Monday, June 21, 2010

I can't stop

kissing this little guys cheeks... he is my absolute love.  This pic is a few years old. I am always so inspired around him. It amazes me how much he looks up to me and how much he has grown to trust me. Despite the communication issues, we have learned a language of our very own and I admit I feel priviledged to be the main star in his little world. He is growing up way to fast. I wish I could hold on to him as a little guy like this forever... so many things to say about him... one layout at a time
my silly little fella ry

Friday, June 11, 2010


butterflies... yes, I am addicted to butterflies... Just one sitting and I created several cards/scraps and of course, they included butterflies!
Happy Friday my friends...

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Apron ology


and other fabrications............

I created this really cute (and clean) apron from Prima to use while Im in the studio... I loved it but all it took was one round of use of Tattered Angels and Maya Mists and the apron turned into a more artistic, (and more me) version . At least now I won't need to worry about getting my clothes dirty, and the addition of the paint to the apron will give it a totally tie died effect, no?
While my iron was hot, I decided to use up some iron ons and with a bit of fabric glue, I also created these cute little t shirts just for me...
I have been wanting to be able to wear some of my creations and promote my ETSY store ... the first two tee shirts are just for fun. The white tee is actually a full iron on I picked up at Michaels. I just added the word ART with iron on letters.
THe pink tee was inspired by my mom. 5 years ago , we lost her to breast cancer. I had been wanting to create something I could remember her by without going over the top with a message etc... I chose hope because she was full of it and handmade the design because she loved making painted t shirts and iron ons as well... crafty gene in the family ;)
The bottom t shirt I really made to hang as a display during a craft show. I thought it was a cute ad for my store and while I could wear it, thought it looked cute and handmade to promote my little store.
I would love to see if anyone else has created anything wearable... or any links to sites that do... would love to hear from you all!


Friday, June 04, 2010

Color Theory

Not sure how many of you knew that I went back to school this past spring. I enrolled in Rhode Island School of Design's Continuing education classes.
My first class was Color Theory. It was so informative and helpful especially for my scrapbooking and crafting. Part of the class was learning to mix colors .  Then, we also sketched, painted and created using the tools of color theory, balance, value, intensity etc... and played with harmony and several art mediums.
I was entirely in heaven the entire class and look forward to taking more classes this fall.
Here is my portfolio of some of my assignments and work.

Happy Friday