Friday, November 27, 2009
Meet Hank the sweet sock monkey you remember from childhood...he is out this weekend to help you get all of your Holiday Decorations started....from hanging the lights outside he will help by jumping around and giving you the nod of approval....he will also help with the mantle, the tree and the gift wrapping...so whenever you need some help....just call Hank....
Hank will become a new stamp in my Stamped Line...he will be perfect for any occasion....
Happy Friday !!!
This is my submission to IF this week...if you don't want to get entangled in your Christmas lights or your Christmas ribbons you will need to call Hank!!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The first thing I tested was my mantle...It all started with some feathers and pearl berries....and then today I thought a cool white village would look neat....As I moved some of my art from the mantle I decided to create a cityscape instead of a bunch of houses...and this is what I did....
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Have a wonderful day and Good-luck with the giveaway!!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Hi Everyone....I can't believe that it is almost the end of November and we still haven't had any snow...not one itsy bitsy ...teeny weeny ....white snowflake from the heavens...I always love that first snowfall...especially when the snowflakes are huge and look like they are falling in slow motion....then they land on your eyelashes and melt....oh I can't wait to take that first walk in the snow....
I enjoy each and every season but the snow to me is so beautiful....it sparkles like diamonds in the sunshine...and reminds me of my childhood when we used to make snow angels and create the coolest snowmen around....
that is the other thing I can't wait to do with Cole..make our first snowman of the season!!! carrot nose and all....I am submitting this to created by hand this week...The snowman is blue and so am I ....missing snowflakes!!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
the theme this week on Mixed Media Monday is "Playing Cards" so I created some dress forms and added some cards for the backgrounds....
I don't know about you...but I love dress forms...small...medium ...large ones...I have a few in my studio and I hang small pieces of art on them....and necklaces I made....they become a nice back drop for showcasing artwork....I also love to place my paper dolls hanging from them....
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! and here's to a creative week ahead....
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
So when I sat down tonight to do a little illustration ...this is what came to life...I think it is all about love and how sometimes even though we may have the keys to some one's heart ....love can turn our world upside down...and over again....and it is so much fun to enjoy each and every moment of it.....
hope you have given or are open to giving away the keys to your heart...
P.S. I have been listening to this song...and I love it....meet me halfway!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
If any of you watch Dragon's Den here in Canada...you may know who W Brett Wilson is...he is such a nice person and always so friendly and inspiring to all entrepreneurs....One day I logged onto my e-mail and to my surprise I found a note from him...I was beside myslef....We keep in touch and he always takes the time to give honest open feedback to me...and I am so grateful!
for more info on Brett - go to his website - www.wbrettwilson.ca - you will learn a lot more about him - and his dog Maja!).
Here are some really great reads that may inspire you too...
W. Brett Wilson's top 10 tips for small businesses and startups
The Heart Of A Dragon – Lessons On Success
The painting above is a watercolour I created for him....it is of his dog Maja
To learn more about the Dragon's Den...you can head here...and watch some episodes...the show has several wealthy investors and people from all over Canada come in and pitch their business ideas...the Dragon's can either buy in or state they are OUT!
When I created this piece for him I decided to add these to my custom shop...so if you or someone you know may want a custom piece created as inpsired by a loving pet...pop by!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Have a wonderful Monday!!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
CONTEST II!!! one more for this week...now all you have to do is leave a comment with a new idea for a stamp design... leave it here in the comments section and when we pick a new design from the bunch ...we will send one of the new stamps to the person that inspired it....pretty cool eh!!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Firstly I would like us all to remember all the wonderful people that have made our lives better with their service...today is Remembrance Day here in Canada and Remembrance Day is not just about people from wars of the past. It's about men and women of our communities that have made the ultimate sacrifices for the greater good. It is also about appreciation for the work that they do today and every day to ensure that we all enjoy the special life we all have in Canada. May we all take a moment to reflect....
Secondly, I have created a very quick piece for the Three Muses Challenge this week...the theme is "In your dreams" and the first thing that popped into my head was three little sisters who love to dream about Christmas....after all, in your dreams...it can be Christmas everyday....I also have a piece from the past that is perfect for this theme ....you can check it out here....
Wishing you a wonderful day and may you all take a moment to be grateful...
PS> don't forget to enter this week's giveaway...my last post is all about it!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
October Giveaway Winner and Last week's Weekly Stamp Winner....Congrats!!! And This Week's Giveaway!
Oh what fun it is to have some giveaways! Last Month the giveaway was a custom watercolour and we finally finished the draw tonight with the help of Cole...he picked Cynthia DiBlasi as the Monthly winner for October.....
Monday, November 9, 2009
Have a wonderful Monday and thank you for popping by!!!
Friday, November 6, 2009
I had a lot of fun working on this piece...it was so out of my comfort zone...so loose and fun...and no details...I think I enjoyed it and I hope you do too....
Happy Friday !!!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
In the spirit of giving!!! weekly stamp giveaways will be hosted here....and you can take a look at my latest stamps....
All you have to do is leave me a comment...and if you want you can also post this on your blog so you can help get the word out on these weekly giveaways!!! and if you don't stamp this give away can make a great gift to someone that does...so enter!!!
I also invite you to follow my blog so you can hear about future giveaways too!