Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Hello there! Another day gone by and I almost forgot to post!! I haven't gotten to make much this week since I've been trying to catch up on some school work. Some instructors give you no homework, others an ass load. Ugh, it's never ending chaos. I wanted to up date my desk though so you could see that it isn't a disaster like it was last week. There's not much going on with it other than a drawing and some calligraphy practicing.

See? I told you it was nothing exciting.

Oh, and I wanted to show you how I store my mini misters.

This is a vintage lipstick holder that I found at the antique shop. I loved it so much that I had to have it even though I had no idea what the heck I was gonna use it for. Oh well, buy it anyway (that's me talking to myself). So I did and then when I got home I was like WOOO! I Got an idea! And now the misters live in the holder. Ta da. 

Gotsta gooo......toooooodles.

Free Word Art Download For YOU!


Hey everyone! Just wanted to stop by quickly to let you know that I have this word art kit here to download for free. Each one is hand written by myself and ready for you to use. Instead of breaking each individual word down into it's own file, I kept each word on the original page but as a PNG file. That way you can just grap a layer and drag. Easy. This was made in Adobe Illustrator CS4 and edited in PSCS4 but will work in almost any program since it's a PNG file. Hope you can use them. And if you do, post a pic or send me a link so I can check it out!

Okay, so here's the link to DOWNLOAD

Have a great day everyone :)


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Midnight Carvings (no, not craving...carving)

I guess I should say good morning to you all because it is technically morning being that it's 12:28 am. I have been playing and playing with lino carving blocks. I am so in love with this that I went and bought out the store (bought out as in bought the last 2 that they had, ha) and ordered more from MisterArt. This is so fun and you can do almost any kind of image with these since they're sooo easy to carve into. I have a few images printed out that I'm going to start carving but for now I just went with freehand. If you're interested in starting something like this I suggest Speedball brand of supplies. They're a trusted brand and they provide such great help with all their materials. Make sure you get the pink carving tool too! All the different carving heads fit inside of the tool so you never have to worry about losing the pieces. If anyone has questions about carving and/or the supplies, let me know. But for now, here's a photo of a couple carvings I did tonight. Nothing professional but I was just playing around. I hope to learn more techniques and make some really detailed and intricate carvings.

Sorry about the quality of the photo. I took it with my phone in some horrible light. But anyway, this gives you an idea of what you can do. Imagine all the possibilities!!

Well, I'm off to bed now. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions. OH, and don't forget to read about St. Jude's! We've already had two $10 donations!! Every little bit counts.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Here's an overview of the mess I created. I have a plethora of nonsense sitting here. I was in mid construction so lots of things had to be moved to accommodate the rearranging.
Here's an up close pic of the mess. I do have a bunch of new stuff though. Especially those yummy Oxford Impressions stamps.
Panning to the left, this paper holder was the root of my messy desk. After assembling it I had to find a place for it so all that was on the cabinet had to be tossed on my desk for further organizing. Ugh...not looking forward to doing that.'ve seen my mess for the day. Can't wait to see yours!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

Hope everyone had a love filled holiday. We had a good time here. The kids got some Valentines and my love got me a bouquet of tulips, a box of See's candy, and a new Elliott Lucca purse! He's a freaking doll if I've ever known one :)

Okay...on to some art. Since it was a day of love I figured I would make something referencing love. He's what I came up with.

It's an 8x10 canvas collage. I really enjoyed making this one. I had some good music playing in the background (and by good music, I mean ANYTHING Robert Pattinson sings..........did you know he sang? I did) and the art just poured out. Veddy nice, veddy nice. You can find it in my Etsy shoppe.

I loved this canvas piece so much that I wondered what it would look like as a stamp. I haven't made it yet but I did use Photoshop CS4 to get it ready to turn into a stamp. You tell me what you think.....


Off to bed. Toodles.