Dec 17

Polly Poinsettia~

pollyMeet Polly Poinsettia. I made this for a co-worker/friend of mine that has really encouraged me and believed in my dream. Polly is number 92 in my 100 canvas challenge for 2014.

It’s the time of the year to feel totally crazy. It seems like I have been baking cookies, wrapping, preparing and attending events . I am ready for things to settle down and I hope and believe they will soon. Life is good! ~ Rebecca

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Dec 15

Mixed Media Heart Canvas

Created these mixed media hearts with brooches in mind, plan on working on new items for the upcoming year. Each of these hearts are created using material, paint, stamps and gelatos.

Pink and Yellow Heart

Swirly Heart

Polka dot heart

Floral Heart

These canvases are 4 x 4 and are number 88, 89, 90 and 91 in my 100 canvas challenge for 2014!

Hope your days are Merry and Bright and filled with Christmas Cheer~ Rebecca

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Dec 12

Quick and Simple Elegant Christmas Centerpiece

More colorToday I spent time cleaning and putting the last touches on the Christmas decorating for the house. I needed to add something to a small cedar chest that I use as a coffee table. So I rummaged through the Christmas decorations and came out with two round greenery pieces formally used in candle displays, some red ornaments and these very fabulous pinecones (my dad picked these up for me on a trip they took to California).

Supplies needed

I toke a large doily and laid it down flat across the cedar chest

Doily in place

Added the round cedar greenery

Round greenery in place

Added pinecones to the centers of the cedar greenery and one each side

Pinecones

Taking the ornaments I placed one here and there keeping it even on both sides

Ornaments

And here it is, a super simple centerpiece and everything used was something I already had. I would have loved to added pops of turquoise among the green and red but didn’t have any.

Centerpiece ready

Picture perfect!~ Rebecca

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Dec 09

“Holly Jolly Christmas” Mixed Media Art and Art Bazaar

HollyIt is that time of the year to be “Holly” Jolly, so I created this girl for just that. She is number 87 in my 100 canvas challenge for 2014. I have found myself drawn to holly leaves this year and I seem to be adding them EVERYWHERE!  Christmas has been in the making around here, I’ve baked, worked on Christmas Cards, and Christmas shopped. I really loved baking but not so much the shopping. I always feel like I need to conquer the shopping early so I ‘m not frantic at the end trying to find the perfect gift. My daughter and I headed over to Blue Genie Art Bazaar this past Saturday to check out some of the local artists. LOTS of interesting and VERY different items to look at. My daughter is still talking about some of the items that SHOCKED her :) I think one of my favorite booths was full of all things vintage, check out this SUPER Cute robot made from repurposed vintage items. I fell in LOVE with this robot.

Blue Genie

My other favorite booth was The PINK SAMURAI, I meet this artist at a blog conference I attended a couple of years ago. She too is a CAT lover and has really fun buttons, prints and stickers

Pink Samurai

And I really wish I would have bought this print…so Funny!

Blue Genie

Timing in flying, are you having fun yet?~ Rebecca

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Dec 06

Santa Baby~ Mixed Media Art

Santa BabyI had to have a cute cupcake girl for the Christmas Season! Loving her stripped tights and pink hair! Santa baby is number 86 in my 100 canvas challenge for 2014.

Hope your kicking up your heels this holiday season~ Rebecca

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Dec 04

Touristy Thursday~ Tiny Pies Austin

Tiny Pies

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Touristy Thursday, I’ve been so busy with making and creating art I haven’t been touring much except Hobby Lobby and my Art Studio. I did happen to stop by Tiny Pies located at 5035 Burnet Road in Austin, Texas. I first saw this place as I was stopping and shopping down Burnet Road. Burnet Road has become one of my favorite places to shop, so many locally owned fun and eccentric stores.

Tiny Pies

The sign our front completely intrigued me and I had to stop in, plus my sister told me they have a wonderful selection of not only sweet pies but savory too.

Tiny Pies Menu

Being that I cannot eat a pie without bringing some home to the family, I picked up a few of each. So delicious.

Tiny Pies

You have to read their story here. I love to hear how people start their business. Tiny Pies

If your here in Austin go check their store out or order your holiday pie. On there website they have listings of other places that sell their Tiny Pies. I love to find and shop local, Austin is such a great city for that.~ Rebecca

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Dec 01

A Christmas Putz Village~ Year of the Milkglass December Mantel

December mantel

The December Mantel is one of my favorite mantels to decorate and this year I used a whole village of Putz houses I found for $6.00. YAY! The houses were all bagged up at the back of the thrift store hanging on the wall. If you are a thriftier, you know the wall that is full of lots of little tidbits bagged up, yes this is where this village was. I have had my eyes on these little houses for a while, but at $8 a piece I hadn’t started my collection. Well now I have with a whole village, so excited!

Putz village

I was even more pleasantly surprised when I decided to add lights. The houses have holes in the back so when the lights are added the windows glow, it becomes even more pretty and festive.

Village at Dark

The Nativity always takes center stage because Jesus is the Reason for the Season

The Nativity

I made room for a special find from an estate sale, Jolly ole St. Nicholas

Vintage Santa

I loved creating this simple and whimsical mantel~ How about you? Do you decorate your mantel special for Christmas?~ Rebecca

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Nov 30

Documenting December 2014

December DailyTomorrow it starts, the countdown until Christmas and I’m ready…I think. I wanted to share the cover to my December Daily and my Journal your Christmas albums. My December Daily is actually using a creation my daughter made. The album I’m using is the small SNAP album by Simple Stories, I started out Gesso the cover and then ended up covering it with pink heart scrapbook paper

Foundation page

My daughter created this fun little page so I thought it would be perfect as the cover

My Daughter's work

Time to add paint, I cover the green spine with turquoise paint

Paint the edging

Decoupaged a lovely lady from an old vintage pattern

Decoupage

Added sparkles to the pink hearts

Sparkle hearts

And of course our lovely lady needed sparkles of her own, it is Christmas!

More Sparkle

Finished off with stamping out Christmas and adding a few more tidbits to the cover

Final Cover

Not to forget about my journaling I plan on doing, here is the album cover to my ‘Art” Journal Your Christmas

Christmas Journal

Now let the Merry making begin!~ Rebecca

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