Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Hola ~

I will devote the next few blog entries to all things Chica-ee. Go check out her fabulous site and be inspired yourself.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Mayhem!

My Mother's Days have been interesting in the past, but this one topped all the rest. The first mother's day - when I was pregnant... & on bed rest sucked. The second mother's day was a little better - my bestie art friend Darcie & I went to open studio tour.

This mother's day I got breakfast in bed, flowers, the cutest card ever from Baby J, and even an immersion blender! Then I went out with Darcie again... and we were undecided on what to do. So we went to a bookstore - an awesome bookstore that sells books by the pound.

We asked the owner what they do with the books that just aren't sellable.... We have large recycle bins. As artists we feel the need to recycle too - can we peek through your bins (4 pallet bins that is) - "SURE" music to our little ears. We went dumpster diving for books, collage material and the like.

IT WAS THE BEST Mother's Day EVER! Followed up with sketch books, fraps, books & tattoo sketching.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wacky Art Party

Art Party in Ravensdale! Had a great time and created a Clepto bird - "Clepto-a-dodo" now can be seen at Gallery 3 in Puyallup.

They host classes & a monthly art parties. Check it out. So cool.


I found a cool board book and covered it in black & white gesso... then thought of what it might be. Over a year ago I started a daily habit of prayer and have since wanted to gather my favorite prayers in a personalized art book. I am working on this project for the month of May. I found this amazing prayer and think it will be the first page text. let me know if you have interesting transfer techniques to get the words into the board book.

A version of The Lord’s Prayer

from The New Zealand Prayer Book

Eternal Spirit,

Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,

Source of all that is and that shall be,

Father and Mother of us all,

Loving God, in whom is heaven:

The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!

The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!

Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!

Your commonwealth of peace and freedom

sustain our hope and come on earth.

With the bread we need for today, feed us.

In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.

In times of temptation and testing, strengthen us.

From trials too great to endure, spare us.

From the grip of all that is evil, free us.

For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,

now and for ever. Amen.