Monday, January 28, 2019


May be late but, 
Happy New Year


Just noticed my calendar, and although it is still
technically January, ok, the end of January, 
I thought I'd better get a blog post done for
the beginning of the New Year.
Better late than never....grin...

So my last post last year, I announced and 
introduced you to my new art room buddy, and
our new fur baby in the home, 
Barkley McMuffin Butt Phillips

(graphics used by Itkupilli)


Turns out, Barkley, who is turning 5 months old
today, is a real character...


and during my late night, ok, all night
art fests in the art room, turns out he's great
company too...

And since Oliver Howard's passing, as my muse,
turns out Barkley has given me a bit of a push
at creating some new projects....


Using one of a myriad of downloaded photo
manipulation apps, I've been having a play
with pet photos. Barkley turned out so well,
that he's sent me off on a journey of doing a
myriad of our pet photos spanning 30 years
of 5 dogs, now 2 cats, and many others...


...like this one of our very first dog together, 
Muffy the toy poodle.
So alas, another round of mats and framing to find...grin...
I'm loving that they're so unique in look, just as each
of our dear pets have been unique in their personalities.

And since New Years, there has been some bits and bobs
of other arts and crafts happening....


Still grabbing late night art time and coffee,
and making my Artist Trading Coins.


I have a little 'station' set up on my art desk,
so no matter the time, day or night, if I'm sitting
there, then, there is no excuse to not be doing
something artsy...


it's so easy to get addicted to making these...

And one of the wonderful gifts I received at
Christmas was a Midori Traveler Notebook.
Being that I don't travel any longer, (spent my entire
childhood and 
young adulthood traveling worldwide),
I decided to nickname it, 
'My Not Going Anywhere Travel Journal'
...grin


(graphic from PaperWhimsy, watercolour
with doodles)

Although, I have all sorts of the accessories
tucked in it, like for credit card holding, or even a zippered
pouch for keeping pens, etc. in...
about the only traveling it will see is from room to room,
or an occasional tucking in my purse to use while 
waiting for doctor appointments...HA!


(Graphics from Tumble Fish Studio (retired)

As you can see from the size of the pages, being the 
'traveler' size,
it's a bit different of a page for doing my bits and bob 
graphics collage works in than my usual mini-moleskins.
But totally enjoying the freedom of using it for anything, as it
holds so many insert booklets. 

So there you go, a bit of New Year's artsy mojo,
and hope it might inspire you to get some art going for yourself too!

It'll be a good way to bring in February.....grin...

Cheers!
















3 comments:

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

Hi Denise! Love your artwork! Finally got your blog posted on my sidebar, seems it was user error! LOL! I need to post on my blog more often!

http://purplepaintsmuse.blogspot.com

Denise J. Phillips said...

Thanks for signing on Marva, I just went and signed up to follow your blog, what a wonderful talented artist you are! Bravo!!

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