A sparrow's journey through this crazy, beautiful life...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Stamp Carving

Sometimes, when I'm just to tired to paint, I really enjoy doing repetitive tasks like stamp carving. It allows me to create without using so much energy. I did these last night to use in the backgrounds and layers of my paintings. And maybe even to make patterns like this.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Building a Creatively Made Business

Hi all... Just a quick note to share that I won a spot in Jeanne Oliver's new E-Course, Building a Creatively Made Business! Just wanted to express my thanks to Jeanne and say hello and welcome to those of you popping over from her site. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Savor the Journey

4 1/2 x 6 inches, Acrylic and Watercolor Over Collage on Mixed Media Paper
These are a couple of postcard size pieces I did recently. This first one I am entering into the Artist in Blogland's monthly challenge. The theme is Journey this time around. I've recently started helping out over there with the monthly theme and the artist interviews. Be sure to drop by and check out the other entries. There are some fabulously talented artists over there.

I find that I am often worrying and fretting over the future and things that are out of my control. It's so hard to live in the moment and let the rest go. So, one of the things I try to focus on in living in the moment; savoring the journey. I just shared the verse below with a loved one who is having a tough time right now. I think it's just as much for me as it was for him as I'm anxious too!

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
1 Peter 5:7

4 1/2 x 6 inches, Acrylic and Watercolor Over Collage on Mixed Media Paper
I'm also linking up to Show and Tell Saturday, Sunday Sketches and Paint Party Friday. Hope you all have a blessed Easter weekend!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

More ATCs

More ATCs from my Community Hub over at Mystele's ning site. These were so much fun to do. You can still sign up for a free hub if you are interested. ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) are basically just miniature works of art with a standard size of 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. They are also referred to art card editions and originals (ACEOs) when offered for sale. Of coures mine are not flat so I think that kicks them out of the "standard" category

I managed to limit myself to  big red hair on only one of them. It's pretty obvious from most of my other work that this big pink and/or red hair is a big deal to me. I have no idea what that's about. Curly hair has been an issue all my life. Thankfully I was in high school in the late 80's when the big hair was in. My hair was so curly that I still straightened it a little to be in style, lol. But all of my growing up years involved hating my hair. Then, I still straightened it trough most of my 20's. In my late 20's I finally just embraced it and now I love it. It's so much easier to take care of (once I finally learned how). But the pink/red.... no idea why I can't restrain myself, lol.

I'm linking these up to Sunday Sketches and Inspire me Monday. Hop over there to see some other great entries!

Lots of pics to follow...