Friday, August 31, 2018

My Very First Blog Post-- Baby stepping it

Hello Artsy Folks...
   Thank you for taking the time to visit my first-ever blog. I've decided after going through hundreds of photos of my artwork, it was time to put it all in one spot... ok, well maybe not ALL of it, that would take forever... but I'll try to post some that I've made over the years.
  A little bit about me; I'm 40, married and only have fur-babies... been living in Southeast Connecticut, USA for the past 15+ years. I have more than my share of health issues that prevent me from working a typical job. Luckily I'm able to stay home most of the time, creating whatever strikes my fancy-- it keeps me out of trouble most days.
   I belong to a wonderful group of artsy women who meet monthly to discuss what mixed media techniques we've done in each other's Altered Books.. (Round Robin style)... We probably have too much fun when we get together, but there's no stopping us now.
   Snail mail has been a huge part of my life since I was in the 2nd grade, 30+ years ago I wrote my first penpal letter to Travis in Kentucky. Through the years I've written countless letters, decorated stationary, envelopes, made cards... the evolution to mixed media was just waiting to happen... and oh did it happened! I love it. I love color, bright, happy colors that make me smile when I see that I still hand-write penpal letters, looking forward to each and every new letter that arrives in my mailbox... and hoping to make the postal workers smile with some pretty envelopes.
   Rubber stamps, inks, markers, pens, pencils, paints, pastes, fibers, beads, jewelry, chalks, stencils.... oh how I love thee. Surrounded by these wonderful creative tools, I let my mind be free in my art room.
   Ok, enough talk, I'm going to figure out how to get some photos posted and I'd love any feedback, advice, criticism, etc... Thank you again for stopping by.

Below are a few recent pieces that I made for the Stampotique  Designers Challenge (They are one of my absolute favorite rubber stamp brands EVER!) I highly recommend checking them out.

The following 4 photos were from one of my friend's altered books (she's in that group I mentioned earlier)... We were given a bunch of quotes to use, and were to depict them however we chose. These were my addition to her beautiful book, I hope she liked them!

What do you think? 

This is one of my beaded crochet wrap bracelets, I've made quite a few of them now.

I believe this was from an altered book I was working in; I Love giraffe!!

               More altered book pages---

      My first baby dragon (and only baby dragon)... in  my own art journal...

                           Another colorful page in my art journal...

Ok, I'll stop for now, thanks again for stopping by!  ~Lisa