Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Bit of Art Time Hope in the Forecast...

Woo Hoo! Tax Season is all signed, sealed, delivered and done! 
That is something to Celebrate.

I find each year, I put off my mojo with the looming and ever present tax season that creeps into the brain....
Never wanting to use my precious brain cells for practical things as I age, the idea of counting figures, and playing with invoices never is as appealing as playing with paper and scissors....

The very same day that weeks of working on returns was over,
I dug out my wonderful graphics library of goodies just to have a play with some digital works to get the mojo into gear....
Crowabout StudioB over at Mischief Circus gave me a good start.

It's funny once you start, time just slips away, along with the 
list of other things you should be doing.....grin......

And before you know it, you get the urge to get down to some major mojo time.....
( don't know who's the worst for being an influence, Crowabout StudioB, or Tumble Fish Studio or Miles Beyond the Moon, or
Itkupilli....but it's all their fault....grin)

So I carved out some time, which set a prickly mood for those wanting my attention.....and set forth with some 
Cut and Paste in mind.....

Testing the waters of Mojo with a ATC seemed like
a good idea, and Tumble Fish Studio's Girlie Faces
always sets me off....grin....

...found for such a small piece like an ATC that I still
yearned to let the mojo loose.....HA!

Inches were fun, but not quite what I was yearning for...
(although, I now have been motivated with these great graphics from Art Chix old series, and have jars of pre-cut Inches, in the ready for another batch when the mood strikes and time is at the premium!)

Graduated to some tags.....which leads to Washi Tape ....grin...

Which leads to Post Card Arts....
All those cereal boxes pre-cut into 4 x 6 cards
just made it so simple to carry on! 
And do my part for recycling! GRIN

By this time, days into my mojo waking up,
and with all the motivating yumminess of 
of such an assortment of fabulous graphics to 
play with...

I finally managed to get to a BIG page bit of art time play....

Wonderful Graphics, and Washi Tape and Stamps, Inks,
and Stains and oh my.....
Thank you Tumble Fish Studio and Crowabout StudioB
Miles Beyond the Moon and Itkupilli 
for all of the support or should I say influence...grin.

After a week of play time, I now find myself thinking about
projects like assemblages....seems the mojo has been
dusted off, reenergized and has come to life again!
Now if it would just quit raining and let Spring arrive! 
Think of all the outdoor projects I can put off doing 
for some Art Time! HA!!!

Hope You get some Art Time too!!


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Almost Spring!

Hello Everyone!
Many, many global changes with running
an old version of Blogger, with many
new regulations.
I thought for sure, I'd posted a couple
of posts since the beginning of the New Year,
but for some reason, they seem to be missing.
I'm receiving messages about things like 
cookies, and such, ( and not the sweet eatable kind),
and I'm not aware of any cookies on my blog,
but there might be with any of the links attached.
Not being so technically inclined, although I thought
I was really clever keeping 'old' blogger going :)

Not much new to report, other than some dabbling
in the arts...

Pleased to say that Ms. Marsha
over at Tumble Fish Studio is back 
from semi-retirement!!!

She's released a few new kits since her return,
and I've been so pleased to have a play with them!
( Missed you Ms. Marsha! Welcome back!)

I do so enjoy working with Digital Graphics...

And always enjoy working with 
Tumble Fish Studio Graphics :)


And that led me into more playing around
this time with Itkupilli and Miles Beyond the Moon's
wonderful graphics....

...channeling my inner snarky, moody self with these....

And this past few weeks....
switched up to some
Daily Coffee and Art Time in the Early A.M....

Some Cut and Paste
Post Card Art has been my latest addiction, with the
help from Crowabout StudioB and Tumble Fish 
and others :)

It's also allowing me to get my HUGE Collection
of Washi Tape out! 

I do love Washi Tape......

Can you tell I'm ready for Spring.....

So that's what I've been up too over the past 
couple of months....

In amongst the snow flurries we've been having
out of the ordinary, I'm sitting here channeling Spring :)

So Hope You All 
are getting some Art and Creative Time
in your weekly routine!
I know it's tax season time coming, so make sure
you reward yourselves with some creative 'You' time!!!


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sorry for the long absence!

Thought I'd better check in as it's been
so long since I've done a post, and to my
surprise, many more of you have signed
on in my absence!
How Wonderful!

I guess since I have been at this blog for some
years now, there is a lot to dig through and find
some motivation for your mojo!

Nothing major, and/or exciting to post honestly,
I have only had the opportunity for short stints
this past few months of tag making and quick
art time. Here are s a few of my mini projects....

...lots of tag making!

Lots of Bits and Bob's usage of 
Graphics from a myriad of Wonderful
Graphics Companies.

Itkupilli, Tumble Fish, Crowabout and
ArtChix to name a few...

And stamping and inks always a fun way
to be creative.

....self portrait.....grin.....

I love tag making, it's a quick way
to grab some art time without a lot of fuss.

...and of course some digital arts play time too....

...and had a great fun time with Itkupilli's
latest concept of torn photos....

...they were a fun challenge!

Always great fun to have a play with the 
Graphics from
the Designers at Mischief Circus.
( Itkupilli Graphics used above).

And had a bit of playing around with
some small projects...
Mixed Media Bracelets
using ArtChix Graphics.

Ideas from the wonderful workshop
from Desert Dreams Studio a 
few years back!

I need more practice :)

So there you go....
I've been gone, but have kept my toes in the 
creative waters.

And now that we're in the 
Christmas Season
with Year end looming....
Oliver Howard and I would like to send
You All
Best of Wishes 
for the Holiday Season!

Here's to a Fabulous 2017 
For All of Us!
See you next year!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Better Late than Never...

Hey All
Thought I'd better at least 
check in with you all so you'll know I am still around,
and yes, still floundering for the Summer months.
But as the Summer is coming to a close,
I'm pleased to say I've still managed to get a bit
of art time in once in a while, so just a quickie
blog post to catch up.

First off, Better late than never,
I'm referring to the Fabulous Workshop 
I took a couple of years back with 
Mary Jane Chadbourne
Her Wood Doll Workshop was great fun,
and I'd bought three of her great wood doll blanks,
and had completed two of them, but the third
ended up on a back burner as life tends to get in the way.
So pleased to say I finally finished the third wood doll.

Named my Hippie Dippy Doll
'When Pigs Fly'

It's been one of my favourite sayings for years,
and I tend to collect flying pigs so thought
with this last doll I'd go for it :)
Using Mary Jane's Wonderful Wood Doll Blank
and lots of papers and bits and bobs, 
and some great items, including the 
Lazier Cut Out of the Flying Pig

I so enjoyed getting back into playing
with assemblages again, and even went as
far as making bits using my art tags to incorporate.

It really felt good to finally complete the set :)

Such fun!

And as usual, been keeping busy with....
Tons of tag making!

I've been spending the Summer doing some 
clean up and reorganizing the Art Room,
and came across a ton of printed up Graphics
from a myriad of Companies over the years
that I've collected yet not really played with.
So I've been cutting out tons of graphics of
an evening while watching t.v. and now have
a go-to box of graphics, as I've also
made a routine of early morning 
Coffee and Tag Art Making.

And even diving into some of my stamp collections,
and I hate to say, some I've never even used yet!
Character Construction Stamps have
been sitting and waiting for me to notice them in 
my collection, so lately Coffee and Tag making
has been spent with them :)

Gorgeous Quality Stamps
that I'd collected a ton of and I'm so sorry
I've waited so long to play with them!

I also dabbled a bit in some
quick crafts, popsicle stick arts.

Found them to be a bit of fun.

And even experimented with a idea I saw
on Facebook of using discarded recycled plastics
to create Shrink Plastics.
Used my hand carved stamp of my Favourite Boy
Oliver Howard to experiment with...
another fun project :)

So as you can see, Summer hasn't been
a total loss of Art Time,
but really looking forward to some 
Fall and Winter serious Play Time
with the Art Room.

Hope you find some inspiration to get into
the Mojo of some Art Time for Yourselves too!!!
Thanks for having a Boo!!