November 13, 2013

A Afternoon Adventure to Capitol Reef

My family and I just needed a day. Away from building a house and all the other craziness of day to day. We took about an hours drive to Capital Reef National Park. It is like a whole new world. I could not stop taking pictures. The beauty of this place is astounding.





 It was a great place to reconnect and be with the people I love most. We went on a few kid friendly hikes and soaked in the view around us. It was a fantastic way to spend the day. I cannot wait to go back.

October 14, 2013

R. Family Photos

I was lucky enough to take these family photos. Can this family be any more beautiful? I think not.









September 18, 2013

Finding My Own Drawing Style




I have decided I want my own drawing style. I have been drawing a lot lately to find it.

These are some tips about finding your own drawing style that I have found helpful.

-Enjoy and study other pieces of art. Learn from this work, don't copy it.
-Carry a small notebook with you. Write down things you see or think of that inspire you.
-Listen to music that inspires you.
-Study Anatomy.
- Find something you love to draw. For example, you might want to draw animals, humans, etc.

It has been challenging trying to find "me" through my art, but I think I am getting there.

August 27, 2013

Nimbus -The Traveling Blythe

I would like to introduce my traveling blythe- Nimbus.



Nimbus was inspired by the sky. Her hair has been dip dyed a lovely sky blue. Her eyelids depict clouds.




La Petite Pamplemousse lovingly donated her skills to make the perfect dress for Nimbus.
SoulsFireDesigns created her pulls and a special charm with her name on it. I am so grateful for the generous and loving people in this hobby.



Nimbus is very excited to start her adventure.



These are all the wonderful places she will be visiting.

Nimbus' Traveling Route-

1 Sep USA, UT, Vernal
2 Sep USA, IN, Corydon
3 Oct USA, CA, Chino Hills *
4 Oct UK, Worthing
5 Nov Spain, Vigo La Chica del Lunar
6 Nov Belgium, Antwerp
7 Dec Germany, Saarbr├╝cken
8 Dec Austria, Vienna
9 Jan FREE SPOT (Europe/Asia)
10 Jan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
11 Feb Japan, Shinagawa, Tokyo
12 Feb Japan, Kinomoto, Wakayama
13 Mar USA, MS, Tupelo
14 Mar USA, IL, Elmhurst
15 Apr USA, MI, Grand Rapids
16 Apr USA, MD, Baltimore

* Visiting Blythecon in New York City

We are still looking for a host in Europe or Asia. If you are interested in hosting Nimbus please contact
Sandra.



It has been a joy creating Nimbus. It makes my heart happy to know a little piece of me will be traveling all over the world.

July 10, 2013

The Traveling Blythe Project

There is this lovely project called the Traveling Blythe project.


The main gist of the project is-

First a blythe doll is customized.

Then she is hosted by many people through out the globe.

And we get to follow her on all her many adventures through the traveling blythe blog as well as flickr.

I was lucky enough to be chosen as a customizer for a traveling blythe this year.

It is a dream come true for as I have always wanted to make one since I discovered Blythe.

I already have a rough idea of how I want my traveling blythe to look.

Since she is a traveling blythe I wanted her theme to be something about travel.

She will be flying through the sky to her many destinations so I thought why not make blue sky and clouds inspiration.

She already has a name - Nimbus. Here is quick sketch I have already for her.




I can't wait to see her in real life all finished.
Sign-ups to host a traveling blythe are available. Please sign up here if interested!

It will be exciting!

July 9, 2013

I Scream You Scream



This is my Hollywood Blythe Doll named Doris Day. She and this cute Bling Bunny wanted to wish everyone a happy summer. Stay cool out there.

July 1, 2013

Firefly Guardians

I worked on a new mixed media piece last week. I was inspired by illustrations of the 1950's. I am trying out a new style.



Here is the finished piece.



This piece is called "Firefly Guardians". A little Thumbelina is floating down the river on an adventure. She floats into Firefly territory. The Firefly guardians try to stop her from tresspassing. Will Thumbelina make it through safely?

This original painting is now listed in my shop.

June 28, 2013

A Giveaway

A fun blythe giveaway is going on at "My blythe and Me" blog. You could win this cute little bag. Go on over and have a look!





June 26, 2013

Up to the Mountain

Whenever we go on a adventure drive up the mountain I am in total bliss.

Confession- I am obsessed with Aspen Trees. OBSESSED. To me they are the most beautiful of all the trees ever. So whenever I get a chance to be in an Aspen forest, I get pretty giddy and take a million photos of my favorite tree.







Then I had to take some of my beautiful girls.



The littlest wanted a picture of just her.



I love my babies.



My husband took this one of the girls and I. I love how it turned out.



On this adventure we went to a reservoir we had never been to and had a picnic.



The girls had fun throwing rocks in the water.



It was a beautiful day.

June 24, 2013

Balloon Festival

This past weekend my little family woke up very early to get to the hot air balloon festival.



It is lots of fun watching all the balloons fill up and float away.





I have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon. Maybe someday I will get the chance.










June 18, 2013

Instagram Love

My life the past few weeks in instagram photos.

1) Having Chinese Food and watching some very big koi swim along in their tank. 

2) Helped decorate my brother's wedding luncheon.



3) My sweet babes at the Wedding.


4) My mom and dad with all their grand kids.


5)The wedding barn.


6) I got to hang out with my sisters!

6) My honeybun turned 5!



7) We made banana boats for her birthday party.



8) Finding fun things at Grandma's house like mushrooms and flowers.



9) My living room.