Monday, January 7, 2019
Happy New Year!!
Hello, hello, I took quite a bit of a blogging break over the holidays and I have missed everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Any special plans for 2019?
I'll begin with a champagne toast to my peeps at T Stands For Tuesday!The above is an acrylic painting I made inspired by a Painting With Jane You Tube video. The sentiment was added digitally. There are gold sparkles about but I just wasn't able to capture it. Edited In: I'll also join Try It On Tuesday (theme of "something old, something new"). I have done several of Jane's paintings but this was a totally new style for me!
These are the handmade cards I received, along with an ornament and fabric ATC:
Such talented friends I am fortunate to know. And my thanks also to everyone for the photo cards, ecards, and emails- all are appreciated-thanks for thinking of me :)
Anyone get new art supplies or books or sign up for classes?
I received some gift cards which I used to purchase a few things:
I love the Posca pens but only had them in white and black. And people on IG have been raving about this book so of course I had to have it too:) I've only had a chance to quickly browse thru it since it just arrived. I also signed up for Dina Wakley's online course Figuratively Speaking (for 1/2 price-yay!!) and am looking forward to it.
For both the Simon Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Monday Challenge I am entering this card for the themes of "Use Something New":
In all the years I've been cardmaking I never made a shaker card before but the new Simon Says Stamp Mod Leaf die inspired me. Besides, so many card makers create shaker cards and I saw a lot of beautiful Christmas inspired ones this past month that were so gorgeous I just had to try it too. I love how pretty it is and will definitely be making more!
Products: Neenah Solar White #110 card stock, acetate, Mod Leaf die, foam tape, Moonshine sequins - Simon Says Stamp); Mega Mixed Messages clear stamp set (Papertrey Ink); Versafine Onyx Black ink; assorted sequins from my stash.
My new word for the year:
and it's the first spread in my new calendar journal which is the Dylusions Ranger Creative Dyary. I love how Yvonne of Meggys Way carried the colored pages from the right into the calendar side on the left on her pages so I decided to do the same :) Do you have a new word? I was taken aback at how my word found me and knew it was meant to be. I love the energy of it! In previous years these are the words I used - focus, mindful, nourish, balance, cleanse, trust.
Here is how I covered the front of the Dyary:
One last journal page to share:
I'm hoping this is OK for the new theme at Art Journal Journey hosted by Alison this month with the theme of "Geometric Shapes". I figure the photos and eyes square and rectangular shapes would count for that:)
I am also joining Paint Party Friday!!
So looking forward to catching up with all of you again! See ya soon...
" Honor your being, release each and every struggle, gather strength from life's storms, relax into the arms of the spirit." Jonathan Lockwood Huie