Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

Times for shadows! Today is a bit overcast although it is supposed to be a warm day. Yesterday, tho the sun was bright and shadows were in abundance! (and of course I'm loving the beauty of our gardens)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sky Watch Friday

Today is time to share our skies. This week has been wonderful for sky watching. Here are some skies from this week:

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

This past week I finally took time for creating some art. I have missed it - but writing has taken more of my time the past few months. I will hopefully will take more time for art each week.
 I have signed up for "MADE", which starts Sept. 1. The challenges at Collage Obsession start again in September as well.
I also want to work on my drawing skills and hope to do a daily practice in September.

Mixed Media
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I had fun creating 3 mixed media pieces in response to Jane Davies challenge (see here for my post on it)

I used modeling paste in each of these, through a stencil. Love the effect of this on the pieces.
( Just discovered a new challenge at "Mixed Media Monthly Challenge"

I completed 2 sets of cards last week for swaps:

Butterfly APCs

Art Therapy (inspirational quotes)

And, of course, there are still flowers from our gardens to capture!

Linking with:

Creative Every Day

Inspire Me Monday

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

A cloudy morning, no shadows to be seen. So I have gone back over the past few weeks to find some shadow shots.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Collage series,challenge

Jane Davies posted a challenge at "Collage Journeys" - create a painting where all 4 quadrants are different.
She also suggested working in a series..(Check here for a tutorial she did)

I wanted to play this afternoon and decided to work on my own series - using all the same materials, but altering each.

I painted each canvas first:

Then I had fun - with stencils, printing, stamping, drawingmodeling paste, stickers, using collaged gelli papers. Here's the result:

Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

August Gelli party

Create With Joy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sky Watch Friday

Cloudy skies are by far the most interesting!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-up

I have been on holidays the past two weeks and gave myself permission to relax and enjoy the time with my husband. We traveled to lake George, stayed in Queensbury and had several days in Saratoga Springs.
The was the first trip to Saratoga without my father-in-law for 13 years. We missed him. His spirit was there though and we did things in his memory. My husband's brother and his family were there as well and we enjoyed out time together. The racing was fun, although we made more deposits than withdrawals!

I did not do any art and only a bit of writing. But I feel refreshed and anxious to get back to routines and blogging.

I did take a lot of photos - which is creative for me. Here are a few of my favourites:

Fireworks in Shepherd's park - Thursday nights in Lake George.

It is no longer just a rest stop - now it is a "Text" stop - to encourage people to stop texting and driving!

Rosie Napravnik - one of our favourite jockeys. I even had her sign a picture of herself. 

One of the many decorated horses throughout Saratoga Springs.

The Triton Pool

And of course, some flowers!

Have a wonderful creative week ahead!

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Inspire Me Monday

Creative Every Day

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

After spending over a week away in the Lake George (and longer from blogging!), it is good to be back to more regular routines. One of my favourites is posting photos for  "Shadow Shot Sunday". Here are a few shadows from my trip:

(the last 2 from Saratoga)

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

SkyWatch Friday

We're back from holidays - had wonderful weather in Lake George  - but have returned to fall weather. Thought I'd share some skies from the past week:

This shows just how windy and gray it was today!

Last night driving home.

The full moon - in Lake George.

Fireworks in Shepherd's Park, Lake George.

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