Inspired by IKEA!
It was a beautiful weekend here and on Sunday I sat in the garden watching the bees feast on our rhododendron flowers. I think the sun made me get out the bright colours out and I spent a happy day in the craft room yesterday and made this, featuring my fave all time stamp, Stampotique's Big Bee. Inspiration sometimes comes from unexpected places and the inspiration behind this piece was some packaging material that came out of IKEA furniture..... My strange mind saw this and thought…
Bee journal page
A page in my new 'inspired by nature' journal. The front cover and the first page are complete and this one adds to the story. As the name of my blog suggests bumblebees and butterflies are important to me so you are very likely to see more pages inspired by them but as a retired teacher who loves learning, books have also been a principal player in my life so I just had to use this quote when I found it. Process steps Stamp the page with a large crackle stamp and then layer some random…
PROJECT SKATEBOARD Inspired: As I walked into school one fall morning I observed several students riding in on skateboards. I thought about all of the cool graphics on the boards and thought... I wonder if I could get some skateboards to paint... The Connection: An old artist buddy from high school is a former pro-skater and a friend on Facebook. Through my fishing for boards, he stepped up and volunteered to help us track some down. Dave Nelson, of Secret Penguin, an 'experiential branding…
Field Journal illustrations 3 pack 11x14 | Etsy
This is a 51 lb Ultra Premium Matte paper. The surface is brilliant white and the colors of the print are very strong and vibrant. These are the first in what will become a new line of field journal prints. SIZE OF PAPER: 11 inches x 14 inches SIZE OF IMAGE ON PAPER: 10 inches x 13 inches ~ Please see my shop for more of my prints: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Opafaf or message me for other available sizes ~
Inspiration: Trees Art Journal Page
Inspired by Deborah Boschart's Inspiration Walk blog post, I took my camera out with me on my morning walk. I always am inspired by the bare branched trees in winter. This page is in one of my handmade journals. On the left I used one of my photos that I printed out in a collage, and on the right, I did a watercolor sketch. I walk almost every day, but never think to take my camera. It helped me to see my neighborhood with fresh eyes.