Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New page in my art journal...Fun stuffs...Freebies and Merry Christmas Wishes!!

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New page in my art journal!
Image credits:
Border: Angellea from Flickr Collage Images a personal image of my own.
Main Image: Ball on hat from one of my new sheets at cut from a piece of of Angellea's collage sheet...Face: Angellea....Hand/word"fly" from ...Legs: Angellea.
Smaller person image: Hat: cut from
Word: "TIME" from
Other lettering: "Let it Snow" hand drawn with paint pen and my evil ball point pen. Other words from my own stash and collage sheet at!
And this is what else I've been up to! Filling a plastic bead organizer with cut out letters!!! I love this little box...ok not so little box...but it sure has some eye candy going on!!!

Now for some freebies!!

This is a vintage Worthmore Candies w/ Toys Santa label found in an old scrapbook at a Antique shop. But I think if you go by the price of 39 cents should give you pretty good idea of it's age. Cuz I really don't know! LOL But it is yours to use in your art and personal art. This may NOT be used in a collection to sell on a CD or as a collage sheet. Just click on the image to enlarge it and then right click to save and then print it out!!

This second freebie is Erie Railroad Company Freight Waybill from May 23rd 1956 and I am guessing it was shipped from J.C. Penney Co. Inc.
Free to use in your art you intend to sell or personal art. You may NOT use for any collections to sell on CD's or collage sheets. Click on the image to enlarge and then right click and save.

One more ....a 1981 really bright red Bingo Card and would be fun to use as a small background for some Christmas art!! Just click to enlarge then right click and save.

It has been a wonderful year and have gotten to share so much with each other and I just want to send a special thanks to all that visit me here to share my journey. I appreciate all your sweet comments and hope to share more things with you in the New Year of 2010!!!
Wishing you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours and may all your wishes come true!
Hope everyone has a joyous time with family and friends!
Many smiles, hugs, wishes and lots of love! Be safe over the holidays!!
See you next year!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

More PMS smarty pants art pages in my journal...hee hee

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Image Credits:
Border:, Anahata and a magazine tid bit.
Face/ Body: hand drawn and hand painted in acrylics by me.
Words: 'Happy' and 'Bubble' by
All other words by me from my own collage sheet at
Bubbles and doodles: various pens.
Bubble toy gun:
Teesha Moore inspired and life.

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Image Credits:
Border:, Anahata and images from my own collage sheets at
Face: by by from
Body: hand drawn and hand painted in acrylics by me Nancy Baumiller.
Lettering and doodles: various pens.
Sorry about the little curse was one of those days LOL So especially to my parents about the one little word. hee hee I know they read my blog....I am their 44 year old baby but sometimes I can help myself. ;O)
So with that I had better scat! tee hee

Love to all, big hugs and many blessings!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New page in my art journal

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New page in my art journal!
Image Credits:
Border: and a few of my own.
Hair: by me Nancy Baumiller
Body: altered magazine image
Background: acrylic paint
Lettering: various pens
Doodling: colored pencils, oil pastels, wax pastels and various pens
That about it! :O)
I have 2 more pages, which I will show soon... were created in my PMS mode lol So you will have to excuse my Miss Smarty Pants attitude in them hee hee
Will see you again soon!
Much love and hugs!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New pages in my art journal...Sale on Etsy THIS WEEKEND!!!

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Well Hello there!!!!!!!!!!! It has been awhile hassn't it?! Just enjoying my "vacation" free time! Working in my journal and laying around on the couch.....alot! lol Something I haven't done in a very long time! Being lazzzzzzzzzzzzzzyyyyy! :O)
In the first photo is a 2 page spread...I have yet to work both sides of the spread into one continuous page....Will eventually! So what if they are different! lol
The page on the left...
Image Credits:
Border: from and a few images from some of my own collage sheet
Main Image: Face from a magazine(altered) from from ...the sofa from from my own photos (my beloved and still missing cat Mr. Felix....sniff)
Lettering inside the border by me.
Right page:
Image Credits:
Borders by: Anahata (no longer available as far as I know) and some border images from my own sheets at
Main Image: Face/Upper body... from ..Wings: Anahata....Hair: by me (handdrawn with colored pencils)
Background is made with acrylic paints, colored pencils, pitt brush pens and Sharpie paint pens. Lettering by me.

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This next photo is another page in my art journal....kinda afraid to write on it LOL So for now it will stay as is!
Image Credits:
Border images from Anahata and my own images from my sheets on
Main Image: Hat/body: from Anahata....Face: altered magazine image.....word "see" is one of my own images....
Top image: Cat is from a vintage book and the surrounding image around it is from a magazine.
Can't remember where I got the bird...might be from a vintage book.
Black and white image of a woman (bottom left) from Flickr Collage Images. Fish is from a vintage book.
Background is a combination of Acrylic paints.....colored pencils, pitt brush pens and paint pens.

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This last photo....I am not quite sure I like the page just my daughter just said....the clown is a little creepy.....Sorry to Rian at Freubel....I kinda like him! lol
Border Image Credits....Magazine my own imagery....Anahata...jackandcatcurio and (hope that addy is right)
Background is done with acrylic paints and Lettering by me!
Coming this weekend to Crowabout on Etsy...A SALE (starting Friday)...ALL artwork will be marked down to $15.00 each!!!! Each art piece is an original work of art!!! For each piece of artwork purchased you will receive a FREE collage sheet!!! Can't beat that!! Free is good! lol
Lots to do I am outta here....lots of running around to do in town!!! Till next time!!!!!
Much Love and Hugs!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Another Journal Entry and Another New Digital Collage Sheet

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Another page from my new art journal....I did this one for my class ...which is now over....but it went swimmingly well! At least I think so LOL It was a wonderful time! I enjoyed each and every student and their wonderful art!!!
Image Credits for this art journal page....Face Hat and Body from Jade Adams at
Borders from: also from Marsha at and a few things from my own personal stash and Flickr Collage Images group!
Hand Lettering and letters also from my own collage sheet Wordy Word.
Now for something NEW on Etsy!
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"Striped Sensation" Digital Borders Sheet #12
This sheet contains striped borders that I created and added some fun and colorful vintage label words to it!!! I have already printed one out for myself LOL It is available now at Crowabout-on-Etsy !!!
I think I am off to bed early tonight! This gal has had a busy day...even if I am on home of course LOL I will just close my eyes and dream of a nice cabin in the woods with a large fireplace, a comfy couch, a cozy blanket, a favorite blanket, a good book and peace and quiet! Now that is my idea of a vacation!!
Off I go!
Many Blessings and hope that Everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New art journal entry and a new collage sheet on Etsy!

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This is a new entry in my new art journal....something has changed and I think I likey! LOL
Border Images: Anahata (had these for awhile and have never used them not sure if they are still available) and some of my own imagery for border pieces.
Main Image: Hat: magazine tid bit...Face: from Collage Image group on Flickr(I am sorry I don't remember which member exactly)...Eye: magazine tid bit. Body/Legs/Feet: Anahata...Arms and Words by me Nancy Baumiller
And with that said: "words" I mean....Crowabout on ETSY has a new collage sheet!!
"WORDY WORD" Collage Elements Sheet #11 Yay!! I had a lot of fun creating this one and now it is available to you!!!
Hope you all enjoy your day!!!
Much love and hugs!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hello Everyone!!!!

Hi!!! My class Collage Dreams on Paper is getting close to the end...I have the most wonderful students/artists in this class!! I never thought teaching would be so much fun! Everyone's art is so amazing! They catch on very quickly! hee hee I am actually going to hate when it is over. I have enjoyed myself immensly and I am glad that they all got to share this journey with me!!
I thought I would stop in and show you my newest journal I created!! I still have other journals that need to be worked but right now I am loving this one!

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This is my first page in my new journal!! A page I have created for my class!!! And they DO ROCK!!!
I am in the process of designing new collage sheets for my etsy shop !!! I really think your going to like them!!! At least I hope so! hee hee
Big HUGS and lots of LOVE!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Classroom is full

Hello to all!

I received an email this morning asking where my class information was, this first round is already in session and classroom is full. Sorry folks!!

We will be doing this class again in 2010 about May-ish....I will then post all the info again at that time!!

Much love and hugs!!



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Classes are in session!

Just wanted to stop in and let you all know I am still kicking!

The classes have begun!! Yay! Students are all ready busy playing!

Sorry I haven't been here...between being sick and working on videos and my class just haven't had alot of time to stop in and I do apologize for that!

Hopefully I will find some time soon to get some art kicked out, it is a little busy here at home also. lol

I will be back soon!

Much love and hugs!



Friday, October 2, 2009

Collage Sheets! NEW!!

UPDATE!!! Crowabout now has 2 NEW DIGITAL COLLAGE SHEETS in their SHOP !! And even better NEWS....ALL DIGITAL COLLAGE SHEETS are now at a NEW LOW PRICE of $1.99 only!!!! How cool is that!!! So now we have even more digi collage sheets! SUPPLIES now CHEAPER for all your ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS!!! Yay!!! Hope you will come by and have a PEEK !!!



Hello Everyone!

Thought I would stop in and say a HELLO!

Just a little sneaky peek at what I am working on....Actually I am kinda stuck on it LOL I am having a bit of trouble finding images that fit the bill for where I am going with it....So hopefully soon I will find those stubborn images that are hiding from me! ;O)


The class is getting closer and closer!! I am so excited!

There are already some eager class-lings who have made their payment and sitting patiently in their desks awaiting for the class to begin!!

If your interested in the class or have signed up and got your supply lists and also still interested there is a Paypal button to pay for the class and finish up your registration! Upon payment you will receive Your supply lists(if you haven't got them yet) an invitation to the classroom and get to see who's there and all the goodie files just waiting for you to open and play!!!

Here is the CLASS BLOG LINK(You will need to scroll down to find the button when you get there):

Ohhhhh! Yes! Almost forgot! I will be adding 2 new collage sheets to my shop this weekend! Yay!

I will post here when they are in the shop!!!

Thank you for stopping by

Hope each and everyone of you have a lovely day!



Monday, September 21, 2009

Finished Art Piece

"Dreams On Paper"
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Created on: 8.5" x 11" heavy cardstock
Materials used: Background-Neo II Caran d'Ache watersoluable crayons
Imagery used: Body-from book "Fruits" (altered) Legs-from book "Fruits" (altered)
Border elements: Vintage books, personal imagery, vintage coupon from Marsha
Other: "dreams on paper" letters from magazines. Various pens used for journaling and details, Prismacolor pencils used for details and shading and also, wax pastel and Neo II crayons for added details.
"Dreams On Paper" will be available later today on Etsy !!!
Thank you for stopping by and having a peek!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Some art finally...

"The Wish"
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Created on 8.5" x 11" heavy cardstock. This piece started out by printing out a background texture from cassandra204 on Flickr...directly onto the cardstock. No digital art here....this is purely tape transfers!! Alot of tape...alot of time...alot of mess LOL But totally worth it! I used images from: cassandra204 and autumnsensations on Flickr Collage Images. Also, images I won from Carol at Thank you all for the lovely images you provide! And Thank you so much Carol your images are brilliantly gorgeous!! I also included some of my own personal imagery in creating this piece!
I am going to spend a little time today working on a new piece for my group Collage Play with Crowabout on Flickr! I can finally play again since now I have ink! LOL If you would like to join this group...Please contact me at: mrmrsfritz(at)hughes(dot)net with your interest, name and email addy and I will send you a group invite!!!
Thank you for stopping by!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Busy bee....

Howl at the moon!!! owwwwwwwwww! hee hee Took this photo the other evening...couldn't quiet capture what I was seeing but it was a gorgeous night!
Then there's this guy....
Hanging out in the rafters of our porch! Cool! Cool to look at but I hate bugs....period! lol

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Another sneeky peek at a loose leaf page I am working on! Not much art journaling getting done over here...I still haven't found time to work on the last sneeky peek I showed you! Been busier than I don't know what and not a whole lot to show for it. I am still here though...I haven't forgotten about you....I have been working on class things...catching up with the Collage Play with Crowabout group too....preparing for that little granddaughter to be born soon...I am placing my bets for it to be within 2 weeks...even though she has a whole month to go....That little one just doesn't want to wait! And getting her Mama to take her med to keep her from coming to early is like pulling teeth! LOL Stubbbborn!!!
AH well....Just wanted to say a Hello to everyone and let you know I am thinking of you all!!
Much love and hugs!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Art Journal goodness!!

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This first one is an entry in my art journal in celebration of the 50th week for Collage Play with Crowabout group on Flickr! I love you guys!!!

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Another entry in my art journal! I can't decide if I am finished with the page or not just yet! But the image up top in the left hand corner is the start of something new...well not so new but different! It is an image from a magazine revamped with paint and Prismacolor pencils!

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Another magazine image revamped...but this time I used pretty much the whole page!!
It says, "Art feeds my soul." I may not be the best painter but I love to paint! Just playing with the paints teaches me new things!! Learning is good!!

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An out of focus sneaky peek at something I am working on in my art journal...Still have some work on it to do!!
But not for awhile...I have other things to work on! Like the class! :O)
I am thinking that using my other email to contact class members is working out a bit other email box is being a jerk! LOL Plus my computer speed is horrid...slow as a snail in a foot of snow! hee hee.....I have satalite and they say it is suppose to be high speed be quite honest it is slower than dial up! Ugh! I am allow only so much downloading time and then the internet provider lags my computer to even slower than snail speed! Maybe it is time for a new computer...Maybe next year....but if I don't get me some toner from my printer soon ...I think I will go nutz! Shush! I know what your thinkin LOL
Also, next year I am thinking about a different camera...the one I have I don't like I don't know how to work the damn thing! LOL I miss how things were when I was younger....simple...we didn't have remotes for the tv when you had to get off your duff and change the channel manually lol or cable....stuff like that. I think I want me a good ol camera that requires 35mm film! But of course I have to have the zoom lens!! lol I think I would have much better luck with a camera like that. The one I have is a Fujifilm finepix 10x optical zoom...zoom my butt! LOL Everytime I zoom I get nothing but blur baby! LOL Maybe I am just not intelligent enough to work the darn thing!
Like my Dad says, "You have got to be 10% smarter than the equipment your working with." LOL Thanks Dad! :OP Well in this case the equipment has got me beat on smarts! ;o)
Any suggestions for cameras?? Would love to hear from you!
Off to go put my girls to bed and drag out my notebook to jot more ideas for the class!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Here I is!

Can I get an "OH MY"!!

Yes indeed!

I had the most excellent mail day this past Saturday!! I seen a package from Marsha and thought...What in the world did she send me now! OHHHH MYYY MYYY MYYY Marsha you spoil me girl!!! She sent me 4 prints of her work using my images from my Collage-Sheets !!! The larger one is an 8" x 10" print of her "Lady Fish" ...The 3 smaller ones are 5" x 7" (from left to right) "Fish Secrets"..."Little Sense" and "Wings". GORGEOUS!!! You can also get some of these prints at Marsha's Etsy plus I she has original art as well! Her prints are limited editions, signed, dated and numbered! SO hurry on over to her etsy and show her some love!!!!

Thank you so very much Marsha! You made my day...weekend...week...month etc! LOL I love it all!!!!

Art Journal Reworked!!!

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I changed the outside of my art journal some more and now I think I am finally happy with it!!! Also did some art in it this weekend and will show the pages throughout the week! I hope! I am so darn pickin busy with class prep, my group and future stuffs!! LOL My head is spinning but having a pretty good time at it! :O)

There is still room in my upcoming class/workshop "Collage Dreams on Paper" You can click on the button up top in my side bar (Class Sign up and Registration) and also, Here !!


I've been published! Just got my copy from Art Journaling by
Somerset Studio ....Their Autumn issue! I haven't seen them on shelves yet??? But I am in it! Let me tell you it is one gorgeous magazine!!! Thank you Somerset Studio for choosing my art journal!!! Their are tons of other artists that will get your mojo going to get you inspired to create!!! Wonderful job guys!!
Now onto some new art that I photographed really bad LOL Nothing new here! hee hee

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"Rekindled Dream"
"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being...each of us owes our deepest thanks." ~unknown (gotta look that up heh!)
Created on" 8.5" x 11" cardstock
Background: Watersoluable Neo II crayons
Border: Decorative papers, Handmade papers, Some of my own personal imagery and from and (the cute yellow bird up top)
Central Image: Hat-by me Nancy Baumiller, Face-Unsure(it is either from Flickr Collage Images or (gotta look that up too LOL), Body-by me Nancy Baumiller, Wings-Scraps from collage sheets!
I used a variety of pens for the lettering in this piece and doodling!!
Sorry again for the poor photography but this piece is not scanable on my printer...the piece is too big with the little yellow bird up top to the right! The bird actually extends out from the edge of piece! So I guess it is bigger than 8.5" x 11" by maybe an inch (approx)
Thank you for stopping by!!!

UPDATE!!! Hello again! I have to ask....just to let you know my email is being a bugger....For those who have signed up for the class/workshop Collage Dreams on Paper online Just how many of you received your Supply Lists?? And those who have made payment....Have you received confirmation for that and your invite to the classroom?? You can reach me here mrmrsfritz(at)hughes(dot)net and I will send out what is need from my other seems to be working ok!
Thank you for your patience!!

More News, Mail Love and art stuffs later today

Just wanted to stop in and let you know I have been busy busy and I will be back later today with a post! It's gonna be a long one! LOL Off and runnin'!



Monday, August 17, 2009

More Class News and Art journal cover....

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Ok! I am sitting here trying to decide whether or not to go back to bed...heeee....I did get alot done yesterday as far as the class and my New collage sheets on Etsy. I am also, in the process of deciding on which art pieces to offer as prints!! Thought I would never say that! But it's true...a million things going on at once...I am getting them done though but I think if I add one more thing to my to do list I think I will spontaneously combust! LMAO Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying myself immensely!!!!
COLLAGE DREAMS ON PAPER---CLASS INFO: For those who would like to purchase the class early ...There is now a Paypal button set up Here ! That will complete your Registration for now. You will be sent the invite and password to the class as it draws closer!
Let's see...what else is there to tell ya....Oh ya!!! My art journal above ***slaps forehead with open hand*** deeerrr Ralph! hee hee Not sure if you remember my "Second Childhood" art journal??? Wellllll....I changed it just a tad....hee hee.....ok alot! lol I still have work to do on it but good enough for the moment and will finish it when I get time......Hmmmmmm I may do that in the class! LOL When I go through Lettering!! Yes! That's what I will do...And if I muck it up on will be the first witnesses!!! LMAO
Now I know there is something else I wanted to tell you....***leans elbow desk and taps forehead with index finger...repeating THINK THINK THINK ..much like Winnie The Pooh.***Uhhhh ya...Alrighty then...drawing a blank! lol I will come back later if I think of whatever it might be and post an Update to this blog entry if need be! LOL
Off I go for now..I have an art piece I have to package up and search the house for an operating system and pass key for my hubby who was asked by a co-worker who is a tech and needs his computer redone! **scratches head** Don't ask I don't know either! LOL
Oh yes! Now I remember what it was I wanted to tell you!! Keep your eyes peeled...I will be having a giveaway here soon!!! :O)
Now I am going...LOL
Have a wonderful and creative day!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sign Up and Pre-Registration NOW AVAILABLE

Howdy doooooo y'all!!! hee hee

Whew!! What a whirlwind I have been in! LOL I am here and Sign Up and Pre-Registration is finally available for my first workshop Collage Dreams on Paper!! Just click the image in the upper right of my sidebar for Info!! YAY!
I am excited!!! Maybe my sign up sheet and etc is what your used to ...but I did the best my little brain would allow! LOL
I am around but just so darn busy and realllllllllly want a vacation...who am I kidding! LOL Lots of stuff going on! Class prep, videos, goodie files!! Oh my!!!
Collage Sheets!!! (who said that??? Ohhh that was me LOL) Check it out!!
And ohhhhhhhhh have I stirred up a whole new pot of digital collage sheets! Just got them up on ETSY today!!! I would have never probably tried doing collage sheets again...but my good friend Marsha has been giving me little nudges to get off my duff and git r' dun! LOL She has been so helpful! Might I say she is a delight to talk with on the phone and y'all know how I hate phones! LOL It was great fun! Even her hubby was tinkering on his computer to help us along...So sweet! Thanks guys!!! Much love and hugs!!!
Off to bed I go!!! Got to get up early and send my little gals off to school!!!
NancyB aka Crowabout

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Class journaling

And here it is!! The beginning! This is my front page advertisement for my
"COLLAGE DREAMS ON PAPER" class...Coming this FALL!!
In this class we will learn...hmm how can I say...The Crowabout Way...on how I create collages, with VIDEOS and PDF downloadable tutorials and COLLAGE SHEETS that are not even available yet! We will learn some BACKGROUNDS, creating BORDERS and how to create your own FUNKY PEOPLE/MAIN IMAGERY....DETAILS....LETTERING! I am going to show all! You are going to see it all first hand...from START to FINISH!!!
I have been working feverishly all day on all the PDF (files) with extra background tutorials and MORE EXTRAS!!! Whew! I am beat! But I am very pleased with how things are coming together! Who knew there was so much work involoved....I mean, I knew, but Wowwie!!! Not complaining here though! Ya it is alot of work but sooooooooo fun!!!!
About the PDF stuffs...I know there are some individuals who prefer JPEG's I can do that too! As soon as the sign up sheet is available, those who prefer either the PDF or JPEG can state so at that time!
As far as the date for the class I am going to shoot for October...about the middle somewhere...that way we will be getting all this done before the holidays (omitting Halloween) and plus all things will be calmed down a bit here on the homefront after my second Grandchild Amira is born!
I would like to try for a 5 week class...with lots of video time and interacting with everyone with a question and answer type thing and a place just to chat, let loose and have an all around good time! Thinking really hard about using for the whole shabang!! It's private, has a chat room and all that good stuff!
I know that my advertisement is kinda on the cheesy side...**giggle** **snort** But you know what? I still haven't got the whole Photoshop thing figured out just yet! Later days on that note! For now I am designing in Microsoft Paint...yes you heard me right! LOL Hey! It works! At least for me! Been working with that program for some time now...and I have seen some art work on YouTube using the Paint program that would blow you away! Really! Heck I am still trying to get the whole coordination thing going on with my Wacom tablet and pen! **crossing eyes** LOL And you thought the mouse was difficult enough to manipulate in the Paint program! HA! Goodness me! I am 44 years young and still learning and not about to give up! :OP
Ok with that said....let me get the whole sign up sheet thing figured out and a set date and we will be good to go!!!!
Now some art journaling.....
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Pssst! Hint!!! We will be learning this background in some of the tutorials from the class! hee hee How's that for a tease?!
Oh isn't the image just dreamy!? All hand-trimmed and hand colored with Prismacolor pencils with the exception of the lips...the image was already semi-colored (the brown part of her sweater and lips)
I will be back with more details and hopefully a date and times etc!
Time for this old crow to have a cuppa something strong and at the same time relaxing! Hmmm wonder what that could be?! tee hee hee
Much Love and Hugs!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Art Journal play!!

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Lots of paint here! I played and played with paints, Neo II's, oil pastels, ink, rubberstamping and collage! This is an image I found in a vintage scrapbook awhile back. It was originally the paper fake photo you might find in a frame. Love her!

I have some exciting news! I am designing an online class! Yay! I am very nervous about it all! LOL I just hope it will be as fun as I am imagining it to be! I have never taken an online art class or in person for that matter either....erm well other than highschool LOL So the set up is just a bit off kilter for me!
I will show you this week, what I guess you would call the advertisement photo for the class!
And soon....I will be posting the date and a class sign up sheet that will be attached (some how lol) I haven't really have a set date as of yet...all I can tell you it will be this fall! :O)
Are you as confused as I am yet? LOL
Off to go relax!
Much Love and Hugs!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blog Love and Journal Goodness!!!

This award is just the sweetest, as so is the person who gave it to me! Alberta from Amusingmuses2!!!! You are the bestest! I love you my friend! Thank you!
If you have not met and visited Alberta! A must is in order! She has the most beautiful personality, gorgeous art and so very inspiring!! She is amazing!
Now I will pass this on to 5 people who's blog makes me smile!!
That is another toughie...but to make it fair...I think this time I will pass it on to blogs that I have been shamefully lurking about on... So here goes!
  • Rian at Frebel-Art For all her delish eye candy on her blog and helpful tutorials in digital goodness! Anddddddddd OMG you have to check out her new website!! OMG!! Click on everything!! I am serious!! Oh so gorgeous!! You did an overwhelming (in a good way-a REALLY good way) fantabulishous (new word hee hee) job girl!!! YUM!

  • Hope at Besottment also of Paper-Relics I swear, this gal gives art journaling a really good name!! Her art journals are so very inspiring and so fun to look at! I could look at her journals allllllllllll dayyyyyyyyyy loooooongg and never bore!!

  • Joei at Joeiintokyo I just found this blog today and my my my!!! Such beautiful art and art journals! LOVE!!!

  • Gaby at gaby-cajubrasil Such yumminess..and oodles of sharing going on!!!

  • Winna at Winna's World...More yummy art journal goodness! Her pages are good enough to eat!!!

Thank you all, for such inspiring art, art journal goodness, lovely souls and sharing your world with us!!!

Now on to some art journaling I did this morning!!

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(do not copy or download)

Materials used: Acrylic paints, rubberstamping/ink, vintage/image/painting from a vintage encyclopedia that I had picked up awhile back at an antique/junk shop in South Carolina and colored pencils.

I don't know about you, but I could get lost in those colors or eat the page! LOL

Today has flown by and I must go...make dinner before everyone here starves to death! heeee Think I will just throw together a nice casserole dish! It has been a very rainy day and it just sounds good! Maybe soup!

Much Love and Hugs!



Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Live Laugh Love

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(Do not copy or download)
Art Journal Entry
"If you have spent the day being yourself, then you have truly lived today to it's fullest potential." ~ Nancy Baumiller
HA! I knew it! I knew I spelled truly wrong in my journal! AHAHHA! Going to have to fix that booboo! hee hee
I do want to apologize for my previous... very very VERY confusing post! heh! My mind is not in the right place right now....CHALK IT UP to P....M....S! That's my story and I am sticking to it! :Op~~~~~
Eh well! Life goes on!
Back to the art journal!
Materials used: Acrylic paints also, I actually ...accidently used some yellow paint made for glass projects...heeee ( I do so love the effect it gave the background it's all good, rubberstamping/ink, magazine tid bits, decorative papers, images from and a vintage valentine that I had in my stash! Paint pens and other various pens(ones that made my fingers terribly stained cuz I was purposely smudging it) ***sports an innocent look*** LOL
Anywho, I did enjoy this journal entry it was so much fun! I worked in my journal to get myself out of a mood I was worked! :O)
I will get back to my art pieces soon! ***pssst*** Think I will wait till PMS is over! Ha!
Much Love and Hugs,

Monday, July 27, 2009

Soar High!!!

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"Soar High"
"No bird soars too high if she soars with her own wings." ~unknown
I changed the wording of this quote, instead of "he" and "his", I changed it to "she" and "her". Just sounded better to me, since I am not a he nor a his! LOL
Background: Neo II's
Border: Images from , (bird-in lower right corner), magazine tid bits, decorative paper, handmade paper and personal images from my own art.
Main Image: Hat-made from decorative paper and paint pens.
Body: magazine tidbits and handmade arm/hand.
Legs: Magazine tid bit.
Words: Magazine letters, vintage labels.
Details: added with colored pencils, paint pens and other various pens.
I had another art piece that I finished previous to this one but I had added a image of a bird that overlaps one of the top corners and having a hard time scanning it in...scan bed too small....I may have to photograph it....and y'all know how bad I take photos LOL
The weekend was nice and two art pieces done amongst doing laundry and baking homemade cinny rolls! **grin** Hubby was home for the weekend and spent most of his time sleeping or lounging around, so not much to talk about here! lol I was kind of a crabby bum and pretty much stayed to myself as to not make everyone else a crab! lol
Tomorrow my oldest daughter has another ob/gyn appt. The appts are now two weeks apart and she now has to take medication to stop labor contractions. I guess that little granddaughter of mine just can't wait to get out into the world! Be good little one and wait awhile, your birthday will come soon enough. Your poor grandma is getting grayer by the minute! LOL Amira's due date is October 6th....hang in their baby girl! xoxo We are all hoping to have our daughter induced approx. 2 weeks earlier than her due date....being that Amira doesn't want to wait lol and plus my Hubby can be home for this blessed event! He wasn't able to be at the birth of our first grandchild.
Plus, we will have a pleasant visitor during the birthing of our second grandchild...Just recently we received some interesting news...My Hubby has another child...a daughter!!! Ya I know! What! His first marriage fell apart and they parted ways and his ex wife for some reason didn't tell my Hub that she was pregnant again! He had moved to California at that time. But his ex had hid all this from him and her daughter for 30 years and telling them both she had a different daddy!! She finally came clean and told her daughter and got to talk to her daddy for the first time and hit it off right off the bat! I am so happy for the both of them and Missy will be here for a week in September!! How cool is that!!?? And she had two children herself ...a boy and a girl! More grandkids! :O)
And more great news!! My hub got to talk to both of his half-sisters! Gosh our family sounds a mess! LOL But it is family and we love like nothing else! How exciting!!! I hope we get to see them soon also! I think I am going to need a huge dining table for the holidays! LMAO Well at least I won't have to worry about cooking more than I do...I already cook for an army!!! hee hee
Ok enough gabbing for while! I think I will go work on some more backgrounds and borders!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Love and hugs,

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Replenish The Soul

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"Replenish The Soul"
"The sacredness of working in solitude is a large part of creativity to restore repair and replenish the soul." ~Kathy Malishiddi
This was another fun piece to create! The letters took some time to collect but totally fun!
Background: Created with Neo II's
Border: Handmade papers, decorative papers and a magazine tid bit.
Main Image: Hat-Decorative paper and paint pen. Face- Body-Handmade papers. Wings-Decorative paper.
Lettering: Created with altered magazine letters and copies of vintage labels.
Mmmmmm! I smell Piiiizzaaaa! heh!
Ohh before I forget...which is normal for me LOL The latest four pieces I have created are now listed in my shop !!! About dang time isn't shop was gathering cobwebs! hee hee
Hope you'll come take a peek!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!
Love and Hugs!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


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"It is better to fail at originality than to succeed in imagination." ~Herman Melville
Created on 8.5" x 11" cardstock...
Background was created with Neo II watersoluable crayons
Border is made up of handmade papers, decorative papers, tid bits from a magazine scanned in and printed out and cut/trimmed and added color using 4 different colored pencils.
The body is cut from a magazine as so the face image and added different set of eyes from
Words were cut from a variety of places mostly magazines and copies of vintage labels that were printed out and cut/trimmed and added color here and there using colored pencils and Faber Castell pitt brush pens.
Added detail in shading done with colored pencils and doodle dots done with poster paint pens.
This was a really fun piece to do. It was actually done in two sessions...background and image placement was done last night and the glueing, shading and doodling were done today.
Hmmm...what should I cook tonight....maybe that chicken I have marinating in the fridge, some scalloped potato's and steamed fresh asparagus...ya...that sounds good.
Till next time!
Love and hugs,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Art...

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"Beautiful Things"
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but are felt in the heart." ~Helen Keller
Created on 8.5" x 11" cardstock...Watersoluable crayons (Neo II's) were used for the background in this piece and then lightly washed over with a baby wipe. I then added the border elements and the main image. I then spent alot of time shading with colored pencils and adding details and also with poster paint pens and other various pens. The quote was added...and more paper collage elements and more detail. I also did more shading to add depth and creating light in the piece. Those last two things(shading and adding light) are what I have been putting the most time and effort into and might I say tremendously fun!
I didn't really have much of anything today to get done as far as chores and the kids were out playing at a friends house, so I took time to myself and finished up this piece. Hopefully tonight when all is quiet I can start a third piece.
No other news to share at the moment. But I will tell you there is alot on my mind! LOL
Time for me to head to the kitchen and make some Chicken Fajita's! Who's hungry!? hee hee
Much love and hugs!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Art...

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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain." ~unknown~
Spent all day yesterday creating this piece! The base is 8.5" x 11" cardstock. Collage pieces came from Teesha-Moore , a small bit from Kawaii note paper, magazine clips, some from my own stash and then lots of doodling, shading with poster paint pens, colored pencils, oil pastels and other various pens. And some rubber stamped words.
The background started out with a bit of scribbling with Neo II watersoluable crayons and washed over with a baby wipe. The border was then added, along with the main image and the rest is explained above!
Working on another piece...nothing is ever planned when it comes to Zettiness for me...I just go with the flow and piece it together as it comes to me! I do enjoy many types of my previous pieces that were more vintagey, which is a very fun and fast paced process! I am sure I will do more of those in the future...I like to jump back and forth and also try new ways to create collages! I don't get bored that way! hee hee Or should I say I get bored easily! hmmmm LOL
Gotta run! A few errands to do! I would prefer to stay at home and do art, but got to keep a roof over our heads! LOL Not thrilled about going out and is unusually cool outside for July! What's up with that?!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Organizing paper....well somewhat for now

I believe in my last post I mentioned that I had organized my paper it is all in bags in one of my drawers from a cart I have for everything. Then in the below picture I have them all layed out to show you!
From Top left corner one bag with tissue paper and tissue patterns for clothing (ah naw I don't sew clothing) Then going right...a bag of teesha moore imagery...magazine tear sheets for art and then printed row starting on the left going 3 bags across of vintage paper stuff for art...front row is a small box of vintage labels of all kinds and other small things...kawaii (sp) stickers and fun little note papers and last but not least a bag of decorative paper...that's not all my paper....I do have an unused pizza box stuffed full of 12 x12 decorative papers!

This will work for now! I had paper here there and everywhere and wanted it all in basically one spot and one drawer I could pull out to make it easier when I do want to play with paper!!

No art today...sowwy! No time...I did however get almost all the grass mowed...two more little spots and one large one...and then I will be done with that for a week...and ya got to weed wack...hmmm might save that for the ol man when he gets home! LOL hee hee

Off to go relax and watch a movie!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!!

Much love and hugs!



Monday, July 13, 2009

Weekend Art Journaling....

I created this art journal last year not sure if you remember my "Second Childhood" journal created with altered manilla folders? Maybe this will help! I really can't help when inspiration changes and how we all like to try new things in our art journals! Isn't that what their for after all?! That's what I thought! hee hee
For awhile now I have been saving all my favorite decorating magazine pages and not really knowing what to do with them and in hopes to some day utilize them in home I thought...why not paste them in my art journal so I know where they are and I can carry it when it comes time to shopping for items simular...and who's to say I can't add a little funky art to it?!
Why not!!! So I did! ;o)

On this page I added a dining room that I adored...I even added an old library pocket and altered a tag that I received in a swap awhile back, that has a handmade wire photo and letter holder and inserted the tag into the pocket! I like that! Up on the right top, that little reddish/orange rectangular piece is not very clear to view but I can tell you it has a kitty cat that I drew on it! lol Also added, decorative papers, a few paper collage pieces from Teesha !!
Which I don't know why, reminds me I need to show you soon a photo of how I organized all my least for the time being...since I am limited to storage space! One day I tell ya...I will have a studio again!! I do miss have the space to spread out and iffn I wanna leave the mess as is I will do as so! :OP hee hee Even if it only takes me 5 minutes to put it all away now! lol
The weekend was long and drawn out which is okay by me because my hub was home, I sure miss him here! And of course it rained once again this weekend! So we were all stuck in doors...everyone being lazy except for Mr. Get Into Everything Grandson Gabriel! LOL I swear he can tear up housekeeping in no time flat! lol Most everyone else was either watching a movie in their room, sleeping or like me creating in my art journal for a change! It was nice!
That is pretty much it for now!
Much love and hugs!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Blog awards! New Art and a late disintegration project

Hello! When I finally got home at 4PM EST after running myself crazy all over town, I opened my email to find that the lovely Shelly a very good friend of mine with an ornery sense of humor said she had an award on her blog for me! Thank you Shelly! Thank you for always being yourself and picking on me! Love you!
Now I need to give this award to 7 people...and you all must know just how hard it is to just pick 7! And of course I have to list 7 things or facts about myself!
7 awards for 7 lovely people!
Oh gosh! 7 things or facts about myself....ummmm welll
1. I don't like mixed drinks so much but I do like my beer and with green olives in it! I know yuck! I like the salt taste!
2. I would rather eat vegies raw or cooked for a late snack vs. sweet snacks. I wonder who stole my sweet tooth!
3. My morning ritual consists of a fresh cup of coffee and sitting at the computer to wake up. Bugs me when someone beats me to it and have to wait! LOL ***Pout***
4. I forgot what my pin number was today and had to drive for an hour to get to the nearest bank to reset it! Hell fire!! LOL This isn't the first time! :oP (shut up shelly I hear you laughing)
5. I don't eat breakfast.
6. It takes me forever and a day to get comfortable enough to get to sleep at night! I am such a fidget butt! I am sure it drives my husband mad! Oh wait! To late for that! Mwahhhhahahaha!
7. I am sure you don't want to know this but I can say, "Burp, Belch, B***h and Ribet" when I.... you guessed it....Burp! ***blushes***giggles***
Ok enough of this boohookie! LOL Onto some art!

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As to say...You can always find a little light in each day!

And then there is something hanging from my porch!

Look at those tree covered hills would you! Now look up! Not the sky silly...pretty yes...but there hanging with lots of paper and string! Ahh there ya go! Old papers new papers oh how delish it is! Oh yes and a tea bag...thought if those papers were going to get wet time to time it might like a spot of tea once in awhile! **Grin** Thanks to Seths past post of the "Disintegration Project" as I mentioned in my previous post that I was going to take a photo of it before the weather gets to it...and then later on ...I am thinking a month...we get quite a bit of rain, wind, humidy, and doesn't hurt on those hot sunny days to let the kids run amuck with squirt guns! HAHA I know that is cheating...But Hey! I didn't do it! lol

Off to make dinner....hmmm steak or porkchops???

Much love and hugs!