Friday, December 30, 2016

Last "Art on Friday" of 2016

My blogging break was a necessary one. The past few weeks have been busy with Christmas, birthdays and doctors appointments. I did not create much until late this week but even that was necessary. I am eager to get back to my art room.
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. My Christmas dinners extended over three days! But I was able to connect with all my children and their significant others, as well as my husband's children and grandchildren.
(On Sunday, I plan to share my One Little Word for 2017.)

Colour Me Positive
This last challenge of the year fittingly points to the new year and all the possibilities that it presents. Love the idea of 365 opportunities, there for the taking.

Art Tags
My last 4 tags celebrate:

and year's end

Wishing everyone a blessed, healthy  New Year - much happiness and many, many opportunities!

Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ABC Wednesday - W

This week at ABC Wednesday, W gets centre stage.

W is for Thornton Wilder, great Amercan playwright.

Here is the art tag for W:

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ABC Wednesday - V and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday - V gets the nod.

With all the upheaval in the U.S., it seemed appropriate to focus on values - so
V is for Values - that are seemingly been lost - around the world.

I may not respect Ben Carson, but I do agree with this quote:

The Roman Empire was very, very much like us. They lost their moral core, their sense of values in terms of who they were. And after all of those things converged together, they just went right down the tubes very quickly.   Ben Carson

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

Each week at "Stamping Ground", Julia Dunnit encourages us to share our work spaces and what we are creating.

Here's my work space on my dining room table after completely the art tag above.

Here's my work space after carving my new tag for the Carve December challenge

and here's the tag.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

ART on Friday

Art on Friday is appearing on Saturday - yesterday was a hectic day. Health issues with my hubby pretty well dominate right now.
But - I was able to squeeze in some art - for my own care!

Colour Me Positive
This week at LuLu Art, there is a new owner/administrator and the quote for the week recognizes new beginnings.

Carve December and Art Tags
I have taken on a new challenge this month - to carve a new stamp each day and create a tag with it and a biblical verse relating to Christmas. Here are the first three stamps:

and the tags I created:

Carve December is the brainchild of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Check her website for classes as well.

Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ABC Wednesday - U and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, U is the focus.

U is for the United States flag - and unity.

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


Each week at Stamping Ground, Julia Dunnit encourages us to share what we are working on and what the state of our work spaces are like.
I collect used stamps to use ij my art and I knew I had a lot of flag stamps. So I made a wee bit of a mess sorting the stamps. Here's my desk after I finished the stamp background of the tag above:

Friday, November 25, 2016

ART on Friday

I've been able to do a bit of art this week, as my husband is now out of the hospital and hopefully on the road to recovery.

Colour Me Positive
I can't believe we are so near the end of this year long challenge at LuLu Art. We have word that the challenge will continue in the new year, although there will be changes.
This week the theme is Community

Writing Art Tags
Here the latest writing tags I created - for inspiration.

I also created a tag for ABC Wednesday - T for Harriet Tubman

I only created one ATC this week - for a personal swap. I am not taking part for a while in any more swaps.

Linking with:

Inspire Me Monday

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ABC Wednesday

This week at ABC Wednesday, T gets the nod.

T is for Harriet Tubman.

Here is the rest of the quote:
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

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

Saturday, November 19, 2016

ART on Friday (on Saturday - once again)

This week my husband has been quite ill and ended up in emerg yesterday - and will be in the hospital for a few days. He has had a horrible cough and now has pulmonary edema. At least he is finally get the correct diagnosis and help!
So I am a bit behind in posting and creating this week.
Here are a few things I've worked on.

Colour Me Positive
The challenge at LuLuArt is almost finished. It has been quite enjoyable and has forced me to create weekly in my journal. This week the theme is enthusiasm

Art Tags
At midnight last night I had the urge to create - I just couldn't sleep. So here are the writing art tags I made last night.

Here is the tag I created for ABC Wednesday this week:

S is for Superman


I made several ATCs for some personal swaps.

Linking with:

Inspire Me Monday

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ABC Wednesday - S and WOYWW and T for Tuesday

This week at ABC Wednesday, S gets the spotlight.

S is for Superman.
Here's the tag I created:

The words seem very appropriate in light of the upheaval in the past week.

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


Each week, Julia Dunnit of Stamping Ground, encourages us to share our work spaces and what we are working on.

Here's my work space on my dining room table, first where I created the tag above:

and then when I was working on some atcs..

Here are the ATCs I created:

Here's my art table downstairs, where I sprayed and created some new tag backgrounds.

T for Tuesday

Each week Elizabeth (and Bluebeard) encourage us to share our favoured drinks of the week and something we wish to share.
Once I finished the tags, I made some lunch and settled down for my tea and toast - this time with peanut butter and bananas. My completed cards are at the top and my latest book to the left.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday Photo Share

Typical shot of the trees around - with the rain and wind lately, most of the trees have lost their leaves. I actually caught the cardinal as well.

Time to share a few photos from the week for my Sunday Photo Share

Shadow Shot Sunday

The shadows this week are so different - from fine lines to blotches to lacy.

Check here to see what shadows others from around the world captured.

Sky Watch Friday

Some days this week the clouds were o lovely.

Check here for wonderful skies from around the world.

Floral Friday Flowers

Well, this was a pretty dry week for flowers.My gardens are bare of them. I was missing some for my dining room table so I bought these lovely flowers.


Check here to see beautiful flowers from around the world.