Saturday, August 9, 2014

My bags filled with...Happy Mail!

I am doing The Documented Life Project (DLP). Within this group we are sending Happy Mail (HM). I picked 22 people from the list to receive my HM. Here is the contents of the envelope's.

Here are the envelopes with tissue paper and gelli prints.

Here are the painted and sprayed fronts complete with doodles.

Here are the first two HM packages I received on the same day. Wow! Look at all these goodies I can use in my DLP!

Here goes my HM to the post office.

Soon after I sent these I received another HM, Yay! It is so fun getting this beautifully colored mail!

Hearts and flowers!

 Then another...I wonder what the mail carrier thinks?

I love this envelope! And the contents were super amazing! A handmade mini book, sewn tags and painted goodies. Iv;e gotten a few now with little bags or envelopes so cute!

 I got so many that I made a box for all of the wonderful Happy Mail.

I was inspired by one HM who sent a drawing of a woman on book paper. So I got out my altered book  and started drawing.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


The second week of SOC 4. Coral and Teal with a smudge, smash or pop of bright white.

These colors were a challenge for me.
Luckily I had a gelli print that had these dark colors. I used my Pentel pens over top of the acrylic gelli print. The pen took a while to dry so I was able to rub it and blend it in places and this owl popped up. I was a bit inspired by Juliette Crane after looking at her owls.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Summer of Color 4

has had The Summer of Color (SOC) challenge for the last 4 years.
I joined last year's and really enjoyed the challenges. They kept me busy, creating fun different pieces of art in the colors chosen in the challenge. I joined in every weeks challenge last year in order to win some great supplies in the colors used and to get some creativity out. I didn't win last year.This year even before SOC  started I won the very first random drawing! I was so excited to win because I never win these blog things. Here is what I won...

These acrylic pens are very cool! The ones in the package are fine point but the ones in the mug with Kristin's cool art, are wide and super fun to use. I can't wait to play around with them some more. I used my Pentel and Sakura pens as well as colored pencil on this weeks challenge.

 SOC 4 came and went for me. Every week I was looking forward to the new colors and making art. But life got in the way with babies, tween's and housework there was little time for doing art. So here I am posting weeks after. 

I loved making these! Zentangle mandala fun.
This one reminds me of the sea...

The colors for this challenge guessed it!
 Aqua blue, yellow and a smudge, splash or pop of hot pink.

This one reminds me of a carousel.

Here they are as I drew them together on the paper.

I'm linking up to SOC 4 if you want to see the other entrees. 

Thanks again for stopping by,

Sunday, August 3, 2014

What's on your easel?

I have been drawing women's faces for the past two weeks. This one I drew on mixed media paper then I decided to add a background. I glued scraps of beautiful handmade paper, book paper, watercolor twinkling H2O's scrap paper, and gelli print scraps around her, then I added tissue paper for the cheeks. I found this great embroidered paper that had specks of gold in it for her hair. On her neck I added book paper.

I then got out my acrylic paints and painted her in and around her. She's drying now but I'm sure she needs more. For now this is what she looks like.

What's on your easel? I'm linking with Sue Grilli today. If your interested in seeing more Artists check out her blog post.

Thanks for looking,