Friday, March 30, 2012

Book of Days

I have a couple more pages to share from my journal.  Since the musical is over I have more time to work on art. I am also working on a lesson from my Lifebook class right now, so I will post that when I am done.


I used modeling paste and artist chalks to make the sunflower.    I used a stencil and put the modeling paste through it.  I got this idea from Donna Downey.




Various markers and watercolor
To play along and create your own art journal check out Effy Wild's class here.
Have a beautiful weekend,
Janelle

Thursday, March 29, 2012

ATC give-away

Trish Bee is giving away a wonderful collection of her ATCs.  Check it out and visit her blog here.


Spring

My daughter, Katrina, took a few spring pictures that I thought I would share with everyone.  I love her style.






Hello from a rainy day.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Singing

My daughter had state solo & ensemble this last Friday.  She did very well so I wanted to share a bit of her singing.  The video isn't very good quality and she sounds much more amazing in person, but this gives you a taste.
video

video

Friday, March 23, 2012

Prayer Flags

I have been working on prayer flags off and on this past week.  I have three of them done now, so I thought that I would share.

Freedom

Nurturing

Serenity
Have a great weekend,
Janelle

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A glimpse of my life

I have a lot going on right now.  This is the last week for my daughter's musical so I'm at practice for long hours each evening this week.  I'm also making prayer flags for a swap.  I am looking forward to seeing them flutter in the wind.  I am also enjoying the sights and sounds of spring.  So far we have had very warm weather this year- much warmer than is normal.  I'm soaking up the sun a bit each day.  Here are a few pictures to enjoy.

These are all taken backstage at the musical.  There is so much wonderful energy even though everyone is tired from the long hours.



Here are a few pictures of wonderful things happening in my yard.



 
This is a pretty napkin that I am going to use in my art someday.

Here are a few prayer flags that I am working on. I started out by making gelatin mono-prints.  Then I added some more color and details.  I also have been putting some stitching on these. They aren't done yet so stay tuned for more details.


Have a great week,
Janelle

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bits and pieces

My kids broke one of their toys, so I dissembled it to get out all the bits and pieces.  I love the bright gears.  Now I have some fun pieces to use in my art.

Have a great weekend
Janelle

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lucky Clover

My sister needs a kids art project for this week, so we borrowed this idea from Daniele.  My niece wanted to have a Saint Patrick's Day theme since her class will be making these on Friday.  I showed my sister the technique and her and my niece made this little project out of recycled materials.

We used parts of styrofoam cups and a styrofoam tray to make the clovers.  This is a great project for kids and adults as well.
Janelle

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More Costumes

Here are my daughter's costumes for Hello Dolly.  She doesn't have her hair done or stage makeup on in these photos, but she does have her complete costume pieces.









Next week I will have a chance to take photos the actors in full costume and makeup.  I will share those later.  The show starts on March 22, so pretty soon I will be done with costuming for a while and then back to art. 
Janelle

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Here are a couple of my recent art.  One if for my lifebook class and one is from my book of days journal.
This is one of the goofiest paintings that I have done and a lot of fun too.



Sister Tree

I am still finishing up a few costumes for Hello Dolly and I am going to start making prayer flags later this week for a swap.  I am still busy busy, but life should slow down a tiny bit after next week.  
Janelle 
 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Costume time

I have been working on musical costumes pretty constantly.  I do have a few transformations to share now and a few more sometime next week.  Here they are:



 Have a great weekend!  I will hopefully catch up on everyone's blogs soon after all the musical sewing is done.
Janelle