Sunday, February 21, 2016

DFW FiberFest Prep

Another year, and finally a new post! To say my life has been busy is an understatement! Wow. Most days fly by and if I didn't have my journal I'd be hard-pressed to remember what I've done. Currently, there is no "art" in the journal - just text - but it has been whispering to me to get out the paint and markers!

My once a year show - DFW FiberFest 2016  is April 1-3 this year and I'll be there the Thursday before setting up our booth. I don't know the number yet, but it's been in the same spot since the new convention center opened. My woodturner friend Fran will have her wonderful shawl pins and tools and I'll have handspun yarns, fiber and new knitting designs and kits!

So, it's crunch time! Spinning every day now and knitting too. Also when I take breaks from that, I'm working on my hexie quilt. My sketchbooks are pretty lonely and my art journals are whispering too but they will have to wait patiently until the show is over!

                                          Fiber Fest 2015-my yarns

P.S.! Linkies to my other online stuff is over there -------->>>>

Friday, July 31, 2015

Adult Coloring - Awesome!

Color me Happy! Come join in the calm at Angie Grace's Adult Coloring Group on Facebook. [link]

I discovered "adult coloring" in late June of this year and thanks to a friend (TY V) joined Angie's FB group, saw her designs and YES! Just what I was looking for! Angie's books are so beautiful, well done and on Amazon! [link]

You won't find tons of free patterns posted in the group but, Angie does have a bunch on her website. Her "Sampler" book is wonderful to work in to find your "thing". It contains a page from all of her books (which vary in type of designs) and she posts update pages on her site you can download. [link]

What you will find in this group is inspiration galore! Tips on markers, pencils and organizing them too. This group has over 3,000 members and is growing every day!

So join me in the "zone" and color away YOUR stress!

 "Bee Dance" from "Balance", colored with Bic MarkIts

Friday, May 2, 2014

New Video! Making Stickers for my Documented Life Project Journal

Just finished a stream! You can find it here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/time-warp-art . I had some fun making my own stickers for my Documented Life Project Journal - and setting up a new journal. The video will also be uploaded to YouTube a bit later - including links to Terri Kahrs YT and website. Enjoy!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Art Journaling Prompt Challenge

There seems to be some confusion about our art group's Art Journal Prompt Challenge so I thought I might be able to clear things up a bit by making a page here on my blog that I can also update as needs be.

Our Eileen proposed we do a weekly challenge using either the Mixed Media Inspiration Card Deck by Kiala Givehand or The Prompt List we as a group made up. The Challenge will go from Sunday to Saturday each week, 10 prompts to be used to complete a page/or whatever, photos to be posted to Twitter upon completion. Use #Eileenpromptchallenge on Twitter to allow everyone to find your page pics!

The list below is the Prompt List we, as a group, put together in Jean's Stream (MusicScrp) chatroom Monday April 14, 2014 - upon her suggestion. I will also post MY revised personal list in case you want to use that to revise your own list. (I do NOT like to heat emboss nor will I be drawing with feet! LOL!) Both lists can be updated as needed.

The lists can be printed out or copy/pasted. Random.org can be used to pick your prompt numbers or you can cut them apart and put in a container to draw from.

I think we all know who to "blame" for this latest challenge - uhhuhcoughbarb - uhhuhcoughETEE. LOL!

If anyone has anything to add to this blog post please let me know! And our thanks to Jean for the list idea!


THE ORIGINAL PROMPT LIST:

  1. PAINT AN EGG SHAPE AND DOODLE IN IT~~
  2. USE A PIECE OF FABRIC
  3. MUSIC STAFF
  4. USE PINK
  5. USE A STENCIL WITH PAINT
  6. DRAW OR STAMP A FACE
  7. USE A FLOURISH DIE CUT
  8. USE A HOUSEHOLD ITEM AS STENCIL
  9. MAKE SOMETHING WITH SCRAPS
  10. USE BUBBLE WRAP
  11. USE A STAMP
  12. FINGER PAINT
  13. CALL OR TWEET A FRIEND HAVE HER/HIM PICK A PROMPT
  14. CREATE OR USE A POSTAGE STAMP
  15. USE GELLI PLATE
  16. ADD AN ANIMAL FOOT OR PAW PRINT
  17. USE A PIECE OF JUNK MAIL4
  18. USE AN ENVELOPE
  19. USE GLITTER
  20. MODELING PASTE AND ADD TEXTURE TO IT
  21. USE A SELF PORTRAIT
  22. USE A PIECE OF CORRUGATE
  23. USE PRISMACOLOR PENCILS
  24. ADD PATTERNED PAPER
  25. USE A TRANSPARENT ITEM
  26. MAKE A POCKET OUT OF SCRAPBOOK PAPER
  27. USE A PUNCH OR DIECUT TO REPEAT SHAPES, GLUE IN
  28. ADD A TAG
  29. USE ITEM FROM NATURE to ADD TEXTURE
  30. USE SOMETHING FOUND IN NATURE
  31. CLIP ART
  32. SAND
  33. USE STRING AND INK TO DOODLE WITH
  34. USE SOMETHING OUT OF YOUR JUNK DRAWER TO STAMP WITH
  35. ADD TEXTURE WITH A GLUE GUN
  36. PAINT WITH A STICK
  37. CUT OUT LEAF SHAPES AND ADHERE TO PAGE
  38. USE GRAPHITE
  39. USE STRING AND INK TO DOODLE WITH
  40. USE EMBOSS RESIST
  41. USE WAX
  42. TAKE A NATURE WALK IN YOUR YARD AND GLUE SOMETHING YOU FIND DOWN
  43. USE A REAL PRESSED LEAF
  44. ADD A TREE RUBBING
  45. DRAW SOMETHING USING YOUR FOOT
  46. SPRITZ, ANY SPRAY NO BLEACH
  47. ADD ANY SHAPE
  48. USE BLACK GESSO AND GELATO'S
  49. PAINT WITH A BABY WIPE
  50. PRINTED PAPER ANY HOME MADE PAPER
  51. USE A SPRAY INK
  52. USE TWINKLING H2Os – GLIMMER WATERCOLOURS
  53. PAINT WITH FOOD
  54. DRAW A FLOWER WITH YOUR NON-DOMINANT HAND
  55. DRAW SOMETHING THAT IS IN YOUR FRONT YARD
  56. DRAW A FIGURE WITH A CONTINUOUSLINE i/e. WITHOUT RAISING YOUR INSTRUMENT FROM THE PAPER
  57. CARVE YOUR OWN STAMP & USE IT
  58. GLUE DOWN CONFETTI
  59. MAKE POCKETS
  60. CUT TEXT PAPER INTO HEARTS
  61. MAKE A HIDDEN MESSAGE PULL OUT
  62. MAKE A POP UP
  63. DRAW SOMETHING
  64. ADD A QUOTE FROM A BOOK, POEM OR MOVIE
  65. ADD A QUOTE
  66. MELT CRAYONS AND USE TO PAINT
  67. USE THE WORD GRATITUDE
  68. USE YOUR FAV STAMP IN AN UNUSUAL WAY
  69. USE a NAKIN
  70. USE A REPETITIVE PATTERN
  71. USE A STAPLER
  72. STAMP ON TISSUE PAPER
  73. USE A TRANSPARENCY
  74. USE A NUMBER
  75. WRITE SOMETHING USING A NUMBER/ALPHACODE
  76. REPEAT SOMETHING YOU ALREADY DID
  77. JOURNAL ON THE PAGE
  78. USE METAL EMBELLISHMENTS
  79. ATTACH FIBERS OR RIBBONS
  80. ADD EPHEMERA
  81. ADD LACE
  82. ADD A BUTTON
  83. TEAR PAPER AND ADD IT
  84. WEAVE STRIPS OF MAGAZINES TOGETHER
  85. USE SOMETHING YOU HAVN'T USED YET
  86. USE RANDOM LETTERS
  87. ADD DRIPPAGE
  88. ADD YOUR FAVORITE CANDY WRAPPER
  89. USE A 1970'S ICON
  90. MAKE INKBLOTS
  91. SEW SOMETHING DOWN WITH A MACHINE OR BY HAND
  92. NAME YOUR PAGE
  93. MAKE A BRAD~SPINNER TO PICK A COLOR
  94. GLUE SEQUINS TO IT
  95. ADD SOMETHING FROM A MAGAZINE
  96. USE A METALIC PAINT or PEN
  97. ADD BEADS
  98. MAKE IT MONOCHROMATIC
  99. STITCH ON THE EDGE OF THE PAGE
  100. USE STAPLES AS A DESIGN ELEMENT OR BORDER
  101. TRY A TRANSFER OR USE TAPE TRANFER OFF GELI PLATE
  102. TRACE AROUND SOMETHING
  103. MACHINE STITCH ON PAPER AND GLUE ON YOUR PAGE
  104. ADD A SELFIE
  105. USE A STRAW TO BLOW PAINT ON YOUR PAGE
  106. PLEAT A PIECE OF PAPER AND ATTACH
  107. DRAW AROUND A BODY PART AND MAKE IT AN ANIMAL
  108. DRAW A DESIGN IN GRADUATED SIZES
  109. USE WATERCOLOR
  110. ADD A MOVING PART
  111. HAND DRAW A HOUSEHOLD ITEM
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Bren's Personal Revised Prompt List:
(This list is also spaced for easy cutting apart)

  1. PAINT AN EGG SHAPE AND DOODLE IN IT
  2. USE A PIECE OF FABRIC
  3. MUSIC STAFF- draw or stamp
  4. USE PINK
  5. USE A STENCIL WITH PAINT
  6. DRAW OR STAMP A FACE
  7. USE A FLOURISH DIE CUT
  8. USE A HOUSEHOLD ITEM AS STENCIL
  9. MAKE SOMETHING WITH SCRAPS
  10. USE BUBBLE WRAP
  11. USE A STAMP
  12. FINGER PAINT
  13. USE A PIECE OF OLD ART (re-purpose or print a scan)
  14. CREATE OR USE A POSTAGE STAMP
  15. USE GELLI PLATE - papers
  16. ADD AN ANIMAL FOOT OR PAW PRINT
  17. USE A PIECE OF JUNK MAIL
  18. USE AN ENVELOPE
  19. USE GLITTER
  20. MODELING PASTE AND ADD TEXTURE TO IT
  21. USE A SELF PORTRAIT
  22. USE A PIECE OF CORRUGATE
  23. USE PRISMACOLOR PENCILS (color pencils of any type)
  24. ADD PATTERNED PAPER
  25. USE A TRANSPARENT ITEM
  26. MAKE A POCKET OUT OF SCRAPBOOK PAPER
  27. USE A PUNCH OR DIECUT TO REPEAT SHAPES, GLUE IN
  28. ADD A TAG
  29. USE ITEM FROM NATURE to ADD TEXTURE
  30. USE SOMETHING FOUND IN NATURE
  31. CLIP ART
  32. GESSO
  33. USE STRING AND INK TO DOODLE WITH
  34. USE SOMETHING OUT OF YOUR JUNK DRAWER TO STAMP WITH
  35. PAINT WITH A STICK
  36. CUT OUT LEAF SHAPES AND ADHERE TO PAGE
  37. EMBOSS – dry w/machine
  38. SCRATCH
  39. MASK
  40. STAMP THRU STENCIL
  41. USE STRING AND INK TO DOODLE WITH
  42. USE EMBOSS RESIST - use clear gel pen
  43. TAKE NATURE WALK IN YARD-GLUE SOMETHING YOU FIND DOWN
  44. USE A REAL PRESSED LEAF
  45. ADD A TREE RUBBING
  46. SPRITZ, ANY SPRAY NO BLEACH
  47. ADD ANY SHAPE
  48. USE BLACK GESSO
  49. GELATOS
  50. PAINT WITH A BABY WIPE
  51. PAINT WITH A Q-TIP
  52. USE PRINTED PAPER
  53. ADD ANY HOME MADE PAPER
  54. USE A SPRAY INK
  55. USE TWINKLING H2Os – GLIMMER WATERCOLOURS
  56. PAINT WITH FOOD
  57. DRAW A FLOWER WITH YOUR NON-DOMINANT HAND
  58. DRAW SOMETHING THAT IS IN YOUR FRONT YARD
  59. DRAW A FIGURE WITH A CONTINUOUS LINE
  60. CARVE YOUR OWN STAMP & USE IT
  61. MAKE POCKETS
  62. CUT TEXT PAPER INTO HEARTS
  63. MAKE A HIDDEN MESSAGE PULL OUT
  64. MAKE A POP UP
  65. DRAW SOMETHING
  66. ADD A QUOTE
  67. USE WC CRAYONS – Neo lls
  68. USE TAPE – masking, washi, etc
  69. USE THE WORD GRATITUDE
  70. USE YOUR FAV STAMP IN AN UNUSUAL WAY
  71. USE a NAPKIN
  72. USE A REPETITIVE PATTERN
  73. USE A STAPLER
  74. STAMP ON TISSUE PAPER
  75. USE A TRANSPARENCY
  76. USE A NUMBER
  77. WRITE SOMETHING USING A NUMBER/ALPHACODE
  78. ARTIST'S CHOICE
  79. REPEAT SOMETHING YOU ALREADY DID
  80. JOURNAL ON THE PAGE
  81. USE METAL EMBELLISHMENTS
  82. ATTACH FIBERS OR RIBBONS
  83. ADD EPHEMERA
  84. ADD LACE
  85. ADD A BUTTON
  86. TEAR PAPER AND ADD IT
  87. WEAVE STRIPS OF MAGAZINES TOGETHER
  88. USE SOMETHING YOU HAVEN'T USED YET
  89. USE RANDOM LETTERS
  90. USE RANSOM LETTERS
  91. ADD DRIPPAGE
  92. ADD YOUR FAVORITE CANDY WRAPPER
  93. USE A 1970'S ICON
  94. PUT A BIRD ON IT
  95. MAKE INKBLOTS
  96. SEW SOMETHING DOWN WITH A MACHINE OR BY HAND
  97. NAME YOUR PAGE
  98. MAKE A BRAD~SPINNER
  99. GLUE SEQUINS TO IT
  100. ADD SOMETHING FROM A MAGAZINE
  101. USE A METALIC PAINT or PEN
  102. ADD BEADS
  103. MAKE IT MONOCHROMATIC
  104. STITCH ON THE EDGE OF THE PAGE
  105. USE STAPLES AS A DESIGN ELEMENT OR BORDER
  106. TRY A TRANSFER OR USE TAPE TRANFER OFF GELI PLATE
  107. TRACE AROUND SOMETHING
  108. MACHINE STITCH ON PAPER AND GLUE ON YOUR PAGE
  109. ADD A SELFIE
  110. USE A STRAW TO BLOW PAINT ON YOUR PAGE
  111. PLEAT A PIECE OF PAPER AND ATTACH
  112. DRAW AROUND A BODY PART AND MAKE IT AN ANIMAL
  113. DRAW A DESIGN IN GRADUATED SIZES
  114. USE WATERCOLOR
  115. ADD A MOVING PART
  116. HAND DRAW A HOUSEHOLD ITEM
  117. USE A PHOTO
  118. DISTRESS THE EDGES
  119. MAKE A WINDOW – in the page or add it
  120. A DOOR
  121. USE CIRCLES
  122. USE TRIANGLES
  123. USE SQUARES
  124. USE DOTS
  125. USE SPLOTS

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Streamathon 2013!

The 2013 New Year's Eve Worldwide Streamathon is on! This is the second year for our art community! Each streamer will be showing projects, how-tos, show and tell AND there will be drawings for prizes in most of the streams as we ring in the new year in our time zones.
 Tired of your beautiful ATCs sitting in a drawer or a box where you can't see them? I'll be showing you ways to display not only ATCs but other small artworks as well. Time Warp Art Ustream Channel.

For all the details and links: go here to Jen's blog and be sure to sign up while you're there to win more prizes! Jen has a great countdown timer on her site too!

Hope to see ya'll all around the world!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Behind Again

Just a quick update - I have been dealing with a lot. A family member is gravely ill. I will have to try to catch up on things here and in life a bit later. I am trying! Art is there for me as always.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

New YouTube Video!

TADA! I have uploaded directly from Ustream onto YouTube! Paper Beads 101. I streamed this live Friday (Feb 22, 2013).

Here is the video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIvJHCHx5t8

YouTube allows for the saving of files in mp4 format - makes it so much easier to download! AND you can play them on your phone! Soooo... Yay Me!  Enjoy!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

New Tangle - 'RINGZ'

I've been putting off blogging my newest tangle but have been "urged" to do it NOW. LOL! So here it is: RINGZ

 
And in use:

 
It's late night so I'll try to get some better pics in the daylight. Anyway, there it is!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Time Warp Art Retreat April 12-15 2013


[UPDATED: 03-25-13 FINAL Participant List]


So the Time Warp Art Retreat is ON!

April 12-15 2013
Austin, Texas

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The purpose of the Retreat is for as many members as possible of our online community to meet in person and spend time together doing fun things we all enjoy - making art!

When I got this idea, I was thinking very small but fate has stepped in and put her own spin on things. We now have a larger meeting space for the classroom so more friends can come to the Retreat! However, SPACES ARE LIMITED! Only so many people will fit into the classroom!

The Retreat will be from Friday night through Sunday night. There will be goody bags, prizes, shopping, mini classes, a pizza party Friday night, and more! We will be eating Tex-Mex and BBQ as requested!

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The Retreat will be held at:

Comfort Suites Austin Airport Hotel
7501 E. Ben White Blvd., Austin, TX, US, 78741

DO NOT try to book your room through the website! You must CALL the hotel DIRECT and ask for Time Warp Art Retreat group rate. If this is a problem for you, please let me know!!


Room rates (ask for Time Warp Art Retreat group rate):
$80 = King
$90 = Two Queen
(The hotel tax is the usual 15%)

Each individual will be reponsible for reserving their own room(s). Hotel check-in is 3pm. Spaces are limited - we have a block of 20 rooms reserved. There are 4 rooms available for early (Thursday) and late (Tuesday) check-in/out.

The cut off date to reserve rooms at the discounted rate is March 22, 2013.

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This Retreat is not for profit and the cost of all the things involved in putting on a gathering of this size will be shared by all participants. Therefore, a registration fee will be required and as is usual will be non-refundable.

The registration fee is $60 (discounted) if you sign up (hit that Paypal button!) by January 31, 2013. After that the fee goes up to $75. Ed.= I am leaving the fee at $60 - can't figure out how to change it! LOL

****CLOSED*****

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Meals:

The pizza party Friday night is the only food included in the registration. The other meals are planned, but individuals will pay for their own food.

Transportation:

The Hotel has free shuttle service to and from the Airport every day (5am-11pm).

Shopping trip: I will NOT be renting a van (the cost is impossible!) so I will be asking for volunteers to drive us all shopping on Saturday April 13th! So, those who are driving in or renting a car, please think about being a driver for us (you will be compensated for gas).

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INFO ADDED 02-12-13:
 Those attending the retreat please think about whether or not you would like to teach us all something. The "class" should be about an hour long. Please also let me know if there will be a "kit" or a supply list.

I will be sending out an email soon to gather this information.

ATC SWAP:

The ATC swap will be some time on Sunday. I am making 24 (this is the top number of participants). Please remember to keep them 2.5 x 3.5 and try not to have things sticking out or not be too 3-D. Most of us plan to make mini books to hold them and the pockets are only so big! LOL!


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If you would like to attend the Retreat, please contact me
by email (bren47 at austin dot rr dot com)
with your:

Name
Address
Email
Ustream name (so we all know who we are LOL)
Twitter name (if you have one)
and any other information you'd like us know :-)

I will be posting a list of paid participants as they become known.
Hope to see you there!

FINAL Participant List: 18 of us!!

mitzicurry = Mitzi
Artedar = Dar
AnnetteMcCarty = Annette
pinkij = Sheri
DarcieGlam = Darcie
CarolBinOK = Carol
VickiBR = Vicki
MsDebren = Debra
MusicScrp = Jean
ladyoflosttimes = Fran
HappyDiane = Diane
canadianrobin = Robin
Dana84C = Dana
BrendaMoffett = B4
Lynne_ab = Lynne
ArtistPoetGirl = Jamie
seekingforart = Martha
Joyce = FotoJoy
ElegantTangle = bren47 = (me) LOL




Monday, December 10, 2012

New Year's Eve Streamathon!

Our Art Community is having a Stream-a-thon for New Year's Eve and I'm happy to be a part of it!
(More details and links later).

Here's a supply list for the project I will be making, if you'd like to work along with me and make some "Pretty Pockets":

Square, double-sided paper - I will be using 8 inch and 6 inch but any size will do.
hole punch
ribbon, hemp twine, baker's twine, etc (for a hanger)
Embellishments - flowers, charms, etc...

These pockets are Origami style! You guys know I love Origami - so hope to "see" you in my chat room on New Year's Eve!