Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Spring...shyly blushing

A photo snapped from my back yard of the promise of Spring and what it will be bringing...we are still getting down into the low 20's at night and the weather is pretty unpredictable, but soon all will be in bloom and the Earth will be bright with beautiful color.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fairy Picnic~ Mind Wide Open entry...magical

I couldn't help myself...when I saw Gail Schmidt's gorgeous image, from Mind Wide Open blog, I had to play.
I spent a little more time on this and tried to tell her story...and believe me she is a stubborn little fairy.
Originally I tried to put her in a different setting but she insisted that she wanted to be with her forest friends on a picnic LOL!
The word prompt was "magical" can you find it in this piece??...yep, it is included but ever-so-small on her arm tattoo.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 29, 2010

My favorite Spring color combo...and a little encouragement

I have been drawn to the color combo of Spring-green and Pink for some time now, but am finding it more and more in the colors I wear and even in the colors I surround myself with... throw in a little robins egg blue (or turquoise) for contrast and I am one very happy camper.

This is a digital collage that I made up this morning before I take my kids in for a day of errands (school conferences=no school).
I just loved the sentiment...I found it on a vintage scrap card and then added the background and image from there...

"Our greatest glory
Is not in never failing
But in rising every time we fall"...

I hope that encourages you as it did me today! and I would love to hear what are your favorite color combinations also !!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

floral design book...prepare to be inspired

There is a wonderful new book by Minna at blomsterverkstad that has really caught my attention. Her photos are so inpspiring and to top it off, she is having a give-away of this fabulous book! It really doesn't even matter that I can't read her language... her photos speak for themselves...although she has interpreted most things on her blog with English also!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Signs of Spring...entry for Mind Wide Open

Gail over at the Mind Wide Open blog is having another wonderful challenge.
This time she is offering up her fabulous altered background to use and the word "spring" for the challenge word. Here is what I came up with.
I was in the mood for something cheerful and bright and this was really fun for me to work on my day off B)
We haven't had too many sign of spring here in Central Oregon but I am sure looking forward to digging in a little dirt and getting some gardening started.
Thank you Gail for the challenge!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New art and some beauty shots of Central Oregon's Suttle Lake

It's about time I popped in here and gave an update about what I've been up to...don't ya think?

I've been working at a new floral shop since the first of the year because my ex-boss has closed up shop and retired. The new flower shop job is a blessing but they do things differently and I am having to re-learn some styles and designs that makes my days somewhat challenging, but keeps my brain exercised all the same. To steal a quote 'it's a good thing.'
As far as my art goes, I have only been able to eek out a few minutes here and there at the computer, but I'm really liking what I have been coming up with. I have been toying around with the idea of putting together a line of cards or journals or something...I'll have to keep working on that thought. In the mean time here is a small sample of one of my designs I have been working on above.

And finally, on the way back from Portland after taking our youngest Logan up to OHSU childrens Hospital for more testing on his kidneys, we took a quick stop at Suttle Lake.
The sun came out and I snapped a few photos. The main Lodge was incredible and we walked around the grounds which had cabins with lake front views. Up the road was a campground for tenters, and we were impressed enough to maybe plan a trip back in Summer.
It also didn't hurt that they had Spa facilities on site. (Tee Hee)
Hope everyone has an artful day, until next time XXOO

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year...and warmest wishes!

May your year ahead hold promises bright and may your heart be filled with hope...