Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ABC Wednesday and WOYWW

This is the end of this 16th romp through the alphabet with ABC Wednesday.

This is also the last of my posts for awhile as a take a summer break to pursue a number of different activities. Hope to see you back in August!

I have enjoyed this series, with creating a journal page with an appropriate quote.

Z is for zigzag  - and colourful zigzags they are.

Be sure to check here for how others are finishing this journey this week.

Each week Julia hosts the fun meme WOYWW at "Stamping Ground" - a chance to share your workspace and what you are working on.

My table was a wee bit cluttered as I finished the journal page above.

I thought I would step back and share a bit more of my art room - I actually have three bookshelves - 2 for art and craft supplies and one of books - mostly teaching books that I haven't been able to part with yet. (My plan is to do that this summer.)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ABC Wednesday - Y and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday Y is the letter of the week.

Y is for yellow and YES!

Have to include some of the yellow flowers from our gardens Yes indeed.


Each week at the"Stamping Grounds", Julia hosts the fun mem "WOYWW", where artists from around the world share their work spaces and what they are working on.

This week was a quick page for ABC Wednesday and I was creating on my dining room table - my favourite spot for cut and paste.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Art on Friday

A quick post to share a couple of face projects:

That quote really opens one eyes to the necessity of living our moments in the now.

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.”   

Marie Beynon Ray

Then I just had fun cutting and pasting to create a fun face.

Linking with

"Show Your Face" at Kim Dellow's blog

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ABC Wednesday and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday the letter X is letter of the week.

I cheated a bit - X is for X in words and painted.

Be sure to check here for how others around the world solved this challenge.


Each week Julia, at "Stamping Ground", hosts a fun gathering - to share our work spaces and what we are working on.

For the above ABC challenge, I started with blue backgrounds.

Once I created the Xs, I decided to use a quote by Norman Vincent Peale on the other side

. Here's my table when I was finished.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Art on Friday

It is almost impossible to make sense of the massacre of 9 people  - in a church, no less.
Evil seems to be seeping into every part of our world. Charleston, S.C. is one of the most heinous.

I turned to words to help me - words by Martin Luther King Jr. and others - to help see that love, acceptance, respect, dignity must prevail.

My two journal spreads reflect these words.


Linking with:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ABC Wednesday - W and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, W gets centre stage.

W is for watercolour - one of my favourite mediums. I have taken several courses and seek to improve. I collect watercolours as well.

This evening, I was looking for some inspiration and then saw the photo of our cat Fluffy, who we had for 21 years, hanging just a few feet away.(She has been gone now for almost 3 years - still miss her)

I attempted to paint her in watercolour, although the colours are a tad darker and not as varied as Fluffy who was a maine coon cat.

W is also for WOYWW, which stands for "What's on Your Workspace Wednesday", a fun weekly gathering where artists from around the world share what and where they have been working the past week.

 I needed to see the photo hanging, so today I worked at my dining room table, where I tend to do small collages and watercolour.

Be sure to check here for ABC Wednesday

and here for "Stamping Ground" for WOYWW.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday

What better shadows to share than shadows amongst the flowers! (especially on a cloudy day like today)

Check here for wonderful shadows from around the world. Once you start looking, you will become addicted to the hunt for shadows.