Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fun with buttons and lace.

The Button and Lace tree is usually a pre-Christmas workshop but by request I did one yesterday. It was fun to do it out of season although I think these trees don't need to be just for Christmas. They're a beautiful to have out all year round. 
As with many creative workshops it was fun to see the variation of trees at the end of the afternoon.



Are you finding some creative time this winter? Next weekend is the Tag book workshop. It will be another fun afternoon creating with students in the studio.

Happy Creating!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

January ATC challenge

Did I mention that I'm continuing my monthly challenge into this year? Well I am!
For January I challenged myself to make an ATC each day. Here are a few of my favourites.
Day 9 Face it

Day 17 Gears

Day 8 Geared up

Day 22 Input/output

Day 26 Bloom

Day 24 Twirls and swirls

Day 6 Fusion
You can see more of my ATC's as well as some from others that played along with me on the Dragonfly Dreamers monthly Challenge group page on FB.

February's challenge is all about hearts. I'm trying to create something everyday with a heart on it. Would you like to join me? Share your creation here as a comment or on the facebook page.

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Word of the Year ATC's

It's that time of year again where our group members choose a word for the year and make an ATC to trade. There was some interesting words this year and some great cards.

Kathy- Journey

Louise- Shinrin-yoku

Lucie- Simply

Olive- Grow

Peggy- Simplify

Veronica- Forgive

Virginia- Focus

Wendy- Intuition

Have you chosen your word for the year?

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gelli Plate workshop fun

I've probably said this before but it still holds true, Gelli Plate printing is just about my most favourite things to do right now. It is something that I get lost in and am totally consumed by it. 
This past weekend I had a great time teaching a small group of ladies how to do my layering technique on the Gelli Plate. They did some amazing work. Some pieces are finished and some will continue to be added to or used in other piece of art.




Have you tried the Gelli Plate yet? If not I highly recommend it. 

Happy Creating!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Packaging ATC's December.

Happy New Year to you!
As usual I am not quite ready for the new year so I am going to do some back tracking and finish up last years work. 
I'm a little slow but I still wanted to share with you Decembers ATC swap creations. The theme was packaging. See if you can figure out what kind of packaging was used in each of these ATC's.








Did you spot the packaging in each one? It's always fun to work with found packaging I think. It makes you take a second look at some of the things we throw out or recycle.

My son Christian was home for the holidays and joined us for the swap. He liked his first card so much that he didn't want to trade it and had to do a second one for the trade. He ended up doing a series of 5 with the first card. Here they are.

I think that is it for 2016. I hope it was a creative one for you and that 2017 brings even more creativity into your life. 

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Button and Lace Trees

I had a great time this past weekend teaching this small group of ladies how to make Button and Lace Trees. This was such a fun way to get in the holiday spirit. I just love doing these trees. The ladies did a fantastic job.


Have you done any seasonal creating yet?

Keep Creating!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Still challenging myself

   I haven't kept you posted here about my monthly challenges but I have been continuing to do them most months with the exception of a little break in October. A few months things got busy so I didn't get the challenge done every day of the month but I kept going and did what I could. 
   In November my challenge was to draw or doodle every day. This was a fun a easy one to do. I made a small book to work in so even though I was away for a few weeks I could bring it along to work in. 
   I'd like to get better at drawing so I thought doing it everyday would be a good idea. I probably didn't draw as much as I doodled so I might have to do another month of drawing next year. 
   Here are a few of my drawings and doodles:
Day 4 Whimsy

Day 6 Layers

Day 7 Remembrance

Day 11 Chinese wine glass

Day 18 Museum of Anthropology UBC

Day 10 Whimsy with dangles
If you'd like to see more you can go the facebook group page Dragonfly Dreamers Monthly Challenges. 

For the month of December the challenge is more of a theme. I'm going to try to do something seasonally creative each day. This is leaving it pretty open ended so I hope you can join me in this challenge. You can share your seasonal creativity here or on the facebook group.

Happy Creating!


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