Mixed Media Art. Photography. Inspiration.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

 Hi there!

I just wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year!  

Thank you all for making this past year a good one.  I can't wait to see what treasures this next year holds for all of us!  Whatever it does bring, make sure to give it all you've got and don't forget to live your life with heART!!  xoxo

Friday, December 30, 2011

Love Bird Journal Page

I finished a whimsical little journal page and wanted to share it with you.
I started it last month but I didn't get around to finishing it until today.  I wanted to work on some other art pieces but felt a bit rusty since I haven't been able to do art regularly these past couple of months, so I decided to work in my art journal and finish this fun page instead. 

She's my sweet little Love Bird and she's got a special delivery for you!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Glitter and Warmth

Hi there.  I just wanted to share some photos from a walk around Pasadena at Christmastime.  I love how festive and glittery everything looks this time of year.

Light-projected snowflakes going up walls (above)...
And on sidewalks (below)...

A huge Christmas tree in a courtyard...

But best of all... a nice warm fire to share with loved ones at home...

No matter what or if you celebrate anything this time of year, I hope you get to enjoy some time with loved ones and share a good belly laugh or two.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vintage Barber Card

What's this?  Yup, I made a man card.  I don't make cards for men often, so I was nervous about this one.

I had to make a thank you card for a cool guy named Frank who went out of his way to do something nice.  Oh, and in case you couldn't already tell (really?!) he works with hair.  He's a hair stylist or more accurately a hair artiste at Casa De Bellini.

I started the card by gluing down vintage dictionary pages, then painted over them with cream paint.  I found this vintage photo of a man with a fantastic mustache, and glued it down along with a scrap of striped paper.  I also painted over those a bit to blend them in.  I googled vintage barber scissors and drew them out and added some extra doodles around the edges of the card.  Oh and inside I wrote something like "Frank knew a thing or two about hair", which I originally wanted to be the caption on the front of the card, but ended up liking it without it.

So there it is... a man card!  And Frank?  He loved it!  Yay!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Greeting Cards and a Winner!

Hi there.
My greeting cards, along with my business cards, etc from Moo.com came in!!  Yahoo!  The printing on them is so clear and sharp.  I'm in love!

In my last post I bribed you gals with some free cards if you helped me pick some of my art to make into prints.  Thank you to all who took the time to help a girl out!!  You're the best!!  Now I just need to figure out WHERE to get them printed, but first things first...let's announce the winner!  I used good ol' Random.org, and the winner is .......... Mandy!!  Congrats girl!!  You get to pick out FOUR of my greeting cards!

Here above are the cards to choose from.  Your choices are (top row, left to right): The Healing Tree, Paris, Bridge of Sighs, umm no name for this yet.. we'll temporarily call this photograph "Painting Girl" hee hee.  (bottom row):  Remember Flowers, Bird Journal Collage, and Celebrate.  The last one on bottom right shows what the back of the cards look like.

So Mandy, pick which four you would like, then email me your choices along with your address :-)

Now that I know how great they look I will be ordering more of these greeting cards, along with other designs too.  I only ordered a set of 25 cards to start with and I can already tell that's not enough!  I will be selling these when I finally open my Etsy store (not sure when that'll be).. but if you can't wait just let me know and I'll see what I can do.

I know that I was supposed to announce the winner on Monday night, but I had to wait until I could get photos of the cards to show the winner what she won!  First things first, right?  And with that I'm off to bed...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Prints Anyone?


Hi there.
I need input from all you creative, smart, lovely people out there.  Yes, that means YOU!!

I've been doing some thinking and planning.  I've finally ordered business cards, postcards, and even some greeting cards with some of my art on them.  They were all ordered from Moo.com, an amazing company, and I can't wait to get them and share them with you!!  It's a long needed step towards opening my Etsy shop.

So here's where I need your help.  My next step is ordering art prints of some of my art, so I was wondering if you had any favorites that you might like to see or buy prints of.  NO obligations to buy, of course, I just want your input.  If you go to the top of my blog and click on the link that says "artwork" or just click here, it'll take you to a page with my art, journal pages, and even cards that I've made.  Jot down the ones that you think would make good prints, and let me know in the comments.  I'll be so gratful!

Here's an example of a few I'm thinking of making prints of...

Who would't love a bit or Paris in their home? 
Since I no longer have the original, I think I want one of these prints for myself too!

"The Healing Tree"
I already have an order for an 11" x 14" of this so this ones a definite

 "Bridge of Sighs monoprint"
Love this one!

"Puddles of Inspiration"
I think this might make a fun print for a studio or even kids room, but what do you think?

I really would love your input!  What do you think?  Like any of these for a print?  Or any others?  "Unleashed"?  "Don't Lose Heart"?  I am totally open to any suggestions!  Don't be shy!  And like I said... no obligations, just tell me your favorites, there's no wrong answer here!   And what sizes  8 x 10 or 11 x 14?  Smaller?  5x7?  Too many questions?  ;-)

As a little incentive I'll pick one of you commenters to win a set of postcards or greeting cards (when they come in, lol!)  I'll pick the winner on Monday night, Dec 12th.  

Thank you!