Friday, August 14, 2015

What Makes Me Sing?

Debbie's book asks "What makes you sing?"  Oddly, the idea I had for this book had nothing to do with music.  One of the things I enjoy is spending my lunch hour shopping at my favorite thrift store, Savers.  Not only do they have weekly specials (25% off Mondays, 50% certain color tags), they also have specials just for Club Members! 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Inspired by Chocolate

So after a day of touring Asheville and seeing all of this CHOCOLATE, it's no wonder my spread in Monica's book turned out like this:

 My page pays tribute to both of our shared interests: art and chocolate!  I hope that every time she opens this pop-up spread, she is reminded of that day we visited Kilwin's, the Chocolate Fetish and Chocolate Gems together in Asheville.    

Sunday, August 2, 2015

North Carolina Retreat: A Week of Friendship, Art and Fun!

After nearly 6 years, my on-line art group finally decided to get together and meet in person for the very first time!  We traveled from near and far (North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Missouri, Michigan, Ilinois, Colorado, California and Hawaii) and met up in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina just outside of Asheville for a week-long retreat!  There, we got to know each other, made art together and took in a little sightseeing on the side.  Here are some of the highlights of our week:

Making boiled books

CitraSolv pages using Artistcellar stencils

Macrame Friendship Bracelets

 Painted canvas to make portfolios

A tag for Teri's book

 My pages in Lori's book

Rainbow Jello

Ziplining The Gorge in Saluda

A chocolate tour of Asheville

A cool book store and bar

My Art Sisters

Until next time!!