There is a new challenge site called ISMAKI, which is being run by Isa, Kianel and Mag. Here is my entry for this first challenge which was timely because I wanted to make a card for a friend with a new baby, so I used this template to inspire the card.. This is the challenge addy:
I spent yesterday afternoon playing with a new twist on brayered backgrounds called Shining Stones. It is one of the challenges on Trish Bees "Next Generation Stampers" group and has really got everyone keen to try it out. I want to try some more with different cardstock, to try to get the look of more "texture" on the pages. I am so happy to have some lovely new backgrounds to play with and have some swaps and projects that I have lined up for them.
Two of my very talented arty friends came for a holiday and we had a lovely time together being creative and having lots of laughs and good times. Here is a photo of them in my workshop where there were several inspired works of art produced while they were here. So good to have you here Bethel and Lucy, look forward to your next visit.
This is a jig saw that I did along with another 11 girls for Christmas. We each did one piece for each other in a 12 piece jig saw and all ended up with a lovely keepsake that we can hang up each Christmas. Thanks girls for your gorgeous pieces.
Happy New Year to all, and especially to all of the generous people who come to visit my little blog and leave such lovely and encouraging comments. May 2008 bring you and your families all much Joy and Happiness.
Here is the collage that I made for my daughter Kylie for Christmas. Each item on the collage has special signifcance to her and her lifestyle and the beautiful way that she nurtures her two children, Elias and Jamaica. I really enjoyed making this for her and she really loves it. And after seeing this, she has been very interested in starting to do some collages herself. She is very artistically talented and I'm sure that when she gets some time to get started, she will be soon turning out some lovely pieces. I have so many things to upload to my blog, but have been having problems with downloading from my camera, hopefully I will have it sorted in the next couple of days. Luckily this one was 10" x 8" so I was able to scan it.
Being creative has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember, it is food for my spirit. I am never happier than when I am thinking about my next creation, working on it and getting lost in the creative process, through to the joy of being happy with the completed piece of art. I have been engrossed with so many different media, each one adding another dimension to my life and my art. I really love to try anything new that sparks my interest. When I can't make art, I am constantly thinking about it, I just need to be better at tearing myself away from the everyday, to lose myself in my studio, BUT I'M WORKING ON IT!! I feel so blessed by the wonderful friends that I have made through my art, they do so much to sustain me every day. I live on a beautiful 5 acre property in the mountains on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.