Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday evening musing...I am having a little back issue and two days of dental work so I decided to do something crafty.  This always makes me feel better (other than time spent with my grandsons).  This new paper is from Graphic 45 called Little Darlings, and of course I purchased it from Buffalo Stamps & Stuff.  I am creating a 3-D collage that takes a bit of time cutting 3 pages and then adding just the right embellishments.  I will post a finished project for you soon.  Have an AWESOME weekend, Kat

Friday, March 9, 2012

Art & Soul Retreat for 2

Sorry for the delay in posting since we have returned from Art & Soul Retreat, Virginia Beach, VA, but reality and the pace of "life on the hill" hadn't missed a beat and we are back in to many appointments and allowing the healing to continue with the boys.  I was SO thrilled that my mom decided to join me on the trip (she was a blessing for sure).  She had to learn how to use the iPad as a GPS and those back roads of the PA mountains were certainly a challenge to say the least.  I thought it would be funny to have us wear these I.D. bracelets reading "IF LOST PLEASE CALL..."   LOL  Luckily, no one had to call Jim or Dad.  :)  We made it home safe and sound.  Well, we made it home safe...sound, may be another story altogether.  There is much to share about the trip.  The new friends and new musing ideas were amazing...

My first class was American Still Life with the very talented Jenni Horne.  We were to pick from several photo copied images that she shared and I picked a a quaint simple church.  The image was traced with white transfer paper under the image on black primed wood.

The imaged completely traced and ready for the painting to begin.

You can see the process coming to life and I am loving it.  It was so relaxing and the technique was fun.  Jenni also suggested we use paper and other embellishments and I picked a tissue paper tape with music for the sidewalk to the church.  I also added glossy accents for the light and scrapbook paper for the doors with 2 brads for the door knobs.

Ta da!!  Complete with a frame that Jenni brought with her for our class.

Mom signed up for the Third Times a Charm class by Julie Haymaker Thompson.  Mom created 3 pewter wrapped charms and then aged and distressed them prepping them for the unique embellishment technique using beads, pearls, crystals findings etc.  I will add more retreat information and fun on the next stolen moment for blog time.  

 Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Art & Soul Retreat or BUST

Hello again, yes, so quickly. I wanted to show you my Artist Trading Cards for this month at Buffalo Stamps & Stuff, the theme was chocolate.  I had a great time coloring these little ones, they make me smile when I glance at them.  The image is created by Mo Manning, I adore her images.
I also wanted to tell you to keep posted...yes, I am about to have an adventure with my mother and attend for the first time Art & Soul Retreat.  I will post the road trip fun and the musing along the way!  Ciao dear friends.