Art Inspiration

May 26, 2012

Welcome Back Roberta

We received a email today from Roberta Partridge she's been silent for awhile but has not forgotten us, Berta writes:

OK, a voice from the past. Not really, I lurk a lot and love to see what you all are doing. You are really doing some impressive things. One of these days I'll get it all together and start joining in once again. I miss you all.

Anyway, came across this tutorial and thought some of you might be interested - Ginger makes gorgeous flowers, but this might be a new twist.

Hugs, Berta

Berta,  thanks for the link I am sure we will all find it helpful in our attempts at flower making, I know I am going to give these flowers a try.  Please join us in a swap sometime soon, would love to share our art with you.


May 21, 2012

Way to Go Maura and Mary

For those of us who didn't know our very own Mary and Maura spent the weekend in Massachusetts taking classes at “absolutely everything“ with Tim Holtz. What a awsome experience.

Hopefully we can get them to share what they made.

May 20, 2012


I would like to welcome our new member Lisa Wagenhurst  from San Rafael CA to our group.

May 18, 2012

Altered Art Paper Doll Swap

Ladies I am going to change the due date for this swap to July 28th
The idea is to make a paper doll out of heavy cardstock and decorate, embellish and alter out of any medium you choose. Feel free to stamp, sew, paint, glue or glitter until your heart is content! 1 doll for 1 partner.

Your doll must be at least 6 inches head to toe and no more than 12 inches. She/he can have movable parts or not. The creativity is up to you! 

 I did find a great doll pattern at:

Please leave me a comment if you would like to sign up for this swap by June 10th.

Swap due by July 28th, 2012

Just some samples of altered paper dolls I found on the internet

May 15, 2012

Tim Holtz Challenge

Tim has his new tag for May out... Let our creative challenge begin:

link to see what Tim used to create his May Tag.

If you are doing the challenge with us, remember this is not a swap, so grab a cup of coffee, tea or your favorite beverage, relax and create Tim's May tag for yourself.  But, remember we are sharing pictures so once you have completed your version of  Tim's May tag please post for all to see.  Thanks and enjoy the challenge.

May 10, 2012

Marilyn's Healing Box: part 3

We hope you have enjoyed this creative project, and you find inspiration in the many and varied techniques. Please feel free to add your prayers and healing thoughts for Marilyn. 
 A special thanks to everyone who participated in this project, and especially to Lori for organizing this, and wrapping it up so beautifully. 
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May 9, 2012

Secret Swap Pictures

Here are the pictures of the Secret Swap art work made by:



















I hope everyone enjoys their swap.

Marilyn's Healing Box: part 2

 Beautiful sentiments and artwork...

more to come... 
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