Friday, July 29, 2011

simply collage...






and that's what I did tonight...
tearing and pasting...
and experimenting with different designs and materials,
on these little cards...


Happy weekend!!
steph

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Laces and cotton....

put together

for my new art journal/sketch book....


looking forward to more artful days...


stay happy!!

steph



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

spontaneous art...

with some metallic paints

on the Artrage app


mixing colors and blending them...


making mistakes and having the option of "undoing" them...

or blending them....
with the various brushes...

there's more to be discovered....

Have a good week!!

steph


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nature notes...


I completed binding my new sketchbook today..
with an additional painting of
the orange Water Lily for its cover..


working with crackle paste


mixing and glazing with colors,



The signatures were made from cold press watercolor paper
(I love the feel of watercolor paper actually  :)) )

Hope you're having a nice weekend..

steph

Friday, July 22, 2011

All the rage....


about Artrage!

I had the opportunity to play with this IPAD application

and it got me hooked...


although I do prefer getting my hands dirty..
playing and mixing colors with paints, mediums and collaging...

this could be a nice addition to bring along
on a trip...
or even some lunch time art on the go
to get that creative muse going....

There's definitely more functions to be discovered..and I'll keep you posted... :))

Meanwhile, I think I'll go get my brushes and mediums.... :)

Check out this link and more for Artrageousness!!!


Have an artful weekend!!!

steph




Tuesday, July 19, 2011

a perfect pair..

 glutinous rice flour with pumpkin buns..


and jasmine tea.....


a perfect combo 

yin and yang...
a good balance....

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

steph

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Holy Basil

Or Tulsi , the "Queen of Herbs" 
known for its medicinal values and antioxidant properties etc etc....


this tea is "herbie" in taste...
and even though Jasmine is added..the "Queen" took centrestage..

I'll take in the "energizing" properties of this tea anytime...:))


what are you having for tea today?

go check out Kimmie and the gang!


Happy Tea Tuesday!

steph

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dioxazine Violet

How can I resist purple ?..


and using it to paint the water lily was something I had long wanted to do....


Dioxazine purple and cerulean blue...
and Quinacridone nickel Azo Gold...

and a little "vintage" treatment and some collaging later.....


It was a therapeutic process painting this today
and when I signed my name on this piece..
it felt good....:))

so..what's your flower? :)

steph

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

wisdom of the heart...



"The wisdom of the heart can be found in any circumstance, on any planet
round or square. It arises not through knowledge or images of perfection,
or by comparison and judgment, but by seeing with the eyes of wisdom
and the heart of loving attention, by touching with compassion all that exists in our world"

Jack Kornfield


steph

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

When TKY meets White House.....

we get a blend.....


Tieh Kuan Yin green tea pearls..


and white tea with a floral blend (white house) ...







gives one a 


fruity, floral and a good balance of green and white tea...

and yes inspirational too as I sip up my new found creation
with some evening sketching...

Happy Tea Tuesday everyone!!

steph

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Grateful..


Today I am grateful to have friends...


Friends who care..

Friends who are mindful of my needs....

Friends who made me feel that I belong..

and 

Friends who stood by me..

amidst changes and adjustments...


they stayed true and believed in me....


friends who reached out
when I needed them....


"The living moment is everything"
D.H. Lawrence

Thank you dear friends....


and here's wishing you a

Happy Canada Day
and
a Happy 4th of July to my friends in the USA!!


always...
steph