Some of My Recent Work

I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I thought I’d do a quick little post to show you some of the things I’ve made while I’ve been MIA.

I’ve been participating in a Moley Group Swap on ATCs For All. If you are unfamiliar with a Moley Group Swap it is a group of about 10-12 artists and we all buy a Japanese Moleskine Sketchbook (Accordion Style) and each artist chooses a theme for their journal. We then mail our journals off to each other to complete a 3-page spread in each book. Here are the pages I have done so far.

This one I just finished yesterday for Waffle’s book. Her theme was Suzi Blu Style Pretty Girls.

Suzi-Blu-Girl-Waffle-lgThis next one I did in Bluesky’s book. Her theme was In the Style of Cori Dantini.

Cori-Dantini-Bluesky-lgThis one was done for TheWeaversHand. Her theme was Altered Magazine Pages. The jellyfish were cut out from a magazine. I embellished them with gel pens and painted the background. I also wrote some information about jellyfish on the page.

Jellyfish-Theweavershand-smThis last one was for my book. My theme is Hometown Landmarks.

Agri-Empire-SpreadI also participated in an In Memory of Edgar Allan Poe and an Egyptian Gods & Goddesses ATC swaps on Illustrated ATCs. These are the ATCs I made.

Edgar-Allan-Poe-lg The-Raven-lg The-Tell-Tale-Heart-lg Tombstone-lgOsiris-lg Hadath-lg Bast-lg Annubis-lgLet me know what you think. I’d love to hear have your feedback. Have a blessed week!

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My Newest Creations

So this week I made up some Mixed Media hearts for a swap on ATCs For All. I took a piece of 9″ x12″ 140 lb. watercolor paper and painted it with different colors of acrylic paint. I sprayed on some spray inks, used some stencils and did some stamping. I then cut out a bunch of different shaped hearts. I took six of those hearts and did some pen work (with a Molotow 1mm white acrylic paint pen. For the final touch I added a Stickles border to each heart. Here is what they looked like.

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My next activity for the week was to make a gift for my nephew John and his wife Brandi’s baby shower. My nephew is a US Marine and they are having a boy so I thought some camouflage burp pads would be appropriate. Once side is cotton camouflage fabric and the other side is tan flannel. Here is how they turned out.

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Since I already had the sewing machine out I figured I take on one more project. A friend of mine posted some images of fabric/quilted postcards as well as I’ve seen some on Pinterest. I decided to give one a try. Now I am definitely no seamstress and really haven’t done any free motion quilting so please don’t laugh at my lack of skill in that department. Overall I think the postcard came out nice. Here is the final result. I even mailed it to a friend.

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