Its been a little while since I did a freebie so here is quote that I found by Glennon Doyle Melton that spoke to me.
"Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways."Read More
It has been a long and difficult month where nothing has really gone right. My little dog Princess went to doggie heaven and to say that I am heartbroken doesn’t begin to describe the hole she’s left in my life.Read More
Download a Free Coloring Book page featuring an image straight out of Alice in Wonderland. Alice is an explorer, wanderer, and traveler in a fantastic land. Who doesn’t want to tromp through Wonderland and meet the Mad Hatter or March Hare at their tea party?Read More
A little 9 year old boy in Maine isn’t expected to make it to Christmas because he has cancer. He loves getting cards though, and people are sending them from all over the world. Here is a Darth Penguin card that I made and sent out to this special and loved child.Read More
Ever want to travel back in time? I'd love to go back and meet the masters like DaVinci or Michelangelo. Certainly, I'd hate to have the fate of this unlucky traveler.
Doing these ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) is maddeningly addicting!
Here is the September ATC roundup for the #atcitupwithfriends trade.
The Cat Hoarder
Hoarding animals is actually really horrible, buuuuttttt in this case I think its fine. All these felines are well cared for and loved.
The Plant Hoarder
Amelia started small with a few flowers and herbs in pots. She tended them carefully and whispered her secrets to their leaves. They didn't judge her and instead grew stronger. Before she knew it she moved to planting outside, and had so many things growing around her that she could get lost in her own garden. It is her favorite place in the world to be.
The Skull Hoarder
We probably don't want to know where this collection came from or why she collects skulls. Actually, its probably best to stay far away from this demon if you wish to keep your head.
I really love black and white line drawings. Like, seriously love them.
The careful swoop of a line and that moment of terror that once the ink is down, its on the paper and you are completely stuck with whatever comes out. There are so many "happy mistakes" as Bob Ross might say... but I think that is part of the appeal.
We are all broken...
That's how the light gets in.
Coffee smells like possibilities and is my sole reason for getting up in the morning.
This gal started out as a mermaid but she came out quite a bit more sinister than your run of the mill mermaid.
She took it as a good sign when they both showed up in plaid for their date. When they both proceeded to order caramel mochas she knew it was destiny.
July is so close to being over and summer is in full swing. Its been unseasonably hot, right about 100 degrees for the past many weeks, and I just want to make bright summary pictures.
She brushed the tangles and brambles from her hair, but it never seemed to get any better
The Lady Amalthea
Did you ever watch The Last Unicorn as a kid? My bro and I LOVED all of the magic and whimsy. Here is the Lady Amalthea, my little tribute to one of the best childhood movies ever!
So, I've known about ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) and ACEOs (Art Card Originals and Editions) for many years... but it just CLICKED a few weeks ago when I discovered #ATCitupwithfriends hosted by pabkins. I just couldn't stop making cards!
Here is how it works:. ATCs and ACEOs are the size of baseball cards at 2.5 x 3.5 inches. ATCs are made to be traded with other artists and ACEOs are made to sell. Thats all there is to it!
Here is what I've made so far:
ATCs: Fantasy people and their pets was the theme for July's ATCitupwith friends. These have been mailed and are on their way for the art trade. I absolutely can't wait to see what ATCs I get from the trade!!!
ACEOs: Steampunk Girls of Summer
These gals are available in my shop! Now is your chance to nab an original piece of artwork. They are small but affordable.
I've never been a smoker, but strangely enough I sometimes dream about it.
Hubby has a lot of health issues. Its lonely for me...