It's the beginning of September. Fall, my favorite time of the year! I love the cool weather, the colors, everything about this season makes me feel good!
Halloween is just around the corner, and of course, I have joined in on several Halloween swaps, with my Vintage Photo Image ATC group.
Our Theme for this swap was "Things that go Bump in the Night." We were given templents of grave stones to use as the base for our trading cards. I cut mine from illustration board and covered it with a light modeling paste let it dry and painted it with a ivory and grey satin acrylic craft paint. and then added my photos, stamps and embellishments. They were so much fun to make! I signed up for six, but ended up with eight, that means two for me:)!!!!!!!!
This is the cover of my new art journal. I decided to take a risk and send my last one to an Art Journaling publication by Somerset Studio. Hopefully they will like what they see. If not well, I sent return postage. That way I'm assured that they will send it back. Now I just wait to see what happens.
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.