Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Finding the Truth-Art Journal Page

Lost of things going on in my head-very deep, very personal. This reflects that. As I was

putting the drips and drops on this page it got me thinking of how life can just be really messy sometimes, and complicated. Finding out who we are, what we really believe, gosh why does it have to be like this? At least that is what I am thinking today . Sometimes I just think I overthink everything!

I used: Ephemera , Aquacolor Watercolor crayons, graphite pencil, pitt pens, color mist sprays decorative tape and my favorite set of alphabet stamps!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Love Love Love

As much as I adore my handbound art journals, there are just times where I wish I had one small enough to throw in my bag and take with me everywhere. I decided to look into a Moleskine ! I love it already, even though I had not even made a mark in it yet!

I was perusing the Moleskine website to find they have an awesome gallery of art! check it out if you have time.


I made the cover of Vamp Stamp News and I am in the current Stamper's Sampler as well :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just messing around drawing again

Just playing...........I am getting better, I think. Like anything, it just takes practice! I did two different kinds today. I am finding it very soothing just to sit and draw :)

These are just simple drawings done with a mechanical pencil in a sketchbook.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Answers Have To Be Somewhere

Just a page reflecting the fact I have many unanswered questions about something in my life.........goes very deep and for quite a few years, so deep I won't go into them here.....

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Today's Art Play

I have just had the loveliest day today- my guys went to church and I stayed home , along with my daughter. It ws just the most quiet, peaceful afternoon I have had in ages. I did some samples for I Brake For Stamps and also did an art journal page. I am still playing, drawing faces. I want my OWN Style (which I know will take practice and perseverance), I do not like to be like everyone else (nothing against any other artists -I have utmost respect for all artists). I guess thats the rebel in me:) I have had Kelly Rae Robert's book for a while, and honestly I was about ready to sell it off, but decided to keep it a while longer. Anyway, knowing she draws faces I thought I would try my hand at doing one her style. I actually really enjoyed it.
Acrylics, charcoal, peerless watercolors, Pitt Pen, Caran D'ache Crayons, stamping and Color Mist Sprays for drip effect

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fun with Glowsticks :)

Haha-my kids have those glow sticks and I thought about spelling out words and stuff with them. We had a little fun with them tonight :)

Always Find Something To Smile About

Just my thought while I was doing this art journal page :) Not that I am having a bad day or anything-but as I was working with these various colors and supplies, thats what I was thinking. Besides, there really is something we can be happy about :)

Ingredients here:

Old book pages, art tissue paper, old photo colored with Caran D'ache crayons, pitt pen, graphite pencil, and magazine page pieces

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Stamps from I Brake For Stamps

Here are some new Stamp Designs that are being released this week from I Brake For Stamps!
NEW!! Save 10% off IBFS's already great prices by using the code SAVE10KRISTY when ordering :) Just thought I would let you know!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Using Alcohol Inks, a White Gel Pen and nifty stamps from IBFS

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summertime and Ice Cream Cones

So we headed out to our local "Rite Aid" on this terribly hot day and got an ice cream cone. Oh my-look at Gillian! Next time I think I will get the ice cream in a bowl!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


This is a small 6x6 canvas panel that I am donating to Art Now For Autism.

This piece has taken so much out of me today I feel like I am going to literally collapse.

The drips on this piece represent the tears of a parent, who have just had their child diagnosed. and Hope, because there truly is always hope. I can testify to that one!

Layers of Acrylic paints, collage, image transfers and charcoal pencil.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Time is a Healer

Had a little

fun with Alcohol Inks today and

some stamps from IBFS-the Stampinback line.

These are from This stamp sheet