Monday, April 29, 2019

ART FROM THE ROAD: Sunday Postcard Art Challenge (04-28-19)

The Sunday Postcard Art challenger this week is Rosie and she has definitely put forth a challenge--NO FOCAL IMAGE! You can check out Rosie's blog here.

You know that I like using up bits and bobs and scraps in my art and today is no exception. I began by cutting a scrap of designer paper into the required 4x6" size. The background was mostly red and green and I just kept on layering on more color and also did some stamping. Funny, without a focal image, I had a hard time deciding which end is UP! In the end, I used a stencil and pounced on some red ink to commit!

I hope you will carve out some time this week and play along with this challenging challenge!! You can find the details here.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ART FROM THE ROAD: Sunday Postcard Art Challenge (04-21-19)

The Sunday Postcard Art challenge is hosted by Anne this week and she has chosen the theme of LACE. Anne's inspirational work can be found in her blog here.

I chose to keep the lace in the background for my postcard and again used two of the vintage paper dolls from the Tim Holtz collection. The relationship between the two women seems unclear  (sisters, friends, or maybe something more). But the quote (where I changed the "me" to "us") reflects challenges they might face whichever that relationship.

I hope you will find some time this week to be creative! If you would like to participate in this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge, you will find the details here.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today and taking a moment, too, to leave a comment. Both inspire me!


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

ART FROM THE ROAD: Sunday Postcard Art Challenge (04-14-19)

Amy is our host at the Sunday Postcard Art blog and has chosen FAMILY as the theme for this week. My husband and I are still traveling but are somewhat stationary in Yuma, Arizona, which has given me time to take out some art supplies and play along with Amy and the rest of the group.

Keeping it simple is a requirement when creating while on the road, and today's postcard is a perfect example of just that. My postcard was cut to 4x6" from a scrap of designer paper from a Tim Holtz idea-ology pad. I have used the back side as my background. The next step was to dive into my Tim Holtz vintage paper doll collection and to select a few dolls to create my "family." I chose some from both the small- and medium-size dolls. 

The family I created is somewhat representative of both my family and my husband's family. Both of us have been raised in "two-parent" homes. There were four children born to my parents and five to Russ's parents. Both Russ and I have two children from former marriages. Each of us has adopted a child. Both our families have become "blended" over the years. But, whether you are from a large or small family, whether or not your children are being raised by one or both parents, whether or not you or one of your children is adopted, whether or not your family has become racially blended, family is FAMILY--and don't mess with mine!

Thank you for visiting today and for taking a moment to leave a comment. Both inspire me.