Friday, December 7, 2012


All is Calm, All is Bright
Diane has given us the word "Peace" as our challenge
theme at Inspiration Avenue this week.

I liked using blue for this because it feels calm and serene,
which describes "peace" to me. I also liked putting in the
curving organic lines, which also seem to describe Peace.
Its opposite ~ war, anger, strife ~ would be a hot red or orange
with jagged black lines, oh my. 

I used Jessica Sporn's "Fun Borders" stencil for the sky :)
I will be using this stencil for one of my Stencil Test Drive blog posts,
 but I couldn't resist giving it a little spin ahead of time!
December 6 was the first "Test Drive" 
used the Hebrew Calligraphy stencil. Check out the links!
It's a great way to see how other artists have accomplished
their finished pieces, since they've shown the progressions
step by step.

Stay tuned for the Medieval Leaves test drive on December 20.
will take us for a ride!

Back to the Peace theme for a moment. . .
Here are a couple of ACEOs I created:

Have a creative weekend if you can!
And pop over to Inspiration Avenue to see the 
entries in the Peace challenge!


Monday, December 3, 2012

A Video, Mandarin Orange Monday, and More Tags...

Little Bird Paintings by Zorana

I was inspired by this video:

When I'm moaning and complaining that my muse has deserted me,
I love to watch videos by artists who seem to create practically effortlessly.

It inspires me to think maybe I can reach that level of creativity.
And reminds me that sometimes you just have to dive in
whether you feel the creativity right then or not.


 Plus, Mandarin Orange Monday!

Visit Mandarin Orange Monday HERE.


Lastly, here are a few more holiday tags I put together.
Santa this time. Available in my Etsy shop.
Take 20% off with a coupon code: holidaylove

Happy creating!