Monday, April 22, 2013

Art Journal HOP

A while back I won a bunch of goodies to start an ART JOURNAL SWAP...I called it a HOP, though.
Our first exchange took place, and this is the spread I added to Sandy Rosebud's book.  Everyone knows she is all about pink and lace....several layers of paints, papers, rubber stamps, images, yarn, ribbon, buttons...and doodles...and it is now off to in line, to add her little bit.

When it is all said and done, each of the 10 artists will get their own book back with everyone's art included!  I can hardly wait...I will post my entire book when I get it back.  For more on the ART JOURNAL SWAP/HOP...visit here.Traveling Art Journal

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Birds and Bees

Honeybee Earrings
What a wonderful surprise in my mailbox today from Rachel @ Blue Finch!
These lovely earrings sporting the wonderful honeybees, 
that we must save!
(See more on that topic here...Saving The Honeybees)

  I thought it was quite fitting to send me bee earrings on a bird card...BIRDS AND BEES...FLOWERS...TREES and the moon up above...
well, you get it!

I will wear these with my new HONEYBEE shirt!
 This was just one pair of many that Rachel sent out to everyone who stopped by during the Grow Your Blog Party hosted by Vicki.  The blog hopping is still going on, so visit Vicki for a list of participants. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Art Journal "HOP"

OK, so this is not a picture of my book that has just been "swapped" in the Round Robin Art Journal "HOP".  But, it is a beautiful photo of the lovely purple crocus that definitely tells us that SPRING HAS SPRUNG...YAY!!!
So, about the Art Journal "HOP".  A while back I won a sack of art goodies from the ladies of the JOY IN THE POST BLOG PARTYI rounded up 10 of my local Arty Tea Party friends and we each chose our own book to "alter" and swap around the group of 10.  The 1st swap took place last Saturday, and we now have 1 month to complete a spread in the book we have received.  I will post photos as I get them done.  This will continue until each of the 10 books makes its way throughout the entire group, and your own book ends up back in your hands with original artwork from each of your "HOP" swappers.  But check out the original post and look up the gals from the giveaway.  They are awesome! 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Random 5 Friday (on Saturday) oops...

I am joining Nancy at A Rural Journal for Random 5 Friday.  This is my first time, and because Friday was just one of those days, well, here it is Saturday for my post.  

1.  I am happy that it is finally Spring here in the Northeast United States...however, while sunny this morning, it is still quite cold with 20 degree nights.  Now what is with that?

2.  I love living in the woods.  It is peaceful, with an abundance of wildlife surrounding us.  My favorite wild things are the owls that keep watch over my home from the tall, tall trees, the deer that always keep my dog in a tizzy, and soon the summer peepers will put out a constant buzz that you don't seem to notice as it is always there.

3.  I belong to a group of talented chics and we meet once a month at a different location to share our creative talents, techniques and ideas.  This week, we made Soy Candles  
4.   I am anxiously awaiting the postcards from the LYA Postcard Swap.  They should start arriving this week.  See my previous post for a peek at mine.

5.  AND MOST IMPORTANTLY... I HAVE THE DAY OFF TODAY!!!  And I am going with my group of talented friends to set up a corner of a new shop with our arts/crafts/wares...oh and to take my daughter dress shopping for her Senior Ball.  JOY!

Happy Spring and have a great, creative weekend!