Friday, July 25, 2014

New Collage Girl

  I made a new collage girl for an instagram friend. She made a beautiful mermaid for me...so I set out to make her this girl...so we could swap artwork. I start my girls with old papers...and then draw and paint on the papers......

                                             I like to use gouache watercolor paints.....


                     I love to see the different paper prints come through the face......

Thanks for stopping by....

I am writing this post in Florida...as I am visiting my family...
As soon as I get back I will pull the winners from my "Where Blogger's Create" post:):)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Necklace with Karen Valentine

      I took an AWESOME class with the ever lovely Karen Valentine!!! She taught the "Altered Tin Keepsake Necklace" class at Audrey's a few weeks ago....and I was excited to get in on the action. Above is her sample with my kit for class.


Fun was had by everyone...here you can see sweet Marrianna working intently on her red tin.
All done:):) .....and posing with the teacher:)) I always have a good time with my friend Karen.
Class photo of all the finished necklaces...Thanks again Karen for a wonderful class.

Thanks for stopping by:):)
 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Where Bloggers Create Studio Tour

It is that time of year again!!!!  Where Blogger's Create Studio Tour with Karen Valentine:):) WELCOME to my studio.     I am also having 2 give-a-ways at the end of this post. One for my Quilty friends and one for my Mixed media friends. 
 
 I have been super busy creating a very new Happy Art Place. LOL...if you look at my studio file...you will find that I have had 4 different places to do my art since I moved to Arizona. I just couldn't find the right fit...that made me happy...and want to hang out all day and create:):) But, I believe I have finally found my art home ... well, I know I have...cause my family can never seem to get me out of my studio:):)
Remember where this all started? (above) It was a 3rd car garage facing the back of my house. The wall on the right is my kitchen wall inside the house.
I am very glad to say...it looks a wee bit different now.... come with me and lets take a look:):)
This is the same corner as above.... I am VERY organized now!!! I even got a label maker for Christmas...and have labeled everything. Anyone can come in here and find what they need..
 This is the captains chair of this spaceship:):) All my must haves are near me...so I can be creative at any moment:)
I have 3 of these Ikea carts...LOVE them...with the tile floors they move super easy.
                                                ....sigh.... just makes me so happy.....
         I even have goodies hiding under the tables..... The door on the left goes into my kitchen. I now have 3 work spaces to play on...my desk, the brown one in the middle (which I plan on dressing up) and the Ikea butcher block near the french doors:):)
 
I will paint the top of this table white...then add fun colors to it...leaving the legs black.

   The glass doors...used to be the garage door...now just very pretty french doors. (that my poodles like looking out of) I have my TV, which is on wheels so I can move it to face which ever table I am sitting on. (my son put them on for me:):) My comfy chair for reading or drawing...and snuggling poodles:)

My butcher block....which I love because it is tall...so I don't have to sit if I don't want to.
You can see the curtains I made behind the butcher block.
More storage and things that make me happy:):)
Under my bears I keep all the art journals I have made and filled...truthfully only 4 of them are filled:):) The rest I'm working on:):)

     Here you can see my inspiration wall. All the art is from other artist that I admire. This wall gives me inspiration to make my own art....and it just makes me HAPPY:):) The smile sign is a vintage metal sign I got from Sweet Salvage.

      My Happy Art Swap cards are hanging on the line...and in the vintage crate in front of the line....more happy art that I love:):)

                       The flat files are filled to the brim with all kinds of paper:):) 
 
                                                 I just LOVE my studio:):) 
                                                                         
                                          Thanks so much for stopping by......
 
          Be sure to head over to Karen's for the linky party ...to see all the other studios:):)
 
         Now on to my 2 give-a-ways.... All I ask is that you leave me a comment as to which prize you would like a chance to win, and be a follower or become a follower to participate in my give-a-ways:):) 
 
        Quilting friends..... I will be sending you a fabric bundle with a pattern. 
                           (Color theme...teal/blue/limegreen)(wall hanging size)

       Mixed Media Friends...... I will be sending you a brand new "FLOW" magazine (tons of paper goodness fills this magazine) and 3 tags filled with wrapped washi tape on each tag. (all different color tapes)

             Thanks for stopping by my Artsy friends....Please have a great day:):)
 
                                           Much Love...... Sandie



                                 

        
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