Monday, January 14, 2013


This weekend I took a stab at Donna Downey's June 2012 Canvas Create on-line workshop to create these poppies using watercolor crayons & pencils, tissue tape, distress stains and Golden absorbent ground.  I need to work on my watercolor skills but feel like I learned a lot - these workshops are wonderful!!

Friday, January 11, 2013


My new obsession is painting.  I took a Dyan Reaveley workshop and that was it, I got hooked!  I've taken a couple of Donna Downey online workshops as well and I'm really enjoying it.  I love learning new techniques!  As you can see, my bigger paintings are done in my garage - pardon the less than professional setting ;)
Thought I would share a few of my creations so far

Looking forward to breaking out of the mold of the workshops I've taken to create some more "original" work.  One thing I can say though is each piece is an individual.  I usually do a few at once to practice and try different things and they each end up with their own personality.  That's just one of the things I love about it - the other is that it is so freeing and relaxing.  I really enjoy it and hope you've enjoyed checking them out.

January 12 Tags of 2013

Can you believe it's 2013?  We all made it through the Mayan Armageddon - that was a close one!  Now Tim is creating his own end of days in my checkbook with all of the CHA goodness he is putting out - seriously I want, no I NEED, it all!  I can only hope it comes out a little at a time or I am doomed :)
Tim started out the New Year right with his new tag too - just love the colors and details he chose.  I think my favorite part was the way he stamped the ribbon, I'm going to be using that idea a lot.
Here is Tim's tag, click here for the full tutorial on his blog
And since I loved this tag so much, I'm going to be a copy cat ;)
Here is my take on Tim's tag