Thursday, April 30, 2009

~ Why I love blogging ~




~ I love blogging because ~







Blogging is like a modern day version of a message in a bottle.















When you create a post and send it off into the web it is as if you have put a message in a bottle and sent it to sea for someone to find.

































You want your message to be found and read by others although you may be hesitant sharing your written word, visual work or feelings.

When someone does find your message it is like they are peeking into your soul.




The greatest gift to a blogger is to see our message sent yet again to another, sharing our inspiration and passions.

For us to receive comments on our posts of how we have touched someone is like having the message in the bottle found, our message read and understood.



~Blogging is a modern day connection of a message in a bottle~



~ Dreams in the wind will carry me and soon I will be free ~ A canvas can do miracles ~




Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cupids Charm Blogging Party May 1st


In celebration of Joy Jones being published in Stampington's Artful Blogging she is having a party! It is great to be inspired by beautiful blogs and the success of others! Drop by and celebrate with her! http://cupidscharm.blogspot.com/

Drop back by here on Friday May 1st to see why I love blogging!
Then feel free to comment why you love to blog also!

See you Friday! ~ Theresa

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Theater



















This is a mixed media piece inspired by Illustration Friday's Theme -Theater.


In the mail I had received a Pocket Friday packet of goodies I won from http://artandimagesbykim.ning.com/

So most of the images are from Kim. I was so excited I could put the images to use right away!I may try to get a better picture for you on a different day, but for now I just had to share. It reminds me of how I love theater!! I miss being able to go as often as I used to. Hope you are having a great weekend. ~Theresa

Here is a link to her store~
http://www.artandimagesbykim.com/store/Default.asp

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!


I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir, 1913, in L.M. Wolfe, ed., John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938

On December 7, 1972. From NASA: View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon.

http://www.earthday.net/earthday2009 To see what events are going on in your area to celebrate Earth Day search events via left side bar!

Quote from Star Riches


Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul - and you answer. ~Star Rich├ęs
This is a quote that I thought I would share and if you are an artist you are sure to relate to it.
When you deny yourself time to create you are not taking care of your soul. Life can get in the way of being creative. We all must find ways to take the time to answer. Take a look at what you love and create art!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

















































Cupcakes, Flowers, Dying Easter Eggs and a journal page background for what happens when all the sugar wears off! Happy Easter Everyone!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Inspired by a magazine ad
I created the backgrounds in my art journal. I have three journals going at once. One just collage, one acrylic and collage and this one a variation of many types. This allows me to let things dry. I do sometimes however use a blow dryer to speed things up and stay working on the same journal book. I have about 10 pages to go to complete this book! I can't wait to start on the next one! There are several visual journal classes via online. If interested leave me a comment and I will email you some information! Stampington Magazine has a publication dedicated to Journals. http://www.stampington.com/html/art_journaling_w09.html
This is published a few times a year and is great for inspiration. Just don't get too overwhelmed when you start your own. Create your own style. Experiment and most of all have fun!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mixed Media Fairy Painting

This is a closer look at the fairy painting. I am back to the work room for some art journal work.

Mixed Media Fairy Painting

I have been taking an Organic Dimensions Class.
This is the latest that I have been working on.
I wanted her to look as though she was gazing in the water. I used colors related to nature. The collage paper I used had flowers and I muted them by painting over it. I found a few fairy quotes but don't know that I will add them. Haven't quite decided if I am done.
Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!
Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles like nature.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wish


Here is a picture of one of my acrylic paintings that I have done lately. I have been busy with the mom stuff. Sammie had gotten sick back to back with two different virus's. So....not much time for keeping up with posts and such.
I am going up to San Francisco area this weekend for the first birthday of my granddaughter Audrey. The break will be good. Hopefully I will return with much inspiration for more art work.
I have two mixed media projects in the works and trying to get to my art journal. I will have to put on hold until after the weekend. Next week some new posts for all~