Saturday, October 18, 2014

From this to THIS!


The first leaf doodle is drawn by Barbara Middleton a member of the Facebook group, Journal Junkies. I asked Barbara for your permission  to use her drawing to create a digital png file. The second picture Titled Falling Leaves was done using this png file. and some french paper
Thank you Barbara for the inspiration.
Inspiration - I love it when that happens.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Elefont series continues

Scroll down to see that Elephant Series


Obstacle

Having an elephant in your dreams mean that you are able to deal with any obstacle that comes your way.


Travel through Space and time



Protection

Elephant are a symbol of protection. What could be more fitting than a mother hovering over fher young. Anyone who has a child will immediately understand this piece!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Good Luck

I Hate that when that happens!

So between a horrendous winter, Spring of 2014 didn't fair as well either. My mother who suffered from COPD died at the end of May, My son got married less than a week later, followed by the death of my beloved dog Layla. that being said, the summer consisted of taking care of the business of clearing out a 3 level condo, prepping it in order to sell it, dealing with mounds of paper work for her estate...This in and of it's self was daunting.
Now it is fall finally sitting down to the computer to create.

My Series - Elefont

cuz I'm Happy


Joy


Rejoyce


Bonded from Earth to Universe


Broken


Steadfast


Strong


Power


Intelligent


Longevity

More to follow



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Knitting away the winter





What the what, 


I have been trying to get out of Ohio winters for lets just say my whole life (not listed in years) OK! I am in my 7th yes, 7 decade. I hate cold and like most people I NEED FRESH AIR!  So my coping mechanism has been Knitting. Yes, I did knit the shawl that is in the pic.


Most knitters are aware of Ravelry.com . My screen name is nitfix. A play on words The little BUGs that just Bug the heck out of you. That is what knitting does to me I have to knit or I go buggy. Fix because knitting, yarn, and all the assessories, podcasts, websites and such give me a fix.



My lates fix is  the knitting video podcast of Knitabuls

Diane is very personable and enjoys knitting. Check her out through the link as well as on Ravelry here name is Knitabulls ( she has bull dogs-I love the screen name.)


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dock

ATC_Dock

The 6th stage, although the steps are not necessarily sequential, is Dock.

dock

1   
noun1.a landing pier , some place to put our ideas, to give them structure, shape and form. Even the free-est for of art has a framework some kind of outline.

As artist we have ideas, inspiration, materials (both tangible and technical). How we we wrangle them how we harness them is by docking. 

My docking process take many forms. Sometimes simply flipping through my inspirational books, magazines, & art journals spark a form or structure. Sometimes it is through challenges. Oh, there are challenges and then there are CHALLENGES. The challenges I am referring to are the "rules" someone has set to follow. Many art journaling and scrapbooking sites have creative minds that make weekly challenges. These challenge give us form and structure. They set an outline or framework to work within. Some of my favorites are :

Jessica Sprague>forum>challenge  
scrapbookgraphics>forum>challenge
designerdigitals>community>weekly challenge

Once again my inspiration for the blog comes from the book Changing Patterns Discovering the Fabric of your Creativity written by  Daena Giardella and Wren Ross. Read older post for more stages and Collect your FREE ACT cards to keep and use as you choose.


Challenges give our creativity a place to DOCK. Go over to Jessicasprague.com click on forums>7 days in May. Everyday for 7 days a challenge will be described and a freebie to kick start, if you so choose. Unfortunately the freebie is only for the day, fortunately there is a new one everyday of the 7 Days in May.