Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday

What treasures do you wish for?

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness.
Know how to give without hesitation,
how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
~ George Sand

I wish to treasure... the true beauty of life!
Life is a journey, which should not be wasted.
There is no room for destructive behavior, 
leaving wounds that can not heal.
With many a set back, it is harder to bear...
 finding love that will help us to care.
I treasure most...
love, trust, family, and friendship.
These above all, should not be taken for granted;
but honored for their true essence. 
Together when sharing such beautiful treasures...
only then, will we find true peace of body, soul, and mind!


How I wish... 
to live with such treasures in my life.

What wishful treasures do you hold?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

AEDM- countdown

This project has almost come to an end, sadly to say!
I have enjoyed the "create art" daily process, tremendously.
It has been a growing experience for me...
and a healing process as well.
To be honest with you...
I have had a horrible month!
 physically, emotionally, mentally, and have been violated in every possible way. 
Above all, verbally abused by my own adult children!
I would have rather crawled under a rock, 
stayed there... till the issues I am dealing with had passed.

creating art everyday, 
something... anything... helped!
To make something "artsy" made me smile.
I couldn't crawl into bed, hide under the sheets...
I needed to get into my art studio, 
be countable for creating art everyday!

 I dusted the inside of the teacup with glitter...
so pretty!

I don't think I am finished painting this teacup.
I am thinking about adding some doodles along the rim.

** ART HEALS... yes it does! **

sneak peek anyone...?

I also, have been working on these ATC's 
for the month of November -art every day-.
Upon finishing this project, I will post the complete set of ATC's.
Only 1 more day to go!!!

Have a wonderful Tuesday! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's That Time of The Season...

Ornaments *
We all have them stored away...
waiting to be pulled out for the holiday season.
Some are very sentimental.
We have treasured them
 for what great memories they hold.

We pull them out of the closet, garage, or attic
ready to decorate the tree.

The handmade ones are priceless! 
The ones created by our children, during the holidays...
they are so proud of them, and so are we!

A few hold a memory of a special place you visited.
An awareness ribbon in hung as a symbol 
of our support, awareness, or triumph.
Some place a star at the top of the tree
 representing the Star of Bethlehem.

our ornaments hold a special meaning to us all.
Which is why, I was inspired to create this one. 
I wish to share it with you.

Frida Kahlo


If you are interested in creating one of your own
 I found the template Here


Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Altered Corrugated Cardboard- ATC's

With Fall in full bloom, it inspired me to create these... 

corrugated cardboard
acrylic paint
vintage paper
magazine scrap
UHU glue stick
 A dash of imagination!



* Take a look at what other talented artists are creating on day #26 *

Happy Saturday!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday- Handmade Deals

* Handmade *
Check out these deals on such beautiful handmade and crafty goodies!

The Paper Nook
The Paper Nook is offering these 12 days of Christmas Luminaries
for $19.99 regularly at $29.99

Miss Bird
Miss Bird is offering 15% discount through November 28th on all jewelry.

My Cherry Tree
My Cherry Tree is offering a 15% discount on these vintage music- 
gift wrapping paper set through November 28th.

Ginger Creations
Ginger Creations is offering a 10% discount on Vintage Ephemera Kits
now through November 29th.

Whachuneed Supply Co.
Whachuneed is offering an extra 10% discount off their already great prices 
of Japanese Washi Tape!
Now through November 29th.

Happy Black Friday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Heartfelt Wish...

He who thanks but with his lips
Thanks but in parts;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~ J.A. Shedd

Wishing you and your family a wonderful
filled with family, friends, love, and laughter!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday

What do you wish to remember?

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
~ Mother Teresa

I wish to remember...
 to not place judgement on others.
There is nothing more painful than to be misunderstood.
 To spend a lifetime defending yourself, would be a waste.
 We are who we are, because of our choices;
the roads that have lead us to where we are now.
No one needs to condemn us for it.
Part of letting go, is moving on.
We do not need others, reminding us of our mistakes.
I wish to remember...
to remain compassionate towards others.

Take a walk in my shoes for a little while 
and see where I've been,
 and where I come from; 
Then maybe you will understand 
what it means to be me.
I wish
I could take the time and walk in everyone's shoes...
Since that is impossible, 
I will take the time to love more!
What do you wish to remember?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Traveling Journal #5257

Would you like a peek?!
I knew you would...

Traveling Journal #5257

* inside cover *

 * splashes of paint! *

* back over *

There you have it!
Hope you enjoyed a little sneak peek into my traveling journal.

This journal will be traveling on it's artful journey
starting after Thanksgiving!

Thank you 
for all who singed up for this project.
I am looking forward to each and every one of
your "artful" pages!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday's Inspiration

If only I had a trunk of paper...

What would you create?
I'd Like to know!

Enjoy Your Monday.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Work In Progress...

Over this weekend I will be 
working creatively
on my
Traveling Journal

*  If you have not signed up and would love to participate  *

*  Anyone can join in on the fun!  *

Journal # 5257
After you have registered, Click Here to participate!

*  Now, all you do is... sit back and wait  *
for the journal to make it's way to your door!

How exciting!!

There is 11 talented artist 
participating so far... will you be next?
 Spots will close next week!

*  Then the journal will be sent out, into the world...  *
onto it's "artful " journey!  

Have wonderful Saturday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit... and these delightful links.


If you adore creating 
recyclable - repurposed - reusable
You are going to want to visit this blog.
* you are going to love it *

Sarah Ahearn Bellemare

Artist and Author of this book:
* If you have not purchased this book yet... *
you might want to put it on your wish list!


Lynn Whipple

I just had to share this inspiring video Lynn created.

100 Bad Paintings
* This made my day! *

Bonita Rose
Bonita's statement on her site is
Life. Love. Color. Art.

* That is exactly what her art and blog are all about! *
You will enjoy visiting her site 
as she shares her "artful" journey with you.

* I am very excited to share with you today *
Bonita created a weekly subscription:
 heart sounds

art prompts - art inspiration - art photos - stories - tutorials
All coming directly to your inbox... incredible right?!!
Starts November 30th

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ordinary To Extraordinary...

** Expandable ** 

I thought I would share this project with you.
It was super easy, super fun, 
can not wait to put it to good use!
I was in the dollar store, the other week and...
came across these paper coupon file-holders.

I got to thinking what if...

Then my imagination ran wild!

Created some "artsy" tab inserts.

There you have it...
** Expandable **


Another day... another challenge down!
Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday

What is your GREATEST wish?

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

My greatest wish...
to remove all poison from my life.
(straight to the point today.)

Time to clean out the closet of my soul!
Give myself permission to fill it up 
with only the things
that make life worth living for.

May your wishes come true...
Happy Wednesday!