Monday, September 12, 2011
Summer's nearly over (we do have 10 more official days). I know it has been forever since I've blogged (sorry). I've got a number of projects underway - the most recent is my "31 Favorites of Summer" - a play on the Baskin Robbins 31 flavors.
One of my favorites (besides ice cream) are the singing tree frogs that fill my pond,
And a full moon rising over the backyard.
3 of my 31....
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The weather has been perfect, so there hasn't been much down time for my art. I put more finishing touches on my watercolor of my backporch view. I'll up load it when I'm completely finished. I also started a Flamingo drawing. Here's what I have so far.
This one will have a lot of detail and I'm hoping I will have time to finish it when I get home (wishful thinking!!) We're heading back to day, although I have to be back in Miami on Tuesday for business, but there will be no time for much of anything on that trip. Maybe I can tuck my flamingo family in my suitcase and work on it at night. We'll see!!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
It's a two page layout featuring box-pleats on both pages and a lot of cutting with a craft knife (too many small details for scissors). I even added a filet-style mat on the main page. Tres' cool! I was thinking "Mother's Day" when I designed it, which always makes me think of my grandmother who passed away from breast cancer. So my teaching fees on this class will be donated to breast cancer research this time.
No dates yet for this class..Maybe the Sunday before Easter, otherwise with will be May 1. Stay tuned.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
This first class is entitled "Carmen - Cool Flamingo" It's the first of two layouts using the Carmen papers that I plan to teach. In this first class, I used playful honeycomb, geometric and floral patterns reflecting a vibrant, south-of-the-border style. I selected the cooler combination of pink and greens complemented by shimmery gold foil. Featuring colorful hues popular in 1930's South America, there is an accordion fan (made by hand of course) that was used as a backdrop for a perfectly framed photo with a vintage flamingo diecut. The second page features gold edges and a large journaling block with retro stamps and flowers. I'm scheduling this class for Sunday, March 27, 10am – 12:30pm. And as always, I will donate my teaching fees to a worthy cause, this time to one of my employees who was recently diagnosed with a very aggressive brain cancer.
In the next few months, we'll use the spring-themed papers of the Fifi and Fido, some family pages from the Willow line and create a warm and sunny second Carmen layout. I might just switch things up in the summer to a couple of lines from last year including Cecile and Calisto (which are just perfect for weddings and vacations at the shore). Exciting stuff!!