Projects

It’s A Happy Thing . . .

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Projects | 0 comments

It’s challenging to make a special memory picture for someone when given a meager selection of memorabilia . . . but it is possible. A friend wanted me to take candy wrappers left over from a trip to Africa and make a gift for a friend. I didn’t know the friend, her colors, her style, but I trusted a quick prayer would open me to the Lord’s leading and His creativity. Sound bold? I was desperate. I started the same way I always do with a selection of colors taken from what I was given. The next step was simple . . . just play. I was liking the results. That’s when I...

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A New Project for 2016

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Projects | 0 comments

Years ago I published a little booklet called, Teedle’s Treasure.  Following that was A Gift For Teedle.  Now I’m in the process of illustrating the third book, Teedle’s Good-bye.  Remarkably, Teedle’s Good-bye is about loss and grief.  This was long before I lost my husband, Bill.  So, I wasn’t personally acquainted with grief at the time.  Now that I understand, surprisingly I won’t change a thing. My project for this year is to combine these three booklets into one book and include some colored pictures along with the black and white ink drawings...

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A Different Look – A New Display

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Projects | 2 comments

 This old suitcase was a goldish tan fabric with leather trim.  The inside was really beat up, but the outside was in good shape, so I decided to try giving it a facelift.  I thought it would be a great display piece for my stationary sales. First I painted it with gesso, then added some swipes of acrylic paint using a credit card. Then I decided to go with a little farmhouse theme. I used colored paper, vintage stationary, waterproof pens, newsprint, and sheet music. I applied it all with Mod Podge.  When all the paper was applied to my liking, I went back and drew details with my...

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