Sunday, April 30, 2017

Caboodle of Janoodles makes a Funky Chunky!!

Just a quickie Show & Tell for today... a few months ago I shared a Chunky Book project that I had created and gifted to a fellow artist and friend, this post is a continuance of that project. 

I think my favorite part of a Chunky Book is being able to add pages, by using metal rings that can be opened and closed at any time, it's the perfect binding method for an "add-a-page" style book.

I decided that I would create additional pages for my friend's Chunky when and if my muse sees fit to inspire me... lucky for me, she has always been a fan and supporter of my Janoodle style artwork, so I'm hoping that the new pages will be a pleasant surprise when they arrive and become a welcomed addition to her collection!

Below: My latest Chunky Janoodles , created using Jacquard Dyes & Ink

Spring Bloomer - stem tucks away behind chunky

Don't Burst My Bubble!

Shake Your Tail Feathers - tail tucks away behind chunky

Create Art, Inspire! - title is part of my Janoodle design 

Thanks for popping in, until next time...
Happy ARTing!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Weirdy or the NEW Normal?!

A couple of times each year, my mail art group "Envie Addicts Unite" on, foregoes sending our monthly envies to our partners and in it's place we send out what we affectionately call "Weirdy Mail". The main challenge here is to send something "unusual" through the mail that we have "Arted Up" as well as being what we call "naked"... NOT in a box or envelope, just as it is, totally naked! (I have shared previously on this blog some of my past efforts!)

I know this is an odd thing to confess but I love to save packing materials... one just never knows when they can be reused or if they will come in handy for creating future projects! For my latest Weirdy, I went to my stash and came up with a cardboard form that had been a packing insert for a Crockpot that I had purchased last year. I hung onto this piece because I loved the texture and details pressed into the form... I just had to use it for something and finally, here was my chance!  

Almost immediately, I knew just what I wanted to create... I saw a "mask" in the form that needed to come out! Voila... a Weirdy Mask!

Closeup of cardboard "Crockpot" packaging - smooth side

Textured side - used to create the "Mask" face

"Sun Mask" Aztec Inspired Design - acrylic paint & clear spray

Backside - addresses & blank spots for postal labels

Hope that you have been inspired to create a "Weirdy Surprise"
for someone that you know or even wish to know, just for fun!! 

Thank you for stopping by...
Until next time, Happy ARTing!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nature and ART just go hand in hand!!

Just a quickie Show & Tell for today... 

Every rock hound in the world will gladly tell you about the natural beauty that is all around us... granite, shale, quartz, marble, soapstone... the list goes on & on... rocks come in many different colors, shapes and sizes... no two rocks are exactly alike... this makes collecting them a fun and popular endeavor!

As an artist, it's the shape that attracts me... a perfect and unique little 3-D canvas that lends itself to creative inspiration! Recently, one of my favorite swap hostesses at AFA came up with a Painted Rock Swap... of course, I couldn't resist joining in on the fun and I signed up! In my excitement, I had forgotten that all of my rock stashes were still covered in snow... after a few frustrated weeks, I managed to fight the elements and I finally found some rocks that were just what I needed!

Let the ARTing begin... 

Each rock measures about 2 1/2 to 3 inches & the designs were created with acrylic paint, then sealed with a glossy clear acrylic spray.  

(since the object of this swap was to create rocks for use in gardens 
and flower pots, I left the back side natural, as it will sit in dirt)

I'm happy that you popped in...
Until next time, Blessings to One & All!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

With your Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it...

 "Bunny" Tag - from my archives 


 EASTER's on it's way!

Blessings for a 
Joyous Celebration 
of Resurrection!

He is Risen!!