Monday, May 30, 2011

Let Your Creative Process Shine...

My Monday's gift to you- CREATIVITY

Don't let anyone steal your joy...
 rob you of your creativity!
Happy Monday

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday- Recipe of Inspiration

Let' face it...
we are all collectors at heart.
As creative people we tend to keep a look out for things; to create our artsy projects.
 Search for the unusual, always!
Find recyclable materials we can put to good use...
and create a wonderful piece of art.
We collect :
paper scraps, ribbons, buttons,
game pieces, smooth rocks,
paper towel rolls, wire,
soup cans, cardboard...
the list goes on and on!
why not take pictures of these inspiring goodies we are collecting?
Remembering why, we were filled with such joy
to have found priceless objects...
is very inspiring in itself!
But as you know...
there is no rules to inspiration.
There might be objects around your home...
that "spark" your creativity.
Explore and research things that create that element for you.

Get a box, be creative.
Use a Rolodex. (this works well for this project)
Index cards, blank, lined or colored.
Tabs, for subject
paint, color, doodle...
Have fun with it!
Collect your pictures, recipes, sample paper, 
textures, quotes, colors...
whatever draws you in, inspires that creativity!
This is about discovering yourself
seeing the connection between the things that move you
and inspire you to be artistic.
soon to come...
I will be posting my 
recipe of inspiration.
Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday's Lovely Links

lovely links

Looking for all the DIY under one roof...?
Check out
You have hit the jack-pot here!
A directory of free craft tutorials.
You might want to get comfortable...
you will be on this blog/site for awhile!

Have you met 
Jane Davies
What a delightful blog.
Jane is an incredible collage artist, designer, writer, and teacher.
She teaches incredible online workshops.
Jane is the author of
Adventures In Mixed Media

You will also want to check out her 
Endless inspiration here!

Let's talk
Are you ready...
Oh my goodness you are in for a treat!
Dannielle Thompson 
Has one of the most incredible 
vintage, retro, crafting, digital prints, and tutorials sites 
I have seen.
I know you with love to explore it for yourself!

How about a giveaway?
This really cool swing!
will be going home to a very lucky person...
maybe you!
Free People Clothing Boutique 
is having a
 summer swing giveaway!
You might also want to check out 
the DIY projects
 that are available, really good stuff!

One more...
you are going to love it!
I've got something to share with you...
and you are going to want to mark your calendars.
You want to keep this on the low-down...
If you love rubber stamps...
you are going to want to
save the date
 set your alarm
get out your credit card...
shop away!
June 1st
50% OFF
Make sure you buy them up ASAP!!
It is very sad to see them Going Out of Business.
we can help by purchasing what they have in stock.
Let me tell you...
These are very well crafted rubber stamps.
I have purchased from 
Scrolls Work 
in the past.
Enjoy your Friday!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wishes of Contentment - Altered Cardboard Project

I wish...
Do you ever find yourself wishing for more?
That what you thought was enough, isn't?
You quietly speak to yourself, nodding your head...
this could be better.
Now you realize,
 your wish list has gotten bigger...
photo credit

I find myself doing the same thing.
Not realizing that what is in front of me, is all I need!
Why not take a moment...
and be 
Fill up your day with...

Altered Book Project

page 10
My wish to you this Thursday...
that you find
in your day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday- What do you wish for our health?

What I dream of is an art of balance,
of purity and serenity devoid of 
troubling or depressing subject matter-
a smooth, calming influence on the mind,
rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
~Henri Matisse
What do I wish for my health...
A balance between body, spirit, and mind.
I believe...
You need a healthy body to enjoy a quality life.
A strong spiritual belief system.
A positive mind set on life, yourself, and the world around you.
Of course...
this is requires a lot of work.
I am wishing too much?!
Life is not always a bowl full of cherries.
Life is what we make of it.
All of it.
I thought about this wish...
I have more than one wish for this subject!
But, to achieve a balance 
with the elements in my life...
this, would allow for me to have "peace of mind"!
Peace of mind
I like the sound of that!
Having peace of mind will allow me to create 
that balance for
 a healthy body, spirit, and mind.

Balance Is Key

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Friendship- draw a colorful life.

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter
with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people who
rekindle the inner spirit.
~Albert Schweitzer

A dear friend "gifted" me.
Out of no where...
Shared with me her creativity, talent, and art.

Melissa Falco-Williams
"Be the Change"
What does drawing a colorful life mean to you?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Great Mail Day!

Who doesn't adore receiving mail art?
And if it is "artsy" postcards...
even better!
These came from artists who participated in 
Danielle's Postcard Swap 2011

This one came from Pennsylvania, USA
Created by

Check out her blog/site!
She is a very talented artist.

Andria's art journaling pages are incredible!

This one arrived from Arizona
Created by
Mary Mac
What a delightful site!

3rd one to arrive...
From Canada
Created by
Sophie Tousignant
Visit her site!
created by
3 very talented ladies!!
Enjoy taking a visit on their sites.

Have an artful Saturday!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday- Link love

is here.
Time to share the love, link love that is...
Lets get started.

Check out 
Melissa Thiesse
Incredible blog
The name speaks for itself!
Melissa states...
that she loves all paper.
She proves that to be true through her fantastic projects, tutorials, and Etsy shop.
don't just take my word for it...
visit her blog/site you won't be disappointed.
DIY: Vintage Book Expanding File
Cathe Holden
created this expandable book file using a 
vintage book cover and an expandable file 
found at a thrift store.

How about...
She is addicted to decorating, flea markets, and creating art!
Visit her at
Look at these 
adorable house charm necklaces!
This blog/site is 
packed, busting at the seams...
inspiration, DIY, home decorating, and art/crafts.
A must see for yourself site, you will be delighted you did!
Have you hear about...
 if you haven't, it's about time!
There is such a huge amount of information on this blog/site:
Sit back and enjoy!
there is one more to share.
Creator of Spitfiregirl
Read all about her
Check out these adorable 
Chicky Coin Purses

These are way too cute!
Enjoy an art filled Friday!