Sunday, October 4, 2015

Maddy's an artist!

Maddy is doing advanced Art as part of her International Baccalaureate program. Not only is she progressing really well (due to her very hard work) but she is loving it too. She has such a tough curriculum in her Junior year - I'm so thrilled she has found joy by connecting with her inner artist.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Inspiration Journal #1 competed!

The inspiration journal classes have been going really well and I was going to do all 26 classes in one book for the whole year. My book has gotten really chunky already though so I have decided to divide the year into two and start a new one for July-Dec. Now that I think about it, it will be an excellent opportunity to refocus on my goals for 2015 and start over on some of those too!

Happy Half Year!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday update

I am keeping up with my iw classes still and learning a lot. Here are my latest pages:)

WPS Art Show

The Art Show at Maddy's High School was really impressive and we had a great time :)

Mike and I were so proud of Maddy's contributions...

Maddy's pottery house blew up in the kiln so she redesigned it to look 'burned out' and called it "The Blitz" - how stinkin' creative! The art teacher said he'd never seen a student do that before :)

Some of the older students are pursuing Art as a career and had some amazing work on display. Here were some of our favorites...

I loved how they shared their journaling too...

 Great grand-daughter and great grand-mother :)

Thank you Windermere Preparatory for such a great Art department :)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Week 6!

So it's week 6 of my Inspiration Wednesday classes and I am still on track. I mixed pan pastels with glazing fluid for this page which produced a really vibrant color. One of my favorite color combinations so far:)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

More Inspiration Journaling...

I am loving my Inspiration Journal online classes with Donna Downey! (Link to Donna's site here!) Not only do I get to try new techniques every other week but I am also taking the opportunity to focus on my thoughts, goals and dreams through the process. Here are my second, third, fourth and fifth pages so far...

I'm so grateful for this class - now I'm back in the habit of doing something creative almost every day! It feels great and I'm feeling much more 'myself' these days. Thank you Donna Downey and my amazing classmates:)

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Inspiration Journal #1

I loved week one of Donna Downey's online Inspiration Wednesday course. I picked 'bravery' as my word for 2015. I have so many goals and dreams for my life and I really want to focus on being more brave :). It felt great to express myself through art and capture it in my Inspiration Journal :)

I tried modelling paste for the first time to get some texture on the page...

And added different color glazes...

Maddy joined me and created some beautiful art using stencils...:)

Happy New Year! Here's to more art and more bravery!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Finding Inspiration for 2015!

Happy New Year! I'm so excited that 2015 is finally here and I can take some time to focus on re-balancing my life:) I'm determined to get more creative in 2015 - I miss it so much - so I've signed up for photography classes and I've also signed up for the amazing Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday classes (Donna's blog here!).

Some structure will really help me put time aside to invest in my creative journey and Donna has always been such a positive catalyst for me. I'm excited. Happy New Year and I hope that you are putting time aside for whatever it is that you love too!