Continuing to practice what I learned from Dina Wakley. When I took her online class she mentioned an artist by the name of Tina Berning and a book she did titled “100 women on Cheap Paper”. after looking Tina Up I was inspired me to look for something unusual to draw on. I found these old Scan Tron ballot sheets in my office that were used a couple of years ago and decided to do a series of faces on them. I always had test anxiety when we had to take test in school so some of them will reflect that. I drew about 25 faces in one evening and I am now in the process of going back and collaging them in a book. I continue to use Dina Wakley’s paint and even one of her masks in this collage. I also used a Tim Holtz stamp for the phrase that is at the bottom. Hope you enjoy.
Another Card I made this week for my wife using stamps from Dina Wakley. I think she looks very presidential.
I try very hard to be creative everyday. There is something about creating with my hands that calms and relaxes me. After giving of myself to my job, family and church it is nice to let my mind go and just do something I enjoy.
Cards are very quick and easy things to do. My wife enjoy sending them. Our family and friends also enjoy receiving them as well. So it is useful as well as therapeutic hobby and saves money buying cards. I discovered Dina Wakley stamps by visiting a local mixed media art store. I bought one and then came home and goggled her name and found her blog. She is self taught and just enjoys making things. I have been a big fan ever since.
Here are 3 cards I made Monday evening. The first two are inspired by my wife she is a strong beautiful woman that makes my life complete. I wouldn’t know what to do with out her…
The last card is of a bird and music. It reminds me that every morning when I wake and when I lay down at night I have a choice on how I feel. I choose to be Happy and with a song in my heart, content as the birds that fly around in my back yard and free from bitterness and anger.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
I hope you have a wonderful day and don’t forget take some time to do something you enjoy today….