Monday, October 29, 2012

GIVEAWAY! Crocheted Art Charm Necklace

This style of crocheted necklace is called a 'laced bib'.  I just taught myself how to make them last week and I have already made almost 10 of them.  They are very simple to make.  All I did was go to youtube and type in Crocheted Necklace and a lovely tutorial came up on this type.
I added a purple bead to the top for a button and then my art charm from my "Girlie-Girl" art piece to the center. 
Now it's all ready to be sold for a lovely girl Christmas present at the upcoming Christmas Craft/Art Fair the end of November.
Now the question remains, and maybe you could help me, what would you charge for this necklace?  They will come packaged in cellophane envelopes with my business logo. Everyone who comments gets a chance to win this necklace.
I will choose from the names of everyone who helps me with giving an opinion of what to charge at the fair for this necklace and will draw a name for a winner this Friday, November 2nd.
Thank you for your help.
Hugs and blessings.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Undercover Gypsy: Lets Go Treasure Hunting

 (Kelley Kuhlman)
Today I read such a beautiful honest and open post from Kelley Kuhlman from Undercover Gypsy.  In this post she describes her love of the idea of 'treasure hunting' or finding a missing treasure. 

Undercover Gypsy: Lets Go Treasure Hunting

Instantly this verse came to mind after reading her post;
"Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" Matthew 6:21

So often we get tangled up with the 'things' of this world, we hold closely onto them as though we can take them with us when we die.  The truth, they are just worldly possessions that turn to dust.  Our true treasures are in Heaven waiting for us.

I thank Kelley for her honesty and for her desire to live a life of seeking her treasure in Heaven... it is a difficult process at times and so easy to hold on to the things in this world.  I tend to hoard art supplies, magazines, and other things because of my love of art, but I am learning to use them for the Kingdom more everyday.

Blessings to you Dear Friends, I hope you take the time to go to Kelley's blog and read her post and take in her beautiful art.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Fruit of The Spirit Woman

I had a great time with this piece.  I love, love, love drawing
girlie girl art.  When my husband looked at this piece he told me that he liked it, it was full of joy, and then he said, "It's how you want to feel right?".  He knows me so well. 
I have been having a difficult time on Lyrica for my FM, it had thrown me into a  very bad depression.  I am starting to feel better a little at a time.  I am waiting for it to clear out of my system.  I am thankful that I was able to create such a joyful piece as this.
I pray that you are all having a very blessed week indeed.
Hugs and many blessings dear friends.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Paper Doll Time!

It's that time of year again, craft/art fair preparation!  This year I have drawn and made this paper doll.  It comes with one paper doll, 6 Costumes, 3 brads.

This is the "Angel" Costume

This is the paper doll.

This is "The princess ballerina" costume.

This is the "Mermaid" costume.
The three other costumes are "Snow White", "Cinderella" and "Belle", I didn't have a picture of them at time of posting.
I hope you enjoy.
Praying you all have an awesome weekend
Hugs and many blessings

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Graphite Watercolor Pencil - Yummy!

The other day, at Michael's (using my 50% off coupon) Josh showed me these Graphite watercolor pencils.  I was surprised that he knew about them but so thankful that he did; he has been getting back into sketching and graffiti style lettering. 
I had seen these little treasures on blogs before but never knew where to purchase them.
They were only $3.99 for two and they came with a sharpener!
I was enthusiastic about this process the moment my watercolor brush hit the paper, it blended so lovely and smooth.
I know that I will be using them again and again!
I pray that your week is going very well.  Today I celebrate 19 years of marriage to my soul mate, we are so very blessed.
Hugs and many blessings to you my Dear Friends.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Cover of My "Girlie-Girl" Coloring Doodle Book

As I previously told you, I am preparing stuff for an art/craft fair at the end of November.  This is the cover to my new "Girlie-Girl" Coloring and Doodle book.  I had so much fun drawing this gal with her bright eyes, flowers in her hair and her flower top.  I especially love the Washi Tape border that I picked up at my local Scrapbookers store.  I am not really a scrapbooker anymore but I love some of the supplies and tools that are used for the scrapbooking process. 
Yesterday, at my local Michael's Store, I found the niftiest tool by Epiphany Crafts called a Shape Studio Tool.
You use this tool with these bubble caps
It's a little blurry, but I think you can see that I have shrunk down my art and have used this tool to adhere them to the bubble caps, and the tool also cuts the picture perfectly.  The middle one I have placed the bubble cap into a charm holder for a necklace (which I will be doing for all my images).
It has helped me to expand into a new way of using my art and I always love finding new ways to use my art!
For all you Canadian's out there, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Hugs and blessings for your week.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Getting Ready For My Craft/Art Fair

It has been a slow process of getting ready for the craft/art fair this year but I am trudging along.
I am printing off my art work and making bookmarks (above) and then cards.  Eventually I will get to printing off prints to go in matt frames.  Last year I was in four fairs, four weekends in a row... this year I am in a total of one and my family will be helping me all the way, I may even recruit a friend to help the fair day.  She has already come over to help me with putting cards together, she is such a sweetheart.
I signed up for instagram this week and was able to take the above shots with the nifty borders or edging. I have a lot to learn about instagram.
I hope you are all having a wonderful beginning to your fall.  The leaves have all changed into the most exquisite vibrant oranges, yellows and reds and that old familiar chill is in the air.
Many hugs and blessings to you dear friends.