Sunday, December 28, 2014


I did some cleaning and organizing in my Studio today.
During this cleaning and organizing, I managed to
loose my Good Scissors! UGH!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bee Paper Bead Necklace

We are invited to my Brother in-laws house for Dinner tomorrow. I decided that I wanted to make a new beaded necklace to wear to dinner. I shopped my stash of paper beads to make this necklace. I made the beads from cereal boxes. I had the Bee pendent, and seed beads in my stash also. I don't remember where I bought the Bee, but I remember thinking at the time that it was a Great Find. I really like that way that my necklace turned out. I used 24 paper beads, and 75 seed beads.

Monday, December 22, 2014

2015 Art Journal

I bought a package of alphabet index cards at a thrift store for 25 cents. I have made them into a small Art Journal for 2015. Each card is 4' x 6". If I do a 2 page spread I can do a 8" x 6" journal page. I put the pages onto 1 1/2" rings so that the pages can be taken out while I work on the pages. When the journal is open the pages lay flat. I have made the front cover and I am looking forward to 2015 so that I can start working in this journal.

Pen & Ink with Watercolor Locked

Pen & Ink with Watercolor
Photo reference
Bobbie Cook
photo title Locked
Dip pen
India Ink

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Watercolor my Husband

My husband enjoying a Sunny
winter afternoon on our South Porch.

Paper Bead Necklace

I made myself another paper bead necklace. I used a cereal box to make the paper beads. I bought the cereal because the box was mostly an olive green color. I used 26 paper beads and 83 seed beads to make this necklace. I made the pendent using Graphic 45 paper. The Couture collection. I recycle almost every cereal box that comes into our house. I use the boxes to make covers for journals, paper beads, and mixed media tags.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Pen & Ink with Watercolor

Pen & Ink with Watercolor.
When I finished this painting I decided to put a quote on the page.
I used a stencil for the letters.
While writing the word, (doesn't ) I made a mistake with the letter E.
I almost cried because this is a Pen and Ink page. I tried to correct the E by going over it with more ink, that did not work. I was upset of course because I have just ruined my whole painting. Then I tried correcting the letter E with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and it did the trick. You can still see on the painting where I had the problem, but it was way better then it was. You have to be sooooo careful when you put Ink on your page.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pen & Ink with Watercolor Coffee

Pen & Ink with Watercolor
photo reference
Bill Kuhne
Sunday Morning Coming Down

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pen & Ink with Watercolor Cottage

Pen & Ink with Watercolor
Cottage at Sissinghurst
photo reference
Nicola B

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pen & Ink with Watercolor Bird

Pen & Ink with Watercolor Bird.
Photo reference my knitting friend & prodigious photographer,
Nancy Blanchong.

Art Journal Page

The is a Prompted Art Journal page, for
the Krazy Island Family Art Group.
This weeks prompt is to use a Tag.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pen & Ink with Watercolor Door

Pen & Ink with Watercolor.
Photo reference David Niblack.
title of photo Door in Stone.