For the months of November and December 2008, if you purchase any of my online courses, you will receive the online class HOLIDAY DOODLES absolutely free!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
We are having a Christmas craft sale at work, so I have made these ornaments. Lots of them use designs from my Holiday Doodles online class, which I am giving away free to anyone who buys any of my other classes from now until December! For more information on my classes, visit
This is my entry for Beate's Weekly sketch challenge, that I found through Sharon Harnist's Paperfections blog. Beate does weekly sketch challenges, focused on using stamp techniques, but I find that her sketches work wonderfully for featuring my art and lettering techniques!
Sunday, November 09, 2008
My friend Anne at Gaal Creative honored me with the Arte y Pico award. Thanks so much, Anne, for the award and the kind words about my blog!
"Arte y Pico" is phrase that roughly translates in English to:
"The Maximum. Wow. The best art. Over the top."
The "rules" for the Arte y Pico award are:
If you are an award winner, show the award, the name of the person who gave it to you, and link back to his or her blog.
Pick 5 blogs you think deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and for contributing to the blogging community.
List the author's name and link to his or her blog.
Leave a message on the blogs of those you've selected.
Link back to the original Arte y Pico blog, so all will know the origin of the award.
I think that blog awards like this one are a great way to discover new, inspiring blogs. But it is so difficult to only pick 5!
That being said, here are five of my favourites - much deserving of the Arte y Pico award:
This blog is for stampers, but her ideas are inspiring for any artist!
Trish Bee’s Art-Venture
This lady is so inspiring!
Aileen's blog is so much fun, and she finds wonderful links to all things crafty!
Violette's Folk Art
My friend Violette's blog is as inspiring as it is colourful!
Visit her. You will love her like the rest of us!
Monday, October 20, 2008
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Sunday, September 07, 2008
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Monday, August 04, 2008
Probably my favourite page that I did while on my trip...I think because it was so different from what I usually do. There was a family on the beach next to us, and they were having so much fun building this sandcastle, although Daddy was doing probably having the most fun.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I have finally put together a WEBSITE for my classes!
It still needs a little work - my paypal buttons have moved on the page, but they still work...
If you would like to visit, please check out
by clicking on the link below!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Poor Rapunzel. She is wondering if her prince has forgotten her....
This is what came to mind for the Illustration Friday challenge this week. I also was thinking about Fairy Tales for another journaling challenge, so it worked out really well.
SInce my acrylic paints were still on my table from the last challenge, so I chose them for my medium.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
This is the first page I have done in my art journal of our new beagle puppy Molly. I took several different patterned papers and painted over them for an aged look. I also used photo-editing software to age the photographs.
She is so cute, I may have to dedicate more pages to her!
This is one of the pages in my art journal dedicated to my recent trip to New York City.
I was really happy with the gel medium transfer of the New York Skyline - I had never tried anything like this before, and I think it turned out really cool!
And yes, I got to see Jersey Boys - it was AMAZING!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
A fairy in a jar. So much fun! I made her wings out of transparency film. I had been meaning to do one of these ever since I had seen them on the web. At the last Pointy Hat Art Posse meeting, lovely Miss Galm brought her fairy in a jar, and I realized that the time had come for me to do this project!
And by the way, this fairy bears a startling resemblance to a young Miss Arla Mortimer, my beautiful grandmother, who passed away in 1995.