>Meet Saffy Safflower

>I ordered this print from  Etsy on May 6th, it arrived at my home on May 14th, and she traveled all the way across the ‘big pond’!!
Wow!! What service.

Customisable Art Print – Saffy Safflower

The print is gorgeous! The paper the crispness, you’ve got to see it to believe it!

I don’t know if we can explain what it is about a piece of art that calls to us. Saffy kept calling me back. I can’t tell you how many times I went back and looked at her before I hit the buy button.

After I ordered her, I was sorting some files in my computer. There she was…Saffy’s little sister, looking right at me.

Do you see the resemblance?

That’s a drawing done by my 5yo Granddaughter. It made me smile. (the hair was actually supposed to be dreadlocks). She’s a  little artist in the making.

So I love them both, and they will hang on my wall together.

I’d also ordered a couple of  Rosie’s printable collage sheets. She really does wonderful work! Maybe there’s something in her Etsy Store that will call to you.

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>Walk a mile…

>*waving*

This page has been in the back of my mind for a while.  The background I’d done some time ago.  I just scribbled with a green watercolor crayon and washed over it. I inked with the punchinellia, and went over it all with a blueish Glimmer Mist.

Then I covered the whole thing up with shoes!! I’m sure you can tell that some of the letters are stickers, some were stamped, and just a tiny bit of my own handwriting!

The Rodney I’m referring to, of course, the infamous Rodney King.

PS I’d been searching everywhere for the  punchinellia, Joanns, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby looked at me like I was crazy when I asked for. As did the lady at the florist, until the lightbulb in her head went on, and she realized what I was describing! Whoo hoo, took me a long time to locate it locally.

PPS for my brother and sister who may read this and still won’t know…. punchinellia, is sequin waste. it’s a piece of plastic ribbon that’s the left over after they punch out the sequins.

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>Not Just For Nut Bread: Banana Carving Art – Geekologie

>Everyones Mojo takes them on their own path.
Awesome sculptures!

Geekologie: Not Just For Nut Bread: Banana Carving Art –

Go ahead, click it, ya know ya wanna

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>Karma

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Karma wasn’t so instant, but a fun page. I decided to change the face at the last minute and couldn’t quite match the paint. Oh well.

There were some leftovers from the journal pages I’d printed for my Ocean page. Waste not want not. ­čÖé

Collage, chipboard covered in stickles, google eyes on the dogs. lots of tangles, paint and other assorted techniques.

Another Wild Precious challenge!

Hubby says she looks like a character out of Westworld (old movie) or a badly done corpse . He’s right! Thanks to the course I’d taken at Big Picture Studios, I’m Embracing Imperfection. ­čśë

Thanks for stopping by.

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>Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo╩╗ole

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It’s Fabulous Freaky Friday!!

I believe I’ve shared this here before. It touches me deeply in so many ways every time I hear it.

Beautiful song, awesome voice, complex man, great loss. I could watch/listen a million times. I guess it’s time to do a journal page!

Enjoy

YouTube – OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo╩╗ole: “

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>Take me to the ocean…

>This journal page came together in the strangest way.

I’d been wanting to do a page about the beach/ocean for some time now. I grew up one mile from the beach. Now I’m over an hour away and don’t get there often. I’m not one to lay in the sun, I just like to ‘be’. Day or night it really doesn’t matter. There’s just something about the enormity of the sky and sea meeting.  It’s the place that can make me still and quiet inside.

During my daily travels, I ended up at The Scrappy Tree. They have an Art Journal Friday Challenge. This week it was simply to use orange, purple and/or gold in honor of summer. I took a mental note and…omg… it stuck!!

Tee did a background demo that inspired me at Green Isle Crafts.

Bare with me, I’m getting there…. I’d also signed up to follow a free class at Strathmore Studios (the art paper people) The class involves using your old art to make new. I don’t really have much to pick from, I just printed a few of my past journal pages, ripped and tore, and made the waves.

I used some Glimmer Mist, some Stickles, Punchenilla, acryilic paint, and even a few stamps.

I’d written a few keywords on a post-it that came to me while working. Those turned into the journaling/poem of sorts. I wrote on a piece of transparency and hit the back of it with some white paint.

If you click on the picture it will enlarge, but you probably won’t be able to read the words. (Unless your Daddy was a Doctor and you’re much younger than me.) Here they are….

Take me to the Ocean, take me to the sea

Let me close my eyes, let me breath deeply.

I listen to the surf, it’s like she’s breathing too.

I’m connected to the universe, all my pain is gone

I see how small my troubles are, I feel at one with you.

Take me to the Ocean take me to the sea

That is where I need to go when I need to find me.

This really was a blast to work on. It touched me in so many ways.

I can’t thank all the bloggers, group owners, videographers and others out there, who share their ideas and techniques. I’ve really picked up a lot since I started this whole art journal thing in January. Thanks Julie!!

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>Green Isles Crafts: Art Prompt Book Giveaway and Demo Video

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Green Isles Crafts: Art Prompt Book Giveaway and Demo Video

You’ll surely enjoy popping over to visit Tee at Green Isle Crafts! She has great prompts and ideas everyday.

 Today she’s having a giveaway!

I want this book. Enough that if I don’t win it, I’ll likely buy it!! Great reference!

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