Monday, November 26, 2012

Journal Pages and Give Away Winner

There is a fine line between
'Art Envy' and
Some days there are
negative thoughts to contradict
 any sense of accomplishment.
But just keep writing and drawing.
About anything.
Significant or just silly... 

Thanks to all who entered the
300th Post Give Away!
The winner of the ephemera is
I wonder how long it takes for a
padded envelope to reach Australia?
We will find out...

Hope your day is filled with color
and inspiration!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ephemera Give Away

This is post number 300!
To celebrate, I am doing a
Give Away.
One person will win a package
of over 40 pieces of ephemera,
shown above and below.
The largest pieces are 9 1/2" x 7 1/2".

The Give Away Package includes
vintage wall paper, scraps of fabric, papers,
numbers, scrapbook papers, and die cut labels.
 These are things that I use in my
art journals, of which I have enough to share. 
And I expect I will discover more things to add
to the package that are not shown here!
Some labels that I drew and painted
will also be included, below.

If you would like to be in the drawing,
please leave a comment on this post.
Make sure your contact information is accessible-
either shown on your blog, or leave your email address
in your comment.  I will draw the winner's name
on Sunday at midnight, Nov. 25, 2012.
I will post the winner's name on my blog the following week.
 Thanks to all my visitors, especially those
who leave comments. You are an encouragement!
It is a terrific way to 'meet' other artists...I love
finding new blogs and websites, and see
what creative things you are doing.
Leave a comment, and good luck!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Pop Ups and Links

Experiencing some problems with my blog,
and would appreciate any suggestions
on how to fix them!

A bunch of links have been created in
my blog text which I did not put there.
Sorry for the annoyance of this!
I have noticed it on some other blogs too...
will try to figure out how to remove these
as I did not authorize these ads.
Also getting a lot of pop-up ads 
on my computer, so will have to do some
investigation and 'house-cleaning.'

Any ideas on how to deal with this
would be very appreciated!
Please leave a comment if you
know how to fix this...I would love your help!


Post script:
I changed my password,
scanned the computer with two different
anti-virus programs and neither helped.
We finally just removed the FireFox browser
from the computer and are now using Chrome,
which seems to be working much better.
I did remember to make a list of all of my
Bookmarks on Firefox before we took it off,
so I'll still be able to find all the 
cool blogs and sites I've found.
What are your tips for preventing or fixing
a similar issue?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Collages: Fabric, Painted Paper Scraps

The little Bits and Pieces
journal is filling up.
Cover collage shown above.

Two collages in the Bits and Pieces journal,
(above and below) using painted papers
and scraps. I drew a 'wonky' bit of
pen border around the collages.

Below, Smash book pages.
The Smash book products seem to be
an outgrowth from the scrapbooking industry,
with a little more randomness. Basically 
I just use it as an art journal, enjoying the
spiral bound cardstock pages.

If I like the background provided, I 
incorporate it into the page. If not,
I just cover it up.

These two pages also are scraps of stuff
I've saved as "too good to throw away."
The fashion drawing came from notes
that I carried around in my purse until it was
full, then it became collage fodder.

Notes to myself, sketches from Christmas projects,
scrapbook papers and stickers, patterned tape,
a pocket made from an envelope.

The flap of the pocket open and the
loose leaf notes partially shown.
I still need to finish the bit of collage
on the inside of the pocket flap.
The sketch shown was for a fabric collage
that I made for gifts in 2010, and I've 
noticed that the image has turned up
on Pinterest. You can see the post here.

Tag, you're it!