Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Artventurous Observations

Frida says you better............

Can you believe we're at the end of MAY?! I can't. But I feel it cause I've been bitten by the June art bug that bites me each year around this time.

I love this hat box that I found at, of all places, Sav On, an old drug store out here in the Los Angeles area. I had to bring her home. It's so.....me. LOL! Rich colors of blue and ochre with touches of gold.

I've been painting lots of pages for a small book. I'm partial to blues and greens. Can you tell? This book will have 4 signatures and when it's complete, you'll be the first to see it.

I completed my "B" card for the ABC ATC swap I recently joined. We'll be trading one card a week so I'll be on my toes for a long time. Two down, 24 to go! Phew!

I think I've been bitten by the June art bug here in late May. My creative gene wakes up around this time of the year and it itches to do more and get involved with others. Art-wise involvement, that is. LOL!

Now that American Idol is over and it's Tuesday, I find myself wandering around trying to find something to do. It's strange to have this open window now that I'm not sitting if front of the T.V. Perfect timing, I'd say, since I'm swapping out some ABC ATCs and inchies. These extra minutes give me the time I need to play and be creative.

So, you should be seeing a little more posting from me featuring more of my artventures. Whether they be painted pages from a journal, inchies, ATCs or photos from around my home, I will be here to share it with you.


soulbrush said...

you are my guru sm. your stuff just 'sings'of pure joy and i am all for that! so glad we have connected in this nutty cyberworld and will be friends forever.xx

Bea said...

The month of May almost gone? Time truly does fly by. Your painted signature covers are dreamy. And, how does your garden grow?

BT said...

Lovely hat box, what a find. I love your blog, it's so colourful and fun. What are you going to do with the book? A journal? How do you prevent the paper going 'wiggly' with the paint? So many questions!! It's rained here all day so I've done a bit of sewing and am about to make some ATCs.

Stampmaiden said...

Guru? Well that's a first! Friends forever? You bet!
Bea, the garden is growing slowly but surely. I'll post a couple pics soon. Thanks for asking!
BT, love your fabric ATCs! I think you're sending me one, right? Or am I confused? Can't wait to see what you do with the letter "C!"

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Linda - Love that bird artwork at the bottom!

Wanna see what I did with a couple of those clipart ladies you sent me? Check out my latest post tonight. :)

Stampmaiden said...

Thanks, Sherry! Yes! I love what you did with the clipart! So colorful!

robin dudley-howes said...

These are all wonderful.. I love Mother Mary and all that encompasses her. Thanks for flying over to my nest.

Anonymous said...

I love your pictures of plants and crafts. I am a Frida Kahlo fan, too, and also like Diego Rivera, but not as much as I like Frida's art. She is like a female Chagall, somewhat whimsical, but her subjects - mainly herself, are much darker, full of pain and violence and amazing color & design. One of these days I hope to take a class with you. Please advertise at work ;-) I don't have a google account yet, but when I do I'll be 4evrgonzo. YOu have a tremenduos eye for beauty - it's inspiring!

4evrgonzo said...

Hi, Stampmaiden,
Now I'm official - 4evrgonzo. Your blog is so cheerful and filled with lovely images - I'll be back for more inspiration. It sure gave me a lift when I was feeling tired & out of sorts!

Julie said...

Hi Stampmaiden! I came over to see your blog, and am so happy to see all of your lovely art work! I am curious about the small art book you were starting here...can't wait to see it! I will add you to my blogroll and check in from time to time.