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Monday, October 8, 2012

What to Do When the Mojo is Resting ...

OK, I get it when sometimes I'm just not feeling creative, but geez ... I've been in a slump for a while now and nothing seems to get me in the right mood to design anything.  I know I'll get a little jolt one day (soon hopefully) ... something will inspire me to run to my computer and play with all the stuff on it and come up with whatever it may be.  But I don't feel like me when there's nothing creative going on ... know what I mean?

What do you do when you just don't feel like creating?

Here's what I've been doing in the meantime ... a little zentangling always helps.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

It has been sooooooooooooo long since I have posted.  Life just takes over and blog maintenance goes by the wayside.  I've been busy with general stuff and need to get back to my creative home base. Anyway, I decided to give myself a kick in the pants and get going ...

With thanks to:
Holliewood Studios
CrowAbout Studios
Tumble Fish Studios
Red Ivy

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2012, and a creative one, too!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Loving the Caravan Ride!

Here are a few things from my Art Journal Caravan adventure so far ...

Having two cats and tripping over them daily, this is what I came up with.  The word for the week was BELONG ...

This was designed for the word DEPEND ...

Thanks for looking!

Grunge Circus

I did this piece a while back for Digital Whisper, and it's been one of my favorites.  Kind of quirky and just a little different ...

With thanks to:
Zippo sign - smurfesque @ deviantart
Warning sign - magenta_dino @ deviantart
Entrance sign - tlejeck @ deviantart
Border - struckdumb @deviantart
Monkey - adrielchrist @ deviantart
Checkerboard floor - fune_stock @ deviantart
Striped Paper - WheelofFish @ deviantart
Top Hat - Serata @ deviantart
Curtains - teena p @ flickr
Texture - Shadowhouse Creations
Glitter Overlay - Studio Gypsy
Arrow - Crowabout
Holliewood Studios

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Zentangles ... I'm Totally Obsessed!

Well, while continuing my adventure with the Art Journal Caravan, we got to create a Zentangle.  What is a Zentangle, you may ask?  It's basically creating a series of patterns (normally in black and white) which are combined to make one awesome piece of art.  There are no rules and it's very relaxing when you get into it.  I just used drawing paper and a Sharpie ultra-fine pen to create this.

Zentangle - Home in the Midst of Chaos

Monday, September 5, 2011

#13 - Dawn (Digital Whisper)

I did this piece a while back but never posted it.  Kind of a cowboyish feel, and who doesn't love the colors of dawn.  Thanks for looking.

#13 Dawn

With Thanks to:
Lorie Davison
Border:  StruckDumb @ DeviantArt
Texture:  SiriusSudz @ DeviantArt
Photo:  Kkart