Sunday, August 19, 2018

With a sad heart....

Been some time since I posted.
I thought I would share with you all after
all these years of my blog always 
including my dear little muse, my pal, my clown, 
my baby dog, Oliver Howard

With great sadness...
Our dear Oliver Howard gave a brilliant effort to live
as long as he possibly could. 
Diagnosed with kidney failure back in February, 
he with our support and efforts,
made it to July 19th, 2018, just a couple of
months short of his 17th birthday.
We're so upset and heartbroken, but know that
he had a long, and fabulous life.
He's been such a joy to know, and love.
And with gratitude, I thank all of his
Internet Aunties on Facebook 
and here on the blog, loving him
and enjoying him for so many years.

He was a lucky creature to be so
very loved.
Miss you Oliver Howard.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Hello Summer
although a little late....

I guess 2018 is a year of a shift in focus.
As I've mentioned before, it was a conscious 
decision to give much of my free time this year
to our dear old boy Oliver Howard.
Being his 16th year, and starting it off with
a major health issue, my arts and crafts have
taken a back seat to the boy.

Pleased to say, he's still with us, and managing
with a bit of intervention, and fingers crossed
for the goal of getting him to 17 years of age in
September. Then onto setting another goal if
he'd like to keep on keeping on.

But that doesn't mean there is no arts or crafts at all...
Managed a bit of art play occasionally.

After signing onto a wonderful online Workshop
 I started a little project, that I could just leave out
on my art desk, and come and go from it as the mojo
would take me in spare time.

Armed with a myriad of stamps 
and ephemera bits and bobs,
water colour paints and felt pens and
of course lots of coffee....grin....

...and my old clunker sewing machine that I use
strictly for mixed media projects....

I began the journey into letting my mojo go....

tucking in and sewing in bits and bobs....

to create pages in the little sewn book....

even dug out some of my own hand carved stamps

and vintage bits with scrapbooking bits...

no rhyme or reasons....

...just some creative play 

I also had signed onto a couple of other workshops
but haven't had the time yet this year to commit myself
to diving into the creative process, but high hopes for
the fall and into winter...will post when I do.

Other bits and bobs done, still making my 
chubby ATC Blocks using
ATC Block Kits

and of course using the Fabulous assortment
of graphics from all of my Fav companies 
like Tumble Fish Studio (Retired) and
Crowabout StudioB and Itkupilli
from Mischief Circus
Teesha Moore graphics from
The Astronauts Club

always enjoy making my tongue in cheek ATC's

and so much fun mounting them onto the 
ATC Blocks for my ongoing wall display....
think I'm up to about 18 of them done.
Husband will love all the nail holes in the sheet rock wall....

...and of course the occasional post card pages,
always fun to make those, even if it's 3 a.m...
as long as coffee is involved 

So that's what I've been up to so far this Summer,
bits and bobs in between a busy life this year,
as I am sure it is for you too!
As always, hope my post gives you some inspiration,
and even some permission to try to find the time
to give yourself a bit of creative outlet and let
your mojo fly.

And have a good Summer!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Long Time No Be Around... 

First off, Hi All!
Sorry for not being around for so long...
Life has a habit of getting in the way
of my creative time and it seems
this year is no different.

I did mention last last year, that I was
intending on spending more time for
the New Year with our dear boy,
Oliver Howard
He's turning 17 years old in September,
and is currently aging fast, with some
medical issues that have appeared 
out of nowhere, so he has become
our priority these days.
But I have managed to still grab some
art time in between dog feedings, cuddles and naps ...

....and when I can get my glasses back from him...

Christmas came and went, and with all that
has been going on, I found little time to get
to play with my new toys....

So quick projects are all I've been managing, 
here was one, the new 
Sizzix Eileen Hull Die Cut for making 
Travel Journals,
not that I get to travel anymore, but they can 
be used for many other purposes.
I had great fun for a few, making one, and mounting
a 3D Collage Doll I made with Itkupilli Graphics.

Also I've been continuing making my collection 
of ATC Blocks for a wall display I have planned...

Much to the dismay of my husband at the thought
of all the holes I'll be putting into the walls....grin....

...when you're being creative, you don't think about
such things....other than if there is wall space....

...again, using the Retro Cafe Art 
Chunky Dimensional ATC Kits to make them...

Have also managed some Digital Art Time
with the myriad of Fabulous Graphic
Designers over at Mischief Circus

Oliver Howard posed for this one....grin...

And here are a few of my ATC's, and Post Card Collages
made over the past couple of months with all of the 
Wonderful Graphics from All over at Mischief Circus!
And with a little Teesha Moore at The Astronauts Club
thrown in :)

...used one of my own personal 'Oh Deer Bubbie' photos
of one of our favourites of our deer herd around our home.

...and some of my Collage Post Cards....

...hope you too have been getting some
good, quality creative time for yourselves....

...never waste good mojo :)

and even had a play with some of the new
Dylusion Stamps 
I received for the holidays....

...and more cut and paste....

....trying to channel my inner gardener....

...and sometimes it's hard to get motivated.... helps.....

So I'm glad I popped in just to touch base
with you all so that you'd know I haven't
fallen off the planet....grin...and I'm still
finding some creative time...

Hope this finds all of You doing well 
and finding your Mojo!!!


Friday, January 12, 2018

A New Year!
Happy 2018!

Well Hello All :)
I'm sorry for the long absence since my last post, 
late last year, just realized as life has been marching
on, and outside real life stuff happening, that I haven't
shared any art or projects with you all for some time!

In amongst all of life's goings on, there has been some
art projects...and mess.....grin.....

Using the wonderful

I started these ATC Blocks back at the end of November
and have grabbed Art Time whenever possible to
keep working on them....10 so far!

Luckily just before the Holidays, had another order placed 
and arrived before the Holiday, so my hope now that
it's the New Year, I might grab some more Art Time
to keep on making them, 10 more!
My intention is filling an entire wall of them of my ATC's :)

Using a variety of Fabulous Graphics from 
Tumble Fish Studio (Retired)
Teesha Moore, The Astronauts Club
Crowabout StudioB at Mischief Circus
and Many, Many others...

...and using a variety of scrapbook papers, washi tapes,
(oh man, the washi tapes! Santa was very, very, good to me :)
and pens, paints and Glossy Accents including 
bits and bobs from 

I really enjoy making ATC's when I can grab the time,
(usually very early A.M. Art Time and Coffee)
as life has been overwhelming busy this past December
and into the New Year.
But when Mojo calls......grin....

And I'm looking so forward then next couple of 
months taking more of my favourite ATC's
and mounting them into the collection.

And of course, still making Inchies and 1 x 3's
and Post Card Collages when possible...

and some tags too....

So that's what I've been up too....
Wishing You All
Very Happy New Year!
And some Mojo Inspiring 
Art Time Too!!!


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Almost Halloween...

Hey All, Just a quickie post as my 
Mojo seems to be flying wild this week!

Been spending a lovely few days with the
weather change to 'brr' setting....grin.

Lots of cut and paste work instead of digital
pages for a bit....

Came across some old photo's from the blog
on Facebook of a series of Tryptic 2x2's  we all
used to do for swapping and it gave me an idea....

Using graphics from Tumble Fish Studio (Retired), and some Itkupilli from Mischief Circus, 
I made up this little Halloween inspired Tryptic ....

I've been on a binge of saving cardboard from recycling
lately. Cereal boxes, and such, and have been making my
own 'blanks' of Inchie's, 2x2's, 1x3's, and ATC and Post Cards.

So looking at the little Tryptic Witch then, I was trying to
think of some way of incorporating it into another projects...

So I incorporated the Tryptic's onto a 4x6 Post Card.
Made it a little more interesting and another way
of using up all that cardboard....HA!

Lots of other projects on the go as well, tons of ATC's.
I'm a member of Teesha Moore's 'The Astronauts Club'
and she has a ton of wonderful graphics to have a play with.
So between my love for Crowabout StudioB, and Tumble Fish Studio, (Retired), and Itkupilli at Mischief Circus, 
now I've incorporated some of Teesha's wonderful graphics
into some of my ATC making this week....
here's a few of them ....

And also some Post Card Collages .....

Just love how all the graphics from so many
designers just seem to fit together.

I also received a lovely order of some new Washi Tape
with an oriental motif...which set me off ....grin.....

again, incorporating 2x2's onto the ATC's...

I just love the graphics from Itkupilli...
and love my new Washi Tapes ...

So that is what I'm up to this past couple of weeks.
I'm also knee deep into the latest workshop from
Dispatch from L.A.
in of my favourite things to be
doing, so I'm busy ping-ponging between 
cut and paste, and sewing paper...
not a bad way to stay busy ....

So BIG Thank You's to all the Fabulous Designers
at Tumble Fish Studio, and Crowabout StudioB
Itkupilli and Teesha Moore's The Astronauts Club
You all keep me out of trouble....HA!!!

Just a few more days....and it'll be 
Halloween!!  Be safe and have a Great one!!!