Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy New Year's To You


A new year is beginning to peak through
softly beautiful and different like new falling snow,
each day unique and shaped just for you.
Your life adding something as each day does grow.
My wish for your new year is beauty
and softness with surprises thrown in for delight.
Love for each day bringing happiness to you,
making your life a scene of sparkle and shining sunlight.
- Author Unknown

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Giveaway 2011 Calendar Winners

The 2011 Art Journal Calendar winners are Lilylovekin and Createology. I'll email both of you. Thanks to all of you who commented. I plan to continue the giveaways during the new year. I appreciate everyone who reads my blog and is a follower. New friends have entered my life through blogging. It's wonderful how sharing one's artwork touches someone else in the world. Your friendship and blogs inspire me to keep my blog going.

With one week to Christmas, we're decorating the house, baking cookies, shopping and enjoying the season with friends and family. Hope your holiday season is bright, too.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Little Holiday Cheer

We sketched at Monticello Antique Marketplace and visited their Old Fashioned Christmas Show. It's fun to see collections from Christmas past. Seeing friends Christmas decorations and collections inspires creativity for the holidays and good cheer.

Last week, we celebrated my mother's 90th birthday. The guest book holds memories of guests and photos from her party. She's healthy, independent and active. I'm so fortunate to have her and enjoy our times together. Her party added holiday cheer to our lives.

I made this book by sewing panels of fabric together, adding a layer of sheer, light turquoise fabric with stitched flowers and my free-motion stitching of flowers on top in red thread. It's bound in a peach-colored satin ribbon with a dragon button from the Button Emporium in downtown Portland. Hope you're enjoying this holiday season.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

2011 Art Journal Calendar December Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who came to the Portland Art Collective Art Show and Sale this weekend. It was great to see you. We had gorgeous weather both days and lots of shoppers. As a thank you to my blog readers, I'm giving away two of my 2011 Art Journal Calendars. Comment on this post to enter and I'll draw two names on Saturday, December 18th. Good luck!

Lots of ornaments, danglies and charms graced the tree and table at the entrance.

Many sat and read member art journals. The variety of journals and journaling styles inspired several readers to want to journal themselves. One goal of our show is to promote creativity.

Frosty the Snowman came by to say hello and get us into the holiday spirit.