Thursday, January 26, 2012

Art Work

                                           Gum Ball Tree-----original  g.a.s. design


                                              Gum Ball Machine-------original  g.a.s. design

                                                  Gum Balls-------original  g.a.s. design  
                 All work done on bristol paper,colored pencil, extra fine line sharpie.         



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I've been TAGGED Who's next?

About a week ago Marlyin over at ART BLIZ chose to tag the new kid on the block. That would be me. The not so tech. savvy person. So after many emails for help(to Marliyn the one that tag me)I bet she wishes she hadn't. And a few many tries this is how things turned out. Warning you maybe next!

                 1. POST THESE RULES.
      6. NO STUFF IN THE TAGGING SECTION ABOUT" you are tagged if you are reading this blah blah blah. you legitimately have to tag 3 people.

    11 Random things about me:

1. I am a certifided florist. Before we moved here. I co.owned a store.With my girlfriend, we sold fresh flowers, giftware and craft supplies.
2. I love to garden. We have 3 lots here filled with flowers and a pond.

3. I am a collector. Some would say a hoarder of the things I collect. I collect little boxes with lids, glass. wood , porcelain or any kind for that matter,and little shoes.

4. I am not a morning person. The only sunrises I usually see are because I have not gone to bed yet. I find I do more art and have more ideas at night.

5.I like to start my new art projects with a clean desk. Only to end up with a small sq. of working space about 10"x10".

6. I like all things vintage and retro.Love the hair styles,clothing and anything else from the 1940s. Reminds me of a much simpler time.

7. I am addicted to the art form of zentangles. I can sit for hours and hours working on a picture. Guess that is were watching the odd sunrise comes in.

8. I HATE to cook. I would much rather be doing important things like gardening or art. I will do the dishes if you cook for me.

9. I am a visual person. I have to see my art supplies.It helps the ideas to flow freely.Out of sight out of mind.

10. My favorite move is Fried Green Tomatoes. I watch it every chance I get.(tawonda)

11. I love garage sales, junk shops, flee markets, thrift stores and auctions. It is all about the hunt,all about the find.

Now on to the 3 questions asked by art bliss.

1. What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

My first answer would be. What didn't I do that got me into trouble?  lol not really!
It would have to be the time I was caught smoking in the girls room at school. Grade 10 I think. I still have the letter from the school board telling my parents I was kicked out of school for 3 days. AH yes we can laugh at that one now.

2. What sound do you love?

The sound I love to hear the most would have to be. The sound of the birds chirping at the feeders in the summer or winter.

3. If you could witness any event past or present or future what would it be?

This one is easy. I would have liked to have gone to WOODSTOCK 1969.  Just wasn't quite old enough to go. But did enjoy watching it on the big screen.   

THANKS for taking the time to find out a few things about me.  

I have chosen 3 followers of my blog to get to know them better:

Rocky Cross Studio at-- Rocky Cross Studio
Monica Schmid at--  Stories Of Pearls And Plunder
Rainbow Painter at--  Rainbow Painter

 Now for there 3 questions:
1. What art medium do you like the most?
2. If you could go back in time. What era Would you like to live in?
3. What inspires your art the most?
           Tag your it.....

Monday, January 23, 2012

Background Pic.

This is the original art work the background for my blog was taken from.The black is done using sharpie extra fine line pens, colored pencils, on bristol paper. An original  g.a.s. design.

    This is a new piece I finished last week with the same idea in mind.  Original  g.a.s. design. Sharpie extra fine line pens, colored pencil, on bristol paper.

I wish the pics were better . Thanks  g.a.s

Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Studio

Zentangle inspired art. My place in the woods.
Original g.a.s design.      g.a.s 

A Zentangle with a twist Zentangle Landscape

I love the art of Zentangles . Here is the latest one I have been working on. I wish the pic was better.It is to big for me to scan so I just took the pic with my camera. I will be posting some more in the days to come. Well maybe lots I seem to be very addicted to this art form. Click on picture for larger view.  Thanks   g.a.s.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Little shoes for little ones

This will be the last post about boots or shoes for awhile on to something new.
This little shoes were all picked up at thrift stores. Special orders have name, date, weight, painted on the bottom. All original  g.a.s. designs. Thanks   g.a.s

Monday, January 16, 2012

A place to sit.

These benches are made from a pair of rubber boots, filled and painted, wood slab used for seating area. Sealed and ready to use indoor or out. Hand painted, original g.a.s design. Thanks  g.a.s

Friday, January 13, 2012

Painted Rubber Boot Flower Pots

The rubber boots have been cut out and then painted. They all started out as new rubber boots or rain boots bought from the store. They have been used as planters or vases.  Original  g.a.s design.  Thanks  g.a.s.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cow Boy Boot Bird Houses

The cow boy boot bird house are made from old cow boy boots.They are hand painted and sealed.Ready for the new family's to move in.I have one in the back yard that the wrens make there home in every spring. More to come. Baby shoes,rubber boots.    g.a.s

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Workboot flower pots

Here are just a few of the many work boot flower pots I have painted.These are all old used work boots.Found at thrift stores and garage sales.   g.a.s


Time to share pieces of my life.    g.a.s