Friday, November 28, 2008


I have been tagged by my friend Elizabeth K. Her blog is

I was also tagged by my friend Linda K. Her blog is

Here are the official rules…

  • Link to the person who tagged you.

  • Mention the rules.

  • Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.

  • Tag five other bloggers by linking to them.

  • Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged.

Five people I am tagging are:

All of these blogs are well worth a visit; they share the gift of creativity!

And now for the Six Quirky Things About Me:

6. It's easier for me to draw something myself than to try to figure out how to do it on the computer.
5. I like to drink my coffee with chocolate in it.
4. I rarely leave the house without earrings...I think naked pierced ears are unattractive.
3. My car keys get lost at least once a week!
2. I tend to use an odd number of elements in my collages. I am not big on symmetrical composition--I prefer asymmetrical.
1. My favorite artist is Michelangelo.

**I am having technical difficulties getting Inge's link correct. When you click on the link, for some reason comes up automatically, then an error message. Remove the second /pinkepinke/blog/blog.html from the address and you should be able to reach Inge's Welcome site. I don't know what I'm doing wrong...sorry for the inconvenience. **

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Give Thanks

May we all be aware of the many precious gifts that we have in our lives, and give thanks for them, not just once a year but each day of our lives.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Artist Trading Cards

ATC's from
2007 and
All are
with some
pen, fabric,
thread and

If you are
in trading,
please leave
a comment.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Art Journal Pages

Art journal pages inspired by Kandinsky...
ball point pen and watercolor...

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Make-it-Monday challenge for Nov. 3 on Go Make Something was the color my art journal page is a celebration of that color...with a humorous quote thrown in...

Mixed media artists are susceptible to artist's block, doubt, the need for inspiration... Quotations are a source of inspiration that often give me a boost, a prompt for creating an art journal page, or just a reason to smile...hope you enjoy these...
"Next week there can't be any crisis. My schedule is already full." --Henry Kissinger
"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." --Norman Vincent Peale
"It's not what you go through that defines you; you can't help that. It's what you do AFTER you've gone through it that really tests who you are." --Kwame Floyd
"No matter how good you get you can always get better and that's the exciting part." --Tiger Woods
Success in life is a matter not so much of talent or opportunity as of concentration and perseverance." --C.W. Wendte
"We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough." --Helen Keller
"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not." --unknown
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
---Ralph Waldo Emerson
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is DEDICATION." --Cecil B. DeMille

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Apple Pie

Altered Book spread using scrapbook papers, calligraphy marker, watercolor, pen drawing and colored pencils...the challenge was to use fall colors in the composition. The book itself has been an exploration of the holidays and seasons, and this is the September spread...I am a little behind, obviously. So many little time! The recipe is for sugar-free apple pie, very tasty and great if you are diabetic or watching your calories. The image of the apple is a watercolor that I did ...and then I got to eat the model!

For some reason, I tend to do the covers of my altered books last instead of do you progress with your altered books? Comments welcomed!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Other voices, other rooms
Wexner Center For The Arts
The Ohio State University, 1871 North High St., Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 13,2008--Feb. 15, 2009

"Other Voices, Other Rooms sheds new light on the celebrated pop artist and focuses on the ideas at the heart of his work: embracing consumer culture, exploring sexual identity, challenging social conventions, and erasing distinctions between high and low culture."
-excerpt from Wexner Center calendar of events

I visited the Warhol exhibit today and found it both intriguing and disturbing. There is no doubt that Warhol was a master of many mediums, and his images have become icons.
Warhol's films are somewhat repellent to me, as I am not desiring to witness the sexual identity exploration that they are purportedly about...but I found the drawings, paintings, ephemera and even TV shows quite entertaining and often amusing. He did some TV shows that had quite a lot of runway fashion show in them, very quirky interviews...there were recurring images of women's shoes--often with stiletto heels...
silk screen posters sprinkled with diamond dust,
fluorescent hued camouflage,
drawings and cartoons,
all exhibited in the architectural grandeur of the Wexner Center...
I highly recommend the exhibit to modern art enthusiasts.
"In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes."

"if you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it."

"I never read I just look at pictures."

"Think rich, look poor."

"I am a deeply superficial person."
--Andy Warhol