dimanche 25 janvier 2015

Hi web space.  I need to post some pictures on Pinterest and they have to be on the web first.  They are creations from my friend DB done at a crop on January 24th 2015.  Enjoy.

Here are a few things I did that same day:

jeudi 25 octobre 2012

Synchronicity workshop

I attended the Synchronicity Workshop offered at Valley Ridge Art Studio in Muscoda WI on October 12-14. Michelle Ward was giving the workshop and i met her for the first time.  Of course, i have been a fan of hers for a couple of years.  I am in love with her designs, stencils, stamps and her art in general.  If you don't know her, you have to check out her blog here  http://michelleward.typepad.com/.  Her account of the experience of that weekend cannot be improved upon, so, if you are interested, go read her post of October 18th '12.

For me, it was a moment out of time, a chance to meet wonderful women, fabulous artists, and of course Michelle and Katherine (of Valley Ridge Studio).  It was perfect in every way.  I am not much of a writer, so i will let the pictures speak for themselves.

My fabulous room-mates:  Judy, Marlynn, Sylvie (me) and Mary

Michelle demonstrating spray paint goodness

My art journal

playing and exploring with circles

a quote goes on this page

I feel very lucky i could attend such a wonderful workshop with this fabulous, wondrous artist.  Michelle is a true inspiration in the community and she has something good to say about everybody's work.  Even a newbie to art like myself feels at home in the warm welcome she and Katherine offer.  I really hope you get a chance to attend a workshop or even just a class with Michelle Ward.  This will be a cherished memory for ever.

mercredi 10 octobre 2012

Freaking out !

I had a real scare this morning.  I made a flight reservation in February to go to Michelle Ward's workshop in Muscoda, Wisconsin.  So, this morning, I want to print out my boarding pass.  The web site cannot find my reservation.  What ??????  So I call Air Canada because I made the reservation through Aeroplan.  Can you believe i had to wait about half an hour to talk to an agent?  Finally, i get some help, and thank heaven, i am booked with United Airlines. Wow, what a relief.

I could not imagine missing this 3 day workshop.  I have been dreaming about it for months.  And i really need it right now.  I feel totally uninspired.  I hope the workshop will give me a boost.  I will share photos of the workshop and project when i get back.

Can you believe 3 days with Michelle Ward, playing with her stamps and stencils??  How cool is that?

Have a great week end.

samedi 12 mai 2012

Tought of the day

When you think about something, you infuse your life energy into it.  Attention is power.

 - squarestickers.com

mercredi 28 mars 2012

Summer showed up... and left again

Hi everyone,
i would like to share a new page of journal inspired by both Dyan Reaveley and the appearance of summer weather.  It was very surprising last week to have temperatures in the 20 degrees Celsius (around 80 in Fahrenheit).  The bustards were flying over the house, announcing warmer weather.  But the fun and games were rapidly forgotten with the chill of Sunday and this morning's snow.

mercredi 14 mars 2012

Restraining order

Hello everyone,

I finally did my take on Michelle Ward's restraining order, Crusade no. 61.  Actually, I did 2 because the first one was not really a succes in my view.  I think the page looks crowded even if i did restrain from using little labels and chose to do the quotes around the page instead.  See for yourselves.

So, I decided to try again.  This time, i have to admit, i cheated !  How ?  Well, Julie Balzer and Nathalie Kalback have invited us to a challenge called '' Take the second floor''.  The first challenge is to use acrylic gold paint.  Do you see the opportunity here?  Call me lazy if you want but i decided to merge both ideas and here is the result.

The restraining order was a bit hard for me, as you can see.  I had to make a second effort to get it right.  But how does this page also applies to ''the second floor'' ?  Well, i figure, if something is not natural for me, and i really have to set my mind to doing it, then it must be a second floor for me.  

You are totally welcome to disagree and if you do, please let me know.  I welcome all comments and you can be really straight with me, i can take it.  Actually, i have no ego when it comes to art.  I am such a newbee anyhow.  

Lastly, for the few who will notice that this is not the same blog i used on crusade no. 60, there is a simple explanation.  I was getting confused trying to keep a blog in french and english in the same space.  So this one will be in Sheakspeare's tongue and SCRAP & CARDAMOME will be in french.

Heeee, that is a very long post for me but i will add more.  I was fortunate enough to find some Dyan Raeveley goodies in my area.  Here are the first two journal pages i did with them.  Please forgive the french journaling.

Have a peaceful day.

dimanche 4 mars 2012

Hi, my name is Sylvie.  I am an avid reader of many blogs on this fabulous web, especially artists in mixed media.  I love to try my hand at painting, photogrphy and art journaling.  I have another blog but it seems to me that a bilingual page is confusing.  I want to participate in challenges created by other bloggers, and this mostly happen in Sheakspeare's tongue.  I still want to be able to blog in french, so creating a new blog seemed the right thing to do.

I am looking forward to meeting all of the fabulous artists who will be joinning in the challenges offered.

I raise my glass to painted fingers and dirty brushes !