Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rambling Artist...

Yes, I know... 
I have talked about this before, posted pictures on my creations, 
and have given my thoughts and ideas on the subject.
With only a week left, before Easter, 
there is still many artful creations to be crafted. 
That means more eggs too!
I know that decorating eggs and chocolate bunnies are a big custom to many.
Don't get me wrong, all of this is very fun. 
I do enjoy 
celebrating Easter with family, 
participating in the joy of coloring eggs, 
egg hunts 
eating chocolate bunnies.
What could be better? 
Personally, I find Easter to be one of my favorite holidays to celebrate!
Also known as Resurrection Day.
Easter marks the end of Lent.
In my religious beliefs, I have such a great passion for what it stands for.
This day, holds a very deep and spiritual meaning to me.

Pietro Rotari (1707-1762)

back to the making of art and crafts!
Egg Carton Book 

Yes, you are right... 
this isn't the same color egg carton as the previous picture, I posted.
That is because...
before I could get photos of the completed book project
my neighbor dropped by, fell in love with the book, 
and had to purchase it as a gift for someone special.
How wonderful is that?!

There I was...
off the create another egg carton book.
Excited to show you all the finished art project, as promised!

I did add a painted trim to the pages,
slipped in a few wax paper sheets, telephone pages,  
and corrugated cardboard as well. 

Tied scrap ribbons, yarn, shoe laces, string, window screen, and more...
to the ring binders. 

There you have it!

Altered Corrugated Cardboard 

 I used corrugated cardboard, 
scrap papers, a printed-paper napkin, acrylic paint, and UHU glue.
Sized them up to be used as Easter cards. 
What fun to create.

Happy Saturday Everyone! 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit... and these delightful links.

** Watercolor Tutorial **
Amy Tan

** Project Life layouts **

**  String Tree Wall Mural **

String Art Project

** Mini Accordion Book **

**  Journal Pages **

Judy Wise

** Fabric Mosaic on Canvas **

**  Collage Mini Book **

Amanda Johnson 

** wooden album cover tutorial #1 **

** An Envelope Tutorial **
Emily Pitts

** Egg Dyeing bubble wrap **

Happy Friday! 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Check it out, listen in...

Creative Mojo

Mark Lipinski interviewed Seth Apter along with some of the contributors 
to his latest book, The pulse of Mixed media.

If you did not get a chance to hear it live, the radio podcast can be found

Seth talks about himself as an artist and the making of the book.
Some of the amazing artists that were interviewed during the live podcast were:




I do not want to spoil it for you!
So, grad yourself a cup of "mojo" and enjoy...

Looking for more inspiration and creative thought
Mark Lipinski's Blog

Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wishcasting Wednesday

Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see.
Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere.
But if you listen to the sound of your own voice,
you can rise above doubt and judgement.
You can see forever.

What do you wish to rise above?
I do not need to be reminded of my limitations.
My body reminds me each and everyday!
The definition of chronic I have full knowledge of...
The meaning of illness I alone, battle with...
Pain, I have taken on, a new respect for.
I live with a chronic illness, a battle, which I take on.
One day at a time, I tell myself.
Slow it down, if I need to.
Love and respect myself, knowing I am still me.
 Never losing sight... 
 who I am and what I am capable of.
This illness is what I have, not who I am!

I do not need doubt interfering with my life.
 A subtle hint from others, explaining to me... 
I am not capable of certain things anymore.
If I wish to step beyond my own boundaries, so be it.
Take a hundred of those disbeliefs,
to the one belief I have for myself...  it out weighs a ton!

How about you...
wish here

Have a wishful Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Wonders Of Three...

** cross stitch pattern **
** ink pen **
** watercolors **

This little creation is all trapped up into an...

The perfect three, wouldn't you agree...?

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Think Recyclable!

I tend to get overly excited about creating something from reusable materials. 
 I know... 
it is an unusual use for an egg carton.

Looking over a ton of DIY projects, tutorials, and endless videos...
I narrowed it down to this one in particular.
I was absolutely thrilled, to how this craft is turning out!
Take in to mind... I made a few adjustments, 
wanting to work with supplies and materials I already had available. 

Today, I wish to share it along with you.

I am delighted to add this one to my bookshelf!!
** Egg Carton Book **

40 pages thick!

I am feeling this still needs a little more detail, so the project is not completed.
Thinking of adding a painted trim around the edges of the paper.
I will post future pictures of the book. 

Also wishing to add some pockets to the pages.
Mixing in some scrap papers,
giving this a real look of recyclable materials.
Can not wait to see the end result!

It is amazing what we can do... when we imagine it!
Happy Monday to you.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rolodex News...

Can you imagine?
** Zentangle Altered Rolodex Cards **
I can

It has been awhile, since I've shared a few of my altered Rolodex creations.
Altered Rolodex Card Project

With Spring in full swing now... what better theme!

I decided 
that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
you could not ignore its beauty.

**  Blossoming **
Altered Rolodex Cards

Fun and relaxing...
I thought it would be delightful to use the zentangle technique, 
to create a background, for my Rolodex cards.
 A way to provide fun feeling to Spring!!

What do you think...?
Are these fun or what?!

Do you zentangle too?
Happy Saturday.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit... and these delightful links!

**  Mini Tag Book **
created by Emma Trout
 I am positive you can use any theme you wish.
The tag book is amazing. 

**  Cupcake Box **
Tutorial Here Isn't it super sweet?! 

created by Beatriz Jennings

**  Book Charm ** 
Simply adore mini books and this one is a charm!
created by Ruby Murray

**  ATC Gel Medium Transfer **
 video tutorial
created by Sarah Brighton

**  Art In A Box Campaign **

Monthly Art delivered to your door!
Each box contains original works of art.

**  Grocery Bag Easter Basket **
created by Ellinee 
Just in time for Easter!

Happy Friday!