Saturday, October 31, 2009
Happy Halloween and Samhain Greetings, Friends. Hope everyone is enjoying a spooky fun day complete with glowing jack o' lanterns, warm candles, and excited children. :) I love this time of year. Summer is finally a memory and we enter into the dark season, looking ahead to Solstice and the gifts of winter. While there is no snow yet at sea level, a drive up Harbor Mountain this morning put us into falling snow and quiet space. The change of seasons has finally occurred. This is my Poe piece for this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge. Enjoy. Most stamps are from Oxford Impressions, but the ravens are from a regional stamp company, Juneau Rubber Stamp Company.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I had friends over last night to make Halloween cards - great fun! Here are the four I put together. They are going out in the mail tomorrow. This week's Created Byhand challenge is all about Halloween, so here we go! :)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Happy Halloween! Here's my haunted house arch for this week's Gothic Arch challenge. Yes, I broke out and tuned up my Slice this morning. Okay, it didn't need much of a tune up, simply a new blade. Tried out some of the new images from the Spook Alley cartridge. Stamps from Oxford Impressions and Paula Best.
Friday, October 23, 2009
The countdown to Halloween begins! One more week till tricks and treats. I'm having a Halloween card making art night here at my house Saturday night. Am looking forward to wine, appetizers, friends and art. Halloween is also this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I've been taking part in Mrs. B.'s 31 Days of Halloween draws and one of today's happens to be gorgeous domino art by Gypsy Mare Studios. Be sure to check out all of her handpainted dominos and beaded necklaces.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Here's my arch for this week's Gothic Arch challenge. I wish now I had worked the rest of the quote in off to the side. It currently reads, "He called her "sweetie" and "crumbcake" and "darling" and "baby" and all the things (& more) that she ever wanted to be called." The quote actually goes on to say that "In contrast, she called him "dumbhead", a classic case of opposites attract" or something similar. It's funny. I forget how fun it is to work nudes into art - there's nearly always an element of surprise. Ah yes, and for those looking for my arch, it's the door. :) Collage images by Talulah's and Paper Whimsy.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Here's my blackbird contribution to this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge. Of course I can't help but think of the lyrics to "Blackbird" when posting this.
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
This week's Gothic Arch theme celebrates inventors. I decide to apply this to creators. It is said in Alaska Native legends and myths that Raven created the sun, the moon and stars. So here is Raven in his full creative process - complete with arch in the background, a portal to the Universe. The text reads, "And with that, Raven created the sun, moon and stars." Enjoy fall!