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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

diane


diane, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I do not usually post artwork that is not my own, but in this case I had to make an exception. This was done for me by Diane Salter, who has taken my lettering classes. I think she is doing a FABULOUS JOB - don't you? Thanks again, Diane!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you out there who have taken my online classes! Your support and enthusiasm means so much to me...a sincere thanks to you all.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Friends


friendsbearable, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Just something for fun - I took the image of the bears from a greeting card that I have saved for many years, because I loved it so much.

Reflection


reflection, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday.

Creative Lettering with Tria Markers


Words, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Just some of the techniques from my classes - using tria markers - LOVE EM!

Sock It To Me...


Sock It To Me..., originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is one of the cards I did for a "Sock It To Me" sixties swap. I love the colours! I used some Crystal Effects on the dots to give them dimension. It turned out very cool!

Monday, August 15, 2005

Wisdom Dude


wisdomdude, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday, theme: WISDOM.

wisdom quote


wisdomquote, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

a quote about wisdom...

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Framed in my kitchen...


dollar store frame#3, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

my new mantra?

Water sprite?


dollar store frame#2, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Mermaid? Water sprite? I thought she looked like one of those sea monkeys in the back of the comic books when I was a kid...

dollar store frame


dollar store frame, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I found these great frames at Dollarama - for - you guessed it - one dollar! They fit my atc's quite nicely, and I thought they were a fun way to feature some of my art around the house.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Wonder


Wonder, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

I did this as a sample for a challenge for my lettering students...Margo will like this!

Happy Garden


Happy Garden, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A composition journals page recipe experiment. With my own personal variations, of course!
I thought it turned out quite bright and cheery!

I Try...


I try, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This was a challenge from Art Journal friend Penny Hackett-Evans, so I thought I would oblige. I hope you like it Penny!

inside the 70's box


Altered Box, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Thought I would add this view, showing off more of the shag rug from my old room...

Monday, August 01, 2005

Altered Box Project...


Altered Box closed, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This was a wooden jewelery box that I took from Corrinne at one of the PHAP meetings, so that I could alter it. I decided to alter it in a 70's theme, pulling pop culture images and memories and from my preteen and early teen years. The colour scheme was from my childhood bedroom. I am using the box as a place to keep some keepsakes from those days. I have never attempted anything like this before, but was thrilled with the end result.

Altered Wooden Box...


altered box view 3, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

The inside is lined with shag carpet from my childhood bedroom. And yes, that is my retainer that I had to wear in junior high!