Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wanna hear a cool story? So I recently got back in touch with one of my best friends from high school. I thank Facebook for being able to keep in touch with her, while she is in Michigan, and I'm in California. I've always been into art, painting and drawing, and recently, DeAnna, who I fondly called PP or Peppermint Patty sent me a present just because. Something she saw while vacationing, and sent to me. So thoughtful. So perfect. She has no idea what that little gift would lead to. It was two small canvas prints from a mixed media artist, Kelly Rae Roberts I had never heard of her, and quickly became a fan. During the time the gift arrived, I was taking an online course about Mixed Media Art. My very first one. Now here is where Kelly Rae Roberts comes in. Not only is she an artist, but an E-book writer, and an amazing inspiration to me! I bought her books, have learned so much already and plan to open an Etsy store soon, to sell my art canvases. Little did PP know, that the gift she sent would possibly lead to a new opportunity for this Mom of two! I am thankful for being able to reconnect with my best friend, but also for every coincidence in my life, because as I know "Coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous"
Sunday, May 15, 2011
|I HEART FACES|
This week's photo entry for I HEART FACES is just for fun, and no human faces are needed! These were taken by J (age 16) last week at Disneyland. I gave her my camera and she got some great shots around the park. I think she's been bitten by the shutterbug! Enjoy...
Sunday, May 1, 2011
After letting my canvases and art supplies sit for at least a month, I picked up the paintbrush and gave it another try this week. As I dabble with mixed media art, I find that I enjoy using a painted background more than a paper background. I can always add paper, tags, and fabric afterwards. So that is what I've done with my latest projects...enjoy!