April 28, 2006

Charlie Insured

After reading Claudine Hellmuth's book, I've been inspired to do more art on canvas.

I covered a 5"x7" canvas board w/ masking tape to give texture then covered w/ acrylic paints. Stamped a couple of images then added the collage elements.

I got the Charlie Chaplin image from doctormacro - a site that has hi-resolution images taken from movies. I think I read somewhere on his site that as long as you use the images for personal use only, do as you please. I did a couple of Audrey Hepburn pieces on canvas and got the images from there. I got the text at the bottom from grandformat - another site that has hi-res downloads from old textbooks and magazines from France. Posted by Picasa

April 24, 2006


They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I suspect that art can be described in the same manner. Above you see my first hand-knitted sock. Not necessarily art in the pure sense of the term, but it was a chance to create. Artists often "name" their pieces, I christen this creation "Apple".

Baby Girl's Art Work

I just had to share these. Baby Girl made them in Preschool all by herself...as she loves to remind me. She cut them out, glued them together, and colored them for me. I love them both!

The red one is a "hula girl" inspired by a tatto on her great-grandfather's arm. The other she made about a month later. It's a house for the hula girl to live in...naturally. She's so proud of them, I couldn't help but show them off. I have to say, I was impressed by the detail a 4 year old put into them.

April 14, 2006

NIMGP5075D is for...GEnToulouse UDGe
Found a link to this cool site at Kim's blog. I'd love to fix a titlebar for this blog with this but can't do html.

April 12, 2006


I'm almost embarassed to put these here, but they're getting thrown out...finally. You can see how the rubber is separating from the canvas. I did them about twenty years ago, and actually wore them to school, much to my daughter's dismay.

I was painting canvas shoes like crazy then. I painted some for her with piano keys and puff paint of all things, and some with sparkles and glitter. Those she liked. Then I decided I wanted some, too. I liked them so much I kept them. Now I'm thinking I could probably cut out the designs and keep them in my scrapbook, and get rid of the rest of the shoe. Or, I may make myself another pair just like these...nah, I never do things the same way twice! Posted by Picasa

April 06, 2006


It hasn't really become anything yet. For now it is just an illustration. One day I will give it a purpose for existance. For now it is just because I was in the mood to draw and color a bunny.

April 03, 2006

Another B-Day Card

Simple b-day card for Erik. Stampin' Up and Hanko Stamps, Basic Grey paper, red, orange & yellow markers.

Something Sparkly from the Farm

Blogger hate me. I've been trying this all day and it will not work...getting a tad frustrated here!

This is the jewelry I made to wear to
Inkling's wedding. Mama bought me a fabulous outfit but I needed something sparkly to go with it. I looked, but wasn't impressed with my choices at Wal-Mart (where else do Farm Wives shop?) so I headed to their craft dept. After $8.63 in supplies, this is what I came up with. And I have extras left over to play with.

The colors are a little off in the photo, but you get the idea. They're not as deep in real life, more rosy pink, less earth toned. I like the earrings, but think they may be a bit much so I'll probably save them for a time I'm not wearing the necklace.

I'd forgotten how much I love beads until I started this. I probably restrung the necklace 4 or 5 times before I was satisfied. That's what's great about beads, they're so easy to change. I think I may make some stuff for Baby Girl and the other 2 flower girls to wear after the wedding. The real trick will be saving them until Easter... you didn't really think I'd make it until May did you?