Share Art

It’s hard to believe it is the eve of Christmas Eve. This past year has been a whirlwind of amazing things both in my home and my art life. I’m continually in awe of the blessings I’ve been given.

The life lesson that I keep learning over and over is ‘Change’. Nothing stays the same forever.

One thing that hasn’t changed in my life is my love for art. Art has seen me through the ups and downs and pulled me through some really rotten times.

Art nurtured me through a tough marriage and bloomed with the support of my second husband. It has grown more than I ever dared to dream through sharing.

Sharing your art, putting it ‘out there’ can be a scary thing, but it is through sharing it that we truly reach our creative potential.

I would like to encourage you all to find ways to share your passion for art in the year 2010. It can be as simple as a homemade card for a friend, or as big as sending your work in for publication, or maybe teaching a class to some children, even sharing it on your blog; whatever it is, is not as important as the act of doing it. We create because it’s who we are, but if we keep it hidden we aren’t showing others who we truly are.

We love art.
We need to create.
We are Artists.
Share Art

My DH shared his Christmas Miracle on his blog and it makes me realize how much we all affect each other.

Share and Tell

This is another page I did on our trip, that I wanted to share. I wasn’t sure where this one would go at all, but liked the subtle colors and phrenoloy images. I do feel like I had time to collect my thoughts a bit. We did a lot of activities both on and off the ship, but I was able to enjoy two days on board, with lots of pool time. I used to kind of freak out if my words didn’t end up fitting into the space I allowed, but as you can see here they didn’t, and I was still pleased with the page. That is the fun thing about journals, they don’t have to be ‘perfect’, just perfectly fun.
Here is a picture of us as we walked onto the ship. They snag pictures of you all the time. I still need to upload the pictures from my camera, but I’m too pooped tonight. The one picture I didn’t get, was one of my 17 year old in the hot tub full of girls! He was one of two young men on board, with a whole host of teen aged girls. Needless to say, he had a great cruise-lol!
I did catch up on laundry, and got the house all decorated for Christmas today! It really puts me in the mood. Dug out all of the Christmas CD’s too. Dashing through the snow…

Friends Give Us Wings To Soar!

Wow! I am so blown away by the response to my giveaway, you all are so awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I have traveled to many new blogs and been so inspired by all of you. It is amazing to see what everyone is doing and the lives you all are touching.

This is my latest piece, I am working on several smaller sized canvases, that would make lovely gifts for the Christmas season. I will be adding two more to my etsy shop this week. I know Christmas will be here before we know it. This time of the year always goes by so fast.

Mind Wide Open Challenge October

It’s that time again, time for the Mind Wide Open Challenge. Gail provided another stunning image for us to use. The little girls look like they are all dressed up for Christmas, so I decided to make some Victorian inspired ornaments. I used a template from The Stampers’ Sampler, and some of the techniques I used in my pieces that are featured in there this month. The little windows have collaged bits of papers, and are filled in with Diamond Glaze to give them the appearance of old glass. The card stock has been distressed, stamped, inked and has bits of papers collaged onto it as well. Some lovely beaded fringe hangs from the bottom and some have a beautiful red cardinal attached. Ornate hangers, crystal snowflakes, paper roses, old, rusty keys, and ribbon complete the embellishments. These are completely decorated on the back as well, with bits of real vintage sheet music, a vintage Santa, and more. Voting starts on the 7th, so don’t forget to head over to MWO for inspiring ideas and lots of beautiful goodies to look at.