Wednesday, February 13, 2019

ABC Wednesday - F (and E)



This week at ABC Wednesday F is front and centre.

F is for FAITH



I wrote more for the ABC Wednesday blog - check here.



Last week, I did not post for E - but did create my journal page.

E is for Extraordinary


I couldn't include all the quotes I wanted to - so here are some others:


We are not called to do extraordinary thigs but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. Jean Vanier


Be more splendid.
Be more extraordinary.
Use every moment to fill yourself up. Oprah



Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary.  Diane Miller

Monday, February 11, 2019

Art Sharing - a little late!



We already have some snow - and now more is on the way tomorrow!
I am a wee bit late for my usual ART on Friday share, but I did not want to let two weeks go by - so here are a few pieces I worked on this past week.

ABC Wednesday
I missed last week's E entry so here it is:
E is for Extrordinary


Take a Word Challenge
Last week at Take a Word Challenge, the theme was "Year of the Pig"


Try it on Tuesday
The theme last week week at TIOT was "Romance".




FOCUS
Here's my card last week for my OLW :



29 Faces
Here are a couple of faces I sketched last week:





Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Sunday, February 3, 2019

ART on Sunday

I usually post this on Fridays - but the past few days I have been working on finishing a writing piece for a competition tomorrow (AND ALMOST DONE!.)
I needed a break today so finished off a couple of art challenges.

Here's a few of the things I was working on this week:

29 Faces
Over the past few years I have participated in 29 faces - a month long challenge to practice drawing faces. I am cutting out some interesting faces from magazines and using them as models.
Here are my first 3:





Sunday Postcard
The theme for Sunday Postcard Art last week was "Ballet". I had already carved the ballet slippers stamp so used it for this postcard:



Tag Tuesday
The theme at Tag Tuesday is "Hearts"


Take a Word Challenge
The theme at Take a Word Challenge is "roses"



FOCUS
Here is my latest focus card:




Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Thursday, January 31, 2019

ABC Wednesday - D





Another week, another letter on the march through the alphabet. D gets the nod this week.

D is for dream and dance

Dare to dream.

Dream bigger

Dance as if no one is looking






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

Sunday, January 20, 2019

ABC Wednesday - C


This week at ABC Wednesday, we focus on C.

C is for creativity - something that is important for everyone. And everyone is creative. It does not just mean painting or writing music or sculpting. How we arrange flowers, or decorate our house or design a shed or host a party - these are just some of the ways to express one's creativity.

Elizabeth Gilbert writes about the creativity and the importance of living a creative life:


An excellent book of hers to read is  Big Magic - how to get past fear and live a creative life.



Friday, January 18, 2019

ART on Friday


Another week has gone by - already the middle of January. Like many parts of the U.S., we face severe cold and snow this weekend. A good time to get some reading and creating in for sure!

Here are a few challenges I worked on this week.

Mary Oliver
I was shocked to hear of the poet Mary Oliver's death yesterday. She has penned so many beautiful poems. One quote from her that I love bears repeating:

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Another of her quotes I turned into a journal page:



Here is a link to more information about her life and work.



Take a Word Challenge
The theme at Take a Word Challenge this week was "Green and Blue". When I saw this quote I knew it would work with the colour theme.





Tag Tuesday
The theme at Tag Tuesday is "Mail, postmarks or Postage stamps"
I have hundreds of used postage stamps, so decided to use a few of these and created two tags.








FOCUS
My OLW is Focus and here is my second card.





Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Thursday, January 17, 2019

ABC Wednesday - B




This week at ABC Wednesday, B gets centre stage.

B can be so many things - butterflies, bees, birds.

But B is for Be - a word that Shakespeare used in a famous phrase: "To be or not to be"
Some have used the word as their OLW - their One Little word to define their year.

And there are so many things we can be:
Brave      bold     boisterous

But we can also be: amazing    capable     happy   flexible

Yes, there o many things to Be. 
Be sure to believe in yourself though and be present.

We can also "Just Be".



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