Monday, August 23, 2010

Latest Drawing

This is my first portrait sale through ETSY! I'm so excited. So far, the customer seems pleased with the photo of the drawing. IT ships out tomorrow!
The customer had me draw a picture of her mother, holding her baby - so grandma with her baby girl!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Children's Art Class Idea

These are some sample pieces of art for an art class I may be teaching this Fall.
They are mixed media collage on canvas. The style and technique is taken from Eric Carle, children's book author and illustrator. Here is a link to his website and a technique demonstration. The tissue paper was painted in different colors laid down right next to eachother and allowed to dry. The canvas background was painted with acrylic paint. The sandy bottom was painted then covered with a then layer of golden acrylic medium glass bead gel. The dried painted tissue paper was then treated with effects made by painting some netting material with black paint and then pressing it to the tissue. Shapes were cut to look like fish, shells, seaweed etc and glued on the background with modgepodge. The canvas edge was painted black. A white gel pen was used to add detail as well as a fine brush dipped in black. The whole thing can be finished with acrylic gloss medium.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Giveaway Winner Announced!!

My husband drew the name out of a plate for me and...........The winner of my latest Bible Trivia Giveaway is...................Kathy Markes!!!
Thanks Kathy!
She will receive the decoupaged office supplies pictured below.
Thank you to all 6 who entered! I really appreciate it. Come back to visit often as I
will be doing more of these from time to time!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Happy Garden"

Here is my creative offering for 8/8/10....painted with joy and posted on
for 25.00

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bible Trivia GIVEAWAY and now a Member of Giveaway Scout!

MY latest giveaway is this darling little set of desk items decoupaged with my artwork! The original painting used for this set is still for sale on ETSY by the way.
All three items, the little journal, plate and box will be shipped to the winner. Here are the rules:
1. Visit my new blog posted here and read the posting- giftsofcreationspirit - just click, and leave a comment.
2. come back to this blog and leave a post that tells what you thought of the post...
3.EMAIL( me(don't post) the answer the following three questions which are found answered somewhere on the blog or in the scriptures listed....
a. what is the name of the king who threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the fiery furnace?
b. how many times hotter did he make the furnace before he had them thrown in?
c. what was their crime?
d. fill in the blanks from the passage the story is taken from, it says...not even one_______on their _____was scorched.
3. Answer by midnight Thursday, August 12th On Friday, August 13, a winner will be drawn randomly from a pool of bloggers who correctly answered the questions and followed all the above instructions. Your giveaway will be shipped out to the winner(just email me your address) on Monday.

Happy searching! LET THE FUN BEGIN!!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

A Gift for a special 4 year old!

My niece just had a birthday and I decided to give her a hand-painted pencil box full of goodies - pencils, markers, special paper, stickers, etc. I hope she loves it...I won't be selling these on ETSY though,....way too time-consuming for the price people would want to pay there!

OH BY THE WAY!! I am announcing my new Blog today!!! Gifts of Creation Spirit
IT is a place for writings and musings of the spiritual sort and about things that the God of the Universe is trying to teach me!Please Check it out and leave me a post!