Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Photo Share

Just what we need a bit of these days - HOPE. On a walk along the river this afternoon, I saw this graffiti - loved it.What a gorgeous day to be out for a walk - more like spring! We set a record here yesterday and today it was 10 C (about 50F). Sure doesn't feel like winter.- usually we are below zero, with lots of snow. Now it is all melting.

Had fun taking more photos than I have in a while - of shadows and skies and trees. Here are a few for the photo challenges I usually take part in:

Shadow Shot Sunday

Love these scrap metal sculptures - they sure make fun shadows.

Be sure to check here to see the shadows found by others around the world.

Sky Watch Friday


And earlier in the week:

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

ART on Friday/Saturday

A day late to post I know - but some weeks and days just become busier than others.
Here are some of the things I was working on this week:

Colour Me Positive
This weekly challenge hosted at LuLu Art has been most enjoyable. I find deciding how to interpret the theme (this week it is moving forward) as well as searching for complimentary quotes.

The Collage Workbook
I did a couple of exercises from the book this week:

This is a fun project I always did with my students and they loved it. Interchanging body parts can get interesting.

I grabbed a bunch of junk mail flyers and then created these 2 cards:

29 Faces
Here are 4 more faces for this February challenge:

Art Cards
Here's my  "SPEAK OUT" card for the ABC Wednesday Challenge:

I also created some art cards and tags for several challenges this week. Here's the link to the post on the cards.

Linking also with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Over the Moon Link-Up Party

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WOYWW and Challenges

It is time once again for the weekly WOYWW - which Julia Dunnit hosts at "Stamping Ground"- and where we share our workspaces and what we are working on.

Today I was busy with some art challenges and by the time I was done my dining room table was a MESS!

Here are the 3 items I created for 3 challenges (with their theme):

Art Journal Journey - "50 Shades of Red"

I enjoy creating tags and when I found this copy of my Mom on her wedding day, I knew I wanted to create a card for her.

 Try It on Tuesday - "Let's Get Messy"

Creating the background involved some very messy printing and painting and even using fingers. A lot of fun.

Go Tag Thursday - "Wheels/Cogs"

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ABC Wednesday - F

This week at ABC Wednesday , F gets the nod.

F is for Benjamin Franklin - with words of wisdom we all need to hear and follow.

Be sure to visit here to see what others around the world did for F.

Friday, February 10, 2017

ART on Friday

Another has passed by - and a few more art pieces completed. I need that time to play with paint and paper - it is helping to keep my stress level down.

Colour Me Positive
The theme of love is an appropriate one for this week at LuLu Art- and the quote points to the mystery of why we fall in love with who we do.

Tag Tuesday
The theme for this week at Tag Tuesday was "bookworm" and when I found the quote I used, I knew it was appropriate for the holiday coming.

The Collage Workbook
I focused on the exercise on birds as I have stamps and lots of pictures of birds. Plowman says this of birds in this wonderful resource book I am using:
"I see them as a link between the heavens and the earth, and as a symbol of rebirth and resurrection."

29 Faces
Here are the last 3 faces I did this week for this challenge:

Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Over the Moon Link-up Party

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Each week, Julia Dunnit of "Stamping Ground", encourages us to share our work spaces and what we are working on.
I am taking part in a Valentine exchange and I have been creating backgrounds and cards for this exchange.
Here is my art table in our basement after making some gelli prints:

(papers everywhere!)

Here's my dining room table after finishing the cards (and before I cleaned up)

Here are 2 of the cards I made to give away:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

ABC Wednesday - E

This week at ABC Wednesday , E is the star letter.

E is for:

Christina Engela


Marian Wright Edelman

Be sure to visit here to see what others around the world did for E.