Monday, January 7, 2019

Christmas and NYE 2018

This holiday season was one of the best! I took off 3 days and because of how the holidays fell, I had 11 days off work in a row. It was glorious!
We spent a couple of days south with my family. I had a few days of lounging around at the house, then we had an epic NYE party, complete with photo booth, live music and door prizes! (we know how to throw a party! )

NYE at our house:

My bother played music all night, with this girlfriend singing. 

Finished a few fluid paintings over my 'staycation'.  

Started the #30daysofcreativepractice on the 1st. Below was the "layers" prompt day. I am exploring during this 30 day practice. trying new things; finding out what I like and what I don't like. Practicing lines and shapes and color combos. Honing in on my artistic style.  
it's been fun so far and such a learning experience! I'm on day 7 today! 

I hand painted and gold leafed ceramic ornaments this year for Christmas gifts. Everyone has loved them! I even gave a couple away as door prizes at our NYE party.  

Photo of us and the kids before Christmas service at The Crossing.  

Harrison, the girls and I at my cousins house on Christmas eve.  

This 24x18" oil painting (+cold wax) was finished over the holidays, as well. This is going to friends of mine. It's called Beneath the Surface. 

Whew! this post was a big 'catch-up'! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! 

Happy creating!

Canvas Corp Brand: January Challenge

Happy New Year, everyone! How was your holiday season? We had a great one and an amazing NYE party at our house. I will share those photos, along with more art I've been creating in the next post!

I decided to play along with CCB's January color challenge
I really loved their color choice so I created an art journal spread inspired by their challenge.  #ccbchallenge

My friend, Michelle, is on their design team this year. I am so proud of her! She is super talented! Check out her sites here.

Happy creating! 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Europe Travel Album

Hi friends!
I thought I’d pop on here and share the scrapbook I made of our Europe trip this past May. I took quick photos with my phone on my coffee table. For even more simplicity (less stress!), I am making this blog post  from my phone, too. That means the lighting is not going to be perfect. The photos are not perfect. This post is not perfect. And you know what? I’m choosing to be ok with that!
So here we go!

I used Heidi Swapp's Storyline album and inserts. The pages are 8.5x11. This was such a fun album to make. I will probably do more traveler's notebooks in the future; but this was such a big trip with so many sights; that I felt like I couldn't do it justice in a standard TN size. Big trip=big album.
I'll be taking this down to Thanksgiving this week so my family can see it.
I hope this inspires you or you had as much fun looking at it as I did making it!

happy holidays!