Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June Creating Outside the Book Club

Another wonderful evening at my art book club group tonight.  Here are some 'show and tell' items that were shared by my amazing fellow artist friends.

Isn't this awesome?!!! This mixed media under water adventure is by Kat Baker

How about "Nice n Breezy" by Kathren Darmody  Love it!

 Tricia Blum's very cool banner letters!

Sooooooo creative this girl is!!!  Kathren Darmody again with her adorable bathing beauty!

Guess who?  Yep, Kathren Darmody again!  She was a busy little bee this month.
Cute! Cute! Cute!

And here is Alicia Gelaro proudly displaying her adorable banner. Yea!  It is summer!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Janet!

Today I treated my sister to an art class at Gee Gee's 
in celebration of her birthday 
which is coming up next week. 

It was a card making class using Shrinky Dinks.
Here is my sister showing off our new finished shrunk pieces of art!

Here are mine!
Here are Kat's!

...And here is what we made with our shrunk art!
Pretty Butterflies!

A Beautiful Pear!

Cuttle bug embossing and the beautiful ivy Shrinky Dink with rhinestones!

This one is my favorite!!!  Love those turtles!!!

....and here is our teacher, Sharon, showing off some cute purse charms!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June Doodle Girls

Got together with my 'Doodle Girls' today.  :-)   Forgot to take pictures of the girls and their work when they were here. :-(   But, here is what I was working on..... 

I wish I had taken photos of the various steps when working on this piece....which is still in progress.  You see, this journal page started because I was cleaning off a brush I had that had a bunch of left over black paint.  That is where the big black squiggly lines came from.  Then, I was playing with my new Dylusions Ink Sprays.  LOVE THEM!  Then I used stencils to create the flowers.  The next step was to start doodling with my white and black doodle pend.  It does not feel complete we will see if I get a chance to finish it.  I will post another photo here if I add more to it.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Quarterly Crop Day with Creating Outside the Book Club Group

Once every 3 months or so my Art Book Club Group gets together for an all day crop day on a Sunday.  We each get our own 8 foot table to spread out all our stuff and everyone brings any type of art projects they are currently working on.  There is always a potluck of delicious food and some amazing girl bonding and laughter!!

Top Left to Right: Anne, Kat, Glenna, Judy, Gaye, Wendy  
Bottom Left to Right:  Pam, Alma, Marlene, Kathren, Cynthia and ...
Cyndi is taking the photo

I am working on a punch inventory.  Happy to say I finished it!  Yippee!

Kat is working on her prayer flags for a group trade.
Cynthia is also working on her prayer flags.
Silly girl...always making us laugh!

Kathren came up with the design for our upcoming group trade.  OH MY these look so detail oriented, she has to make 17 of these!  Glad to know I am not the only crazy one here.

I told you there is lots of laughter!  Meet Pam. :-)

Meet Cyndi.  Hmmmm...she is looking sneaky about something. :-)

Meet Judy.  This is the proper glue squeezing technique.

Meet Wendy.  Check out this cool box she is making.

Meet Glenna with the pretty smile! 

Meet Gaye.  Lots and lots of amazingly beautiful wedding invitations.

Meet Marlene.  Love this...wish I could see how she finished it.

Meet Alma.  OH soooooo cute!

Love these ladies!!!  We have soooooo much fun together!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Just LOVE garage sales! :-)

I went to Gee Gee's Stamps 'n' Stuff Store today for their semi-annual garage sale.  This was my first time at one of their garage sales.  It was so much fun!  Lots of really great stuff at low prices.  I picked up some sparkling H2O paints (I didn't own any yet), a few cute used stamps, glorious paper and some great embellishments.  FUN, FUN, FUN.