Friday, April 27, 2012

Sanity Giveaway!

I wanted to thank everyone who has visited my blog over the past few years, and especially the 100 followers who give me the motivation to continue to post.  So here it is, my very first Sanity Giveaway.
In order to be eligible, you must leave a comment (of course, how else would I know that you're interested...) and an email address so I can contact you in case you win.  I'd be more than pleased if you posted it to your blog.  All traffic is good traffic!  I'll pick the winner with a random number picker on the computer  on May 5th.  That's one week from tomorrow.

The piece is 5 x 7 inches.  The base is Caran D'ache crayons.  All papers are hand painted.  It is sprayed with a sealant but I still wouldn't get it wet.

Good luck!  I sure hope you win!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's Official...100 Followers!

I'm not quite sure when it actually happened, but I checked my blog this morning and saw that I had 100 followers!  Sometime between yesterday and this morning 2 more people joined in on my Sanity.  As promised, I am making a piece of art for my very first 'Sanity Giveaway'.  Here's the start of it:
Hmm...what shall it become, you ask?  Well, it'll get finished in the next couple of days and the Giveaway will be officially posted.  It's my way of saying you all ROCK!  Stay tuned.....Mwah, ha, ha!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Published in Cloth, Paper, Scissors!

I'm published in the new May/June Cloth, Paper, Scissors.  I made a piece for the postcard challenge.  Not only was it published, it made it onto the first page of the article that introduces the challenge!  What a sweet treat!
Mine is the bottom postcard, "i love art".  Trudi Sissons is the one on top.  Wahoo!

Friday, April 20, 2012

No. 2 in Landscape Series

Happy home, happy home...there will be 4 more made before they get sent off to Art-Is...West Coast.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Check this giveaway out!!!

Go right here and give a lookie-loo!

I want to live HERE!

Just saw this on facebook.  I wonder if I can put in an offer and move in?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Playing with Lettering

This is in my teeny tiny doodle journal.  Just playing around.....
My lettering can be so bad when I write in my journals.  I'm trying to spread my wings a bit!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Wow!  Who would have thunk it!  I realize that there are people with hundreds of followers.  But for me, 97  is A LOT!  I decided that when I reach 100 followers, I'm going to have my very first giveaway.  Let's see how long this will take...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Art-Is-You Retreats

I'm going to Art-Is-You in Petaluma in September and there will be a raffle of a book made by anybody who wants to participate in making a piece for it.  The money ALWAYS goes to a selected charity.  The theme is Weird, Wild, or Wonderful Landscapes.  The pieces must be 4 x 6 and can be of any medium.. I chose to use my Caran D'ache Crayons and hand painted papers.  This is what I came up with:
If I make 5 more, I'll get five back from different artists...yes, a swap.  I can never resist a good one, especially for a good cause.

Go check out the Art-Is-You site.  I've gone for the past three years on the east coast.  Now that I'm living on the west coast, I'm going to Petaluma!

Monday, April 09, 2012

I am Doodle Challenged

Let's face it.  I just can't doodle.  They start out OK but result in just a mess of lines that look like a 3 year old did it.  So, after perusing Pinterest and looking at other people's journals, I decided to teach myself how to doodle.  I received a lovely little journal from peggy for my birthday and I'm using it as my Doodle practice book.  Here's my first page...
...and a close up of my attempt...

Used my cheapie water colors, white gel pen and my sharpie.  Doodle 101, here I come!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

April Mail Art

What a GLORIOUS day.  The sun was shining; not a cloud in the sky.  Took my daily walk while singing to my iPod.  I think people thought I was 'special'.  Came home and made my April Mail Art.  Needed to have flowers and numbers.  I really enjoyed making this.

I love Mail Art...anyone want to swap?