Saturday, October 25, 2008

November 7th and your Invited...

You are invited to a reception at the Lisbon Arts Gallery where I am the featured Artist for the month. It will be held from 6-8pm with light refreshments. So feel free to come and see all my fine works of art and say hi! The title of the exhibit is "A Little Ink Will Do Ya!" Look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, October 24, 2008

It's a sanity thing!

Tuesday night as I was driving home thinking of what Wednesday had instore for me, I was so overcome with the absolute need to create...not for my show, not for the store, not for my classes but for me. Something with lace, vintage postcards, metal, buttons...all those things that just make me feel good!! So that's what I did. I did my wifely/motherly chores when I got home - made dinner, folded some clothes, refereed...then I set about to create...boy did it feel good! A couple hours later I felt about 100 lbs lighter, the stress had lifted and now I could continue with my mass producreating (my new word) and it was OK! (After rereading my posted blog I realized I didn't really say anything about how I came about completing this beauty!) I began by painting brush strokes with Claudine Hellmuth Studio traditional tan & landscape green semi gloss acrylic paint. I also used her multi medium matte to adhere the torn pages as the background (the stuff works wonders!!!) was running out at the end and had use someone else's stuff and my beautiful girl started rippling - I was scared!!!
I inked the edges with Archival Ink flavor Coffee. The metal strip is by Making Memories, which I painted then sanded and adhered buttons to it with Tombo Metal Liquid Glue. The flower was cut out of material, smeared with Sepia Glossy Accents and a little Patina Stickles (my new favorite color) and embellished with fibers. Smeared (I was in a smearing mood) a little Beeswax around the edges, dusted it with some Perfect Pearls and there a thing of Beauty..."Lynne's Sanity".
I love the saying I found on one of my vintage postcards "Resolve to do the best you can today, much or little, whatever you do be cheerful, That will help a lot!" if fit perfect with the whole purpose of the piece. Great words to live by!!!

Wednesday came and 2 out of 4 of the things that were supposed to happen did, Doug and Walt, we had to reschedule Lysie and the needs more sedation the other - wrong parts, both easy enough to fix.

Picked up my postcards and posters for my show next month, "A Little Ink Will Do Ya" and had to ink them up...of course. Now to mail them out....getting down to the wire....eeeeek!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I have returned!!!

I warned everyone...after a week of mayhem I have returned momentarily. I spent another Saturday at Scrappin Soul Sisters for my first class...yippee!!! Thank you Karen, Nancy and Brenda for attending...sorry for the one cancellation. We had a great time of exploring embossing powders. A great time was had by all. I look forward to them next month for our Paint class and the other attendees that will be there!!!

I will be at the Beacon Friday night for a Demo and give away to further promote my classes. I look forward to that!!!

The count down is on for my gallery exhibit! It will be up November 2 with the Reception on the 7th. Then a breather till the 20th when I will be in Concord at Devine for a Craft Show.

Tomorrow is a family appointment day. Lysie has an appointment with an Oral Surgeon to have 4 teeth pulled, Doug meets with the Podiatrist to get his orthodics, I have an appointment to get the catalytic converter fixed on my car and Walt has an appointment to see his Doctor. I'm tired just typing that!!!

I will be in touch later to let you know how that all went!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

On the Road...

I headed out of the North Country and headed Southward to my Native turf to have a Demo day at Scrappin' Soul Sisters in Concord, my old stompin' grounds. Boy did it seem strange to be back in those parts. Anyways, had a great time promoting my Technique Tag Classes which will be beginning there October 15. I am very excited to be teaching a new group of ladies!! and it was great to meet a few of them Saturday! We had a great time playing with Distress Inks, Mini Misters, Grungeboard, Alcohol Inks and the non archival shurtape!! I look forward to having them in my upcoming classes.

FYI: I will also be at the Beacon in Lincoln with Scrappin Soul Sisters on Friday Night, October 24th to Demo: Ink, Ink, and More Ink. There will be a "Most Amazing Drawing" of an Inkssentials Craft Mat, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Distress Ink Pad, how cool is that.

Check out my blog in the next day or so to see the card I made at the is going to be part of my next class here at Generations of Memories....Ink, Ink, and More be held at the end of October.