Sunday, November 16, 2014

48 weeks with Donna Downey - WEEK 7


Week 7 for me! Let me say first how much I loved how my spread turned out! I have learned so much his week, I really feel like I could do anything with my art! And as a very special friend says: "It got the hubby seal of approval!"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

48 weeks with Donna Downey - WEEK 6


I just don't know what to say about this one... I loved sooo much! I am so proud of myself! Husband asked for a canvas to decorate the living room... Oh boy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

48 weeks with Donna Downey - WEEK 4


It took me a while to upload week 4... but here it is! What a journey! First, I never thought i could draw at all and just like that I draw her... I am very happy with this page. I may have gone a little deep with the white on top of my flowers, but I really like the result! My husband says she is me... I am not sure about that, but I don't know how, she ended up a dark skin girl, like me... I like how she looks quite a lot! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

48 weeks with Donna Downey - WEEK 3


Time for week 3!!! I know I am just in the beginning of my journey, but I had so much fun this week! Everything just felt right... I had a blast! Can't wait for my next adventure...

Sunday, November 2, 2014

48 weeks with Donna Downey - WEEK 2


Week 2 is here for me! Well... not my favorite art journal page, but I learned a lot! Messy is really fun! I really liked using my fingers and I kind of like how it turned out. It is very different from anything I normally do, which is a plus... that's what this journey is about!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

48 weeks with Donna Downey - WEEK 1



Finally, my supplies arrived here in Trinidad. Everything was of excellent quality (I am in love with the stamps!) and all was packed so well... Thank you Bill and the team for that! So, my 48 Weeks journey starts today! I have no words to express how excited I am to be part of this group and learn all these great techniques. This is my week 1... I learned so much already... Mainly, I need to be patient and let my layers dry! Thank you Donna for the awesome class!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Donna Downey's 48 weeks!

Excited doesn't even start to describe how I am feeling about taking this course. I have learned about it late in the year, around August. However, because of the cost of the course I had to wait a bit until I could afford it... But, 48 week is finally here for me! I am watching the videos for the first week initially while I am waiting for some supplies to arrive here in Trinidad.

I purchased the course in full and I will be posting my pages here in my blog. I hope you all like what you see! I am certainly going to love every step of this journey...

Thanks for reading and happy creating!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

LIFE BOOK 2015!

A new LIFE BOOK is going to start soon... Each teacher can give one spot for LIFE BOOK 2015! I am not gonna miss this one!



Go check it out!

http://effywild.com/2014/09/15/kermit-flail-life-book-2015-squeee/

Monday, September 8, 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Hello, friends!

This post is a bit different from my previous one. I am member of a great art community called AtcsForAll.com (AFA). There, we make art we are proud of... A friend from AFA keeps a blog (http://amynahproduction.blogspot.com/) invited me to take part on the blog hop and I loved the idea! We can see each other's art and make comments, give support and suggestions...

This blog hop mainly consists of me saying a few words about my art and what I am currently working on and name a few friends an their blogs, so the hop can continue...

I will start by answering a few questions:

What am I currently working on?

Well, I have my hands full with my art journaling! I feel so free to create in a larger scale and express myself in a more open way. Here are few of my pages:

 This journal page has a very special meaning to me. My husband works at from home and spends a long time away from us... "Love always" is an expression he uses a lot when sending me messages.


I was in such good mood when I created this page... I jut wanted to be free to create and decided to make a page about it... I amply love this butterfly... I colored with colored pencils...


I mainly used a freebie print out from Peta  Thompson. She is an artist on another art community I am part of called Krazy Island Family (KIF) on Facebook. She was celebrating get 500 subscribers mark on her YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXP-ZCVYxgLCRw560aWjhrg). The writing is a poem by Margaret Atwood.


I achieved this color effect by using 2 colors of Dylusions ink spays and for the ghosting impression I used gesso to create resist against the spays.


How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I am mainly a collage artist, but I am in the big honing stages of drawing, so I plan to expand my art a little bit. There are a lot of artists out there that does the same thins as me, but we are all unique in our own way. It can a unique lettering or sketching, or even a unique technique.

Why do you make art?

I started with art to help with the daily stress I had to deal with in the beginning of the year... It ended up saving my life in a lot of ways! I love art and plan to keep creating for many years to come...

Now I would like to introduce you to a few blog friends that make awesome art!
As I mentioned before, I am part of a Facebook community called Krazy Island Family. This page is directly connected to Krazy Island Studios (http://krazyislandstudios.com/) runned by Claudia Rossi. She has a great YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaudiaRossiStudios/videos)where she shares with us her process to create art. They also offer weekly journaling prompts, which is also very fun!

This next blog is great! Willowing Arts (www.willowing.org) is where Tam offers online classes, some of them free. She is very involved in the healing aspect of art, which I totally agree and appreciate... She has many projects at the moment, but her famous one is LifeBook 2015 (http://www.willowing.org/2014/09/08/life-book-2015-teacher-line-up-blog-hop-and-give-away/). I plan to join them in this journey next year and stretch myself further artistically.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Journal 52 - Texture


This is my take on the prompt TEXTURE for Journal 52. First, I really let go and had fun with the page... Then, I used some great products!

I used:

-gesso
- acrylic wash 
-joint tape
-lacing
-washi tape
-embossing products
-paper doily
- gelatos
- oil pastels

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Journal 52 - Make time



This my page for the Make Time prompt on Journal 52. I don't know if you guys know, but I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. So, I decided to write a song about time in Portuguese.

I had so much making this page.

I used:
Gesso
Acrylic paint
Stencils
Gelatos
Stamps
Cardstock
Modeling paste
Markers 



Art Journal Page: FREEDOM


There was no special reason for this one... I just wanted to be free to create! I really liked how the butterfly turned out!

I used:
Acrylic paint
Oil pastels
Gelatos
stencils
rub-ons
colored pencils
stamps

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Daisy Yellow - Art Journaling Tangents and Tactics: Tangent #4 - GRID

This one was great! I didn't leave any space for journaling bit I realized that too late... I can always make another grid! They are so much fun!

Daisy Yellow - Art Journaling Tangents and Tactics: Tangent #3 -ACCORDION BOOK


 
This little book is just so fun to make!! I made this one with my daughter
and she really liked it! 

Daisy Yellow - Art Journaling Tangents and Tactics: Tangent #2 - HALFFULL HALF EMPTY

This  page has a little boo. I was supposed to write positvd thoughts in the circles and I did the opposite. I believe the purpose of this page was to visualize all the good as opposed to all the bad in our lives, how much we are blessed. So, I am sure the purpose was met.

I used:

Acrylic pAinf
Permanent markers
Round things for the circles

Daisy Yellow - Art Journaling Tangents and Tactics: Tangent #1 -SUNBURST

I decided to give this one from Daisy Yellow a try because it sounded so freeing... And it was! I loved using watercolor to make this page... 

I only used:
Watercolor 
Permanent marker


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Krazy Island Studios - Paint... And only paint!


First, I just have to say that I have never used paint like this before and to be honest, I was literally afraid of trying. Instead of running from the challenge, which I thought about more than once LoL, I decided to try now and see how it went. This is the result... It can be simple and basic, but I am very proud of myself for completing this page. Thank you Claudia Rossi for the opportunity!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Art Journal Page: Love Always


This journal page has a very special meaning to me. My husband works at from home and spends a long time away from us... "Love always" is an expression he uses a lot when sending me messages. So, baby, this journal page is for you. I love you beyond words!

In this page I used:
-gel medium
-Tim holtz tissue paper
-a piece of cardboard
-acrylic paint
-oil pastels
-cardstock
-fabric
-chipboard letter
-Dylusions ink spay
-embellishments 
-washi tape




Monday, August 18, 2014

Krazy Island Studios prompt: Wings


Today I realized a few things about myself and I decided to make a page about that... Of course I took the change to add my butterflies, as the prompt for the Krazy Island Syudios this week is WINGS!

I used:

- gesso
- Dylusions ink sprays
- glass beads
- cut outs 
- oil pastels
- a little embellishment
- stencils

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Art Journal Page - Journal 52 prompt: GRATITUDE


I usually don't follow prompts very well. I do tend to stray at some point, but this prompt really inspired me to create something that came from a very special place in my heart. This page is for Journal 52 and the prompt is GRATITUDE. I decided to write a prayer that says: "Lord, I am grateful for everything you have done for me and my family over the years. I am grateful for all the blessings you have always given us! I am  grateful for my daughters' lives and for the love my husband and I share everyday. Lord, you have never abandoned us in times of need or happiness. I am grateful for my art! Thank you for everything!"

For this page I used: Caran D'ache Water soluble crayons, cardstock, manila paper, oil pastels, Faber-Castell brush markers, washi tape, a wood tag, fabric, mini clothes pin, collage element and gel accent on the butterfly. 

Krazy Island Studios prompt: Summer is Hot!


This is my page for the Krazy Island Studios. This week's prompt was Summer is Hot! For me, Summer is spending great days at the beach, either here in Trinidad or in Brazil. The tag says: "The best kind of therapy is beach therapy", which is completely true for me! I used gelatos, fabric, cardstock, inktense pencils, oil pastels and embellishments.



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Art Journal Page: Everything is possible


This page has been in my head for days! I am just glad I had the chance to put it on paper... I was thinking about Journal 52 and the prompt for week 1 (Up, up and away!), when I felt inspired to make a page about growing, developing into something better... this kind of thing. I am proud of the result and that motivated me to keep going...

In this page I used:
-gelatos
-decorative napkin
-matte medium
-carstock
-rubber stamps
-colored pencils
-permanent fine marker
-glossy accent (for the boots)


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Postage Stamp Swap



These are my cards for the postage stamp swap at AFA. I used:

-old book page
-flower background
-postage stamps
-rub-ons
-embossibg technique
-embellishments

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Krazy Island Studio prompt: Gears and gadgets

This week's prompt was a bit challenging because some of my gears products have not arrived yet. But I used what I had in hand and it came out really nice. I used:

Aged paper
Matte medium
Gelatos
Acrylic paint
Stencils
Rub-ons
Modeling paste
Collage elements
Inktense pencil

Friday, August 1, 2014

Krazy Island Studios Prompt: Pockets




This is my art journal page for the Krazy Island Studio. This week's prompt was POCKETS. This was my take on it. I used cardstock, modeling paste, stencils, gelatos, letter stickers, stamps and brads to complete this page. I learned a lot during the process. I also learned that Mod Podge is my favorite glue!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Altered book cover


This the cover of my new art journal. I decided to dedicate a journal just for the Krazy Island studios prompt. This book was originally a physical exercise journal. I altered this book today and worked  on the cover. I used card stock, paper doily, gelatos, stencils, acrylic paint, rub ons and other embellishments. 

Krazy Island Studios Prompt: Jar of dreams


This is my art journal page for the Krazy Island Studio. The prompt for this week was Jar of Dreams.
Here is the link to the blog:


I had so much fun making this page!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Steampunk Swap


Sorry for the bad quality of the picture! These are my cards for the Steampunk Swap at AFA...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sins of chocolate Swap




These are my cards for the Sins of Chocolate Swap at Atcsforall.com .I am sorry for the glare but the cards were already in sleeves. Feel like eating them!

Friday, June 27, 2014

ATCs Jars II



New JARS!!! All available for trading!!!

ATCs Love Notes


Collage elements and embellishments. All available for trading.

UPDATE: "Your love makes me fly" is traded.

ATCs Rosa


Collage elements and embellishments. All available for trading.

ATCs Azzure


Collage and embellishments... ATC sized. All available for trading!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

ATCs - Jars


Finally finished them!!!! Jars... They all have different backgrounds, different things in the jar and a diffrent little tag. All available to trade...

UPDATE: ALL TRADED

ATCs Beauty


ATCs Beauty. They are similar but not the same. Each ATC has a different background. There of them has the sentiment: "Love of beauty is taste" and the other three says: "The creating of beauty is art". Both quotes by Emerson. All of them have a gloss finish. 

UPDATE: ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

ATCs Wonderland


This is the Wonderland Series of ATCs... They all available for trading. They are all make with collage but the top three are embellished with shimmery metallic paint. Happy trade!

UPDATE: ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

Friday, June 20, 2014

ICAD 2014 Day #20


Day 20 - This one I made because my husband is offshore working and I miss him soooo much. He is following my posts everyday! So, this one is for you, amor! Te amo!

ICAD 2014 Day #19


Day 19 - I made this card with things my daughter chose from my table. She was pointing and I was using... Turned out a bit odd, I guess... bur she liked it!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

ATC for swap - Frida Khalo Swap









These were made for a swap called Frida Khalo at Atcsforall.com I used collage elements, embelishments, watercolor, background paper...