Monday, October 29, 2012

Inspiration Monday

I love urban areas. They are full of inspiration everywhere you look. From walls to sewer grates. I really love drawing these repeating patterns and they are a great way to add texture to your drawings and paintings.

This pattern would look great as stencils or stamps for background designs on papers as well as fabric.

I would love to have this pattern as a stamp. It would look great on a journal cover or a tote bag.

This design could be incopporated onto various items.

When you are in an urban area always remember to look up because some of the greatest art is at the top of buildings. I hope that you are inspired by these images as much as I am.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Influenster Shoutout

I love receiving free stuff and I really want to share how I do it. Influenster is one of the sites that I use and I really think that is is a great site and a great way to learn about new products.
Here is a Quote from their site:
"The Influenster Makeover brings all new changes to this trendsetting community. Reviews, Influenster Scores, Public Profiles, LifeStage & Expert Badges, and Invite-Only Membership to name just a few changes.
Influenster Score:
Your score is the biggest measure of your standing within Influenster and will determine your qualification in programs. Scores go up by connecting your social channels and showing your social influence. 

LifeStage & Expert Badges:
We're introducing two new types of badges - LifeStage & Expert. LifeStage represent where you are in your life, while Expert Badges are all about what you know, and are scored to show off your expertise in various areas. Leave reviews and complete other tasks to raise your scores and get higher chances of qualifying in programs. Influensters can earn up to five Expert Badges to start. 

We know you’ve loved reviewing VoxBox products, but what about the millions of other products you use and love? In October, you'll be able to add any product to our review pages and leave reviews on everything!

Invite Only:
Our trendsetting community just became more exclusive. New members are now required to request an invite to join. Prior members will retain their memberships and can invite up to five few friends. The more influential your referrals, the higher your Influenster Score will rise."
You can find out about new products as they is a great place to sign up for.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Update from the road




Picking up the camper in Indiana .

We saw too many to count, they girls were counting for a while but gave up after the count went so high.


This restaurant was is Indiana and will will update the post with the name of the town soon. It is a long name and I can't remember how to spell it . The food was wonderful and the prices were very good. They really give you your money's worth.

We are driving through Kentucky today on the way back home. It has been a fun trip so far.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Posting From the Road


Tennessee and Kentucky


Sponsor Shout Out for October

The Fat Quarter Shop is at it again with the fifth annual Designer Mystery Block of the MonthTM featuring their favorite designers. This year, they will showcase a vintage sampler quilt with traditional blocks full of color and style! They have kits avaliable and this is what you will receive:
  • 12 different sampler blocks featuring the Vintage Modern collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.
  • Each block finishes at 12" and will be an easy to intermediate pieced block (no templates, applique or paper piecing),
  • Block of the month suitable for all quilters.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Vintage Ephemra Mixed Media Collage Giveaway

The items pictured are examples of what will be given away.These are located in my shop for sale. 
The kit includes the following; 
  • 6 vintage travel book pages
  • 4 maps from vintage travel books
  • 8 vintage 1982 travel coupons

I am also adding a set of 5 hand-painted papers as a bonus for the person that wins this giveaway. 
There is only one winner for this giveaway. Ages 18 and up only.

This giveaway is open to US addresses only.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Follies

My week in review. I have now done a week in review for a few weeks and I really have had a busy week this week and I want to share it with you. I have played around with a few new techniques and learned a few things also.

This is a large scale painting in progress. I had completed a painting on this canvas and it has hung on the wall above the piano in my living room,but I was never happy with it and said that one day it would be reworked. I like how it is looking so far but I have no idea where I am going with it. My vision for this piece has changed now that I have really worked on it again.

I made this owl for my youngest daughter . It really felt good sewing again. I haven't sewn much other than make the house pieces.

I made some painted fabric backgrounds also. I think that these will be the basis for some Christmas ornaments.

I played around with bleach gel in a fine tip bottle and made a few shirts with doodles on them. I really like the way that they turned out but you really need a well ventilated area for this project or the fumes will be really bad.

Isn't out a call on instagram for some snail mail partners. I also love to swap stuff. You can email me at my swap email if you are interested.

I played with a Crafters Workshop template that I purchased at Hobby Lobby and a few varied colors of stamp pads and a stencil brush. I love how it turned out.

I have a new giveaway starting at midnight tonight so come back and check it out.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October Journal Update

I decided to try my new Blogsy App for my IPad. I want to make sure that this is posting correctly before I take it on a road trip next week.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Low Entry Giveaway Linky Party

Starting Today I will be hosting a Low Entry Giveaway Link Party every Tuesday here on my blog.
The Rules: 
  •  Please only link up your giveaway here and not your projects. 
  • Any link that does not include a giveaway will be deleted. 
  • Please be follow me via GFC 
  • Please add my button to your sidebar so that everyone will know where you found this linky (not mandatory but appreciated)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October Journal Giveaway

I made 2 journals with the same theme from my October Daily Journal.
october 004

Stella & Dot Sponsor Post

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer awareness month? Join Stella & Dot in the fight against breast cancer. Shop any piece from theirBreast Cancer Boutique and all net proceeds will be donated to the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to women's cancer research and awareness. Don't miss this chance to shop for a cause!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Etsy Shop Update

I have added a few new items to my Etsy Shop today with more coming tomorrow. Let me know what you think of the new items.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Productive Week

I have been absent here but I have been very active in my studio. I want to share a few of the new items with you.

I had this canvas laying around with just a few layers on it, and I was not really pleased with how it turned out. So I reworked it and went in a whole new direction.

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