Sunday, April 8, 2018

a CONCERTED effort....

Hello everyone...
so this is me.. making a CONCERTED effort to update my blog more.. yes concerted which means YOU need to kick me in the butt and remind me...
No seriously, but I am making myself a promise to keep this updated. To share what is happening in my arty journey with you all. well maybe just with the couple of you who stop by.
so I am playing catch up.
So I am going to start by posting a series of pictures of projects that I have completed over the last few months that link up with my YouTube channel (links to projects are on the side bar!).

"Blessed are the Curious"
"Embrace the Journey"
"Fearless, Independent and Original"
"Never Change"
"Pink Ladies"
"Now is the Right Time"
(yes, I still scrapbook, just not as much these days)
"Find your Fire"
(not a youtube one..)
I have a lot more to share but I thought I would start my new journey here and now.
Making a promise to myself.
So I will see you soon.
Live with Empathy and Respect.
Leanne xo

Friday, August 11, 2017

OMMM overload

So I went off to the Dandelong ranges last weekend for an amazing retreat. Its my definite annual retreat and boy there were some amazing creatives there. I had no set idea of the type of work I was going to do so I took a bit of everything, Art Journal, Scrapbooking, Index cards. and I actually did a bit of everything. (its so hard to pack with only 23kgs of space in baggage allowance on the plane). anyway more pics in a later blog about the weekend and the creatives.
what i thought that i would do is share the index cards that I created from the Mood board and a couple none mood board ones whilst I was away..
so to refresh your memory,, the moodiversary mood board..
 so they aren't in any particular order. I have tried to load according to when I created them. but I probably got mixed up....  i was mostly inspired by the colours and textures throughout the board.
Heart and Soul



Find Your Strength 

Life's Journey

Use Your Wings

You're Beautiful
Creativity Takes Courage
My Sweetheart

SO... i think that is all of them. leave me a comment and a way to get back to you if you want to know more.
Products universally used would be.. Dina Wakley Paints, Stabilo marks all pencils (black, white and charcoal), Liquitex Gesso, white and clear, Liquitex modelling paste, Inktense inks, Inktense ink, Viva Las Vegas stamps, Tim Holtz Ideaology, Sharpie, 7dots studio, Carabelle studio stamps, Aall and Create stamps, and there is probably more I just didn't get all the names when i borrowed from others. sorry..happy creating

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

OMMM Moodiversary take 2.

What can I say.. I just can't get enough.. I LOVE this mood board for the Our Mixed Media Moods Moodiversary!!!
so YES... I created another little mini thingybob. 
Inspired by the colours and then the textures that are mixed throughout the board... 

 YES .. you guessed it .. I did this one on a Sunday. where I actually hadn't done nothing all day, or went for a Sunday drive OR a long walk.. I worked on two assignments and a quiz for Uni..
so .. thanks for looking... please comment..

grey board, Stabilo, Liquitex Gesso (white and clear) and light texture paste, Staples. punchella, staples, postage stamp, Dylusions paint (postbox red), Watercolours, Inktense Ink. Words from a vintage book.
Thank you again.
Make Marks Everyday....

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Our Mixed Media Moods, Moodiversary

A little while ago I joined a facebook group called Our Mixed Media Moods to get some extra inspiration for creating .. well.. stuff.. and I absolutely love the group... every month there is a challenge mood board and the concept to make whatever you want mixed media inspired by that board. I have had so much fun with creating with no limits and its been absolutely amazing just to have some fun... This month marks the one year anniversary for OMMM. so DeeDee (insert BIG fan girl!!... )and Jenn are celebrating with a Moodiversary board that runs for the whole month with amazing prizes.. to me the prizes are just a bonus.. I mean check out this mother of a mood board...................... 
I bet you drooled as much as I did.. so I've decided to play along but without setting myself a list of must do it.. especially since art is my therapy and break away from university study, work and kids.. so I sat down and ran with it.. I did originally think that I would create something using the first photo as inspiration.. and I kind of did.... see below close up.. see the green layer part bit right at the almost very bottom of the layers (under the heart)....
see I was telling the truth.. and well then I just did my thing and ran with it.... I knew I wanted one of these people.. since I've been creating a few of them... (yep slack blogger award goes to ME... I'll do another post in a day or so. showing my art journal.. and the loving that I've been having with these peeps)...
and a little saying from 7 dots studio is a must for this little card type thingybobs..... I don't even know if they have a style/class or accepted name so thingybobs they are..
some Staples.. we love staples.. and LAYERS.. lots of layers. I'll put a list at the end of some of the awesomeness that went into this.... and then the moment you've been waiting for... the reveal........

YEP .. I LOVE it.. thank you again DeeDee and Jenn for this moodiversary amazingness...!!!
I've put a link to the Facebook group and DeeDee and Jenn's blogs at the top if you want to check any of them out...

bookboard, liquitex white gesso, Dina Wakley acrylic paints (Lemon, ocean, evergreen), Dylusions Postbox red paint, Inktense Pencils, Stablilo MarksAll pencil, 7 Dots Studio Lost and Found word stickers, vintage music sheet, vintage dress pattern, TCW stencil, liquitex light modelling paste, staples, Matisse Black gesso, canvas (fabric), Inktense ink.

Thanks for dropping by.. leave some loving.. I LOVE that shit..
happy Creating.. just go for it.. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Show us your stuff.. +++ more..

Hello.. First up I am 100% positive that there is absolutely no one out there reading this so i'll just ramble first. Its been a LONG long time since i've been here and so freaking much has happened since the last visit.. Well I've finished my diploma in community welfare and development with psychology majors AND i have moved onto doing a Bach of Science with A double freaking major... Psychology and Counselling...yep.. i have taken a full blown leap off a massive cliff.. but you know what.. I got this shit... I can do it... and yes i am still creating some art and scrapbooking.. will be attending a couple of retreats this year to get me out of my comfort zone and into a creative zone....

A little series that started as a random purchase of some Dylusions Die cuts, combined with a Mixed Media mood board..... yep.. loved how free this process was.. i could do something totally different without a care in the world.. WINNING right freaking there...
they all have a little message held within them....
this one has a special special meaning and well I will share that a little later on...
and this one came about because i was totally loving and constantly on my mind the process.. 
and well... reflection ....

and then a little snippet of them all together.
and then well back to the reason i am here.. Show Us Your Stuff...
yes i am still creating for them as part of their design team. I have just been extremely lacking in the blog part... so this is the MAY.. yes MAY... mood board and it is so so cool......
inspiration came from the bottom corner.. and my love for mixed media background and watercolour art flowers... so i started with creating the background = clear gesso with ink... I LOVE the transparency of these two products mixed together...
added a couple of flowers, watercolour and inktense pencils and faber castell pen.....
and i finally got some photos printed. this was a maternity shoot that i did with Pheobe way way  back in the end of december.....
added the quote which was so so appropriate for a new life entering the world..
"A beautiful reason to be happy."

and the mandatory close ups...
a Resin Rainbow heart... it is actually on the page backwards.. just felt that the B side was more suited...
and see that...... a Freaking sparkling GOLD bow (rainbow splendour of course because Chloes products are amazingly awesome....) but wow so girly for me. I have hardly ever used gold but here it is... rocking it out.. oh and the cute little crochet flower was also included in A Rainbow splendour kit.....
so there you have it.. my scrappy and artness.. and then i should share.. reasoning behind my art piece Trust....
and here he is... 123 days and wow.. 
i have had all my faith in that i deserve love and happiness has been restored...

 I have found an ADVENTURE buddy.. someone who is kind, amazing, gentle, super sexy and well someone who i am completely comfortable with.. he makes me laugh, smile, cry (good crying not bad) and wow. just wow. people come into your life when you least expect it. sometimes from somewhere you would never have pictured.. but i am blesssed...

oh oh.. back to the original reason i was here.. go check out show us your stuff and play along .. PLEASE>..
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