December 13, 2010 The First official Snow Day of the season. This was a welcome relief after yesterdays weather. The sun was shining and my backyard was a "Winter Wonderland". No school today! I have the whole day to work the things I love to do. Camera in hand, out to the yard. It's so peaceful after a snow, and then the sun comes out and all the activity begins. Even Squirrelo comes out to see whats going on. This was absolutely the most perfect day off!
It's December, and it's COLD!!!! Thom and I have been taking good care of our friends in the back yard. We have cardinals, finches, and chickadees, occasionally there is a hawk that comes to visit. I think he's really checking out the fish in the pond, luckily right now they're hiding, and the pond is freezing over. We quickly found out that when you feed the birds, you also get the squirrels and yes they are our squirrely friends. The little boy that lives next door calls him squirrelo, and he loves to pose for pictures. He is quite the character and now all his friends know where we live, try to keep them out of the bird feeders!That's Ok we take care of all our little critters!
My work days are busy, loud, and really busy. When its time for lunch I like to relax and the only way I can do that is to sit away from everyone and work on my art. I'm not sure if my co-workers understand, but I hope they do. Both of these pieces were started at home and finished at school. I really love the gears and the steampunk look to them. They are only 4x6, thats the perfect size to do at school. I hope you enjoy these!!!!!
Fall is my favorite time of the year! I've been feeling very creative and with Halloween just around the corner, inspiration is everywhere.
I've been creating ATC's ( Artist Trading Cards) for a few years. The idea behind them is to trade your art with other artists. So I have joined a swap group on "Creative Souls"
Each month we have a new theme and we are assigned partners to swap with. I've received some really
beautiful pieces from people all over theUnited States. Connecting with other artists that share the same interest is great,and I learn a lot from these women in my ATC group. For example I didn't realize that they could be sold if they were labeled ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals). This is an art format that started on ebay a couple of years ago. ACEO's can sell anywhere from $1.00 to over $100 or more!
Hello Everyone! Yes it's that time again ! Thom is officially working on the 2010 LeFevre Halloween Display. This year we have added several new characters to the mix including the lab technician. We have a little bit of everything this year. Mr. and Mrs. Bones not to mention, a lot of little bone's running around the yard. and jumping out of burned out bedroom windows, but, it's all in fun. Hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!
Every month our ATC group for Creative Souls holds a swap. One card is all we need to make and partners and themes are posted for us. This is great because you swap with someone different each time and everyone interprets the theme differently. I really enjoy this group!!
The challange for our Creative Souls ATC swap for August is "Beyond the Door" I really like this theme. there is so much you can do with it. I first did a journal page with kind of an Alice in wonderland theme, the papers I used for my inspiration are by Graphic 45 the halloween in wonderland collection. Of course that led to more ideas so not only did I finish the ATC, but I have two canvases with the same theme in the works that I will post in the future. Did I say I liked this theme?
I was born and raised in southern Michigan. I'm blessed with three children, two boys and a girl that range in age from 22-30. I've been married to a wonderful man for the last 24 years. He's been very supportive of my art and has always encourged my artistic pursuits. Even though I have a fine arts degree I still consider myself largely a self taught mixed media artist. Inspiration for my art comes from many different places. Old family photos, my children, pets, and especially our garden, it's a passion that both Thom and I share.