Sunday, November 3, 2013

Big Fat Welcome

Big Fat Welcome
Gina Armfield has a new book and a great giveaway! click the link above to see her blogpost all about it!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Yes!! I've lost my mind and joined the Mermaid Circus! It's the online course with Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore...see the link over there on the right--------> I'm so excited! My fins are all a-flutter!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fly away


I'm really happy with this one. The lesson was from Tam's Lifebook 2013. Click to see the whole page. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Intention

teesha's circus: intention


Above is a link to Teesha Moore's post about intention and the Power of Attraction and especially how it can relate to your art, or rather how your art can help you relate to your intentions. Teesha is just so fabulous... so smart, so inspiring. I found this post of hers to be very uplifting and a helpful way to help me to make goals. I have struggled with that... sometimes the golals that come to  my head sound very selfish to me and I'd be embarrassed to share them. But I think I can at least make my list privately and see what happens after that.
So go read Teesha's post and then stop by and see her gorgeous journal pages for some great inspiration!

G.
PS... darn I wish I had the money to take her Mermaid class!!!!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

I've been dyeing!!

Hello all, 
This week I taught a fun class at the store I work at. It's a form of Shibori called Itajime. Basically a form of tie dye but with Itajime you use clamps to resist the dyes instead of rubberbands or string ties.
 This one above is just a test but I LOVED it. I used Tim Holtz distress stains to color after folding it. Hey, Tim, what do ye think?
The ones below were done in class and we just used food coloring as our dye! These are mine but the students work was fabulouso!

 I sort of invented my own folding design here. I'm not generally a geometric, straight line kind of person so I folded this one in a very crooked, helter skelter accordian. Fun.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

post something!

Dear World, I promise to try to post more often on this blog. Signed Me, Artist with Too Much To Do.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gotta love a good class!


So , again, it's been forever since I've posted, but it is nice to have a blog to go to when the spirit moves me. I'm very delighted to be joining my fav yahoo group, Artists of the Round Table  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ArtistsOfTheRoundTable     in a workshop of handmade books. What fun! Though I've made many, many of these little folded books I'm looking forward to the stitched books that we'll be making later. I could definitely use the practice and it's so fun to work alongside the other talented people in the class.   (Tammy, do I see your name signed up? Looking forward to making books with you!)
So stay posted... fun stuff ahead!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

well, it's been forever....


I've been feeling a bit guilty for staying away from my blog for so long. Clearly, going back to work has forced me to give up certain things that I enjoyed as you can see since I've not posted since November! It's incredible to have so much of "me" time taken away, can't get used to that.
But all in all I have enjoyed my job very much! It's a very creative store and the management encourages the creative mind wholeheartedly. For example, on my 'to-do' list yesterday was to do a two page art journal spread for a sample journal to display. And to develop a workshop to teach, anything as long as i'm using our products. Next week I will be putting up our window- sock monkey pirates that I designed. How can I complain about that!
Still I am mentally drained trying to get anything done around home, including groceries and dentist appointments for the teen. My dog never gets his walk anymore :-( I can't visit my old dad as often. My house is a mess.

So I was going to try to get to Michael DeMeng's workshop in Pasadena but it's sold out. Or would love to take Kelly Kilmers journal class (any of them, she's wonderful!) but schedules collide so far. Anybody have any suggestions (southern california) ?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Changes

I can't believe it's been more than 4 months since I posted here. It's always been difficult to keep up with All Things Internet. It's rewarding, but takes time. And now will be even more difficult because big changes are underway in my life. After being a stay-at -home mom for 14 years I am now back to work 30 hours a week! That, I would say.. is a significant change to the way I use my time each day. And though I love my job and feel so lucky to have landed in a spot where I can be amongst friendly, creative and amazingly talented people and be challenged to be creative myself, AND get paid for it! How lucky is that! But I can't pretend that I don't miss being in charge of my own time, my own schedule, and letting my instincts lead me through my day.
The good thing is that I was worried that I would "lose" my art due to having no time to work. But since my job is all about creativity I still feel the inspiration within me to create. And though these first few weeks I'm still adjusting to the new schedule I know that I will be happy to pick up my art materials and tools and spill creativity out into my world perhaps with renewed inspiration. This is the beginning of the next phase of my life. Time to reinvent myself.... again.. and again.. and again.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Help Bernie! Help the Dogs and Cats!

If you're reading this I'm sure you know of Bernie Berlin. Rescuer of dogs and cats, caretaker and queen of pet love. A new collaboration of mixed media artists work is being auctioned off, the proceeds going to help fund Bernie's rescue efforts. It's jam packed with beautiful artwork and I can't think of a better way to give charitably at this time.
The link to the beautiful book being auctioned on ebay is http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110549148205


To find out more about A Place to Bark visit here: http://www.aplacetobark.com/

Bernie works so hard traveling all over the country to rescue dogs from shelters that would have otherwise been put down. Any donation you can give will surely be appreciated.

Thank you Renee Troy for letting me know about this latest auction!