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i am a creative person. mother to a daughter who is an active young woman and a constant blessing in my life. i hope that you enjoy your visit here and that you will return often.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

a rare quiet day.
creating my own magic.
wishing all of my blog readers their very own
 magical christmas holiday
bursting forth with laughter, love and beauty.

Friday, December 6, 2013

art journal every day ~ december 6, 2013

i had decided to share some of the background work that i've been doing within my art journal pages today and then as a last minute (much needed) diversion i took my background image into photoshop and created a digital art journal page with it.

the top shot is of the backgrounded page and is a piece of cardboard from a cereal box that has been painted with a white acrylic paint.
i added:
    • a piece of calendar page
    • a white paper doily
    • dylusions spray inks
    • a stamped image/sepia & light green ink
    • lots of glue 
    i'll keep adding to the page but for now . . .
    this is the digital art page. i added several layers of my own photos and textures. i played around with the colors, opacities and just generally had a good time immersing myself in the process.
    it turned out a bit dark but i think i still like it. at any rate, it felt good to create without any other purpose in mind.

    Art Journal Every Dayi am linking up with  Art Journal Every Day at Balzer Designs . 
    the very talented Malita Bloomer of Artful Fancies by Malita Bloomer is guest posting today and i can hardly wait to see the pages that other art journalers have posted.

    feel free to link over and see some of the mixed media eye candy for yourself.

    i do have some stitched goodies to share but they will have to wait until another day.

    recent gifts include:
    • good friends happily sharing their smiles and time
    • warm wooly socks on my feet
    • the generosity and kindness of other bloggers
    • surprise packages in the mail
    • long chats with my mom and daughter over the thanksgiving holiday
    • the (always reliable) comfort of creating