Come out and PLAY!

Mark your calendars for some upcoming fun-filled ART ADVENTURES!art-crawl-map

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To live your dream… is to truly live

I have a wonderful, adventurous idea!

I want to create a book!

A book inspired by a beloved fantasy novel character, that has been known and loved for over 100 years.

SANY0917-Nicci-Nov-2013This book would feature many fabulous Artists interpretations of said character.

Each Artist, along with myself, would submit their artwork along with an answer to a question asked of all the participating Artists.

This juicy sought after book would be available on Amazon.

Think about it!  Wouldn’t this be FABULOUS!

Now, the question is…….can this legally be done?

(this idea has been posted and filed by Nicci Battilana of Duran Designs Inc. on 08 March 2015)

Mr Wirtz hits the market!

I have recently had the great pleasure and challenge of bringing Mr Eward Wirtz to life through my art. As many of you know, drawing, creating, sketching the male face is not my forte….so to speak….lol.

Usually when I attempt to draw a male character they end up with very feminine features. It has taken two months of practice, but I believe the final outcome is a hit! Mr Wirtz is now ready to meet his public!blackberry-wood-cd-cover-reA local band, which is very fun, wildly creative and resemble Gypsies Circus freaks from the 1800’s (in the best way possible), is about to release their brand new album “Blackberry Wood in the Wild West Medicine Show … presented by Mr Edward Wirtz”.

To obtain your very own copy, please feel free to contact the band directly!

Challenge #19 ~ Sending out a little Happy Mail

2014-Oct-propmt-19What is Happy Mail?

Check out a recent blog post, which shows some great samples by clicking here!

Once you have created a few stamped, scratched, torn, smudged or sketched (etc) pieces to send to one lucky member of our Art Journal Junkies group, CLICK HERE and select a recipient’s address at random. Package it up, decorate the envelope and off to the post office you go. Wah-la! You have just sent someone HAPPY MAIL!

Happy Creating!

 

 

 

Challenge #1 ~ Day after Day

01 Oct 2014 mailboxImagine that you have been delivering mail door to door, house to house year after year. Seeing one bland, plain, boring mailbox after another bland, plain, boring mailbox.

Now picture yourself as the homeowner, picking up your mail day after day from your very own bland, plain, boring old mailbox.

What if you could decorate your mailbox in any way you wish?

Decoupage!      Paint!      Glitter!

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Sketch your mailbox (or dream mailbox, if you do not have one) and let your creativity wander….

What type of mailbox decor would make you smile ear to ear?

Now, go ahead, and  decorate your journal page mailbox!

I kept my journal page a bit less detailed this time and was inspired by The Little Shop of Horrors movie !01-Oct-2014-IMG_1654Here is a LINK to a blog post about when I painted my actual mailbox back in 2010! CLICK HEREcover-IMG_1657

Happy Creating!!!

It’s a BLOG HOP kinda day!

The lovely Rita Seed of the Artful Tribe asked me to partake in her BLOG HOP. artful tribe blog hop sep 5It is an itty bitty small one, but let’s see what juicy Artists she would like to introduce you to…