Monday, May 31, 2010

May Mandala

I love making mandalas.  When I look back at them I'm amazed by how they perfectly reflect my state of mind when I made each one. Mandalas are fun and calming to make. Your brain stops buzzing and before you know it, you have left the stress of the day behind and are wrapped up in the soothing shapes . Once you know a few tricks, they are also quite simple to make! If you can color in a coloring book, you can create your own beautiful, shabby mandala.

This one is 16"x16" on a wooden painting panel. Lots of gold leaf, vintage papers, glitter and a special jewel!

P.S. I've received a lot of interest in mandalas and so, I'm thinking of offering an internet video class. Let me know if you would like to take a class teaching you how to create a personal, shabby mandala from start to finish!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blog Hop!

Suzi Blu is hosting a blog hop! What a great way to make new friends....and there are prizes involved!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Do you have a Muse or two?  Here are mine....

These two Nip-Nops are ever so attentive while I'm painting, cutting, pasting and generally making a mess.

I'm sure it's all about hoping I'll drop snacks.

Like I ever eat and craft at the same time. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Art Nouveau

If you haven't taken one of Suzi Blu's classes...
go sign up!!! NOW!!!

I went from drawing a stick figure to painting the pretty girl you see to your left thanks to her.

No...I've never met Suzi and she has no idea who I am (other than my class attendance), or that I adore's just between us!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I Worship Teesha Moore wonderful is Teesha Moore? Sooooo wonderful!  Not only does she provide us with the most amazing retreats ....but she gives us art tutorials for FREE!!!!

So here is one of my Teesha Moore inspired journal pages.  I sooo wasn't getting art journaling until I watched her videos on youtube.

Thanks, Teesha!!!!