Friday, February 25, 2011

Help! I don't know how to draw feathers!

All week long I have drawn and erased feather after feather unable to capture what I am looking for! All my feathers look like plant leaves! I have googles images of them but nothing is working -oy vay!
Any suggestions from all my lovely blogging friends?

My thoughts are with you all, hoping you have a wonderful weekend!
Big hugs and many blessings...


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Desperate Call for Inspirational Playlist Ideas

Hello everyone! I have been having a hard time trying to find new and inspirational music for my art journaling class at the women's recovery centre. I need ideas for music/songs I can play while I teach... songs that lift spirits, makes them want to dance, gives them smiles, helps them feel better about themselves.

So this is what I am asking... if you have favorite songs that do all those things for you, can you please either send me an email with your list of songs or simply comment below with your suggestions? I am so behind in my understanding of how to look up songs that everyone would like - LOL!

I am desperate people! DESPERATE I tell ya! LOL!

Thanks so much for your suggestions!

Big hugs and many blessings to you all!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Had The House To Myself This Morning

I woke up this morning to peace and quiet... it was so lovely. The boys went for a sleepover lastnight and hubbub and I had the evening to ourselves. We watched the movie "Unstoppable" with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. Surprisingly I was on the edge of my seat during much of it!

So... back to this morning...

I made my morning tea, set up my drawing easle and large sketch book, got out my IPOD with my favorite tunes and turned up the volume...

and put the pencil to the paper!

I had an image in my mind before I began. Large eyes were certain.

After two hours of glorious bliss listening to music, sketching and having ME time... I was so at peace. Thank you God for this wonderful time!

I'm not finished her quite yet. I have named her however... her name is Evangeline. I have in mind to add some angel wings to the background, what do you think about that?

I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to have this time to do some of my art work! It has been much too long.

I hope you have an amazing weekend everyone. Many hugs and blessings to you.
With all my love...


Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm Back - Finally!!!

I am not completely recovered yet, but I have been able to sit in my bed and actually create some journal pages! YAHOO! Just to let you know ~ I hope I never have to go in for surgery again!!! Wow, the recovery process really is yucky! It was really strange the past few weeks I have felt such a strong tugging in my stomache, abdomen area, it felt alot like when I was pregnant with my boys and they would stretch out and push my ribs ~ so strange. Getting better though, it will be three weeks this Tuesday. I worked for 11 hours last week and this week I am going to add another hour each day until I feel good enough to work the full six hours. I am taking it really slow.

The above journal pages I did while watching numerous movies while I was on bedrest. It sort of reminds me of an old western don't you think? It is completely done with my copic markers, which are running dry ~ yikes! Hubbub thinks it looks like a Disney Cartoon Character ~ I could see that I guess.

One day this past week I was near a Scrapbooking store and decided to take a peak (since it has been forever and a day that I have been in one)... and I found these amazing stencils by Crafters Workshop. I haven't been online to their website yet but I will look at it maybe this week sometime. The dragonflies caught my eyes immediately, I have never before seen such a thin stencil, and it worked like a charm! Isn't it gorgeous???? It is called Dragonfly Harmony.

This one is called Mini-Flutterby.

Here is a closer view of the beautiful wings of the butterfly.

The image on the left is called Tied Dyed by Crafters Workshop and the one on the right is by Tattered Angels part of the 3pc Winter Trees collection. I LOVE MY TREES!

I felt so blessed to find these stencils as I am certain they will be well used for my art journaling class!

Well, that's all for now. I am so glad that I am back to blogging... at least posting. Now, I have to get caught up on all of your fabulous blogs! I have missed you dearly!

Many hugs and blessings and as always... Happy Creating!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Blog Candy Over At Feline Creative

I have been trying to enter a few Blog Candy Giveaways to try and build up some supplies for the healing art journaling class I will be teaching, as with most non-profit organizations they do not have a budget for supplies. So... I thought I might be able to win some!

Therefore I am posting a link to Karens blog candy over at http://felinecreative.blogspot.com/2011/02/winter-blog-candy.html .
Good luck everyone!
Happy Creating