Friday, August 1, 2014

"It's Beautiful"

Loved this Quote

8x16 mixed media on illustration board

Friday, July 4, 2014

Create Fictional Album Art

Last April while listening to Ann Delisi's "Essential Music" on Detroit Public Radio. She was conducting an interview with a representative from the Public Pool Community Art Space in Hamtramck MI. The Challenge was to create Fictional Album Art, from the recording artist to songs, lyrics, your imagination has no limits!
Public Pool will be transforming their gallery into the "Last Record Shop" sounds like a challenge I just had to try.  I thought this would be a fun project!
It took a little more time then I had thought, but it was fun and so worth the challenge! 

I even did the spindle labels!
The LP Sleeve is mixed media, I used some images I pulled from pintrest added scrapbook papers from Graphics 45, metal gears by Tim Holtz, modeling paste, lace, and gear templates. Went back in with watercolor, and a crackle for an aged look. All of the detail is hand inked, front of the sleeve is all hand lettered.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Three Muses Challenge "Positive Affirmations"

I haven't done a Art Challenge in a while. So when "Three Muses" posted a challenge for Positive Affirmations I had to add a journal page that I just finished! 
I've been trying lately to use a lot of texture and brighter colors on my pages without losing that crackle aged effect. 

"Love Your Spirit" and thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

My Wish for you!

Finished this journal page a couple of nights ago, for my oldest granddaughter, Emma Sophia. I took the photo of her walking in the yard blowing bubbles. When I pulled it up on the screen I had to use it in my art journal.
Lots of layering, and to give it extra dimension I used Liquitex Modeling Paste, acrylic paint and finally ink to make the images pop! Found the quote on Pintrest. It was perfect for a little girl with a big imagination! Nana loves you! Miss Emma 

Monday, April 7, 2014


Lately I've been experimenting with different background techniques. Using alcohol inks, acrylics and stamping. Practicing my lettering.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

You Have Wings

The Documented Life Project
Week 11
Use a bird on your journal page.

I really enjoyed this challenge, and the page actually came together in just two days! with the help of Mother Nature, who blessed us with the 7th snow day of the school year!!!! Snowed in with nothing to do but creative time in my studio! LOL!
I'm sure I could have cleaned house or something, but why?
Thanks for looking!!! 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Drawing More Lines!!!

I have had so many requests for this positive quote on a little piece I created a few years ago. So I decided to do a few similar pieces that I could make prints of. Here is one I created on a 12x12 canvas. The  vintage image of a silent screen star is one of my favorites, athough I can't remember her name. She is on a 4X6 piece of illustration board I added to give the piece depth. I also used a lot of different scrapbook papers, acrylic paint and ink. I just couldn't stop drawing lines:) I guess this quote is a little of ME!!!:)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dream Catchers My Way!

I've been spending so much time working on my "Art Journal" that I have neglected my blog, Pintrest, and a few of my other interests, so its time to take a break and do a something just for me!:)
I came across a tutorial for Dream Catchers from Msliberty Creations. Oh WOW!!!! inspiration!!!!!! I just had to try my hand at one!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Art journaling

This week just flew by! My Holiday break from school which was supposed to end on Monday, was extended through Wednesday, due to the wind chill and all that lovely snow and ice. More time to do what I love!!!!
Here are a couple of finished pages.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Oh My Stars!!!!!
Happy New Year Everyone! The past year has been a great one for me! my blog finally has a following of awesome friends!!!! I have beautiful little granddaughters, a supportive husband, especially when it comes to my art!
This year I have a goal, I know everyone has a New Years resolution. But I have a plan this year, to work really hard on my art journal! and keep up the Creative Spirit for the rest of the year!!!!!!