Sunday, April 17, 2011

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Giveaway Winner ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Greetings to anyone visiting me today!

Thank you so much to those who entered my 500th follower giveaway!! I so enjoyed reading all the comments and appreciate your generous kindness! All the entries were entered into a random number generator and it picked 126 who is Diane from Tablescapes by Diane ! You must go check out her blog for lots of inspirations!
My one year Blog-A-versary was March 22nd and it snuck by while I wasn't looking :-) I'll have another giveaway for you very very soon to celebrate!
Hugs to you all this Most Blessed Easter Weekend . . .

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday greetings and I hope you are all doing great!

I'd love to have you check out and enter my latest giveway which started on March 15th and ends TONIGHT. I'll announce the winner in a couple days! Clic the Pic below to see it. We moved into our current home 15 years ago one and of the things about it that we so loved was the full walk up attic with fabulous old beams and angles with lots of nooks and crannies. Our Prairie style home had her 100th birthday this year and you can see in the first pic that the attic is very vintage! Actually, I can now say its a true antique right :-)

We had grand plans of converting it into a wonderful creative space for me but as you can see nothing has happened and at this point nothing will HA! The photo shows about 1/4 of the space and we've just used it for storage and have lots of boxes and trunks full of stuff from when we moved in and accumulated over the years. I'm sure you all know how that goes . . . I love going up there and its not a bit scarey ~ even at night! I was rummaging around and found one of my portfolios of graphic arts projects from a class I took many, many . . . many moons ago ;-) and thought you may enjoy a couple of the pieces. This was back in 1979-80 and way before PC's so everything was done by hand. I had always thought I wanted to be a commercial artist but only stayed one year and gradually got so into designing cross stitch patterns and that turned out to be my passion and profession. More about that in another post soon!

This assignment was to design rough layout for an album cover (remember album covers :-)) ~ and I chose the soundtrack of the movie GREASE with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. This is the scene at the end of the movie when they were dancing and singing "You're the One that I Want" in that rocky box thing at the highschool graduation party. It was done all in colored markers and I don't know how it got the water damage!

The backside is a chalkboard - complete with smudges :-)

The start of a car ad - done in Gouache, which is like a watercolor tempera paint.

Pencil drawing ~ I don't remember the project but its a lady with her feet in the sand. Her fingers seem a bit long dont they HA!!

This lady seems to have lost her mind - hehe . . . start of a fashion ad worked in watercolors. I also found all my paints and markers and they are as fresh as the day they were stored which has me inspired to start painting again. Although NOTHING like these boring projects that's for sure! I am craving pink roses of course! Thanks so much for visiting and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs and Blessings, Lynn