Saturday, February 28, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday

The sun was bright on this cold morning, although not as cold as it has been and so, I got a few shadows.

Check here for shadows from around the world.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ABC Wednesday - G and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, the letter of the week is G.

Choosing the materials was easy - creating with them was a bit of a challenge.

G is for glue and glitter.

It is also that time of the week when we share our worktables at "Stamping Ground".

Creating with glue and glitter did not result in creating the wonderfull vision I had - of a colourful sunset with a river and green grass.
 I had no blue, which I really hadn't checked for before I started. No orange or yellow either. But I still had fun. Now I really have a glittery abstract(mess).

At least I used a small box to capture the extra glitter!
Glitter is one thing I refused to use in my classroom. I had known a child who got an infected eye from using glitter (not in my classroom, thankfully) and I always feared using it with so many children. The custodians hated it as well.

I also painted another background for my journal - not sure what I will create with this one yet.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WOYWW for ABC Wednesday

Today as I worked on a project for ABC Wednesday, I realized that it worked for WOYWW.

This week's letter is F.

F is for face, made from felt and fabric.

and my work table was a bit cluttered!

Yesterday, I was playing with my gelli plate and feathers, foam and paint.

Be sure to check here for more takes on F at ABC Wednesday

and here for wonderful worktables  around the world.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015


It is time once again to share our work tables and what we are working on at "Stamping Ground", This fun meme is hosted by Julia - a great place to meet bloggers from around the world.

I am still working on the "29 Faces" challenge and this was the face I created today.

I find sitting at the dining room table easiest when I have just one or two projects to work on. I really enjoy watercolour - but need much more practice.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ABC Wednesday - E

This week at ABC Wednesday (the fun meme where each week a new letter is focused), the new letter is E.

E is for envelope

Used envelopes though

- which make fun papers to create backgrounds and pictures.

Here's a collage from the insides of old envelopes.

Be sure to check here to see what others around the world show for E.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

This past week I focused on two February challenges: 29 Faces and Pattern Play. Both are fun, quick and easy to fit in during the day. I am trying to spend more time writing and reading so these challenges allow for a break from that.

29 Faces:
I have been using faces from magazines for inspiration and have tried sketching:

and watercolour

Pattern Play
Here are three of my latest:

using paper scraps

using gelli paper scraps



We have a winter wonderland outside this morning - icy trees and a layer of ice on the ground. I think we will be staying inside!

From the porch.

From the front door.

Linking with

Creative Every Day

Inspire Me Monday

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday

Grey days make shadows hard to find. The past couple of days have been almost shadowless outside but I did find a few inside:

From last weekend's snowfall, here's a shot of our side yard (and more snow is coming tonight!)

Be sure to check here for wonderful shadows from around the world.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


It's time to share our work tables and what we are working on. Julia of "Stamping Ground" hosts this weekly meme - a great way to see where artists around the world create.

I have started working on two daily challenges for February:
Patterns with Balzer Design and 29 Faces.

Here is my dining room table set up for stamping patterns from stamps I have carved have

Then I switched to the next pattern - creating with colourful duct tape.

This evening I also created my full moon dreamboard (it is the full snow moon).The question to focus on when creating one's dreamboard: What are your deepest dreams?

Linking also with:

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Art Journal Every Day

ABC Wednesday - D

Time once again to share our choice for letter of the week - in this case, the letter D.

D is for Duct tape.
And I mean the colourful stuff - great for creating with.

(I use duct tape for so many repairs around the house - it is a must-have around here!)

Be sure to check here for how others solve the challenge of D.