Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

I wanted to share a piece that I am working on right now.  Tomorrow a whole new year starts, so I have a chance to do a whole new batch of art.  Have a Happy New Year and enjoy these progress shots.  I made this little quilt last summer, but I wanted to add something more to it before it felt complete.  I took a piece of rust dyed cotton and used a new stencil from Artistcellar that I won recently.  This is one of the texture stencils by Jill Berry.  I cut out little birds using this cotton and some more of my hand dyed cotton.  I fused these pieces together and then to my quilt.  Now I'm in the process of adding stitching and some more elements.  Hopefully I will be able to share the completed quilt with you soon.
Have a great holiday,

Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Journal Spread

I finally had time to finish a new journal spread.  I used stencils that I won from Artistcellar designed by Jill Berry.  I also used Silks acrylic glazes and a humongous Sharpie marker that my daughter got me for Christmas.

I have some more projects in the works using stencils that I will share when they are done.  I have been spending a lot of my time sewing for family members this break and hanging out with my family.  I am enjoying seeing my daughter who is back from college and spending time relaxing.
I hope that everyone has a great weekend,

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Lifebook Lesson

I have done a little bit of art among all the sewing for Christmas.  I started this lesson a while ago, but I just finished up the lesson yesterday.  This was done for the on-line class Lifebook which is a wonderful course and well worth the money.  This particular lesson was taught by the talented artist Jane Davenport.  I had a lot of fun learning how to draw mermaids. 

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year along with whatever holidays you celebrate at this time of the year.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Busy Mom

I thought that I would let my readers know that I might not be posting a lot of art until after Christmas.  I have been busy sewing gifts for my kids and nieces and nephews and now the rush is on to get everything finished by Christmas.  I also have some baking that I want to do, even though kids make the kitchen messier and more chaotic I still like to bake with my kids.  They make everything more fun.  I will get back to art after Christmas, because I love to create during the school break.  My littlest boy has siblings to play with, so I can get more done.  Have a very joyful and blessed holiday season.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Our Lady of Guadalupe

I wanted to do this spread in my art journal in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  It was her feast day yesterday.  I used a bunch of goodies that I got from Artistcellar to create this spread.

I hope that you have a great week and can enjoy this holiday season,

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I made this star ornament this past weekend.  I used two pieces of mixed media paper cut into a star.  I sprayed the paper with turquoise Dylusions spray.  Then I stenciled with one of the new Artistcellar stencils by Jill Berry and Inka gold.  Next I glued the two pieces together with a piece of hemp cord in the center.  I sealed everything with gloss gel medium and sprinkled on some glitter.  It is very shimmery and sparkly when you see it in person.

Have a happy holiday season,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Winter Fairy

I just finished painting a winter fairy.  I'm happy with her sparkle and I'm happy that I learned how to draw these wings.  I used this art

by Anne Stokes as my model, so that I could get the body position down.  I wanted my fairy to be in a wonder winter land scene.  I am still hoping that we get some snow before Christmas.  I will show you some pictures of my process and each layer.

My beginning sketch on Strathmore mixed media paper

This layer is Derwent Inktense Pencils
This layer is Prismacolor Pencils
This layer is oil pastels

This layer is the first layer with acrylic paint

This is the final layer with more acrylic paint and glitter

I hope that my fairy makes you happy today.