Friday, March 30, 2012

Fill It 2 Zine Swap

the fork is in this photo because I was using it to fold.
I just completed my very first zine! Swap-bot posted a swap where participants trade off with five other participants. The coordinator makes the arrangements and you just find out to whom you ship. This was so much fun! It was created based on a template with small prompts, this can be found through the swap coordinator, as she had it posted on her blog

I have already received a few zines in the mai land will take photos and post them soon!
I can't wait for the next one:) I'm supposed to get from five partners.

Flat view..there is a special way to fold and cut into a booklet.
Looking forward to my next zine swap!

oh yeah, yay!! Tomorrow is Friday - TGIF!
Take care and will be back soon,

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tag I'm It!

I was invited to two games of tag:) I'm a day or two late answering, however here we go....
The Rules must post the rules

...answer 11 questions the tagger posted for you

...create 11 questions to ask the people you tag

...tag 11 people

...let them know you've tagged them

Lorinda's questions to me…(tagger #1)

1. What's your favourite medium for creating? watercolor

2. What is your favourite accessory? pocketbook

3. Books or movies? Or? Movies!

4. Is creating your day job or your night job? Night job:)

5. Glass half empty or half full? Half full these days!

6. What's your favourite time of day? Afternoon, right after lunch

7. What's your favourite form of exercise and/or physical expression? Yoga.

8. What kind of music inspires you? U2, Foo Fighters
9. What's your favourite month of the year? May

10. What's your favorite quote?
“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
'You owe me.'
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.”    (Rumi)

11. If you could spend a free month anywhere in the world, where would it be and what would you do? I would go to Italy again and travel the countryside

Pauline's Questions to me... (tagger #2)

1. Favorite ice cream flavor? Pralines and cream

2. Favorite book (or movie)? Cinema Paradiso

3. One thing that you love? (thing, not person) to paint

4. What makes you smile? Hearing my son laugh

5. Where was your best vacation? Our trip to Belgium/Netherlands/France

6. What color is your car (if you have one) or your bike? My car is silver, my bike is teal green

7. If money was no object, what is the ONE thing you would do? Complete renovation of the old house we recently bought

8. Where do you feel most at home or 'connected' to the world? In the morning, meditating

9. high heels or flip flops? flip flops

10. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? Been more confident and serious about my art 20 years ago

11.What are you most proud of? my son

Here are MY Questions to those I have selected!
1. Did you have a favorite book as a child? What was it?
2. What is your favorite meal?
3. What is one thing that motivates you to create?
4. What is your favorite art/craft/supply store?
5. What is your favorite season?
6. As a child, what did you want to be when you grow up?
7. Where are you situated in your family? Oldest/youngest/middle/only child?
8. Who is/are your favorite artist[s]?
9. If you could pick one piece of artwork in your home who's would it be?
10. If you could give your younger self one piece of advise, what would you say?
11.What is your favorite flower/plant?
And here are the 11 talented people i am tagging:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March Blues

 The color challenge this month is the color blue! And boy, was that a tough one for me! On top of the color challenge I broken open the Dr. Ph Martin Watercolor set that my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas.

Kitchen Blues


Using this new set was a bit different but alot of fun. I like this kitchen painting I made but after working on this for a time I realized the blue is supposed to represent something tranquil. So I painted 'Canal'. I enjoyed the exercis of doing this one:)
This is the painting I submitted for the challenge:) Its an abstraction called 'Canal'

A bit messy but I'm experimenting.

 This month has been hectic and been a little hard to get some time to stop and do some painting. I can usually manage to squeeze it in but we've go so much happening and plus work...Looking forward to a calm April!
Take care! Tomorrow is Friday- yippee!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Yellow, it is.

 Yellow is the color for an upcoming ATC swap I'm involved in. I started these larger pieces with the intent to cut but I like them both too much to cut. These larger pieces are 5"x 7".

So next time around I used pre-cut 3.5"x2.5" card:))
I made two but keeping this one for now and will hold for a non-swapbot swap:)

I haven't yet found out the color for the month of March's color challenge. Lets hope its yellow and I call it a day :)  LOL
Happy Tuesday friends!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Trois Pommes

My little series of  apple paintings.

1 of 3

2 of 3

3 of 3
I enjoyed this exercise this evening. I painted all three at the kitchen counter :)) I used gouache on all three designs. The first is my favorite because it came very naturally, I was calm, focused and relaxed. The second is my least favorites. I was trying too hard during the whole time painting. I like #3 , its more graphic looking. They smelled DELICIOUS when I was painting. I have to use them tomorrow in my juicer as they are ready to go OR I'll push on family members. TGIF Everyone!