Thursday, October 22, 2009

The ART of Magic

Long ago I got to witness the art of Magic - David Copperfield Magic. I have been a fan, even before seeing my first live show well over 20 years ago. I was awed at that night. He appeared in the audience right next to me, placed his hands on my shoulders and spoke with me. I was a gonner at that point - a fan for life.

Fast forward to tonight, and another David Copperfield moment. We spent close to two hours watching art of a magical sort. The man is truly a magnificent artist - fooling the eye, entrancing the audience, leaving children wide eyed and amazed. My daughter Katherine saw her first live magic show, just as I did many years back. She was entranced thru the entire show, sad when it ended. I have to admit I am still just as big a fan, and still find the man to be magnetically attractive.

Once again tonight he appeared right behind us. Katherine and Rodney were stunned, mouth wide open as they realized he was within two feet of them. He smiled, they smiled, and Katherine was a gonner. :-) Like mother, like daughter.

It was a wonderful night, full of fun and magic. Every life needs a little magic - it makes it so much more interesting.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I finally found some ART time.

I was happy to finally find some art time over last weekend and tonight. I find I relax so much when I am playing with paper. It brings a bit of calm into a very hectic and crazy life.

This card was made to say thank you to my dear friend Susie. She has been a huge support and wondeful friend for several years now. I appreciate her part in my life more every day.

I made the next card for the ARTHaven great pumpkin swap. I have had a hard time getting this one made, but it finally came together and I am pleased with it. I have to thank my very generous friend Tami for the great fibers that were the perfect addition to this card.

I was playing with some of the printers samples I got a few months ago and came up with this great "French" inspired card. The image was one of the divider pages in a sample book and I loved the feel of it. I added a little Tim Holtz and voila.

This was a great stamp I found at Michaels that I just had to play with. I plan on using this as the front art of a Journal of Love.

Thanks for visiting today - I hope you have a wonderful night!

Monday, October 5, 2009

It Is A Learning Process

Creativity is a learning process all its own. You have to learn to let yourself venture and explore, and let the creative side take over from the analytical side. It's not always an easy process for a number driven, analytically minded person, but in little steps, it happens. The three items posted here tonight are all part of that learning process...I am slowly stretching and learning...and as I go I hope that there are improvements over each of the previous creations.

The first is a card for the mother in law of an ARTHaven friend, who at 84 faced cancer with a brave front, and continues to grow stronger, even with preventative treatments. That spirit is an incredibile testment to life.

Also created for an ARTHaven exchange, the fall tag was great fun to create. It started with a an image I printed out and distressed with Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. I added some beautiful fibers and a lovely copper flower. The Many Blessings ribbon tags added just the right touch.

Last but not least is the Harvest Blessings card that I created with an image I downloaded and stickled and placed on a solid background. The green damask is from a great book of wallpaper samples that I was lucky to be given.

Have a great evening everyone - thanks for looking!