Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
This is for the "created by hand" Tuesday Challenge!
It utilizes products by Quietfire Design. This week is Tyvek!
The background is inked with distress inks and stamped with Quietfire's Dotted Harlequin background.
I inked an extra piece of tyvek in coordinating colors and heated it with a heat gun to make it curl up a bit, and layered on the Inscribed hand image.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Here are the simple rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.
Here are the facts (this was very hard for me to do-I don't think there are ANY weird facts about me!LOL):
1-I fall asleep almost every night on the couch, watching TV
2-I am an AVID alternative music listener, but when doing my artwork I HAVE to listen to classical (brain music, ya know)!
3-I have to have chocolate every day to survive.
4-I took piano lessons for 8 years
5- I am a capricorn
6-When I get really mad I like to go scrub the bathtub.
7-I am afraid of scary rides-I prefer the kiddie ones :) LOL
Bethel of Bethania
Monday, December 10, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I will be feeling the void for a while.......but I will get through it. I need to fill that void with things I love to do. I am gonna let myself kinda veg out maybe a day or two, but after that I need to get back to doing stuff !
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
PS-I don't know why his hair is a little red in the picture-its not in real life!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
As some of you are aware, I have a child who needs alot of care and has a myriad of appointments. I have tried SO hard to balance everything out. It is rare for me to have any time for myself-that has made me extra stressed out and a mess. I have been doing alot of re-evaluating and have come to realize that I need to take care of myself better, and that something needed to go. Unfortunately it had to be the business. Part of my heart is broken right now. I know there will be a grieving process. But at the same time, I look so forward to being able to have less pressure in my life and that I can do more of what I love: art. Stamping for fun......my collages......whatever I want to do. Usually when my daughter was at school in the mornings I was generally doing business stuff and IF I had time, I could do some stuff for me.
Unfortunately that has not happened for a while. I am finding that with all she requires, its SO necessary for me to take care of myself, so I can take care of her. There are some mornings I get going so much that I don't even eat any breakfast. That should change. I can go back to the gym and get some of those happy endorphins going on too! :)
I have been pretty burned out lately by life in general. With a little pampering and some time for myself, I will be back to the old Kristy in no time at all.
This past week and a half, I have watched my husband's grandfather die. As I sat there with him for hours, and saw him in that state it made me do alot of thinking. It made me realize how truly short life is. Its SO important that we enjoy the time we have as it can be taken from us at any given moment. Its SO important for us to do what we love. Thats what I want to do.
I will still be around-I look forward to doing some things I have wanted to do for a long time.
I have a list! :) I will be posting more art here , thats for sure.
I am SO thankful for the wonderful friends I have made and great experiences I have had while in the stamp industry. I have learned SO much that I would have never learned had I not owned this business. I will be forever grateful.
The transfer will take place in a couple of weeks. I know that day will be hard. But I will get through it some how.
The buyer is very excited about it and has the same concerns with service that I do. Rest assured she will take care of my customers-she has promised me :) I will still be around it-these stamps are my babies-a big part of me that I will always be connected to.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Finally I got a break! Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
I started this last night (the background and the transfer) and just completed it today.
Just needs a coat of varnish!
I named it "Solace" as these trees look so very calm to me-I guess its something I long for right know (solace) as my life is so full of stress and craziness right now.
The colors on this piece are also very calming and peaceful. Its just the mood I am in right now.
You cant see it in the photo, but I also stamped some text onto it randomly in white, to add a final touch. It really looks much better in person. The color is SO much better in person too.
Lots of texture too. I love making collages that make you want to reach out and touch them.
I didn't want to overload this with elements-I didn't want to take away from the beautiful background.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Doing Gilly's green make-up was a bit of a challenge! But after I took the picture I realized I should have also added some make up to her chin-oh well. Will do that halloween night, I guess LOL
Friday, October 26, 2007
I am feeling better today-hopefully I can get some art done. The art I have done lately I have just not been totally satisfied with :(
Gillian is on her 4th ear infection in like 6 weeks. ARGH!! I hate this. I am making notes of all of them along with dates, so that I can take to her Ear Nose Throat Doctor in January. More ammunition to get tubes. He wanted to re-evaluate her for it then. Its looking pretty positive for them, I am sure. I want her to have them anyway-she has fluid in her ears and its causing her to have some slight hearing loss. I am sure the fluid is not helping the ear infection situation anyway.
These California fires and wind have been just terrible. To add to my stress, the kids have been home ALL week long from school! Some of the schools here in Beaumont suffered extensive damage due to the strong winds and so have to be fixed and deep cleaned. I went to the store the other day and the dirt from the winds was almost up to the curb-they had one entrance open to both enter and exit-it was horrible. Not far from here in Hemet- the winds get bad also and the dirt was so high it literally almost covered up cars. CRAZY!! It was THAT bad.
We are not too close to the fires-maybe half hour or so-but we are now getting some effects from the fires-the smell of smoke is in the air and I just went to my car this morning and there is ash all over the place. I have to be careful with Gillian being around all this with her lung issues. Its hard to tell a very active 5 year old they can't go outside! She LIVES for playing outside. I know its also good for her as well, but I don't want her inhaling any of the particles floating around.
Here's hoping I can get some art done that I really like.
Oh, I am starting a new project. Its inspired by the recent "White on White" project I did.
I am calling this "Project White Trash" where I am collecting predominantly white stuff that you would normally throw away. I am taking these things and piecing them into white collages onto canvas. So if ya have any cool white trash, send it my way :)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
This is my contribution for Think Monday Think ATC-the theme of Friends.
All stamps are Time To Stamp. This is all stamped and sponged with distress inks.
Then I attached the stamped words.
The scan is abit darker-you can barely see the black german scrap in the scan :(
dark as the scan shows.