A NEW GAL ON THE BLO(CK)G

Thank you for your kind words, Linda. I am honored to be your friend, you are an inspiration as well.

A Bit Of Me LAC

Happy 2014 to everyone.  Hope you all are ready for a new year, new challenges, new ideas and lots of new creativity.  I don’t usually make any resolutions since I always tend to let them fall by the wayside.  I start with a bang and then fizzle out.  Guess you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

However, there are those of us who thrive with change.  One such person is my good friend, Robin.  She’s a fantastic artist and her work shows off her talents, which are many. She has been quite successful in her little corner of the world and has now expanded her talents to blogging.  Robin has such great, original ideas and seeing her work always inspires me.  And I know she’ll inspire you as well.  Take a peek at her new blog, ARTWORK BY ROBIN, and follow her journey.  You’ll be surprised, inspired and challenged…

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Turning Over a New Leaf

What exactly does this mean? According to Urban Dictionary, “turning over a new leaf” means to start a new life again. I see it as a positive change, one that easily lends itself to new years resolutions. Sometimes it takes a while to get there and other times it takes no time at all. Sometimes it takes a few tries to to achieve a goal. I love this photograph because it uses color as a catalyst.

Leaf Colors

Rainy Day Boxes

Our toddlers love their “Rainy Day Boxes”! We put bits of fabric and paper, glitter glue, markers, stickers, popsicle sticks, pom poms, a glue stick, and paper into boxes and personalized each one with the child’s name. I got the idea from Kira (http://www.hernewleaf.com/) on Pinterest.
Rainy Day Box gift

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my friends, family, and followers! 2014 is going to be an amazing year! Any resolutions? Leave me a comment below. My resolution is to focus and be in the moment.
ScoutNewYear

Iris Folding

Iris Folding originated in the Netherlands. Originally using the inside of envelopes, the paper was used to cut, fold, and place in a pattern. The result is a swirl of colors and patterns. Take notice of the envelopes you receive in the mail. The patterns are amazing! Today there are many paper options–tissue paper, wrapping paper, candy wrappers and more. I have quite a collection as you can imagine. I thought I would share some of my iris folding cards. These have been created for challenges in my Yahoo group. Thank you Jannie Bergkaarten for the patterns.


girly dress

Animals

As you may know, I am a huge animal lover! My pets have inspired me to create one of a kind pieces. Here are a few:

Golden 2

IF purple cat-1

MareandFoal

Please leave a comment, all you animal lovers!

Other Crafts

Although my focus is on paper crafts, I have done other projects as well. I thought I would share a few with you.

Matching Game

Matching game

This is a game I made for the children in my class. With this game, they can match colors, shapes, and sort by number.

Bridal Ornaments
White and ivoryfloralornaments

These ornaments were made for a bride to give to her wedding party.


Key Chains

Key chains

These key chains were made for end-of-the-year teacher gifts. I purchased the blanks at AC Moore and stitched each one to personalize them.

I will post some other crafts another time. Thanks for taking a peek!

Welcome

Welcome to my new blog.  You may find a gallery of my artwork, find updates about new art shows, and request more information for a custom piece.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments or questions.