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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I've been tagged - 2nd time

I've been tagged again. This time by my new friend Charlie at here’s the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

My seven:
1. I had a little pony name Flame when I was a girl and loved to ride her bareback in the fields near our home. She was very spirited and would some time throw me off – woo hoo!
2. Although my studio is called little birdie studio my favorite animal is cats. Kitties do love birdies too! he he
3. I'm going to turn the big 50 this year... and saying it doesn't make it any easier. Hum, so they lied to me and now the cat is out of the bag!
4. My favorite color is red but I find a color that I get hooked on for periods of time. Right now it's light green. Don't worry red you are always my favorite.
5. I'm a wise guy, even at the office. But can you believe I was shy in school? Yup! EEEK
6. I discovered I really don't like the snow! Where is the warm weather? Hum?
7. When I was a girl my mom would take care of an elderly woman on our street and I would go with her sometimes. This wonderful lady became my “Nana”. I loved to visit with her. She was a worldly lady, an artist and flower gardener extraordinaire. Her stories stayed with me and her art, which she continued even when her eyesight was failing, made her special. She touched my life she became one of the most inspirational people I’ve met and my mentor. Thanks Nana!
Okay, so that's it!

Now for the fun part of tagging others.
1 Vicki belongs to one of my art groups. Currently we are going Deco books as a round robin. So when I checked out her blog and found such pretty pages she made I was thrilled. I instantly added her to my blog site.
2 girl-gone-thread-wild this site belongs to Monica Magness. She should be an inspiration to all of us! This wonderful lady took on the challenge of collecting 2x2 art squares to make an art doll that will be auctioned for breast cancer. Please visit this site and see all the wonderful work.
3 Funky Cat Studio is another talented new friend.

I have worked with the next 4 artists for a while now on I believe three yahoo groups.
I always find their art inspirational and creative. I visit their blogs often and you should too. Here they are:

4 Chrissy's Creations
5 Maggi's blog
6 Autumn Light Designs
7 Kathy "Sweetpea" Beringer

Now I'm off to their blogs to let them all they've been tagged.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Acrylic (ink) Blot Background Paper

Blue - green - sliver acrylic with green watercolor

Blue - green - gold acrylic with red watercolor

Made some more background papers for a swap. I always like the way ink blots look so I tried it with acrylic paints. They look pretty cool but needed something more so I sprited with watercolor and let it dry. Alot of fun and messy!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Make a Moo or two & Paper weaving

I came across this site: http://makeamooortwo.wordpress.com/
A Moo is a little card with the size of 2.8 x 7 centimeters or approximately 1.1 x 2.8 inches. Based on the weekly theme you choose the materials and techniques you like and go to town. Once you're done you post them on your blog, flickr- or other photo sharing site. Copy the direct link to your post. When leave a comment on the Make a Moo or two theme in which you paste the link to your Moos. Easy.

This weeks theme is TRAVEL so I gave it a whirl. Here they are ...with a moo moo here and a moo moo there, here a moo there a moo...see they travel a lot!

Paper weaving is up on one of our swap boards so I decide to try it out before signing up. I used on of my backgrounds I created with alcohol inks and a decorative paper. I'm not sure if this is my thing. I thought it needed something more so I added a finishing touch with an Asian girls in the center. Here it is:

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My Deco book - Art Wired

I just finished creating my art deco book for a round robin I'm in. I made this little beauty myself and covered it with tyvek, acrylic paints letter stickers and a photo of a barbed wire fence. I just had to add my birdie sitting on the barbed wire. I have 20 pages bound into the book with a green ribbon. It's shipping out today - ready for my artist friends to create in. I can't wait to get to work on theirs and see what's going on in mine! I'll keep you all posted. Woohoo!! What fun this will be.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Credit card background creation

This credit card background was created using acrylic paints. I used gold, venetian gold, leaf green and true orange. I over stamped using A muse Artstamp - Floral Vines with colorbox chalk inpad in burnt sienna. The gold paint doesn't show clearly in the photo but it gives it a great look. Messy and fun! I signed up for a backgrounds swap and will use them for that.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

little beauties - leaves

I recieved some awesome little beauties from Chrissy and just had to sign up for more. This little beauties theme is leaves. So I called today a "play day" and gathered up my stash to create my 10 little beauties . Play days are so much fun!!!

I even managed to create 2 birthday cards for my grandsons. Both have March birthday's, turning 1 and 2 years old. Now my grandsons ages will be 1, 2, 3 and 4 years old! Last month I bought them tee shirts with Dr Suesss' Thing 1, Thing 2, Thing 3 and Thing 4 on the front. I slipped them on each little guy at a local indoor play area! Soooo funny to see. My daughters got a kick out of it and so did many of the other parents. My oldest grandson wanted his mom to call him Thing 1. hee hee. I'm such a little trouble maker!

Anyway, back on topic because I could go on and on about the little guys!
I tried to use different techniques, things I haven't done in a while. Keeping them similar but different. Here are my little beauties ... maybe I'll make some more!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

"Birds, Nests & Eggs" Inchies

I just signed up for another swap. This one is for "Birds, Nests & Eggs" Inchies. With a name like little birdie studio how could I resist? The requirements for this swap is to use ARTchix studio products, and work must contain a bird, nest, eggs and a word. Not so easy on such a tiny 1" square. I had to rescan three pieces because
I fogot to add the word. So here's my two scans. Thanks for stoping in.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

"the pink artist"

I am a contributing artist to “the pink artists”. "the pink artist" is a community of artists joining togetherto create one joint art doll to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. When doll is complete, it will be mailed in to Art Doll Quarterly™ before finally being auctioned off on eBay at a later date. Monica Magness will create the doll and coordinate this project, what a wonderful lady.

If you are would like to participate and create your own 2x2 inch square to send. Check out the site and sign up today, the link is at the right. They need to be mailed by March 1, 2008.

I hope you join in.

I have just finished my square to be sent off to Monica today. What do you think?

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Feb 3 - ATC triptych

Like many of you I like to create most of my art before signing up for a swap. This one is for the ATC triptych swap on CCS.
*I designed and cut the triptych usng my digital die cutter using glossy cardstock. Next I painted the front with pink acrylic paint diluted with a pinch of water. Before it dried I sprinkled with alchohol and heat set. I also did the heart from the center.
*Now I stamped the two outside pages with a rosey heart pattern in black.
*I cut a matching tripstych in patterned paper and glued to the inside of the main tripstych.
*Embelished with two cute photos, gel pens, hearts and ribbon.
And here she is.
Thanks for stopping in.