Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Painted Feather, Paper Plane and Plenty of Hugs

My last post January 22, I blogged about my enrollment at Faulkner University and how busy I would be.  I didn't think it would be more than a month before I blogged again.

February 2013 turned out to be a month where I lost my dad unexpectedly and continued to make A's and B's in my classes.  I've gone through a difficult  time and am thankful for His grace that sustains me.  After my dad's death I'm listening to my children more intently. And have been blessed with wonderful little tokens of love from them. My 3 year old parted with a beloved painted feather and that caused my 2 year old to give up his precious paper plane.  They did these acts of love because granddaddy (mama's daddy) is in heaven with the Father.  For these tiny blessings I am thankful! 

I haven't had the energy to blog, but since I have a few sincere followers I wanted to post.  Thank you for actually stopping by my blog and commenting.  I'm encouraged to keep following my Art.

Adriann ♥

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What's Been Keeping Me So Busy?

I've mentioned in a previous post that 2013 is going to be a super busy year for me.  Why?  Because I am enrolled at Faulkner University full-time majoring in Sociology with a minor in Pre-law. 

So if you don't see me around much, now you know why.  I'm thankful for the opportunity to go back to school and I am hopeful for the future.

Until then...

Adriann ♥

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Nature Uncovered

Swaps from 2012.  Nature Uncovered was the name of the swap at Swap-bot.  We were to create, one artwork for our partner, that is in the theme of Nature Uncovered. How we represent the theme, and the mediums we worked in, were left up to us. A talented artist Tbaby made mine.  Her detailing is simply amazing!  I've already framed it and found a home for it. 

This is what I received.

This is what I sent.

Until next time...enjoy life!

Adriann ♥

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year!

2013 is going to be a busy  year for me.  I'll share more in the coming days.  I just wanted to pop in and wish those of you who visit a Happy New Year.

A quick mention- Featuring magazine has a call for mail art.  This sounds like a fun project to participate in.  I plan to submit.  Who knows?  I just might get published...exciting!

In the meantime...enjoy life!

Adriann ♥

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Big Artist Heart

 "People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness and inclusiveness.”
Sanaya Roman,

If you've been following this blog then you know that I am a big fan of Jennibellie .  Not only is she talented, she's smart, beautiful and very generous.  I appreciate her sharing her genius with her YouTube followers.  She's like the McGyver  to the art journaling scene.☺  Very resourceful!  Her ideas are always based around working with what you have and recycle, recycle, recycle. 

Not to long ago she made a video showing how she made a mini book and homemade journaling cards.  It was brilliant and I commented as such on her channel.  Imagine my surprise when she offered to send me the mini book just because.  I was like...yeah...Thank you!  I am touched by her generosity and wanted to share.

This is what she sent:
You can get a more detailed look and a tutorial on how she made the journal cards here: Creativity is Not Brought From A Craft Store.

I am simply amazed and thankful for the wonderful artists I've run across since venturing off into Art Land. I guess artist just have big hearts. ♥


Monday, November 12, 2012

2013 Online Workshop Series - Strathmore Artist Papers

It's that time again!  Strathmore is offering more workshops next year.  I'm really interested in Workshop 3 The  Artful Card-Making Techniques, but will take the other two also.  

I enjoyed taking Strathmore classes this year and look forward to 2013.

2013 Online Workshop Series - Strathmore Artist Papers

Register now to get your reminder.  Hope to see you there!

Until then...

Adriann ♥

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Love Affair with Words-Quickie

Art Journal Love, a photo by Nnairda on Flickr.

I am aware of the double entendre. I can't help myself. I really enjoy words!

Jennibellie inspired this page. She's on my blogroll if you want to link to her.  Most of the ephemera on this page was received through swaps on Swapbot. I added a dimensional sticker to the library card  and added journaling. I had fun using my date stamp to date it.  Overall, this was a fun 20 minute page. 

I haven't decided what to do on the opposite page. I received the tag from FLcrafter in a tag swap. Maybe a thanksgiving page? The colors are calling me.

If you've read this far, please leave a comment? What's your favorite word? Mine is Xenophile. ☺

Until next time...

Adriann ♥

Sunday, October 28, 2012

bohemiannie! art: ADRIANN

bohemiannie! art: ADRIANN: I almost had to wrestle them away from son's cat...but I received lots of love in the mail while I was at my Bear's house. ...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More Junky Junk Journal Pages

This page was made from cardstock scraps.  There is ephemera clipped inside. 
A magazine subscription card I used as a journaling spot in my Junk Journal
Thanks for looking!

Adriann ♥