September 16

In My Studio – September 16

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Here’s what’s happening in my studio…

 Painting My Brains Out

Painting my brains out, getting ready for my reception tomorrow at the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library in the Spencer Gallery.

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September 9

In My Studio – September 9

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Here’s what’s been happening in my studio…

I received my monthly Paper Pumpkin box, so I made these cards for Cards For A Cause.

September Card 1

September’s featured organization is Send Love Today of Berea, Ohio.

This Week’s Inspiration

In 2013, I’m doing Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration.

Last Thursday I announced that this month I’m committed to finishing paintings I’ve started but never completed. So my inspiration for the month of September is FINISHING WHAT I STARTED. I’ll have some finished paintings to show you on Thursday.

After I finish up some paintings in September, I would love for October’s “inspirations” to come from you. Do you have an idea for me? If so, please leave a comment with your inspiration idea. It can be a word, a story, an idea, a time period, a book, a song…whatever you can think of.

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September 2

In My Studio – September 2

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Here’s what’s been happening in my studio…

I had a Stampin’ Up! cardmaking club meeting in August, so I made two new cards.

August Card 1

A Halloween card. The two stripes at the bottom are washi tape. The glitter stripe was made by applying a piece of double-sided sticky tape and then adding glitter. We also used embossing powder on the background stamp and skull stamp.

August Card 2

A Christmas card. I fell in love with this card because it would be so easy to make in any color you choose. The striped background was made with an embossing folder and a Sizzix machine and the perfect ovals where cut using dies. I ordered this stamp set because in my fantasy life, I will use it to make my Christmas cards. I’m so awesome in my fantasy life!

This Week’s Inspiration (well…Last Month’s Inspiration)

In 2013, I’m doing Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration.

My last inspiration (before The August Break 2013) was PEACE.

Peace Girl

Notice that it’s hanging on a wall. I put up some of my paintings at my local library. I’ll show more photos soon.

This month, I’m committed to finishing paintings I’ve started but never completed. So my inspiration for the month of September is FINISHING WHAT I STARTED.

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July 29

In My Studio – July 29

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Here’s what’s happening in my studio:

This Week’s Inspiration

In 2013, I’m doing Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration.

Last week’s inspiration was GOODNESS.

Goodness Girl 1

This week’s inspiration is…PEACE.

Here’s something fun I’m going to do in August, The August Break 2013 hosted by Susannah Conway.

The August Break 2013 Large

Here’s how it works:

Each day, for the whole of August, you take a photo and share it on your blog. You can add words if you want — or not. You can use any camera. You could share a series of photos, or miss a day out, or just post on weekends. There are no real rules, basically. This is all about being present and enjoying taking photos. And perhaps reinvigorating your love for blogging, or taking a break from writing. If you don’t have a blog you can add photos to the August Break Flickr pool. We’ll also have an Instagram hashtag — #augustbreak2013 — so we can gather as a group there, too.

This year, Susannah is providing a list of photo prompts. Remember, there are no rules, so you don’t have to follow the list, it’s just a list of prompts if you find that type of thing helpful. I find that type of thing helpful, so I’m going to follow the list.

The August Break 2013 Prompt List

Join in!

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July 22

In My Studio – July 22

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Here’s what’s happening in my studio:

I received my monthly Paper Pumpkin box, so I made this cute banner. It was perfect timing because we celebrated my daughter’s birthday and graduation from Purdue University on Saturday.

July Paper Pumpkin

This Week’s Inspiration

In 2013, I’m doing Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration.

Last week’s inspiration was GENTLENESS.

Gentleness Girl 2

This week’s inspiration is…GOODNESS.

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July 15

In My Studio – July 15

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Here’s what’s happening in my studio:

This Week’s Inspiration

In 2013, I’m doing Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration.

Last week’s inspiration was LOVE.

Love Girl 3

This week’s inspiration is…GENTLENESS.

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July 8

In My Studio – July 8

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Here’s what’s happening in my studio:

This Week’s Inspiration

In 2013, I’m doing Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration.

Last week’s inspiration was JOY.

Joy Girl 1

This week’s inspiration is…LOVE.

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July 1

In My Studio – July 1

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Here’s what’s happening in my studio:

This Week’s Inspiration

In 2013, I’m doing Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration.

Last week’s inspiration was from The Typist (Georgia’s momma) of Little Dogs On Long Leashes…SCHOOL DAYS.

School Days Girl

This week’s inspiration is…JOY.

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June 24

In My Studio – June 24

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Here’s what’s going on in my studio…

I received my monthly Paper Pumpkin box, so I made these cards for Cards For A Cause.

My Paper Pumpkin June Card

June’s featured organization is Community Pregnancy Center of Barberton, Ohio.

This Week’s Inspiration

In 2013, I’m doing Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration.

Last week’s inspiration was from my friend, Amy…LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. Here is the girl I started, using that inspiration.

Little Red Riding Hood Girl 2

This week’s inspiration comes from The Typist (Georgia’s momma) of Little Dogs On Long Leashes…SCHOOL DAYS.

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June 17

In My Studio – June 17

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Here’s what’s happening in my studio…

One of my Stampin’ Up! cardmaking clubs met this past Friday, so I made two new cards.

June 2013 Card 3

The texture on the background of this card was done with an embossing folder and a Sizzix machine. The adorable dress and dressmaker form were also done with the Sizzix machine, but with a die. Very feminine.

June 2013 Card 4

This card uses the same elements and techniques as the card I did last week. A change in color and arrangement and you have a completely different card.

This Week’s Inspiration

In 2013, I’m doing Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration.

Last week’s inspiration was from my friend, Amy…IF FREEDOM WERE A GIRL Here’s the girl I started, based on that inspiration.

Freedom Girl

This week’s inspiration also comes from my friend, Amy…LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD.

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