Tuesday, August 19, 2014

selfie discovery

This is what I learned today about myself artistic wise. 

It is much easier to draw a selfie from a photograph.

 It is harder to draw while looking in a mirror.

Throwing myself under the bus and into Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Inktense Blocks

Monday, August 18, 2014

Helmar Design Team call

Helmar Design Team Call 2014/15
Helmar is a recognized leader of adhesives and aerosols in the Arts and Crafts industry and we are looking for new design team members to promote our amazing products. If you’d like to be a part of one of the most creative and easy going design teams out there, while showcasing Helmar products and your talent, this call is for you!!!
We are looking for dedicated creative design team members who work well with deadlines and guidelines. Designer positions on the Helmar Design Team are for a 6 month term beginning October 1st, 2014.
As a member of the Helmar Design Team you will…
1)      Receive a generous amount of Helmar products
2)      Endorsement fees for published layouts and tradeshow projects (subject to terms and conditions)
3)      The possibility of a selection of products from our generous Preferred Partners throughout your term.
Now what does it take to be a part of the Helmar Team? Here are your responsibilities
1)      1-2 projects per month consisting of posts on the Helmar blog, your personal blog and sharing on Facebook.
2)      Keeping your personal blog and Facebook page up to date and linking and promoting Helmar products at every opportunity.

If you are interested in being part of the Helmar Design team,
please email the following information to khitchen@helmar.com.au

1)      Name, address, daytime/evening phone number and email address.
2)      Short biography
3)      Links to your online galleries, blogs, Facebook and Twitter pages.
4)      A List other design teams you are now on or have previously been on.
5)      A brief paragraph letting us know why you would like to be a part of the Helmar Design Team.
6)      Two examples that will best showcase your work. Please ensure file sizes are not overly large or small, nothing over 1mb. Examples could be your Papercrafts, altered art, mixed media, craft projects, kid’s projects, home décor, etc.) Make sure to list any special techniques you’ve used using adhesives.

Please submit your application to khitchen@helmar.com.au by Friday 12th September 2014.
No late submissions will be accepted.
The new Helmar Design Team will be announced by the 26th of September, 2014

** At this time we are only accepting applications from Australia, Canada and United States.
- See more at: http://helmarusa.typepad.com/blog/2014/08/helmar-design-team-call-201415.html#sthash.Uc5rpjet.dpuf

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gnomey in disguise

Playing along with the Unity {be inspired} Challenge and I chose the color portion of the challenge. Love Halloween colors and it's right around the corner too...eeks!

I love my What's Up Gnomey stamps and just can't get enough of this cute little guy! I mean, seriously, he is adorable!

So I dressed him up for Halloween!

I also used the sentiment "smile" from the Insta-Cute stamp set.

Don't forget, we have an awesome contest going over on the {my sweet earth} blog. Real easy to play along!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

oodles of doodles

Days during the last part of summer can get busy but it is still important to schedule some “CREATIVE” time for yourself. And the easiest and most fun way to do that is by doodling! Have you doodled lately? ( wink wink )

I hope you have a moment to go over to the {my sweet earth} blog and check out my doodled tag :) Love you oodles if you leave me a comment!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rainy Daydreams

The image and the journaling don't have anything to do with one another, just 2 random thoughts that came together. I was surfing Pinterest and found a site that listed famous people who used journals and I found that to be interesting and my journal was sitting beside me so I wrote the list out.

Andy Warhol,
 Guillermo Del Toro,
 Claude Monet,
Pablo Picasso, 
Vincent van Gogh, 
John Lennon,
 Frida Kahlo,
 Marc Chagall,
 Tim Burton,
 Henri Matisse

And on a lark, I added my name too.
Then I searched my photos that I keep as sketch fodder and found one I had taken of an elderly couple out walking the gardens at the Arboretum during a shower.

I thought I was done at this point, but evidently I wasn't . How many times have you gone back to a sketch and added just a little something more? It's like I couldn't stop myself, but here is the finished version...I think...maybe.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sundays with Sandee - Deco Art Magic

All the paints on this are Deco Art Products. A descriptions of colors and types of specialty paints are as follows:

To create the background on this piece I first brayered Americana Bahama Blue, Whispering Turquoise, and White Birch in multi-surface satin onto the surface trying not to over blend.

The hair was created by combining Americana Camel, Marigold and Muted Gold multi-surface satin finish acrylics along with Paper effects Metallic Copper. I really like how the flat and satin work together and the Paper Effects really accents it well..

The same colors were used for the skin tones, adding red chalk for shading and Soft Jade Multi-Surface satin and a light layer of Limelight Glamour Dust for the eyes.

Writing with Paper Effects is so easy and I really like to take advantage of the little tip applicator to get different widths. The applicator tip was used when out lining the letters for a fine accent, and the tip was removed for bringing out the word "believe" for a bolder thickness.

The video of me creating the hand and the fairy is up on the Frosted Designs blog if you would like to see it.

entering this canvas in:
Paint Party Friday week 22

Friday, August 8, 2014

all we have are moments...

The butterfly counts not months but moments,

and has time enough.

Rabindranath Tagore

A little journal I created over on the Helmar blog, I hope you have a moment to go over there and check it out. ♥