Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I added a few more landmarks to my Woodstock painting.  I'm trying to decide if I want to add a title to it or not.  I originally had wanted to put "I heart my library" across the top.  I think I will leave it blank for a while and decide later.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


An update on my little watercolor buildings of Woodstock.  I still plan to add the train and depot and Betty Boop that is outside of Hotdog Heaven.  I'll probably add some people walking their dogs or riding bikes too.

Monday, March 28, 2011


I'm starting a new project painting landmarks of our little town, Woodstock.  I want to turn it into transfers for tote bags or cards.  This is just the preliminary drawing.  I post new photos as I add more figures and buildings.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I love these Caran d'Ache Neocolor II wax crayons.  Their color is vibrant and you can use them either as a wax crayon or add a wet brush and it washes just like a watercolor.

We just finished our 24 week Bible Study (The Great Adventure-The Bible Timeline) this past week.  I wanted to add some of the scripture verses to my journal pages.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


You want a fun inexpensive art project for the kiddos?  Well, grab some toilet paper rolls and acrylic paint and whip up some TOILET PAPER ROLL PEOPLE.

Before my daughter left to go back to Nashville, we pulled out the paint one more time.  We first painted the rolls with white gesso.  Then cut the tops for a crown or add a brim for a hat.

I think it would be a great project for MOTHER'S DAY.

I saw this idea on Alisa Burke's blog.  Also, check out here and here.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Kelly and I went to the new COTTON MILL DELI this morning to continue working in our Artist Journals.  It's a great little coffee shop if you haven't been there.  It is located in the old Neon Zone and has a nice selection of breakfast and lunch items, plus free WiFi.   We had a breakfast bagel and a coffee cake cinnamon muffin. We shared the place with a group of knitters, a business meeting, a landscape crew and a few other people just hanging out.  See our pages below: 

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Today my daughter and I made Artist Journals out of a 22" x 30" sheet of watercolor paper.  First we cut the paper into 10" strips, folded, stitched with linen thread and then painted each page with watercolors.  Later we started with images we cut from magazines to make collage borders.  Next we will continue with the collage adding pen work and lettering.  Then it will be ready for us to journal in.  The finished size is 8" x 10" and includes 16 pages.  The perfect journal to take along while you travel or go to the coffee shop.  They are so much fun to make.  


When the kids were little I made GREEN pancakes every St. Patrick's Day.  My daughter is home from Nashville this week so I made them again.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


My son, Ben, shaved his head to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation and Cancer Research. He said there were about 200 people at Ri Ra's Irish Pub in downtown Atlanta getting their heads shaved. He was representing his fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau and together this location raised over $100,000 tonight. I'm so proud of him!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


I carved a couple of new stamps today. I wanted a curly fern-like stamp. Then I looked up and saw all of my paintbrushes in a coffee can and decided to carve a paintbrush stamp also.

I made a new Artist Journal out of a 22" x 30" sheet of watercolor paper. I've used watercolors to paint each page, then I will add collage leaving room to journal.