Lots of texture and different mediums!!
Both my beautiful babies on the first day of school! Ethan is grade 2 and Imogen is in Preps!!
She was so looking forward to her first day and just chatted non stop after school! Except for the 'little bit bad' where she fell off a rock and cut (TINY) her hand!
A card I made recently for one of James' co workers who had a baby. I used my Copic markers to colour the cute Magnolia baby stamp and the mesh. I wish I didn't have to give it away!!
A finally my layout for the Fat Cat Scrappin' February Challenge kit. I really challenged myself to do a shaped layout.