Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday Fill-ins

I have enjoyed Friday Fill-ins this year and reading your fill-ins!  I think I will step it up this year and join in the fun!

Happy New Year to all! we go!

1. I feel sad that 2010 went by so fast, but encouraged by what 2011 will bring!
2. Everything goes better with a little art and song.
3. It's New Year's Eve and a new beginning for everyone.
4. This year went by fast...and how.
5. On New Year's Eve I will create art to celebrate.
6. Practice, practice, practice.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a good night sleep tomorrow my plans include food, family and friends and Sunday, I want to start the year out right by attending church!

Stay Creative!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Am I Ready for Christmas?

Well by now I'm sure the "big guy" has made his list and checked it twice.  How is your list doing..did you check it twice?

My list wasn't very long this year.  I am proud that this year I didn't procrastinate (nsm) about my trips to the post office.  All my gifts that needed to be mailed have made it safely to their destination and are safely tucked under the recipients' Christmas tree...CHECK! I sent Biscoff to all my siblings and a few special friends...the best cookies in the entire world.

I am still doing little projects around the house to glam it up for's all about the bling this year for me.  Mostly it has been just displaying those festive items that have been packed away since last year's after Christmas sales...SCORE!  But of course there have been creative projects...

My glorious 12 Tags of Christmas journey with Tim Holtz inspired these gift tags...

A special Christmas art doll for my favorite grand daughter (becoming a tradition..this is year 3)...

A little technical creativity...

Today's project is faux mercury glass to build a Christmas display for a table.  I am using instructions that were shared by Eileen at bluebirdluxe. I have collected all the supplies:
1.  Vases from the dollar store
3.  Spray Bottle for Water

I will share the results tomorrow!

Stay Creative!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Askari, the Keeper

A recent mixed media art doll, "Askari, the Keeper" arrived safely to her new home in California to a dear friend of over 40 years, Edith.

Askari, the Keeper is a one-of-a-kind (OOAK) Art Doll or “figurative sculpture” created for the birthday of a dear long-time friend, Edith. She offers one of the many hearts she has kept over the years, each representing years of love and  almost 40 years of faithful friendship.  What a blessing!  (Now ya-ll know I am over 40...smiles.)

About Askari: She stands approximately 20” tall . Her face, hands and feet are hand sculpted from paper clay, hand painted with acrylics, then stained and sealed. Her body is a soft sculpture with a wire armature re-enforced on the right side with copper to allow her to stand. Her “hair” is made from the twisted pages of a vintage book of poetry that have been sealed and strengthened with bead gel. Askari’s clothing includes bits of vintage ribbon, lace, and fabric; her sleeves made from reclaimed silk fabric; her shawl from a vintage lace cuff. The hearts she carries are all hand-made from bits of fabric, and lace.

Here is a few pictures that show Askari's "evolution"

I hope she makes you smile!

Stay Creative!