Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Doodles



Sometimes I doodle in bed before I go to sleep instead of reading.

Here are some examples of that. It may not be the most noteworthy artwork, but I sure like the way it makes me feel. It definitly puts me in right-brain mode. And I love these soft pencils, the way they feel on the paper and how you can shade with them.

It's the process, right? Not the product.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

ONE


ATC for a "Buddah" swap

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Soul Smile


Detail from yesterdays' art squared page.
Watercolor, mulberry paper, digital and stamped images, pressed flowers, gel pen.
And the kitchen sink.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Sunday art-ing

"Vessel"

This art squared page was made for an artzine over at Nervousness. I used hand painted paper, mulberry paper, paint chips and a digital image. And lots of ModPodge. Love that stuff!

What is in the vessel? I feel like I should know. Hope, dreams, thoughts or other lofty stuff?
Or a gallon of beer, as my sweetie might guess.

What do you think is in there?


One of a kind ATC
I made this for a 1 for 1 ATC chain.
Turns out this one goes to Drachenfrau in Germany!


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Detail on 4x4 "Human Body"




Two peek-a-boos


Here are a previews for two swaps I signed up for over at nervousness.
This one was (obviously) called "CAKE" and who better to grace my ATCs than Martha. I can't help it, I like her! Although my house is a shambles, and I don't like to cook all that much.
Now this swap is an art squared (page size is 4x4 inches) called "Human Body". I really liked working on these, and am not entirely enthusiastic to part with them. Good thing I usually make one extra for myself, but these -- I like them all. So you get a detail on all of them.
In the next post, since blogger doesn't want to upload the images to this post.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Valentines


I made these little Valentines for an ATC swap over at Nervousness.org.
You had to include pink and/or red, a heart, a piece of a love letter, a feather, a key and the word love. I like the way they turned out. Here is a blurry peek , I just couldn't get a sharper picture!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Friday Morning In the bathroom

Then again, about any morning in the bathroom!
Kitty has her routine...


...which I interrupted...
..so I could scare myself upon looking in the mirror!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Thursday Hello

Isn't it amazing how fast the time goes by? What's in a day... Get up, give sweetie first wake up rattle, make coffee, give sweetie the second wake up rattle,feed the four legged people living here, give sweetie the third wake up rattle, let dog out, cuddle with cat, let dog in, rattle sweetie, send the dog in to wake up sweetie, and wait with coffee in hand until sweetie stumbles to bathroom. By the time four legged people have settled down for their morning naps and sweetie is out the door, I could potentially crawl back in bed, too. I usually don't. I work on art projects, play on the computer, try to be just a little bit domestic, and before you know it, the day's half over. Then it is DEFINITELY time for the one o'clock nap. Or so I'm being informed by a sighing dog, and a rolled up cat laying in the sun. I do join them for a half hour or so. Very peaceful. Usually dog is on my feet somewhere, cat in the crook of my elbow, and we are all scrambling for a piece of the blanket.
Today I didn't though -- I tried setting up an Etsy shop. More on that later. It's not as easy as they make it seem, but I think I almost have it together.
And I had an appointment at Tusculum College, where I would like to enter the education program, to be a licensed elementary schoolteacher. What do you think? Should I do it?

This is something you'll be able to find in my Etsy shop, once it's up and running!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Guess what it's doing!!!!


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Digital collage book

I have been enjoying the computer a lot. I started a little art squared book just for my own self. The goal is to add a page a day. Or so. Sometimes I add quotes to the pages, sometimes it's just an image or a piece of something that happened that day.
But this is really fun, and I could spend hours creating little pages:
My print program! It's like having a desk full of wonderful images at hand, and all I need to do is alter them, and put them together the way I want them. Not terribly hard or original, but I love the images that come to life -- I'm pretending -- or creating? -- a fairy tale called "Tales from the Crown and the Circle".

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Journal 1514


Here is the cover of the next traveling journal I'll be sending off.
This one, as you can see, will be about people's image of the Goddess.
A theme that is very close to my heart. Just imagine, thousands of years ago, the face of God was female. Just about everywhere. The Goddess in me mourns her passing, but then I realize that we still keep her in our hearts, where she faintly whispers. Sometimes.

When I was younger, and didn't really know much about Goddess lore, I made a vessel in the vague shape of a woman. I decorated it with different little designs that had no particular meaning at the time. Many years later, I found those same designs in Maria Gijmbutas' book "The language of the Goddess" on many vessels and Goddess figures.
Collective memory, perhaps?















This is a picture of that vessel --front and back. It's signed and dated in 1991. Seems like it was in another life...

Meet the green muse


This came in the mail from my friend VK soaplash in Oregon. It really made my day! I love surprises like that peeking out of the mail box.
Thanks so much, Veek! :::blowing you a wee kissy:::

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Birthday Fire


It's my birthday today. The best part of the day was the end, Sweetie made a birthday fire for me on the deck, and we sat there quietly in the night air; flames dancing. It felt good to just be.

the second best Christmas present!

Lavender fuzzy socks!!! Very soft. Would make a good teddy bear. ;)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

3 Nudes




These were drawn by me using the scribbler program, I've been having fun with that these past few days. I think my wintry muse has woken up, I'm full of ideas! I've started three traveling journals, and joined the found art project, and there is paper and markers and sculpey and scissors and glue on every available flat surface. I think maybe a little domestic Goddessing is in order today. Happy Artist Dance!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Journal 1513


Here is the cover for a journal about trees. I'm participating in the 1001 Journals project! This one is ready to go out this week.

Peace Stars

How I spent yesterday afternoon!
Check it out here: www.found-arty-facts.blogspot.com