Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AEDM - Day 30

Welcome to Day 30 of Art Every Day Month!
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10111213, 1415161718192021222324252627, 28, & 29.

We did it! It's the last day of November and the last day of AEDM. Wow, I really thought that I would slack off a few days and take a break here and there but I didn't. I'm proud of myself for sticking with it and staying committed. Woohoo!

Today I created a quick page in my art journal but I did it with soft pastels which I have never used before. 

And that's the message I wanted to leave you with - Love is all you need. Thank you for stopping by each day and pouring my heart full of love. It has been so appreciated and needed. <3


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

AEDM - Day 29

Welcome to Day 29 of Art Every Day Month!
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10111213, 1415161718192021222324252627, & 28.

There's only 1 more day left of AEDM! This month has flown by but it's been a blast. Because I just can't seem to get enough flowers in my art lately, here's one more big flower. LOL. 

It says, "Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." a quote from Gerard De Nerva. 

Have a beautiful day!


My Favorite Things - Art Prints

1) Love Dream Hope print from Beth Nadler

2) Buttons print from Lola's Room

3) Just Love print from Lesley Myrick

4) Library Masquerade by Marisol Spoon

5) Life is Beautiful print by Magalerie

Join me each Tuesday for My Favorite Things, beautiful and unique finds from Etsy and other favorite retail therapy sources.

Monday, November 28, 2011

AEDM - Day 28

Welcome to Day 28 of Art Every Day Month!
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10111213, 141516171819202122232425, 26, & 27.

There's no doubt that today is Monday! That would explain why it's taken me forever to get today's AEDM post up. I have to say that at least I had a bit of happiness when I got home from work. These lovelies arrived in the mail:

These are 4 vintage hankies to add to my collection. They came from Girl Makes Goods. Love them! I'm currently using some of my collection as a window valance in my bedroom (here). I'm not sure what I'll do with these yet...Anyway, on to today's AEDM.

No big project today just playing around in my art journal. I did some journaling last night but since it's personal I don't want it others to read it so I like to cover it up a bit. Most of the time I would throw some gesso and/or some paint on top but my eyes caught this heart   garland blowing in the wind and had an aha moment. I love the pattern on the large hearts and thought it would be cute to drape across the journal pages and spray some Glimmer Mists over it.

My written words are still visible but preying eyes just might be distracted.

While I was at it I made a few background pages for future journaling.

First I sprayed the pages with starch and then applied my Glimmer Mist colors. I laid a piece of plastic wrap over the top and squished it around and let it dry. I created some of these pages before (here) that turned out better looking. I was having trouble with a couple of my sprayers tonight. I thought they might be clogged and rinsed them out with no luck. Any suggestions?


Quote - Intense Love

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 Intense love does not measure; it just gives.  ~Mother Teresa

Sunday, November 27, 2011

AEDM - Day 27

Welcome to Day 27 of Art Every Day Month!
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10111213, 1415161718192021222324, 25, & 26.

Ok, this project is waaaaaay late! This is Suzi Blu's, "I love your witchy ways!" Halloween kit. Yes, I said Halloween. *giggle* It was too cute that I had to order it but I never had the time to sit down with it. 

The kit came with enough material to make 2 girls (adding a canvas) so I made one Halloween girl and one regular petite doll.

These girls are super cute! I ordered her Angel Kit and can't wait to work on that one. Of course, it may be Easter before I get to it! LOL. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

AEDM - Day 26

Welcome to Day 26 of Art Every Day Month!
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10111213, 14151617181920212223, 24, & 25.

Today's mixed media lovely lady is Dare to be bold. Have a wonderful weekend!


Quote - Dreams

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Dreams are necessary to life.  ~Anais Nin

Friday, November 25, 2011

AEDM - Day 25

Welcome to Day 25 of Art Every Day Month!
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10111213, 141516171819202122, 23, & 24.

Today's project is a floral cornucopia perhaps May Day style but so sweet. Please excuse my iPhone pics.

The scrapbook paper and flowers are from Prima from their North Country Collection. I took the paper, "Maine Meadow" and rolled it up. I then hot glued it into place, added a handle with some scrap vintage trim, and embellished with lace ribbon. I stuffed some tissue paper down inside and hot glued the flowers to wooden kebab skewers. 

There I go playing with flowers again! :-D


Thursday, November 24, 2011

AEDM - Day 24

Welcome to Day 24 of Art Every Day Month!
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10111213, 141516171819, 20, 21, 22, & 23.

Another mixed media canvas today, Whole Heart. Spend time today with your loved ones and give thanks for the many blessings we take for granted. Happy Thanksgiving!