Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I'm Back!!

I'm back!! My stitches are out and I'm going to do exercises at home to get back in shape. I won't be doing heavy lifting for a while but I can paint!!!  

I did these ATC before my surgery and now that I can type with two hands I want to enter them in the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.

The green background paper is from a paper pack I've been saving. I buy pretty paper and then don't want to use it for fear it will all be gone. I'm forcing myself to stop thinking that way. It does no good sitting in a drawer.  The orange paper is some I saved from the recycle bin.  

The characters & words are fabric from my co-workers stash of quilting fabric. A little detail trimming and some glitter glue and I've got some cute ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) for a swap I'm in with an online group called Tennessee Stampers.

As a Mixed Media artist I really enjoy using different materials in my art. I've always liked using fabric in my projects... even before I knew what a Mixed Media Artist was.  Do you use fabric in your projects?

Link: Craft Hoarders Anonymous 

Friday, October 10, 2014

My Favorite Blog

I subscribe to several art blogs.  I love seeing what people across the world are creating.  I do have one blog that is my all time favorite.  It's my favorite because not only does it have great art work but it also makes me laugh every time I read it.

If I were every feeling really blue and needed a laugh, this is the blog I would head to in a heart beat. It is written by my friend, Tracey Fletcher King.  Tracey is a very talented artist and is also very funny.  I wish I lived next door to her so I could visit every day.  Please check out her blog.... It is full of eye candy and it will make you smile.  Today's post is the The Birthday Yoda.   

Tracey, thanks for the smile so early this morning!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dare To Be

Art done with 1.5 hands.  It's really hard to keep my hand clean & dry when paint and glue are calling to me. 

Paper Napkin & Carolyn Dube stencil, Words to Live By & matte medium.

Paint-Party-Friday, Carolyn Dube

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sharing.... Blog Love

While my hand is out of commission, I thought I'd share some links to other blogs I really enjoy.

Check out Clip-n-Cuts.... Vicky has a great overview of one of my favorite products... GESSO

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sore Paw

I had Hand surgery on Friday.  I will be back soon.

Thanks for visiting!!!


Thursday, October 2, 2014


What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, is a blog a lot of my art friend participate in weekly. I usually forget to take a photo of my work space so I don't post there often.  

While I was working at my desk today, Scooter, came by to visit me. As you can see he doesn't love being on the desk like, Mushu over at Tracy Fletcher King's blog, does. You can almost read his mind...."Get me off this table NOW!" This dog does not like to be in high places.
In case you are wondering, That is thinned gesso in the ketchup bottle.


Beware of Attaching Everything to Google

Photo from Kid's Guide 
If you look at my past posts on this blog you will find a lot of gray triangles with exclamation points in them.  Wellllll, here's what happened, I think.

I had to change my email address.  When I did, I realized that my blog, my facebook and a bazillion other things were attached that address.  It took me over a week to get things switched and I'm still not sure I got them all.

I thought all was going well until someone told me I had a missing link on my blogs. After a little research I believe that all those pictures were some how attached to that email address and stored in something called Picasa. Being ignorant to how blogs work I had no clue my photos on my blog were stored somewhere else.  When I deleted the old email address all those photos went with it.  Sigh.

I find this to be a real issue since this is an art blog and what I write describes how I made the art. Grrrrrr.  This whole change my email address is getting on my last nerve.  I will slowly add the photos for the last two years back into the blog.  I'm not sure where the really old photos are at this point.  

Years ago my sister, who was married to an artist, was complaining about her husband not being able to fix something... my grandmother was laying in a hospital bed and gave my sister these words, "A Painter is not a Plumber."  My grandmother was dying and no one knew she was even listening to my sister talk to my mother.  Those words have great meaning in my family... And today I'll just say... A fledgling artist is not a computer guru, please be patient with me and this silly blog.