Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Couple Layouts

Here are a couple layouts I shared over at Tiny Seed. The photo of my grandfather is the only one I have of him. I just love this picture! He's holding my mom after her Christening. The gown she is wearing is the same gown that I wore when I was baptized and the same gown my little girl wore at her naming ceremony. It's pretty special!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mixed Media Play

My good friends Izzy and Diane gave me the most wonderful calendar filled with gorgeous artwork by Lisa Kaus for my birthday last year. I love that it's only January and that I have 11 more months to enjoy it on my wall. Lisa has a fun whimsical style and each time I flip through the pages it makes me want to pull out my painting supplies and create! So, this week I pulled out my acrylic paints, glimmer sprays, and a variety of mediums and created this little page in my art journal. Ok, I have a thing for painting these little girls. They make me happy! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Serendipitous Moment

Today's Mom's birthday. I really miss her. I was taking some photos of my kitty cat this morning, feeling comfort in my love for photography when the letter carrier arrived scaring poor Pearl as the mail came through my mail box. As I went through the mail, I had a serendipitous moment when I came across two pieces of mail. First, a beautiful RAK from my dear friend Diane, Prima scrapbooking flowers! Thanks Diane, these couldn't have arrived on a better day!

I then notice a letter from the BC Cancer Agency. When I read the president and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation, Douglas Nelson's message that one day, all cancers will be manageable, rather than life-threatening illnesses and that based on the tremendous advances in cancer care and research being made at the BC Cancer Agency,  he is confident that that day is just around the corner, it reminded me of how so very important it is to donate and I thought to myself what better gift could I give on this day, my mom's birthday than my own contribution to this wonderful cause. It then inspired me to take the following photos and share with you all again, the amazing video that my dear friend Sue made for all those fighting this terrible disease and dedicated to my mom Eileen. Please consider donating. I truly believe and pray, that one day, we will all live in a world without this horrible disease devastating our family and friend's lives.
My RAK (random act of kindness) from Diane. Thanks again Diane, I love them!
Mom's little lilac tree and our little Buddha covered in snow who watches over her. This little tree was planted in memory of my mom and is loved and cared for and will be a familiar post on my blog as it grows into it's own beautiful tree.
I received this gorgeous handmade card from Sue yesterday with some beautiful comforting thoughts. Thank you so much my friend. I am so blessed to have you in my life. And, thank you to all my dear friends who called, texted and sent emails reminding me of how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends who truly care. I love you all!

Here is the link to Sue's video A Shave for the Warriors.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

More Mixed Media

So this weekend I got to play with paint and other fun mediums. I added two more pages to my Art Journal. The first one I'm really happy with, the second, well, I liked my original design, but the image just doesn't "pop" off my page. The difference, my first one I used my acrylics, the second, my watercolour paints and pencils and some glimmer paints which were the culprit in me not getting the crisp image that I usually like. Next time, I'll apply those last instead of first. But hey, it's all about learning and experimenting in your art journal right? So have fun, go play and don't be afraid to experiment. It doesn't have to be perfect.

So far, to date, the one below is my favourite in my journal. See the difference in how much crisper and brighter the image is.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a creative week.