Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Meet Me in St. Lou-ey!

It's been 7 months since I registered for the Workshop.  I didn't think it would ever get here but, as someone once said, "Time Flies...whether you're having fun or not."
oh, it's been 7 months of mostly fun...
I'm throwing my art supplies in the car, (maybe a change of clothes and my toothbrush too) and heading north to St. Louis.  Oh!... my mom is joining me on the trip which is a super duper cherry on the top!!  As Mary once wrote (or rather illustrated), "A Girl's Best Friend is Her Mother"
By the way, these and many more fabulous Mary quotes can be found in her book "Mary Engelbreit: The Art and the Artist" found here
My sweet friend Pat of Birds Nest on the Ground gave me her book along with more of her collection when she found out I was participating in the workshop.  Isn't that the sweetest thing?  I love that woman!

Tomorrow new memories will be made.  I'm sure I'll have much to report!
Happy Day!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Winner!

Last June I won a sweet giveaway from my blog friend Michelle.  She sent me the cutest handpainted magnet all the way from  Australia!  I let her know I would pass it on by having my own giveaway and it's taken me almost a year...(better late than never, i suppose.)
Many wonderful suggestions were received through facebook comments, messages,and the blog.  You folks really came through.  So well, in fact that I couldn't decide which one I liked best.  Did you know Jemima means Dove?  Thanks to Julie from the United Kingdom for that great suggestion!  Also, Daya is an Indian name meaning 'grace'. (I thought that was cool too, thanks to my niece Shane for that one.)  I loved each of your suggestions!  Thank you all!!  All the names were placed in a bowl for a random drawing.
                    without further adieu...

the winner is....
                           Thanks Misty!! 
This was so much fun, I think I'll celebrate by doing it again!  Stay tuned for another GIVEAWAY, very soon!
Happy Day,

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Guest Artist

Someone's feeling better, wants to make something...'peace sign-y'.....
                         and 'collage-y'

Something she could put her name on
                                                                    Happy Day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Day in the Art Studio (and a GIVEAWAY)

Claire's feeling a little better but not well enough to return to school.  I took advantage of time at home (in between temperature check, medicine doses and chicken noodle soup making) to paint an actual real painting.  No collage, no wax, no wire.  Just paint.  Oh... and a little crackle too. 
Don't have a name for her yet.  
That gives me an idea for a GIVEAWAY....
Leave me a comment (on facebook or this blog) with your best ideas for a title.  The one that suits her best will win an 11x14 print on wood, painted 3/4 inch edge.  
I'll announce the winner on Monday, April 19.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Playing Around with Beeswax

I was in a beeswax mood yesterday.  I added some of Miss Claire's Crayola Crayons, some ephemera that's been sitting around and a couple of found objects.  This is a result of NOT thinking!  Just plain fun!!  
Claire is SO sick, bless her heart (actually, bless her swollen sore throat).   She's missing the famous Benchmark testing, much to the despair of the school administration.  Hate that... (sarcasm)
Happy Day,