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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fairy Woods

Fairy Woods
Originally uploaded by tolkien4me

I was messing around with some photo manipulation last night after joining Deviant Art and downloadings lots of cool images.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Don't feel guilty!!

This is the biggest obstacle I've had to overcome in the last year and a half. I was made to feel guilty for 19 years about anything I did that did not have a monetary value i.e. my art or reading or anything fun...

If you have a creative spirit, then you NEED to paint, sew, write or whatever. God puts that creative desire in our hearts and it's part of our makeup. Yeah, you may feel that you're not the best artist in the world and you draw crooked eyes or you have to rip out seams on a dress a few times but you still HAVE to spend time creating. I feel empty and stressed unless I take a little time to create every week.

I don't mean, spend so much time that you don't go to work or feed your kids, but take time for yourself. It's like my devotion time. Give God the glory for giving you talent and desire to make something beautiful.
This is one of my first weeks practice sketches for Petite Art Dolls with Suzi Blu. Yeah, I'm not the world's greatest but LOVE doing this. YAY

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cupcake Journal page

Cupcake Journal page
Originally uploaded by tolkien4me

Kind of wild looking but it was fun

My little eye

My little eye
Originally uploaded by tolkien4me

New journal page I created this weekend.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fairy Jar

I made this a few weeks ago for Easter I think. I caught her out in the yard on the first night of Spring. The fairies were having a party and little Lily said she wanted to come live with me on my desk.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My first Art Journal

I'm SO EXCITED!!! I made a few pages of my first art journal. I followed some of the steps from Teesha Moore, the queen of journaling and zettiology. I had so much fun. I got a cheepie 140lb press watercolor booklet from Hobby Lobby 8.5x5.5 and used watercolors as the base on each page. I did 10 pages as Teesha recommends and then sat up til 2am on Saturday cutting out pictures, drawing etc. I normally go to bed at 10pm so this was crazy!! I've only journaled on a couple pages so far. Can't wait to do more.

PLUS I just joined Suzi Blu's Academy. YAY!! I don't know how I found her. I think a link from someone's website. I saw a couple of her videos and fell in love. She's hysterical wearing her pink wigs and I love the way she talks. She has a great personality, and is so talented. She builds confidence in people and thats what I need. I always say "I'm not a real artist" blah blah. I've signed up for the beginner class "Petit art dolls" so I can learn the basics of the style and plan on taking all her classes.

Anyway, here's a couple pics from my journal. I posted all of them on Flickr

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm back

Ok, it's been a LONG time since I posted anything. I've been creative (off and on) but forgot about the blog. Here's a card I made for my sweet regional manager. She surprised me this weekend with a lovely card and gift. Since we work for AFLAC, the duck image inspired me. The image is from Land of Nod Studios.

Also, I made a digital collage a couple of weeks ago since there is an Alice craze right now. It's always been a favorite of mine so I'm glad people are reading Alice in Wonderland again. The images are from vintage images, Sherrie Drummond, and Ilene Alexeeva.