Friday, July 8, 2016

ART on Friday


Once again it's time to share some of the art I've created this week.
This will be the last for a while as I take a summer break - to return mid August.


Colour Me Positive
This week at LuLuArt, the theme i not to regret what makes us smile.
The full quote tho offers great advice:

“Life is short, break the rules, forgive
quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”



ICAD
I made a few ICADs this week - just using scraps and playing with composition. Here are 4:



ATCs
I have been hosting an ATC swap on horses and here are the cards I made for it:



Photography
Here are some photos from our trip to Stratford last weekend:






Linking also with:

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Show Your Face


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

ABC Wednesday - Z and WOYWW

We have reached the end of round 18. And what a fun round it has been.

This week is Z - the end of our alphabetical tour.

Z is for zebra stripes.

Here is the stamp I carved and the art tag I created.



I thought as well I would share this round's art tags I created, from A to Z.

A to G:

H to M:

N to R

S to W

X to Z


Be sure to check here to see what others around the world did for Z.

Can't wait to start a new round - check back next week to see what my project for round 19 will be.

WOYWW

Each week at "Stamping Ground", Julia Dunnit hosts WOYWW - where we are encouraged to share what is on our work tables and what we are working on each week.
Once again I worked at my dining room table to carve a new stamp and then create an art card.



Friday, July 1, 2016

ART on Friday


Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! Celebrate all things Canadian today!




It is also that time of the week to share some of what I have been creating this week.


Colour Me Positive
At LuLuArt, the inspiring quote is from Kurt Vonnegut:
"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, ios a way to make your soul grow. So do it."

Here is my take on the quote:

The additional challenge was to use bright colours we normally don't use. But I ended up using the colours of the rainbow - as a tribute to Pride week.


ICAD
June's cards are done and now on to July for the challenge.
Here are 4 I did this week - stamping some words of encouragement:





Art Tags
I have now finished the month of letters on art tags. Here are X, Y and Z.



Here is the tag IO made for ABC Wednesday this week:



Photography
More flowers to share from our garden:




Linking also with:

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Inspire Me Monday

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ABC Wednesday - Y and WOYWW


We are almost at the end of this round of ABC Wednesday. The letter of the week is Y.


Y is for YES.

Here is my carved stamp and art tag I created for Y.



Be sure to check here to see what others around the world did for Y.



WOYWW


Each week, Julia Dunnit of "Stamping Ground" hosts WOYWW - where we are asked to share our work spaces and what we are working on.

Once again, I was working on my dining room table to carve my latest stamp and crate the art tag. Here is my work space:



Friday, June 24, 2016

ART on Friday


End of the week means sharing some of the projects I am working on.

Colour Me Positive
Each week, a new quote and challenge is posted at LuLuArt
This week the theme is "celebration".


I had fun with the background - using a paper towel roll and paint to create the fireworks. Check here for how to create it.

Art Tags
I am continuing my 365 day challenge with art tags - with R to W in different lettering. I'm enjoying this - as I want to improve the lettering I use in my journals - rather than just run off a quote.



As well, I created a new carved stamp and art tag for ABC Wednesday this week - for X.



ICAD
At Daisy Yellow, the yearly challenge ICAD, runs for June and July. Here are some of the new index cards I worked on this week - with the theme butterflies and blooms.



Photography

More lilies have started to bloom and now there is so much colour in our garedens. Here are a few of the blooms:





Linking as well with:

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ABC Wednesday - X and WOYWW


Today at ABC Wednesday, X is the letter of the week.

X is for X's and O's. (or even - X marks the spot.)

Here is the stamp I carved as well as the art tag I created for X.



Check here to see what others around the world did for X.



WOYWW


Each week Julia Dunnit encourages us to share our work spaces and what we are working on for WOYWW - the weekly challenge hosted at "Stamping Ground".

Here's my stamp carving workspace - on my dining room table.


Friday, June 17, 2016

ART on Friday


That time of the week to share a few of the things I've been working on:

Colour Me Positive
This weekly challenge at LuLu Art is enjoyable, informative and creative.
This week's theme is about being enough


We are all enough!


Art Tags
I have continued work on the callgirayy - a letter a day. Here are the most recent:



ICAD
At Daisy Yellow, you'll find lots of resources and the fun challenge ICAD - where we create an index card a day for June and July.
Here are a few from this past week - I used photo scraps for the backgrounds.




Photography
Our peonies and lilies have bloomed!





Linking as well with:

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Inspire Me Monday