Friday, January 29, 2016

getting my artJOURNAL on

 "Keep busy doing the things you love and destiny will find you"
 Howdy Bloggers , another art journal update.
Do you struggle finding appropriate words to incorporate on to your art journal pieces?
I'm not a big lover of cliches,or single word titles(not that i haven't used them before) but finding something that is interesting and works with my pieces is sometimes difficult.
For these two pieces I've grabbed my phone and googled 'life & love' quotes for the above piece and 'heart' for this piece below.Up pops a a plethora of known and obscure quotes and one finds the best quote that work for ones piece.
" Let my soul smile through my heart ,
 and my heart smile through my eyes,
that I may scatter rich smiles to sad hearts "
For this piece I tried to make it a little random.
So I love listening to music when i get arty,it helps my work flow
 and I find it inspiring to the whole creative process.
This week here in Oz ,it was Australia Day and 
the annual Triple J Hottest 100 is always a part of our celebration.
As I'm listening to the radio,I wanted to create a piece that incorporated words into my background. so I shazzam'd the Courtney Barnett song on the radio, Pedestrian At Best and used the words within the song to facilitate the background and the direction of the piece.
From that ,this Silhouette piece was born.
I would love to know how you add journaling to your art?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

21 faces

I just want to put a big shout out to to Lifebook 2015 and to Kim Price for gifting it to me last year.
I feel like I personally grew so much artistically (and i haven't even finished the years lessons),and today I a snapped a few photos of the faces that I have created in my art journal over that last 6 months

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Postcards from an Artist.

Howdy Bloggers.I want to share with you this piece I created recently.
While scrolling thru my Instagram I was sussing out one of the artists on my feed,
and found that he was giving away postcards with this beautiful piece he had created.
---he has this cool street art stencil-like thing going on-- 
The artist, Adam Craemer , sent me a few in the mail ,
and inspired by the image I just had to get arty with it .
Of course, I did ask Adam permission to use his piece in my work 
and he was very gracious to allow me to do so .
Big shout out to Adam Craemer for being one uber cool sharer .
And to Austin Kleon for allowing me to see that muses are everywhere and
 respect and credit are essential for every artist who is inspired by others .
Big Love to Anita and her Rad stencils from Flutterbys designs
I've used the Random Botherings Stencil on this piece ,
as well as some super cool Colourblast "bling" coloured textured paste .

want a postcard...??
heres the post on Instagram.
go pm him, he's a great sharer .:) x


 A little colourful texture is a wonderful extra to accompany this Beautiful photo of my eldest girl.
Texture added with colourbast "apple of my eye " & "deep blue looks lush and glorious ,
I've highlighted the leaves with a stabilo black "magic" pencil, to add a little depth to the page.
Just loving the effect to gives .
a few of my essential extras Tissue , music sheet papers and a little muslin..finish the piece of with some gorgeous Hambly overlays, STILL available here at scrapping clearly 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

New year , New layout

 Incorporating some rad WOW stencils and chipboard and 
some super fabulous Colour Blast Coloured Textured Paste and embossing powder 
 If you want to know how i created this piece , head over here to the WOW blog,
 Its such a lush piece, I needed to put it here too ;)
sending out some INSTALOVE your way

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

a little mojo from december 2015

Sharing a few pieces from the end of 2015.
such a woeful blogger i was last year .

 this piece was shared over at the New ColourBlast Austalia Blog 
if you would like to know how i put it together .
Celebrating my eldest and her school friends
 for Linelle and Colin

go get arty folks . x

Monday, January 4, 2016

more colour magic from December 2015

Painting Louise

 When your very awesome extra special arty friend asks you to paint her,because you have been sharing Instagram photos of your latest art journaling efforts,
 and she has been watching and liking and then she requests a portrait.
So I tell her I was definitely no Jo Kinder (insanely fine artist).,
but she has a Jo Kinder and would like a Lisa Oxley Style Portrait.
A scrapwitch original, no less
ok , ok , so how can I refuse my scrapping inspiration, my muse, Louise.
"This is my practice one",I said to myself when I started .
(I do that, make a practice piece, which inevitably becomes THE piece after all).
another practice piece :)

Heaps more pieces from my creative year over here on Instagram ,
so easy to upload from ones smart phone.

A layout for Kim, a canvas for Nicky and a new DT

 A few months ago went to Camp Mojo arty retreat and donated my services to create a layout for an auction piece.Finally sent a few months ago, this is the layout. 
check out my WOW blog post about how I threw this one together HERE.

  I sent this commission canvas over to South Australia for the beautiful Nicky to adorn her art space .

 I've got a new DT gig this year with the Awesome Colour Blast Australia company.
this is basically my 1st piece for the company and i am soooooooo loving the effect of the shimmer and multi colour choices available..
*watch this space , I've been pumping out some new pieces with this bomb product.