Saturday, April 23, 2011

‘What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.’ — Rabindranath Tagore (Indian poet and philosopher)

The last post I gave a shout-out to my friends over at Deviant Scrap.  I have said many times how much I love all the gals over there, how great it feels to be amongst other "deviants" breaking through the boundaries of what is the norm and creating outside the box.  Well, I have discovered that there is another place I feel just as loved, supported and just plain comfy to be myself.  And it is where I have recently found another new home for myself and my art.

I dedicate this post to all of my new friends at

"A diverse gathering of creative souls, a place to help promote each other. Discover new & interesting people. ~ALL creative people welcome~ "

If you haven't yet had the pleasure I encourage you to check it out, just as Miss Izabella has invited us to do so.

I discovered today that this layout of mine from a while back was featured and I am so flattered.  There are some pretty tremendous artists in this little community I've found online.

For full credits click here.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Not much time to play lately!

OR work! On my artsy stuff that is. 
Things, life in general, and icky health issues have been in the way a bit lately but I managed to get at least a little playtime this month.
Last month I participated in the physical paste and paper ATC swap at Deviant Scrap and had the pleasure of sharing one of my creations with my inspiration, friend and deviant muse, Hollie Harradon (of Holliewood Studios fame).  This month I went digital and got the opportunity to create one of the things I love best.
Here's my gal:
the Queen of Arts . . .

I also scrapped this AAM layout as a result (and a tad bit I admit in retaliation to) of a misunderstanding I had with a family member.  I strive to live my life to get along with everyone and to never offend whenever it's possible but something I've learned as of late (and that I am still working on keeping in mind) is that none of us can control anyone's elses reactions nor are we responsible for their feelings.  In the end, all that matters is our intention and if our intention is good, that's all that matters.  My efforts are in living a life where my intention is always positive, always good, love always my aim.

Lo and behold, it has that total hippie vibe that so personifies my philosophy in life! Dont'cha just love my groovy outfit?  One of Hollie's latest creations! Loved the first one and this 2nd edition totally rocks too. 
You can find it here.

Been hangin' quite a bit with my gals at Deviant Scrap lately and been privileged to work on a few upcoming projects with them.  They are all such "my cup a tea" and am just so tickled that they have asked my to put my creativity to work for them.  Don't want to spoil the surprise but be sure to check out the May issue of the Deviant Muse coming soon.