Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Swap A Swap!

I am finding a bit more time for my 'blog' and fussing about in the studio for me! I am excited to be a part of Sandy's swap. I am ready to 'create' and share some Easter Goodies while making new friends. My school class has kept me busy, but very happy. I feel I am growing along with the kids. Check it out on my other blog Little Hands Big Art.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Blog in Progress

Have you ever tried to quickly fix something on the blog dashboard and found it will take more time and brain power than you have available at the time? Well if not, you are lucky. I am messing around with things to see how to get just that look I am going for. This isn't it, but stay tuned, It will be delightful and change with the seasons.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy !

Gung Hay Fat Choy !

Well, it's the 10th of the month and that means.....Tag Along Time! Yeah, Unlike last month, I am on top of it. I planned out my monthly tag for the year long swap. Going with my 'Theme' of 1950's Housewife, I also wanted to incorporate the Chinese New Year.

I was able to find on Google, (man I love Google) an image of a Chinese woman that looked the part.

I was however not happy with the basket of wonderfulness she was holding. I wanted something more in the spirit of Chinese New Year.
Well, I simply took that image into my handy little computer program and enhanced her blouse to cover those veggies right up. Now how do you like that? Google & I are a team not to be outdone.

Once I had my image correct, I needed something Chinese.
I found these great lantern stickers from my friend Martha. You know,  Ms. Stewart.

Well I am fixated on going by E's rules and being creative with our one time purchase, so I made my own lanterns with a Fiskers paper Crimper. (sorry, I forgot that photo).

My sweet pea pumpkin head and her new kitty come to check on my progress often. they think I am nuts but love me anyway.

I inked the edges for a more aged look, after all, they are from the 50's right? Popped up my layers to different dimensions, added a bit of bling to the top of each lantern, my favorite clear jelly roll pen to her blouse, ( hard to see in photo, but it glimmers nicely in person) and Walah!!
I used a small flower punch to make some blossomsout of our paper purchase and glued them on with stickles.
February's Tag complete before the 11th hour this time. Had fun, now.......What to do for March???????????????

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Art -Art-Art

I have been so busy with my newest endeavor I have not been on my blog. I have however been in band.
Did you know there is a blog about WHATEVER you are interested in? Well, what surprise. I have a new little hobby and I made a blog about it. Now I have two. Wow, I am movin up I think.
Here is what I have been up to lately.....
These are some samples of art I am teaching to children.

Stop by my new blog to see how the children did with their pieces.  It is called Little Hands Big Art.
I have art from second graders posted now.

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