I am coming up on my one year blog-aversary! I have managed to post once a week and have a few loyal followers. I think this year has been amazing and am so happy to share it via the blog. Here are some of the highlights! May 2017 be your best year ever!
Christmas eve…what an emotionally loaded time of the year. I am glad as I got a little older I learned how to manage myself emotionally and work through these dark times of the year. If anyone reading this is having that lonely feeling over whelm them- please reach out. I know this might be the hardest thing to do but it will save your life. I get busy volunteering for others and before I know it I am feeling like I can get through.
25 tags for $5.00 plus shipping
Tags made from one friends donation- THANK YOU MINDY
This year I was graciously given cards to turn into tags to raise money for Turning Points Network ( our local crisis center). I am hoping to raise $500.00- $600.00 annually. This kind of money is so important as it can be used how they best need it. There are many things involved in running a domestic violence shelter and often things that it is hard to find funding for- like dish and laundry soap and toilet paper, salt for the walkway and snow plowing – things no one wants to pay for but are needed to maintain the dignity and safety that all folks deserve.
I have about $150.00 worth of tags that are ready for sale! I am asking $5.00 plus shipping for a packet of 25 handmade tags. You can reach me via the website http://www.tags4peace.org.
Please save your cards for me to repurpose into these beautiful tags!
I thought hmm…” that is weird they do not allow you to print any thing on the inside of the card?” because I was ordering POST CARDS that came with envelopes…WHOOPS! I have been super busy getting gift tags done…and I just need to finish the website and I will be ready to sell- a bit late but I am ready for 2017! 🙂
I did paint a bit this week…worked on a couple of Christmas card designs and in class Margaret started teaching me how to paint snow on trees.
Here are the pics hover over them for more info- I gotta run- meeting Mom to shop Concord!
W.I.P – I wanted to get the background darker so I opted to mask over the pine needles…
W.I.P.- I have masked out the snow and getting ready to put more contrast in.
W.I.P. I found some luminescent paint…but it does not transfer to pics….I had some fun! Need to punch up the scarf and maybe do some more inking on this mixed media card design
W.I.P.- here darker background…not quite done with the bird.
W.I.P. first we did a wet on wet drop in the tree and lights as you can see at the top- then dry on dry darken the branches and leave the white- wet the back ground with clear water and wet on wet get that graded wash
Another week in paradise- getting ready to walk in the Wassail Parade in Woodstock Vermont with the Road to Independence folks. You can find more info on the Road to Independence here http://rtivtp.com/ ( still cannot get the link thing to work). I have been working with on a Christmas card design. The Santa design will be here in 10 days – if you would like some cards let me know $2.50 each plus shipping cost.
W.I.P Going to be a winter/christmas card
Sold my first Christmas Card Design-Done! and ready to print- if you want to order cards let me know! $2.50 each plus what ever it costs me to ship!
Here is a fish I am working on…I am not sure if I have shown you all this before. The green circles in the back ground are done using rubbing alcohol drops when the paint is still wet.I have to get the other fish painting I did (below) matted and off to my Aunt Patti now that she is settled into her new home!
On the media today is an organization called Art Lifting…they have partnered with Starbucks and created coffee cards …check it out!( As I went to get you the webpage- I found that they are sold out!) You can still support these artists by buying their art…. https://www.artlifting.com/collections/starbucks