Sunday, December 2, 2012

Been Away TOO Long!!

I could not believe that Oct 24th was the last time I had posted something! Ugh!! Time just goes so quickly especially this time of the year.  So what has been happening since Oct 24th??
Oct 27th - attended my first craft show -- never had attended one as a vendor so had little expectations, which was good in this case as the event had minimal to no traffic.  Too bad
Nov 17th - attended my 2nd craft show as a vendor -- slightly more success but only minimally.  I will think long and hard about attending any more.  I think more art/artist driven events will be more beneficial to me.  But met some other great artists/vendors so that was nice to come from it.
Then I got sick - the Sunday before Thanksgiving - today, December 2nd is first day I feel back to "normal" - ugh! That cold virus had a solid 2 wk hold on me.  All while trying to prepare and have Thanksgiving at my house.
Dec 2nd - FInally feeling BETTER! and more myself!! I realized today I have not made any art or worked on any in FAR TOO LONG! So that needs to change :) and fast!

I spent today going to a couple of my favorite blogs - Joanne Sharpe - she is having a FREE 5 Golden Lettering classes right now! today is only day 2 and they are all on her blog you can see them at your leisure.  Sure if FUN stuff & all in GOLDS!! Pretty!! :)

Then I hopped on over to a huge FAV of mine, Donna Downey, only to find her post about Golden mediums and Pan Pastels! Love my Pan Pastels! If you love them like I do then you need to check out this post on their blog - Acrylic Mediums.  Now I want to try the Micaceous Iron Oxide medium! 

Well, hope you have a happy Art/Craft Sunday! and find tons of inspiration along the way!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Custom Order!! Done!!

Finished a custom order for 2 names - Haley and Ellie! Arent those just such cute names!! The names are for a lady's granddaughters! Her lil divas as she calls them!! She wanted their names to be EXTRA shiny! Well I think I did that for her! They were fun to make!! Below is Ellie's - Haley is the same.
Please take a look at my Etsy store  - hercreativesoul if you are interested in a custom order, other items I sell, or send me an e-mail.  Thanks for looking!!

1st Craft Show

I am getting a little nervous, anxious, but excited!! I am going to have a table at my first craft show this wknd!!  THere are SO many little things not to forget but I am trying to make a note of everything and get ready.  I do not have lots of expectations other than gain experience and to put my work out there more.  I am blessed to have my niece helping me out so spending quality time with her will be a nice bonus!! :) Well, off to more planning and getting ready!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Her Dress is Taking Shape!

I was apprehensive about getting started on this one since my last class.  Even in class last night it took me awhile to get started.  But once my instructor gave me the right direction it clicked.  I hope to finish much more before my next class! Cant wait!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Painting!!

Today in class I started on a new painting! This one is going to challenge me and I am excited to get to it!! Plus I have to admit a lil nervous - but in a good way! ;)  Betcha cant guess what it is?!?! lol

Rose is Done!

I finished my first painting for class over the weekend and I am so pleased with it!! I am loving it!! I have posted it for sale in my Etsy store - hercreativesoul - so hop on over if you want to check it out!!  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

ROSE Painting - Work in Progress...

I worked on my painting this weekend that I am doing in my painting class.  I am LOVIN' how it is turning out especially after I stepped back from it and took a look.  Sometimes it is good to find a stopping point & then go back to your work either later in the day or even days later.   I am good with the progress I have made today & feel fine waiting to continue til class.  Now...onto another craft project!!
Oh by the way -- new fall banners and a new small painting have been added to my Etsy store hercreativesoul Please stop by and check them out plus the other items! Thanks for looking & reading my blog!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Painting!!

Look what I started in my painting class!! I am lovin' the color & how it is progessing so far! This class is going to be tons of fun plus learning so much! I am so glad I decided to take it! More pics to come as it progresses!!  Sorry for the off color my phone doesnt take great pics :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Painting Class!!

Its official!! I am registered for my 1st formal painting class!!  I am excited and nervous but cannot wait to get started! Last night was the first night & I have already picked up some tips!!  It is a community class offered by a local school district.  They have some truly great classes and the teachers are so nice & talented! I am glad I decided to do this.  I will have to post pics of how my painting progress.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Artist's Way

I have read so many comments on HOW AMAZING this book is! & it is a MUST HAVE for any artist.  I finally bought myself a copy {{LOVE me some ebay right about now ;) }}  It came in the mail today & I cannot wait to delve into it!  I will keep you posted on the process & who knows prompts may come from it too---I see lots of them inside :)  Love "food that makes you think" Good for the soul!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Isnt She Beautiful!?!?!

She is DONE! Yea!!  I LOVE how she turned out!!  Cannot wait to do another one!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Phase 2 of New Canvas

Here is how she is looking after yesterday.  I really am having a good time making her.  I cannot see the final result, which should be the next pic I post!! Love ArT!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Canvas - In Progress

Lovin' how my newest canvas is working.  Was a little hesitant because had never sketched directly onto canvas and used color pencils.  Love my Prismacolor pencils and plan to use some Faber Castel pitt markers - LOVE LOVE them!!  Cannot wait to show the final result!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dress Form - Black/Silver/Feathers/Rhinestone!! OH MY!

:) This was such a fun piece to make! The dress form is covered in handmade black and silver paper that has silver glitter subtly throughout it.  The bottom is covered in feathers and has a rhinestone trim.  This would be a great piece to hand jewelry on, have to add to decor of a dressing room, bedroom, clothing shop, etc....  It is for sale at my Etsy store - hercreativesoul - so please go and check it out! Or if you are interested you can certainly reply here :)   Thanks for the support!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Etsy Shop OPEN!!

I DID IT!! Finally!! My online Etsy shop - hercreativesoul on Etsy is now OPEN!! I procrastinated, stress, doubted, on & on over this.....Definite feelings of inadequacy came out too but I am going for it! I am putting positive thoughts out into the universe of only good & GREAT things to happen!
I would appreciate you visiting my shop and sharing it with others.  Hopefully you will find something there you may enjoy! :) I really appreciate all the words of encouragement & support!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Love that word! & this sketch! I was told I captured the "essence" of her & I believe that sums it up.  I sat down to challenge myself to a timed sketch like Tamara Laporte did in her video, she extended her time by 5 min I took oh say total of about 75 -90! Hehehe!! But I was feeling my mojo last night! Couldn't stop.  I think I will try to one put her on a canvas (see if I can recreate & improve upon) & 2nd try that whole timed, messing sketch thing again - but this time keep much shorter.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lil' Caliente!

She is a face I did for the 29Faces challenge in May.  Loved how sketch turned out so much that I decided to turn into a canvas.   I enjoyed this so much - it was my first face like this on canvas.  I cannot wait to work on another one!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Faces for 29 Faces Challenge

I really have decided to try something new for me in these faces! And I am LOVIN how they are turning out!  I truly find the work that Effy Wild does in Book of Days so inspiring so I thought let me see what I can do with what she shows/teaches us.  I am so grateful for her "mojo" because it really has got my creative juices & mojo of my own flowing! Having a blast making these gals! Hope you enjoy & thanks for looking!
~Seek Balance!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

29 Faces Challenge - May 2012

In the Book of Days with Effy Wild she posted about a challenge in May called 29 Faces .  I knew I needed to work on sketching more faces so I decided to take the challenge! I have enjoyed the first 5 days so much!! I cannot wait to look back at what I was able to complete in a month.  Plus, this goes along with what I believe Quantity = Quality.  I need to sketch more to become better & more confident.  I will start a new tab for 29 Faces but here are some of pics! Thanks for looking!
~Seek Balance!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Country Living Fair Austin, TX

Went to the fair for the first time.  It was so neat to see all the crafts and inspiration there.  I had not been to a arts n' craft fair in several years.  Got some ideas and just simply enjoyed the day off & spending it there.  I actually now would like to attend another craft fair soon.  Helps to get the mojo movin'!
~Seek Balance!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Been Away TOO Long!

I just realized that I have been away from my blog for FAR TOO long!! Starting in May I want to make much more of a committed effort in regular blogging.  I have been extending my own dealine each month this year to get my Etsy shop going and now end of May is the new deadline.  This I plan to keep.  I have a few other art, business goals in mind too.
In the meantime, here are some pics of what I've been working on since my last posts :)
~Seek Balance!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sakura - Pen Touch

I have tried to find a white pen.  Gelly pens - hmmm...ok but can't get them to work sometimes.  Tried Permaopaque because I love what Effy Wild does with it in her  Book of Days class.  It worked but as the name implies - opaque effect and I wanted a bright white.
Went to the local art supply store and found the Sakura Pen Touch -- LOVE it! Didn't take long and I had bright white outlines on my journal entries.  It does act like a paint pen.  If you have used them you have to shake it and then push the nozzle up & down a few times to feed the paint down.  Once you do that I have had no issues.
~Seek Balance!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New pics in Book of Days tab!

Check out the new pics of my journal from the BOD - Book of Days - journal!  ~Seek Balance!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Book of Days 2012

Posted some pics from the book I am working on for this class.  I have created a tab specifically for it - right above :)  Please click on the tab and check it out! I'd love the feedback!  Its a great class!
~Seek Balance!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Classes in 2012!!

I always love the New Year - new beginnings & see what the new year holds for me. I wanted to do a class- and then I found a couple.
Effy Wild's Book of Days!! and Jan Fox's 52 Play Dates!!  This is perfect!!  I am excited about starting this & see where the journey takes me.   Happy 2012!!!
~Seek Balance!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Hello! Happy New Year to everyone & a Great 2012!! Hope it is a wonderful, prosperous year full of love, creating, and all that is good for the soul! Hope to get back to some crafting soon.  Right now I have been busy working on painting my kitchen, etc.... Almost done with it & am Lovin' it!
~Seek Balance!