July 25, 2014

The Sacred Eye

Life Book 2014 Week 28 led by Tamara Laporte.  We are to draw a sacred eye which contains self affirmations.

I had never heard of the Sacred Eye before.  Have you?  According to Google: "In ancient Greece, the "All Seeing Eye" was originally a symbol of The Divine Maat, the Goddess of Truth and Judgment."

my process

I am quite pleased with my drawing!

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July 22, 2014

Catching up...

Now that my studio is finished, I can create art once again.

Life Book 2014 Week 25 led by Effy Wild.  We are to work in layers and limit ourself to 15 minutes a layer.   Effy's theme is "Reverse Excavation."

I'm way behind - just trying to catch up.  It's wonderful to leave the chaos of the move behind and have fun.  I admit it - I didn't work 15 minutes at a time.  Once I'm in the zone, I'm off and running.

my process


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July 17, 2014

The Big Reveal

At last, my studio is finished - yippee!

Original Bedroom

Painted and tiled. (For a time, the room was used as the staging area for my husband's desk top - wood on floor)

 Bob Mahar carpenter extraordinaire putting the final touches on the slat wall

entry into studio

cabinets placed under cutting table - I can use all the storage I can get!

double closet

8' bookcase my husband built

I love the slat wall - a brilliant idea I came up with!!

A big thank you to my husband and all the workmen involved in the makeover.  Now I can finally get back to work!!

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July 1, 2014

ATC Swap

My Life Book 2014 ATC Swap partner is Beth Hiers.  Beth is talented, creative and generous.  These sweet ATC cards Beth made arrived in the mail today.  I love them.  Am I lucky or what?

Thank you, Beth!

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June 10, 2014

ATC - Rituals

Life Book 2014 Week 24 we are to create two ATCs (Artist Trading Cards).  One card to keep and one to trade.  The theme is rituals - what we do as artists to get our creative juices flowing.  I don't really have a ritual per se, but I find that I do get a lot of ideas swirling around in my head when I'm listening to music - especially when I'm out for a walk.  It's a peaceful time - nothing in particular on my mind - just enjoying the music and exercise.

I created a background on watercolor paper then drew a couple of whimsical girls groovin' to the music.  Once dry, the paper was cut to size.  These sweet little drawings measure 2-1/2W by 3-1/2H.

I can hardly wait to see who I am paired up with for the swap!

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