Wednesday’s Work

So thought I would share what I’m workin on this week at my little (stifling hot – man I need an air conditioner) studio!!

I will be participating in the Makers Faire in Idaho Falls on Saturday. Gonna grab Meme and some diet cokes. ( n table, chairs, canopy, display board…) and head on up. I will be demo-ing my process and will have a little make-n-take for ya.

I’m getting sneaky this time – I have a gift that people can enter to win — if they sign up for my newsletter!! By hook or crook I tells ya. I will get a newsletter going – (hey at least I’m not calling them at dinner time).

Wish me luck. And if your up that way this Saturday come by and see the Gear Goddesses. Parking Lot of Museum of Idaho, in IF.

THE Little tin is a aspirin tin from years ago. I like putting bits that open or turn on my work.

Enjoy your day and remember to carve some time out for a walk a talk or a little creative work. It’s good for you and doesn’t have to be perfect to be perfectly lovely.



Room Key or paintbrush…

I saw a thing on you tube a bit ago about this artist who used only a credit card or room Key type plastic card to apply his paint.

I decided to play with that idea. It is taking me a lot longer to apply the heavy body acrylic paint than I thought — but it is fun to see the changes to the piece as I fill in the flowers etc.

I will use this technique later this week in my art journal pages so I am counting it as art journaling in July!!! Or maybe I will just plop this canvas up on my color copier and simply push a button and have my background done!!

Play with your creativity. It is supposed to be fun you know !!


Buy Your Ticket / Take Your Ride

Sometimes life feels like a roller coaster to me. It seems like there are so many ups and downs. That is the motivation for this layout.

I guess the trick is to –love whatever happens on this crazy ride.

I am busy creating and playing with some of the stuff I got at market. I will post pics soon.

Have a good weekend and remember neither life or art has to be perfect to be great!!



Mixed Media Mavens

I told you guys I would post about my Experience down here at Market with my good friends from Texas —

Here we go.

I was genuinely surprised at how nice everyone was from the different scrapbooking and mixed media companies.

I am just starting my small retail business in my studio in Pocatello, Idaho and was sure that I was too small potatoes (get the Idaho play on words there –) for these companies whose names I recognized and whose products I have used for years. Okay So i haven’t used all their products for years …. some of them — more like since last Tuesday …. but I use them.

Take a look at these pics of my two days at Market. graphic 45

Flowers In Her Hair

So for the next few days I am at CHA with some ladies from Texas. Well to be honest I only know two of the four ladies so I am giving them the benefit of the doubt!!

Today’s pic is an art journal page I worked on and finished yesterday while Mr. was visiting with a friend. I can not swear to it – but I bet the friend asked a philosophy question. (I told you he was verbose on this topic)

I was playing with colored pencils and fine tip markers and Matt medium on this layout about happy little things.

Thanks for checking out the blog today. I will post pics from CHA next blog post. If during the weekend you didn’t get to the creative thing you were hoping to do — don’t worry that’s what is so great about Mondays—- we start our lists all over.

Here’s to cheerfully creating “happy little things” whenever we can make time!!!


Orange you glad you Art Journal

So here is a two page spread I did in one of my 8×11 art journals. I was feeling very “orange”. Don’t know why but I was.

I used a paper towel that I had been soaking up paint with as the background for left side. An old tag some doodles of nonsense and flowers, and a few clippings of text from a magazine page that spoke to me — then glaze the whole thing and ya ya tadah!

Hope you are having a good day and able to carve some time out for creative play of some type. Baking, drawing, gardening, home decor… the list goes on and on (kind of like my Mr. when you ask him a philosophy question!!! Just Sayin).

Journaling in July continues. Check back again. Thanks.