Thursday, January 31, 2008

GREAT LOVE


I really like the way this fairy came out however - uploading it to blogger only made it fuzzy...blurry....so please click on the image to see what it really looks like...
I made this one quickly...still very much under the weather....(I am fighting a kidney infection
of some sort...so please send some positive energy and prayers my way....I think I would be able
to handle things if I did not have a fever - but that is also hanging on.)
Of course I had to work some pink in....yay...
This is my entry today for CED.
If you did not get a chance - check out the entry below about Abbie's Valentine's Swap...
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ABBIE'S VALENTINE SWAP


If you want to check out an awesome blog and at the same time join in a fun little valentine
swap with a sweet lady - then head on over to Abbie's Place - Abbie is one of nicest people
I have met in my adventures of creativity and she has pictures of her house and her goodies that
I just sit and drool over for hours...
so don't miss out and check it out for yourself!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

WISH UPON A STAR


Just playing around in paint shop pro and I really liked this fairy so I made the ATC card.
It is pretty simple looking - but to be honest - I do not have alot of energy to sit at the
computer right now - still feeling down...GEEZ - this is driving me crazy!!!
If you click on the image - it looks more clearer...
This is my entry today for CED....I hope you all have a great day!!!
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!


Monday, January 28, 2008

MARDI GRAS


It is monday - and a brand new challenge has been prompted by Mary Ann over at
HANDMADE MONDAY...the challenge is MARDI GRAS....ah yes - big party time.
So I made this ATC as my entry for the challenge and it is also my entry today for CED.
I know the ATC is sort of plain - but I like all the colors...and the double mask - one of my favorite images!!!
So that is it....not much going on -
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Sunday, January 27, 2008

WONDERS - ATC


I so love the beach - I love the sounds of the ocean even more - it is so soothing and relaxing
and peaceful to me....I could just sit for hours and listen to the ocean and be in total bliss.
Living in the sunshine state definitely helps...also did you know that the ocean air is EXTREMELY healthy for you....especially those that suffers from lung problems...hmmm - good stuff to know.
So I wanted to share a bit of that with you all here - sorry my ATC is not more creative - I am feeling really bad - the pain and fever are not stopping...there is truly nothing the doctors
can do - I take everything there is on the market (by prescription) so I am stuck sort of speak.
Please send some positive vibes and prayers my way - it would be greatly appreciated.
The above is my entry for CED - I just love the blues in it...also very soothing for me~
Have a Soothing Sunday!
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Saturday, January 26, 2008

ONE HAPPINESS - ATC


I have had a fever for the last 36 hours - so I just do not have the energy to sit and paint
for hours...but I wanted to create something - I feel if I stop - then the flow will stop - and then one day will turn into several and that will turn into weeks and so on...so I decided to create
an ATC card - I saw the image above and just had to do something with it!
It is all simple but I do like the way it turned out....
I am going to go lay down again...I hope you all have a
SUPER saturday...
This is my entry today for CED - and don't forget to check out
my PEACE VIDEO - (if you haven't already)
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

VINTAGE ATCS - DREAMS AND LOVE


I have been playing around with vintage images and ATCs lately. The top image
is about dreams - I like the colors in it - warm.
The one below I did a few weeks back:
I like the vintage look and all - but something is missing in it and I just don't know what.
Well - those are my entries today for CED.
I am still under the weather...hopefully I will start to feel better soon...
in case you have not seen it yet...please check out my video below (my previous entry) on my
one word for the year....I would love to hear about what you think - honestly.
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!


Thursday, January 24, 2008

ONE WORD FOR THE YEAR-PEACE

At the beginning of the year - I read an entry by Ali Edwards (who I just love her ideas and creativity - I hope to grow up and be just like her - lol) she asked everyone if they could choose one word that would be the word of the year for them - to represent them - what would it be -
mine is PEACE!!!
Right now - because emotionally I become very insecure and in turmoil so easily with being chronically depressed...PEACE is a dream for me.
So then I thought - how would I show off my mantra - my word - my goal for the year...Ali suggested a few ideas - like printing out the word and putting it right in front of your workspace - creative space...well - I decided to do a video for my blog - finally I have it finished.
You all are the first to see it - let me know what you think!!!


video

I wish you all - TRUE PEACE in your lives!!!

TRIBUTE TO ARTISTS-CHALLENGE

Mary Ann over at HANDMADE MONDAY - has a new challenge for this week - which is a TRIBUTE to our favorite artist....Well - I have two...Warhol and Monet...
So - the top of page I create my version of a Warhol look....I like manipulating my personal
photos and doing different colors and textures on them...so that is very Warhol to me.
Then I did this one:
Monet has a painting called Iris in Yellow and Mauve...which is one of my favorites...and
I tried to mimic it in colored pencils above. Nothing like Monet but a tribute none the less.
This was a fun challenge - and this is also my entry for CED.
Have a Terrific Tuesday.
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY - ATC


The last 24 hours have been hard....really feeling bad now - I can pretty much handle things except for pain....I have no tolerance for pain....and the pain is driving me crazy...
BUT ENOUGH OF THAT....
I only mention it in case I happen not to get on for a day or two....
The above is an ATC card I did for Valentine's Day...just playing around - wanted to create
something bright, colorful and cute....
I like the way it turned out....this is my entry today for CED!
Hope you all have a great Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

YELLOW TULIP


Okay - I am stuck on yellow...at least for the last two days...but I saw this tulip and just
had to paint it....it was calling my name...lol.
Love the yellow....love the way it came out...super simple looking but I could almost smell it..
LOVE IT!!!

Still sleeping quite a bit...but that is ok....I think my body was starving for the rest.
Schools are open again (after a 5 day vacation) so the house should be a bit more quieter now.
The above creation is my entry today for CED.
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day.
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!


Monday, January 21, 2008

YELLOW DAISY


Now this is a daisy - so mellow yellow...lol.
I love the yellow in it....love all the petals....this flower took me about 8 hours to complete.
It is A LOT bigger then shown above - which is why it took me so long.
I am very happy with the results...very satisfied that I got it finished.

Spent yesterday watching football - New England Patriots winning was a no brainer but
it broke my heart that Green Bay lost...but I am thrilled for the hometown New York Giants..
Should be a great SuperBowl.
Today it is only 43 in the sunshine state. Cold but to me it feels great!!!
Hopefully I will start to feel better soon...
The above is my entry today for CED.
Thanks so much for stopping by and Looking!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

PURPLE DAISY


WOW - look at that great purple color....don't ya just love it!!!
Purple really makes me happy....I seem to have a slight fetish with it...lol
I thought this one came out fairly decent - took about 6 hours to paint...but when I was finished
I was very pleased with the results and really like the purple.
Still feeling down and out right now...heading back to bed...
I will however be up later to watch FOOTBALL....I love both Green Bay and the Giants...but
I really would love to see Brett Favre win the superbowl.
This is my entry for CED today!!!
Have a SUPREME sunday!
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

SINGLE STEM ROSE



I just had to paint a rose - as I am sure I have said before - they are my favs...
I love the color of the rose in this one - it just makes the flower pop.
A single stemmed rose - such beauty.
I am keeping this entry short - not feeling up to par...really exhausted for some reason.
This is my entry today for CED.
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Friday, January 18, 2008

BLUEBERRY COLORED FLOWER


Isn't this just the most simpliest yet beautiful blueberry color flower?
It caught my eye and of course that meant I just had to paint it.
I love the blue/purple colors in it and how they just pop out of the image!
This one did not take too long...but for some reason - my puter kept freezing while I was
painting it...hmmm...I have no idea why!
I did manage to update our collaborative blog (A Mother & Daughter Prospective)...also this is my entry for today's CED!!
I hope you all have a GRAND friday!!
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

ORANGE CACTUS FLOWER


Yes - I completed another digital painting. This one took about 6 or more hours (give or take).
I love the orange hues in it....it is a flower from a cactus...so cool!
The original of this one is BIG BIG...but trust me it looks much better at this size.
I am very happy with the results...and when I had finished with it - I felt so relieved yet fulfilled if that makes any sense..
This is definitely my entry for CED - yayayay.
I want to THANK YOU all you have stopped by and left comments here - there are GREATLY appreciated...I have not figured out yet how to respond to people by directly responding to the comments - but I do try and make it by each person's blog - Your comments really lift me up
and encourage me - it is the best compliment I could receive!
Have a great Thursday!
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

COLOR AND MOOD CHALLENGE

Anke over at CREATIVE SPIRITS CONNECT - has a new challenge this month
it is - Colors and Moods...what colors invoke what mood within you!!
Check out her site to see what the challenge is all about....The above image I just manipulated
6 colors - they are 2 inches by 2 inches and typed out how each color makes me feel - the mood that it stirs in me (at least for today)....I thought it look pretty cool....but of course I had to go one more then that so I created this:
This creation is 8 inches by 8 inches with a quote from Cyndi Lauper on TRUE COLORS..
which I thought was appropriate.
You can click on either image to see them a bit larger - I had to scale them down to put them
here on the blog.
I really liked this challenge...I really feel that colors do invoke moods, attitudes but more importantly - I think that our moods or attitudes show up in the colors we use!!!
What do YOU think?
These are also my entries for CED - after all - I did create something!!!lol
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

OWL - ATC CARDS

Today I worked on some ATC's -(artist trading cards). Mary Ann over at HANDMADE MONDAY - has a creative prompt this week and it is - OWLS...
So that was my inspiration....the top card has an Owl flying into the scene...I like all
the elements because it is so spring like - so colorful - and with all the blizzards and such
happening around the country - I wanted to make it something bright and colorful.
Bloom Where You Are Planted - is GREAT advice - !!!
Of course I was on an Owl roll - and found another Owl I wanted to do something with
and this is what I came up with:

An Owl and child owl sharing a moment....they look happy...and love does bring them
comfort. I really liked the image...and the crumbled paper gives it a different like of dimension to it.
I am quite pleased with my ATC creations....They are my entries for both CED and HANDMADE MONDAY!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

PINK 5 PETAL FLOWER AND AN AWARD


Okay - perhaps I am a bit obsessed with pink...I just cannot help myself.
I saw a photo of this flower and could not get it painted fast enough...took about 4 or so hours..but I absolutely LOVE the results....what a great pink...what a simple flower that just
makes me feel good and smile...I really am quite happy with it!!! (can you tell?)
I know this may sound wishy washy - but I truly believe that nature is truly God showing us miracles everyday...such beauty - such simplicity - and the fragrances are outstanding..
to me that all means a miracle..something to remind us - that beauty is everywhere and can be seen in everything!!!
This is my entry today for CED - YAYAYAY!!!

Now for the real HAPPY HAPPY NEWS...Leah from Creative Every Day has bestowed this
beautiful little award

because I make her smile/make her day - What an awesome compliment...and truly an award that I will always treasure!!!
I owe Leah so much - because of her GREAT idea of Being Creative Everyday Projects - it has allowed me to come out of my shell more and meet some new people and display my art and given me motivation to move forward instead of finding excuses not to pursue what makes me happy!!! Her art is AMAZING....( I just look and drool)...she has a very inspiring and heartfelt blog...and is just one of the nicest people I have met in my new journey!!
So THANK YOU Leah for being you and for the GREAT award...

The description of this award follows:
Give the award to up to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel so happy about blogland! Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so that they can pass it on. Beware! You may get the award several times!

I do not think I know 10 people - but here is my list of people whose blog really make me happy reading and inspire me in some way:
Anke
Abbie
Mary Ann
Jana
Holly
Ang
Kari
Dawn
Amy
Monique

WOW - I do know 10 people - how cool is that!!!!
Check out their blogs - I know you won't be disappointed...they all deserve the award as well as so many others - but I could only pick 10 - so these are my 10 for today!!
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

SIMPLE PINK ROSE


I found a rose (my favorite flower) and just had to make a digital painting of it.
I am quite proud of myself for the way it turned out....took a few days to create it..and the
results make me very happy!!!
Of course the pink is the color of the week it seems...lol
This is my entry today for CED...
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

VALENTINES ATC CARD


I was in the mood to create another ATC card and decided to do one for Valentine's.
It is kind of simple but I really like the colors and the simplicity of it...
just playing around with different images and such!!!
I like the hint of the mint green mixed with the pink (of course pink - one of my favs)..
and a simple message.
Makes me smile!!!
This is my entry today for CED.
Have a beautiful weekend!!
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

OPEN ORANGE FLOWER


I thought this flower was pretty simple and just dying to be painted...
I do not digitally manipulate photos - I actually use a photo and paint from it...
I use a separate painting program to paint my digital paintings NOT paint shop pro.
Just thought I would throw that in for informational purposes...lol
I like simple flowers - to be honest they are easier to paint...the more complicated the more
complex it becomes for me....I do not use those wacom tablets...have not had the money to buy
one yet...so I have to use my mouse and short cut buttons to do it all...
I like the orange in this one - I thought it might be a poppy but I am not sure!
I like simple backgrounds because that way the flower becomes the focus...
anyway - this is my entry today for CED...
Quite pleased with myself..lol
BTW--thanks for all the comments - they really lift up my spirits and that encourages me
to continue on creating...so you all are my blessing in all of this!
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

BABY PINK GERBERA


As you probably already know - if you have been following my blog here
I absolutely love bright colors - and one of my favs is Pink....so that
is what attracted me to a photo with this pink gerbera.
Of course I just had to digitally paint it...
Makes me happy looking at it...so cute...cheerful!!
This is my entry today for CED.
I hope you all have a great thursday!
Thanks for stopping by and Looking!!!