Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Oh my gosh! He is so inspiring. He does the most wonderful impressionistic photos. I came home and started experimenting in Photoshop Elements. This photo is a hyacinth combined with a photo of a mossy stone wall. This is one of my first tries and I really like. I'm not sure where I am going to go with this but I will figure it out eventually.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
showed how to do it a while back. I've been meaning to try it ever since she showed it. The top picture shows it done with some sari silk. It really doesn't work. I ended up taking out the sari silk. Learn from my mistake. Below I tried it with silk thread. That works much better. It's a simple stitch and I really like it. I will definitely use it in my crazy quilting.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I used some Victorian scrap on each tag. I had purchased the Victorian scrap on ebay. I also used some old ledger pages, again purchased on ebay.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Nancy also shared her new Kroma acrylic paints. We used some crackle medium to get the crackle affect. It looks pretty cool. I'm not sure why some of it looks so whitish. I guess it take some experimenting.
Nancy showed us how to outline a photo with a black permanent pen. It really makes the flower pop out. It is very relaxing to do - kind of like doing a zentangle.
Lois showed us a fun technique using kids black markers. You spray them with water and let the color run. I am having trouble with blogger. I think I'll just do another post about the rest of the day.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I have belonged to the Royal City Calligraphy guild for six years now. Over the years I have taken a number of workshops. Some are more successful than others. The teachers are always kind and generous. I've been organizing the notes, supply lists etc. from these workshops. This is a sample from an illumination workshop I took a couple of years ago. I quite like it. It's unusual for me to produce something worthwhile in a workshop. How can you go wrong when working with real gold though?
It feels really good to have things organized. I will have to post some pictures of what I have done in the way of organizing.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Check out the beautiful pen that my wonderful son bought me for my birthday. Isn't it great! I\m sure you know anything that sparkles makes me happy.
I don't know what they have done to blogger and I don't know how to work it now!!!! It's really ticking me off. Hopefully I will figure this out sooner rather than later.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The blue pictured above has lost it's sparkle as I ironed it a bit too long. You do have to be careful.
Friday, June 4, 2010
I am an accomplished artist. I have been published in a book and a magazine. I have had my work accepted in a national show. I a creative and clever.
I am a loving wife, dutiful daughter, good sister and dedicated mother. I have three fantastic sons to prove that I am a good mother!!
I am a fun and experienced teacher.
I am a woman that loves to luxuriate in an extremely frothy bubble bath. There is royalty in my family tree. Does that explain my blog name! I think so.
I am a loyal friend.
I am a strong and healthy woman.
I am a blissfully simple and somewhat shallow woman. There are many things that I just don't care to know anything about.
I have run a small business for 18 years that contributes a little bit of money to our household and affords me the pleasure of staying home with my children. Of course, it is my husband's better paying job that really affords me the ability to be a mostly at home mom but I celebrate me today.
I have created a quiet, comfortable home where we can be ourselves. Where we can find peace in this world.
I am a content and grateful woman for the beautiful life that I have.
I think we should all spend a bit of time celebrating ourselves. It fills up our soul and makes us better able to give love to our family and friends.
If anyone has something else nice to add to my list feel free. If anyone has some not so nice things to say about me - keep it to yourself - my inner critic tells me plenty of that crap!!