Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Have you polished off your broom for tonight's flight?
On the first day of Halloween my true love gave to me, a raven in a bare tree........
What's scarier than a dentist?  Not going to one.  I need to get my courage in gear and see one ASAP.  As much as I love Halloween, I don't want to look like a Jack o' Lantern.  
I've been having problems attempting to post and upload more than one picture but hopefully I've solved the problem and just in time for Halloween!  Woo-Hoo!!  
I've challenged myself to The Twelve Days of Halloween in order to pull myself out of my art rut.  Where oh where did my art spirit fly off to and if you bump into it can you send it back here to me? 
Stay tuned for the second day of Halloween and so on and so on and so on.....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Powerless Artventures

When the lights go out, light candles.  And that's exactly what I did last night when our power went out.  Interesting.  I never noticed that two women I admire the most sit side by side in my art room.  How cool is that?        
I also found those lemons I've been looking for!  Never know what you're gonna find in the dark.  

Meet Miss October.  Isn't she wickedly lovely?  Notice the background?  It's the same one I used in my "Spooky Wishes" post card in my last post.  Miss October was created over the summer in my calendar workshop.  
Halloween!  It's the most spooktacular time of the year and I want to plan something fun but the practical side of my brain is holding me back.  ACK!!!  If I go for it, you'll be the first to know.  Now go create something spooky.............

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Scorching Artventures

In between full moons and scorching temps, somehow I managed to complete a set of 8 postcards to send out.  It was too hot to pay attention to the focus detail but a little fuzz never hurt anybody.  Besides, I think it lends a little mystery to the scene.
Throughout the creating and completion of my recent postcard swap,  I've come to one conclusion.  I must really love what I do cause no matter how hot it is, I do it.  Or do you think my brain was fried?

Our home was built during the 20s and over the years I suppose each homeowner didn't have enough cash flow to invest in an AC unit.  We're one of them.  Rarely does it reach 113 degrees so it makes sense to me to spend that money on other much needed items.  Like, you know, rubber stamps.  By the way, I forgot whose blog I was reading, the subject on rubber stamps came up and there was a question if rubber stamps are dead or something like that.  Uh, I don't think so.  Do you think I'm biased just cause I have a name like stampmaiden?  Everything below was made using rubber stamped images.  Another fuzzy shot with a mysterious feel, I'm afraid.  But so appropriate considering the subject matter, don't you think? 
During the heat wave I looked forward to early mornings just to cool down.  And one morning as I opened the kitchen blinds, I caught a glimpse of this beautiful moon.  White looks so much better against a pitch black background, but I found that periwinkle blue and white can work equally well together.  And with the sun on the opposite side of the house, this was such a wow factor for me.
Hoping you have a wonderful week ahead of you that includes love, art and great moments.