Monday, May 25, 2015

One Week...

ICAD 2012:  #1: "National Doughnut Day"

Until Daisy Yellow's Index Card A Day Challenge starts!
(I can't wait!)

ICAD 2012:  #12: "Modigliani's Nest"

I've taken a breather from the blog while I've been moving into and organizing a new studio.  (Expect a future post about that!)  Now that (most of) the boxes are unpacked, and (most of) my supplies are organized, I'm ready to jump back into blogging!

ICAD 2013:  #21 "Rapscallion"
(rapscallion: \rap-'skal-yen\ : noun: rascal, scamp, ne'er-do-well)

What better way to throw myself back into the thick of it than with a daily challenge?!?  I love the simplicity of the ICAD challenge... All you need is a stack of index cards and some sort of mark making tool or tools.  It doesn't get much easier than that!

ICAD 2012:  #55 "Creativi Tea"

Sometimes my cards were silly (okay... most of the time!), sometimes they were simple, and sometimes they were a little more elaborate...  But, whatever they turned out to be, it was a great way to play everyday!

ICAD 2012:  #14 "Songbird"

I have a stack of fresh index cards and I'm ready to go...
Do you want to join me?!?

ICAD 2012:  #33, #34, #35  "Rainbow Giraffe)

If you would like to see all of my past index cards,
please click here

Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy 4th Birthday/Anniversary/Blogoversary PPF!

Wow... Four years!  How did that happen?!?

When EVA and I started Paint Party Friday four years ago, we knew we wanted to create a site where painters from around the world could "get together".  We hoped it would become a supportive and encouraging community for like-minded artists... What we didn't expect is how many partyers would show up each week, and how many meaningful friendships would be made...  To say we're thrilled is an understatement!

I knew I was going to create a party portrait painting for the PPF blog, but since we invited everyone to create self portraits for the celebration, I thought maybe I should create a separate one for my own blog.  I was in a strange mood today, and that led to a strange self-portrait...

I'd like to end this post by giving thanks to my wonderful PPF partner, EVA... Thank you for your continued dedication, your creativity, your support, your encouragement, and your friendship!

And, to all of my PPF friends... Thank you for helping to make the Paint Party Friday blog such a fun place to visit, for sharing your amazing artwork, and for keeping us inspired week after week!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


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Blend in?

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Or, stand out?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Coffee Blobs and Inspiration

Sometimes inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places...

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If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you know that I am a big fan of all things silly.  And when it comes to silly, Carla Sonheim is the "Squeen" (Silly Queen)!  Whenever I find myself in a taking-myself-too-seriously rut, I turn to one of Carla's books (Drawing Lab is my all time favorite art book!), or one of her classes.

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Last week while catching up on some blog reading, I came across Carla's "coffee blobs".  As you may already know, I have a tendency to "see" things (Click here for an example, and click here for another!)... And if you're familiar with Carla, then you know she fully supports and encourages "seeing" things (check out this tutorial)!

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Well, when I saw Carla's "coffee blobs" I immediately started "seeing" things, so I emailed her and asked if it would be okay for me to print them out, draw&paint on them, then post my results.  Being the generous Squeen that she is, she granted me permission and gave me her blessing!

I had so much fun playing with them, I was sorry to see I had reached my last...

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Luckily, I've signed up for "Year of the Spark" so I have a feeling I'll be in for a LOT more fun, inspiration, and magic in 2015!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My Word of the Year

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I have to admit I have been a bit back and forth on the whole "word of the year" thing...  On one hand, I like the idea of having a central focus or a beacon to come back to and guide you through the year...  On the other hand,  I've never been a big fan of labels because I find they can be very limiting, and sometimes paralyzingly dangerous.

But, when pondering it at the beginning of 2015, there was one word that I kept coming back to.  Then, a dear friend sent me an eerily word-relevant email that seemed like divine intervention that the word that kept popping into my head was truly meant to be...

So, without further ado, I am officially announcing that my word of the year is:  MAGIC!

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I definitely believe in it, 
and I am looking forward to finding it this year!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Moo Year!

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Wishing you an udderly amazing 2015!

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