Thursday, December 02, 2010


I must apologize from the bottom of my heart…. the night of November 10th I was feeling really bad – my stomach started cramping and I could not understand why—well that was just the beginning – I was sick to my stomach (throwing up) for over 7 days….I have never been that sick before in my life. I could not even talk or whisper without getting sick to my stomach…and it has taken me until today to sit long enough at my computer to leave a note as to what happened to me. I caught some vicious stomach virus that lasts a good 3-4 weeks…it takes what seems forever for your stomach to stop cramping  etc…every muscle in my body still hurts from it all.

Thank God I can finally sit up for a bit..and check on my emails and update the blog etc….I truly did not think I would be back to this point before the new year.

Well on to better and brighter things….the above flower is one that I digitally painted before I got sick….I love the color purple…I really do not like the white edging on the flower – I will have to work on that…. Well I did not make it the whole month of November for NABLOPOMO but there is always next year…I also wanted to THANK YOU ALL who sent me kind messages and such while I was missing…I so appreciate all the good thoughts and prayers…slowly but surely I am getting there.

I hope that December is just as creative as November was for you all….I am hoping it is for me…Thanks for stopping by..I so appreciate the company.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I was visiting blogs and through Diane M. McKnight’s blog She mentioned a create your own site that sounded like fun called Flame Painter…I went to go play..!!!

So I played and the above is just letting things flow and I love love love it…it really gives one a sense of freedom and just flowing away…it is NOTHING fancy or inspiring…but made me feel dreamy and no pressure…so that was nice…my internet connection is still iffy minute to minute so I wanted to upload something that I created but also quick and fun!! I must go back to the site and play some more!

The dsl company said by Thursday all this internet garbage would be resolved – I so hope so…because this rushing and hoping that I stay on long enough to do anything is driving me crazy.

Just as a side note – the weather in Florida is AWESOME – it was quite cool…(sweater weather) and today it is 78 degrees and the bluest blue skies I have ever seen in a long time. The kind of day to sit at the beach to read or just listen to the ocean ….dreamy!!

Today is day 10 of my double challenge month…loving it!!!
THANKS for stopping by and leaving feedback – I so appreciate the support and encouragement.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Yes I am stuck on summer graphics pretty  much…but I really like approaching making ATC cards like just something to play with and put together…seems to make things easier for me. I really like all the lil whimsy elements in this one…like the lil crab and the pink fishy…even the kite…it is almost summer in the sunshine state 12 months a year but the reality the beach is only worth going to from April to September – that is our summer…otherwise the water is just too darn cold.

Anyway – our internet has been going in and out since last night even more so I wanted to get this out now before I no longer can get on…I promise as soon as my internet connection is more stable I will be visiting more…right now it is very frustrating getting thrown off constantly and waiting hours to get back on.

I want to THANK you all for stopping by and visiting..I so appreciate the company. This is day 9 of my double challenge month…fun fun fun.


Monday, November 08, 2010


YAY…playing some more with graphics and this is what I came up with…..I love the frog and the lil blue fish…
I love to fish so this is right up my alley…lol…it makes me smile looking at the frog’s face…it seems that fishing agrees with him also.

This is Day 8 of my double month challenge…I think both NABLOPOMO and ART EVERY DAY MONTH are going great. At least I am having fun…ideas are still flowing…so that is all I can ask for.

THANKS so much for stopping by and leaving some love in my comments section….I love hearing from you all and your words truly are encouraging me…PEACE~!~

Sunday, November 07, 2010



Today I thought I would share a new digital painting I did recently…I forgot the name of this gorgeous flower but anything in purple I think looks marvelous (can you tell it is my favorite color…lol)

It took me a couple of weeks to complete this one – the veins are more detailed and i like the outer edges getting lighter. I painted this from a photo that a friend of mine sent me…she knows I love painting simple yet beautiful flowers…they just make me happy.

As a side note – the internet has not gone off in 24 hours so this is a beautiful thing also…lol.This is day 7 of my double challenge month – YAY!!!

I want to THANK you all for stopping by and leaving some love in the comments – I so appreciate your visit!!!
Come back tomorrow and see what I come up with!!


Saturday, November 06, 2010


Again playing around with some fun graphics and I made this ATC card of a girl on the beach…I thought it was cute..I even managed to stick a lil blue fishy in the water…lol.

I am still having issues with getting and staying on the internet so please bare with me…AT&T are really trying this time to resolve things…it has been WAR..and now they are being very nice…a small example of the insanity I spend over 5 hours on the phone yesterday trying to resolve issues…OMG..I am not doing that again!

I want to THANK you all for stopping by and checking out my lil chica and the beach – she is too cute for me…lol.
This is day 6 of my double challenge month…YAY!!

Friday, November 05, 2010


Yes more graphics to play with – more fun to be had…and another ATC card I have played with.

I love the girl’s eyes…sort of looking down at the cat… I am sure I could do more with this ATC but I was just playing with graphics that I did not use last year and wanted to see what I could do….I feel kind of rusty because I really have not made any ATC cards since last year…so I am trying to get back into the swing of things.

We have been having some major internet connection problems…We belong to AT&T for our dsl connection and for the last week at least we have had some major issues…so today I was told that the dsl is OUT…finished…done…fried…over with…GEEZ – we had to go out and buy another one. Those darn things are EXPENSIVE…I am not a happy camper about spending more money on “unexpected expenses” but it seems to be on going here the last month or so.

Obviously all things are working since I was able to upload my newest creation and write in my blog…but now I have a headache stressing over this garbage. My internet connection is the ONLY connection I have to the outside world—since I am homebound – so no internet makes me a bit nuts…LOL.

Well I hope you enjoyed my new ATC creation…this is day 5 of my double challenge month. THANKS for stopping by and checking things out…I hope you leave a comment – would love some feedback.


Thursday, November 04, 2010


Today is day 4 of my double November challenges…loving it!!!

I decided to play some more with ATC’s … using graphics (I did not create the individual graphics on this ATC card) I put the graphics together to create the ATC card—..I am really having fun with it all…I worked on some Halloween ones last night – so this is one of them….I think the reaper is kinda cute in his own warped way….LOL.

I also love the lil owl I have on the gravestone…cute!!!!
I am really enjoying blog hopping to other blogs participating in the AEDM challenge – there is so much creativity out much inspiration – my mind is on overload…LOL!!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking things out…I so appreciate the visit. Leave a comment if you up to it and let me know what you think – comments make me happy~!~
See ya tomorrow…PEACE~!~

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Here is a digital painting I did from a photo a friend sent to me….to me it feels light and airy…I like that…I know I have a long way to go in digital painting but I am liking the process of growing and learning as I do each one. Of course it does not hurt that pink is one of my favorite colors…LOL.

Today is day 3 of my two November challenges…so far so good…I think I am getting the hang of it…I am enjoying the completion of my art work..right now I think that is the only thing that is keeping me energized…hmmm – immediate gratification works for me…lol.

Any hoot – THANKS for stopping by and PLEASE leave some feedback and let me know what you think of the painting – it would be greatly appreciated! Have a BEAUTIFUL and INSPIRING day~!~


Tuesday, November 02, 2010


I thought I would play around with some digital images (those images were not created by me – but are free for personal use….) I just played to see what I could create using them to make an ATC (artist trading card).

This is day 2 of my November challenges..hopefully the energy will keep going for it…so far so good.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think…I appreciate you all stopping by. THANKS!!!

Monday, November 01, 2010

NaBloPoMo and Create Art

OH YEA BABY – it is that time of year – write every day for a month or create something every day for a month—HOW EXCITING…..I have been so lame to not keep up with my blog – I think my enthusiasm and excitement for it died down incredibly.

But I am feeling re-energized right now so I am going to see how this will go….this is my third year of participating in both NABLOPOMO and CREATE ART EVERYDAY.

I hope you will stop by to see what I am showing as my creations this month…should prove to be interesting at least.

Above is a Narcissus flower that I digitally painted – I cannot remember if I already showed you all.
THANKS for stopping by – feel free to leave a comment..they make me smile…lol!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


As usual I am behind in my blogging but the good news about that is I am still creating – I am still playing with digital painting, and I am still creating zandoodles (previously known as zentangles)…and I am finding all of it very therapeutic – so I may not show up online too much but I am happy in my little corner just creating and healing and feeling renewed…right now in my life these are all beautiful things.

The rose above is a rose my daughter took a picture of from my garden – it is really wide open – it only lasted a couple of days afterwards….but I just had to paint it – the colors just caught my eyes and roses makes me feel special…unfortunately I could not fix the fuzziness too much when I went to fit in for uploading but I think you get the gist…..This is my submission this week to CED (creative everyday)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my artwork…I hope your life is full of beauty and creativity….PEACE~!~

Monday, August 02, 2010


Here is the newest of my creations - a friend sent me this beautiful flower
and I just loved the colors in it. So of course I just had to digitally paint it and
add it to my collection.
I really like the way it came out - feels so summery and happy!!!
The colors just grab me - I love it!!
I am working on different things and you all will be seeing them soon...
in the meantime - can you just smell this lovely one?
This is my weekly contribution to the Creative EveryDay Project!
Let me know what you think of my latest flower and
Thanks So Much for stopping by~!~

Have a Beautiful Creative Week~

Friday, July 23, 2010


My Friend Bunnie sent me this picture because she wanted
to show me what

she was interested in sketching......I thought it was
beautiful and decided

to paint it digitally as a surprise for her.
I do like the way it came out - soft looking.Took me several
weeks but it felt very therapeutic working on it!

I also thought the colors were really sharp -
I really enjoyed painting this one - a creative healing and gift!!
So what did you create lately - let me know!!!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010


Sorry about the very grainy and blurry photo - but that is the best I could do right now in
my puter room - there is no light - it is driving me nuts.....
anyway - I just wanted to try out a zentangle in the shape of a rectangle - It is
different from my usual ones - always trying something new...!
I think tho that I do prefer the circle (mandalas) shape and the hand shape...
I feel more creative with those shapes.But the one above was fun to make - and got me thinking of other shapes and such
so it was a successful creative session for me.
Thanks for stopping by and checking things out....
Until Next Time ..... Create For The Fun Of It~!~

Sunday, June 27, 2010


WOW - talk about falling off the face of the planet - no I didn't but I sure
disappear for long periods of time - I am sorry....
I thought I would upload a digital painting I recently completed...the good
news is I have stayed somewhat creative - it is very restrictive due to construction
happening at the old homestead - hopefully things will settle out soon...
all of my art supplies are packed away - our new computer/craft room is not ready
yet to move into.Anyway - in between the chaos I created this rose which I am really pleased
with - very soft to me and I love the yellow in it!
It took me several long weeks to complete it - I have no idea why but I
am glad it is done and I can finally share it.
Hope that you all are staying creative in your corner of the universe....
Thanks for stopping by - Be The Creative You~!~

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


TWIN MANDALAS - the mandala on the right is one that I did last november--
finally I finished the one of the left.
I think they look cool together.
I am so hooked on doing these is so easy to just sit back and put
my art journal on my lap and doodle away.
I am a bit behind with my once a week checking in with what creation I am working on...
I am just lazy lately---nothing more....
but hopefully I can get out of this slump and keep moving forward...
So the twin zentangle-mandalas are my newest creation...and hopefully
just the beginning of so many more!
Now I want to get color markers to try that - I think color would add a whole different
look to it all....(maybe)!
Thanks for stopping by - make sure you let me know how are you
being creative lately!

Monday, January 18, 2010


More Zentangles - I just wanted to "experiment" with zentangles intentionally started
a certain way - the outline.......I like the way it turned out - not as much
a surprise to me the way it came together because it was planned---do you know
what I mean?
The piece above was not formed by just free flowing lines and then me looking
at it to see what shapes I notice and how to start---this one was planned...and
it took me longer to do - hmmmmm---I wonder if that is connected in some way.
I tried to trim off the photo of all the extra in it - so that you can get a close look
at the piece but my psp kept crashing (
which is typical of windows vista)..but hopefully
you can see all you want of it.
Well - off to doodle some more - and how are your creative juices doing?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Since the every day challenge - I took a break to see in which direction I wanted
to go creatively.
For now I love doing these zentangles - I am hooked - and it is so easy to pick up and do
a bit and put down - but I do have other plans floating around - we will see where
it takes me - if anything becomes definite I will let you all in....
Here is a zentangle I did with my name.....

and here is a zentangle I did, that to me looks like Christmas ornaments....

okay - I have joined the CREATIVE EVERYDAY for 2010..
Check it out for yourself.
I figured a bit of motivation - other creative peeps to identify with can only be a
GOOD thing.
Well my hunnie and I are going to test some food cooking for dinner - we do this
every once in a while just to see what we can create - so I will leave you all until next time.
Thanks For Stopping By -