Monday, February 27, 2012

My Bluebirds . . .

Caran d'Ache Watercolor Crayons

"There's a bluebird on your windowsill,
There's a rainbow in your sky,
There are happy thoughts, your heart to fill,
Near enough to make you cry."
--Elizabeth Clark

Kristin xo

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Paint Party Friday (Week 49)

6 x 6 Chunky Canvas

I don't think I've ever done this before. Created something just for me, that is. This is my first; a tiny little canvas that reminds me to Believe. Believe in my dreams, believe in perfect timing and most importantly, to believe in myself. . . . 

"Dreams do come true if you keep believing in yourself. Anything is possible." 
-- Jennifer Capriati

Thank you for your visit! I believe I have to find a place to hang this now . . . . 

See you at the Party!
Kristin xo

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
-- Charles M. Schultz

Kristin xo

Sunday, February 12, 2012

SPA: My Heart Belongs to You

"Hopelessly Devoted To You"
4 x 6 Postcard
(Image from Retro Cafe Art)

Playing along with Sunday Postcard Art and the very cool Valentine's theme, "My Heart Belongs to You"  . . . .

Thank you for taking the time to visit! I wish for you a day full of love, roses and plenty of chocolate! 

Kristin xo

Thursday, February 9, 2012

2 Girls, 2 Journals, 1 Week . . .

"Journaling One Week"
Watercolor and Wallpaper Journal

I laughed out loud when I saw it. I was reading our friend Daniele's blog a few weeks ago when I saw a gorgeous photo she posted of a latte resting on top of the newest issue of Stampington's Art Journaling. She mentioned that she'd just been on an "alone date" and was thrilled with her coffee and new source of inspiration. Ironically, I got out of the house that day too and did the same thing! A latte and the latest Art Journaling was the way I too choose to spend a few moments alone . . . .

Well, one thing led to another and we got to talking. We discussed how although we've both done journal entries before, that at least for me, it never really included the journaling part. We wanted to give this style of art a real try, but agreed that we needed to come up with something that could be completed in a reasonable amount of time. That idea lead to what you see here: the journal entries of two girls - who's lives are filled with art and kids - completed in just one week.

The concept was to spend just an hour a day working on what would become seven journal pages. If you're laughing now, it's because you already know what I didn't: that we would both end up spending every spare moment on it, pouring our hearts and souls into what has become a true reflection of our innermost thoughts, if only for one week.

Here's what I came up with:

To see the beautiful (ok, fabulous and moving) pages Daniele created, please check hers out here.

Thank you for your visit! I so appreciate your time . . . .

Linking to PPF and Just Journals. Thank you Kristin, Eva and Marcia Beckett!

Kristin xo

Friday, February 3, 2012

Works in Progress . . .

"Silly Boys" (Detail)

I've been Arting a lot lately, but you wouldn't know it by looking here. I have something up my sleeve that I hope to have completed in time to share with you next week . . . . Meanwhile, I wanted to sneak in a few detail shots of the WIP's here.

Handmade papers

"Afraid to Jump" (Detail)
(Image from Retro Cafe Art)

"She wanted to be a Star" (Detail)

Thank you for your time & Happy Arting to you,
Kristin xo