I recently made a set of personal greeting cards and thought I’d share my top secrets on how to make them with my fans. In this case I made this set to entertain my mom while we sat in the hospital so I recommend it as a great hospital art project you can do on those tiny bed desks.
If you have a grandma or grandpa around, or a special auntie, start by asking for their spare paper and cloth… continue reading
Irene when in Rome, Italy … when I was young.
A travel sketchbook is one way of recording your journey in a very personal way. I like to keep travel journals and here is what it is like to draw in one:
I took a travel sketchbook on my tour of Italy when I was young and on my own. Let me heighten this story adventure by saying I sketched on the very first day in Italy, right after being robbed by a taxi driver. continue reading
Me, retouching the two garden gnomes with acrylic paint.
Last week I pulled Mom’s two garden gnomes out of storage in my garage, and restored them. It is the least I can do for my mom, since she was feeling sick.
Honestly I have been procrastinating. I had promised to do this years ago, but I did not know how to restore garden art, while still retaining its original charm. I am a good girl when it comes to maintaining “original charm” and “artistic authenticity.” continue reading
Well I have been off working on my new vision board collage, the sparkle collage, where I envision what I want in life. So to keep you all busy while I work, here are 7 new ideas from Pinterest that I liked, and so thought I would pass along. Pinterest is a great jump off point for creative folks.
These suggestions are based on my own interests and browsing history …. buyer beware they seem to think I am a little kid at heart! continue reading
I have this handprint cutout on my fridge ever since Thanksgiving, when I visited my brother Walt, and his six kids. We all made these handprint cutouts for a little “Thanksgiving Tree”. This is a very simple and scrappy idea for any family gathering or holiday. On each finger of the handprint, we were told to write something we were thankful for. Here are the five things I wrote:
3. Creative mind
4. Arts and Crafts
5. Music continue reading