Tuesday, July 16, 2019

TOTES, INSPIRATION CARDS AND SO MUCH MORE!



Today I received the new issue of Somerset Studio Magazine for Aug/Sept/Oct 2019. I am beyond thrilled and honored to have two articles in this issue for the challenge of using paper napkins. It will be available in bookstores Aug.1st. Along with all the changes,  creativity and articles in this issue, it is probably my most favorite so far. The interactive pages are a great inspiration plus and the artist pull out pages scattered throughout the magazine are the most beautiful yet. 
Hands down, another must have issue. Kudos and many thanks to Christen Hammons and staff for continuing to provide us with the best of the best.

See my article on how to make these easy peasy Custom Tote Bags using paper napkins on page 17.






     See my article on Documenting Moments with Art To Go Inspiration Cards on Page 88.




Grab your coffee and this issue and be ready to be inspired!
Happy Creating!
Kim





Sunday, July 14, 2019

I PAINT FLOWERS ......

Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold bright colors.
She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.

It was a great day to finish some projects in my studio today, a slow nice rain. I loved working on all the little details and bright colors.


This Shrine is painted on wood and measures: 
20 1/2 inches tall 
15" wide
1/2" deep 
hooks on back, ready to hang






This is an original mixed meda art painting, (not a print), consisting of acrylic paint, collage, paper, book covers, jewelry findings, beads, and Mexican milagros and lots of tiny detail painting that represents the artists love for color and flowers. Both of which are my favorites as well.

I hope you take the time to do something you love this week.
Happy Creating!


Friday, July 12, 2019

COME SWEET VINTAGE KITTY

Sweet Vintage Kitty ATC Shrine Kits
NEW over at Retro Cafe Art Gallery

 Fun to make, lots of possibilities and three kits to choose from!


                      STAY CURIOUS! LIFE IS MEANT TO BE A  GREAT ADVENTURE!
FIND YOUR SOUL WHISPERS





Loving Kitty's Glitter Glam Glasses!

                                            Never Fear Your Own Voice



A Little Polka Dots on the Stand

Today is Full of Possibilities



Black finger dots on the frames with painted white brush dots


DREAM & BUILD YOUR WINGS

BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF
LEAVE A LITTLE SPARKLE WHEREVER YOU GO




Need a Little Kitty Inspiration? 
You can these and more by visiting Retro Cafe Art Gallery. 
If you are interested in purchasing any of these three  Sweet Kitties above, you can find them in  My Etsy Shop.

Happy Creating!

SUPPLIES

Acrylic Paint
Flat Adhesive Jewels
Butterfly

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

TRuST THE JOURNEY

ALWAYS! 
... and things around here got a lot busier the last few months, (in a good way). We have a new family member, who is now 3 months old and when we saw him at 6 weeks all the memories of raising a puppy went completely blank from our minds. We are all now finally on a good schedule and learning a lot from each other. Max goes for his last set of shots next week and his first haircut. We'll see how that goes! LOL
                         From this to
          This. We couldn't love this little guy more!

SO, meanwhile, between taking care of Max, outdoor trips, training etc. I have been working on lots of projects and just haven't found the time to share them here. Here are just a few things I've been up to creatively and there is more on the table. I am trusting the journey and enjoying the process along the way!
                  Lots of Handmade Journals












                           In my Etsy Shop.

Collage treasure boxes (Hollow books) full of collage elements to use, also in my shop. 








                  Mixed Media Art Paintings



You can see all of these in my shop. I am also in the process of creating a new website and once that is completed, I hope you will visit and sign up to get notifications to see what's new on the horizon. I will be adding lots of new exciting things and tutorials as well.

Enjoy your Summer, be creative and don't forget to keep your Dreams alive!
             It's all about YOU!
             Happy Creating!
Kim ~*