Saturday, June 28, 2008

Happy Tea Party Day!

It's here, it's here!!!!!!

Well, this is the day....the day that we celebrate a creative posting milestone. Over at 'A Fanciful Twist' we are having a jolly ol' tme. The table is all set in it's vibrant finery and everyone is having a wonderful time!
After arriving on my 'dusty blue' scooter,
I fixed my hair to don my new derby-style hat that I found for this very occasion.....
I also brought with me some yummy tea treats........

What a fun day this will be :-)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Simply 'Irresistible'

Well, it has been awhile since I have been able to work on a challenge here, and I am so glad that I did! The theme this time was to do wax rubbings and then do an ink/paint 'wash' over that...doing a type of wax resist. I experimented with different rubber stamps till I found one that decided to work with me. I really enjoyed playing with some blue and orange crayon with some black acrylic paint and blue ink. I also did a texture rubbing of the back of an old muffin cup...which produced a flower-like design.
Some close-ups:

Tall flower.....

Muffin cup flower....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Coaster Art Musings - The Beginning

I love playing with artful scraps and leftovers. I also like the idea of recycling those little coasters that you get at your local favorite restaurant (if they are not too wet that is)....they are such a perfect size canvas.

I got this coaster when I went out to dinner with a friend of mine and we were having a soulful conversation. The card had the word "soul" already on it. So after rummaging through my scraps, paint and cut up paper sheets, I got to work painting the card and adding all of the elements. I even had an extra inchie collage square from an art charity collaborative project.

Doing art on these are a good place to experiment with different techniques on a smaller scale.

I have sooooo many more of these stay tuned for more "Coaster Art Musings!"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Mad Tea Party - Don't be Late!

I just love a tea party!

Over at A Fanciful Twist, there will be just that on Saturday, June 28th! One HUGE online celebration in honor of Vanessa's 200th blog post - wooohooo!

Stay tuned for all of the happenings and while you are at it, come on over with your "fanciful" party hat and join us for a grand time!

**Photo from Lenny's Alice in Wonderland's site; Illustration by Sir John Tenniel**