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If you guys have youngish children, then you know the term "SOL's". Standards of Learning tests. Strikes fear into some children, and probably a few teachers. Our teachers allowed a little "surprise" to be sent in by the parents this SOL season...notes for your Smalls.
Being a single Mom, I do a lot last minute and on the fly when I'm exhausted. The internal voice of "If you don't get up and do this...she will be the only Small without a note from a parent in the entire class." Just enough self guilt to get up and create. Sometimes, well, most times, I do best when under pressure and tired. Therefore, yes, the pics were taken in the worst light possible...sorry 'bout that. I created these, wrote the notes on the inside, photographed and placed and labeled the envelope for school in under 30 minutes.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
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I had the creative itch over the last week and actually made some cards! Can I hear a woo-hoo! Classes are over, I earned straight A's and I'm exhausted. I am looking forward to a slightly slower summer pace.
Mother's Day was peaceful and relaxing with family and cousins and food. Always good. I created a card from my Mom, who loves the color yellow, and no "fluff" on her cards. Stamping the large rose image from Year of Flowers: Roses, from Papertrey Ink, onto Lemon Tart paper, then coloring in shadows with my much loved Copics. The dotted yellow paper is from an old stash, and the base card stock is Spring Rain. I hand drew the lines around just for added interest...not perfect on purpose.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
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I see I have been a bad blogger. I never remember to post new work on the blog at the right time. Either I have forgotten to take pictures and I write a blog post with no photos (slap hand to forehead! Duh!) Or, I think I've posted something, then I realize it has been a month.
Annnyyywho...the strangest things inspire me. Recently, I have spent a lot of time thinking about strawberries. Maybe it is all of the strawberry festivals coming up this spring. Ahhh...finally spring.
This one is not finished yet...I don't think. I generally like my paintings until I take photographs, then I can see I need to add more. Maybe darken the seeds and more to the leaves. What do you think?
I think I have more strawberries to paint.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Soon, folks....I'll have a little surprise for you. Those who have been begging me to get back to painting will have an opportunity to buy one, and for a great cause. More deets coming.
Update* It is official! I will have this painting up for auction to benefit a wonderful cause, a beautiful botanical garden, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, here in Richmond, Virginia. Cheers To Art is benefiting the Children's Garden. In what spare time I can find, I also volunteer there in the Community Kitchen Garden, which provides fresh vegetables to FeedMore. So, if you are local, come on out to support a great cause. There is also a Facebook page to follow along, I'm on the cover today :) Cheers2Art FB page.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Many of you know I have a background in fine art. I love, love LOVE to paint with acrylic paint. Since painting takes time, with just a few minutes to create something, I generally choose the "card route". But...here's wishing for a snow day!
Have you guys tried one of the "wine and paint" places cropping up all over? They are so much fun! You don't need to have any art background, or talent for that matter. It is almost like paint by numbers for adults. They tell you where to paint on the canvas, what color, etc, in a logical step-by-step process. I found it relaxing... It was so much fun to go with my bestie and paint and have some low key fun.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Moxie Fab World blog had some really great challenges up these past few weeks. I squeaked out a few minutes to play today.
This challenge is to create your own "background paper". Well, I love to push different ways to use my stamps. I had an idea in my head about creating falling hearts for Valentines Day.