Saturday, January 24, 2009


This is a digital project I whipped up last night in the name of Creative Every Day while I was waiting for some glue to dry! It's inspired by the Sanctify t-shirts with the cool grungy intense Christian images. I got heraldy image from Bittbox, I added some the angel wing from ScrapArtist and cross brush from deviantArt, backgrounds art from nina. It didn't print real well on regular 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, so this gave me a good excuse to order some Golden digital ground from Jerrysartarama. I love using premium matte photo paper, but it's hard to find in 12 x 12......By the way, I will give credit to Jaron for helping me pick the Sanctify font!! The font itself is called EpoXY histoRy from a VEry cool site called dafont...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Family Angels #2

This is the final installment for the Family Angels, started back in hmm.... October?
This has been a very fun project. I tried to pick out papers and images for the angels' bodies that I thought matched the family members' personalities. I'm thinking of possibly teaching a little art class at the Winn Home next year, around Christmas time. Of course, many details to work out, but I think it might go....

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This is Ruthie Henshall singing "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret. Isn't she amazing! As an amateur vocalist, I love to listen (and try to emulate) big vocal singers like her and Linda Eder, etc. She's done several Broadway musicals, and starred as Fantine in the London version of Les Miserables. I first heard her in the recording of the 10th Anniversary Concert recording when it was on PBS several years ago. If you get a chance to hear her sing, "I Dreamed a Dream" or "Fantine's Death," you will be captivated by her too. I'm looking for the sheet music....and I found it!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


My version of the PLAY! theme for this month on Creative Every Day. I really loved working on this, from the decided red/turquoise background palette to the star**LUCY**. I loved watching "I Love Lucy" as a child reruns in the mornings as we got ready for school. Are they on anywhere on cable or satellite?? I hope all those old shows we watched are still around somewhere, also including Andy Griffith Show, and the one with Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. Those were so classically funny in an innocent way. The comedies of today seem to be so raunchy! I really could do without all the skanky language and sexual innuendos, what about you? There are a few really funny modern day comediennes like Raven and Amanda Bynes. But, for the most part, they just don't make 'em like that any more......

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Digital For a Few DAys

Ok, I know it's not much BUT, it's kept me in the "create" mode for the past few days! This is a flyer I created for our women's ministry events at our church for February....We'll be sending it out this week. I used some digital papers and elements called Bohemian Poetry by Tracy Collins, also known as retrodiva. Stay tuned, I'm finishing up the Family Angels this week!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Art Journal Cover

Above is how my ArT JoURNal cover used to look. Until TODAY, well yesterday mostly. But, I finished it today! Yes, it started as just a plain old sketchbook !Now it has been transformed into.......THIS:

I found the idea for a patchwork cover from iHanna's Creative Space using scraps from your art table, or basket in my case. I just can't bear to throw away any little left over bits. I use every bit! I really had a lot of fun doing it, and it was so easy! I added some rub-ons from Basic Grey and Journaling Stamps from Paperbag Studios. I used mostly ModPodge and Aleena's Tacky Glue for the adhesives and the black ink was Ranger Distress Ink in Black Soot. I prefer Ancient Page Ink because it is archival, quick-drying and doesn't resist the adhesives. But, I was out of the Ancient Page, a refill is on the way (I love ebay!)....Oh, I almost forgot, see that little oval Handmade sign and the old fashioned camera in the top left corner? Those are from a little collection of die-cut cardstock from Amy Butler for K & Company. Very cute stuff!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Family Angels #1

This is a project I started much before the Christmas hustle and bustle started slowing down my art-making, but since I have now committed to be Creative Every Day (see/click the icon at left), I have gotten back on it! Here are the kids' angels, Matt and mine will follow hopefully in the next few days!

Happy New Year!!