Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Library Card Project

Jeanne over at One Day at a Time has got a few of us involved in a really fun project. She sent out library card envelopes to all participants with part of a story she has written in each envy. We each had to decorate the envy, take a photo of it and send it back to Jeanne. When all of the envies have been returned, Jeanne will publish the story in its entirety. I have just finished mine, and several other participants have returned theirs - so check it out on Jeanne's blog - she spins a great yarn!

I received a blog award recently from my dear Canadian friend, Kim at The Bodhi Chicklet. The award is called, Premio Dardos, meaning "prize darts.” This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. Here's what it looks like:

Thanks so much Kim - sorry I didn't do the tag part of the award - if anybody is interested in doing it, check out Kim's blog and consider yourself tagged. I've been a bit busy lately!
I've been involved in several online classes which are and have been a lot of fun - Willowing's World of Whimsy, Paulette Insall's Organic Backgrounds, and Artella's Me-Flections - so lots to keep me busy and out of mischief.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sketches for World of Whimsy Course

We have just had our second lesson for the World of Whimsy class with Willowing. The first lesson involved the "rule of thirds" and composition. The second lesson was all about sketching the whimsical creatures - heads, eyes, noses, mouths, bodies - a lot of fun. It is nice to do sketching that is less realistic and where really, anything can go. Sorry about the dreadful jpegs, I have had trouble with the scanner and camera - really consider yourself lucky you have anything to look at! Thanks to those who entered my Pay It Forward giveaway - everyone has sent me their snail mail addresses so in the next few months or so, look forward to receiving an original artwork from me in the post!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Pay It Forward Giveaway

I got this off Chavah's Blog. I had read about it before and had toyed with the idea of participating, but with so much happening in my life at the time I decided to postpone to a later date. Well, this is the later date!

According to the rules, you have 365 days to send out your homemade gifts. Rest assured, that if you win, I will not wait 365 days to send you your gift.

1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me.

2. If you are one of the first three to make a comment, you are a winner! And you then agree to post this challenge on your own blog, meaning that you will pay it forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your 3 friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember it’s the spirit and the thought that count!

4. When you receive your gift, blog about it! If you are not one of the first three to comment on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same! It's all about paying it forward.

While I'm unsure of exactly what I'll be sending my 3 participants, it will more than likely be a mixed media piece, maybe a portrait or some whimsical art.