Saturday, February 21, 2015

A free doodle coloring page just for you.

In my last post I talked about how I have been getting into creating doodle art that I turn into coloring pages. These coloring pages I have been selling on Etsy and at craft shows. They have been a hit.

Doodle coloring pages displayed at one of my craft shows

If you want to get your hands on one of my doodle coloring pages for yourself visit my Etsy at . You can purchase one of my designs as an instant download. This means that after you purchase the design you can get immediate access to the file for printing, so the coloring fun can start right away.

While I've been busy designing all these awesome coloring pages my daughter had a request. She wanted me to create one that had to do with one of her favorite cats, Grumpy Cat. Of course I had to make my daughter wish come true. It ended being a great Christmas present. She decided that she just wanted to have it framed, which is also a great thing to do with these pieces.

I want to pass the enjoyment onto others so I'm giving this print away for free for your amusement.  I would love to see what you do with it or how you color it in.

To get a copy without the watermarks click the links below to download. I have both a jpg and a pdf for easy printing. These are both through Google drive, so you may need a google account to get them, but getting an account is free.

*Please do not re-sell these images. These images are for personal use only.

Get the jpg by clicking here

Get the pdf by clicking here

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Doodle Prints for Coloring

I've been missing in action for a bit now, but every now and then I would get a message from someone that came across my blog and loved it. These little message were so heart warming for me that I decided I'm going to work on keep up on my blog again.

I've been keeping pretty busy. I suddenly feel like my muse is back. I have so many ideas and just not enough time to get them all out. It really is a great thing. So what have I've been doing lately?

I've gotten really into creating doodle prints also known as zentangle inspired art. I had Thyroid surgery back in September and I wasn't really up to sitting up to do much. So I started to sketch, laying down, with only be a little bit elevated.

From that point I started to just go crazy. I just kept pumping out designs.

Loving the look of my designs I decided to try to sell them as prints. I always loved the black and white look, so I never added color to them. At my craft show I had many people think they were coloring pages and wanted to buy them for that purpose. I never really thought about making coloring pages before, but I loved the idea. Coloring is a great way to de-stress and is a great form of art therapy. (I've been doing my research ) Creating these really is art therapy for me as well. From that point on I have been creating detailed coloring pages that are great for adults and children.

So far I have had a great response to these. I have many more of them planned, so make sure to stay tuned for more designs. I tend to put my designs up on my Facebook or Instagram first. If you would like to get one of my prints for yourself or a loved one, you can visit my Etsy page to purchase a digital download. That means you can start coloring right now. 

Of course I still really like them as print for framing. This one below is my favorite one. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Comic Book Mix Media Art

I've been creating comic book mix media art for awhile now. It is one of my favorite and quickest pieces of art to make. The only thing that takes the longest is the drying time. The whole reason why I started making this type of mix media art was because of my hubby. He was my inspiration.

It was his love of superheroes that made me want to create pieces that he would enjoy. It also helped that he gave me his old comic books that were falling apart to use. Today, if I need to use a comic book I always go through him because I want to make sure any comic I used is not a valuable one. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I've been growing my hair out for the last two years, just so I can donate it. Today, I had 10 inches cut off. I love my new hair style. It is so light and fun. I will be donating it to Children with Hair Loss  a place right here in Michigan.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Comic Book Mix Media Art

There has been this huge stash of comic books, for the last two years, that were just sitting in my attic. When we moved we suddenly didn't have a spot for them. We decided to sell the ones we could and I got to play with the rest. After creating my newspaper art, which you can see it here, I decided I wanted to do something like that with his comic books, but this time I wanted to use paints too. As you can see by the results, they turned out awesome! I ended up making a Batman one, a Superman one, a Spider-man one, a Captain America one, and a Green Lantern one. I'm actually in the progress of making some more right now. I can't seem to get enough of these.

Below please enjoy all the pictures below of my comic book mix media art pieces.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jar of Love

Every time I have asked my grandmother what she wants for her birthday she is always tells me that all she wants is love. So I decided that was what she was getting. I decided I was going to make her a jar of love. I was thinking this would also work perfect as a Valentine gift. Today, I would like to share with you how I made my jar of love.

Materials needed:
  • a clean jar
  • glue
  • printer
  • scissors
  • material (optional)
  • twine (optional)
  • spray paint or paint (optional) 
 1) First get a clean jar. I used an old pasta sauce jar. You really could use any type of jar you want. This is a great way to recycle/ reuse something.

2) For the lid I decided I didn't want the words "Prego" on it, so I covered it up with a silver spray paint.

3) I then printed out the label I made on regular printer paper and the hearts on red and white thicker paper, like card stock. I actually used scrapbooking paper. The hearts all have different love quotes that I found like, "All you need is love."

If you don't feel like you could make the label or hearts by yourself, or if you really love my label and hearts or you just want to make it easy on yourself I do have a pdf download of the label and hearts I am selling in my Etsy store. You can find it HERE.

4) Once I have everything cut out, my next step is to glue on my label. I ended up only putting glue on the back of the label and applying it to the jar.

 5) Next, add your hearts. You will want to stack them in a way so they don't just lay flat in the jar. Then add the lid. You could stop here, but I wanted to give the jar an extra touch. 

6) Take out a piece of fabric and trace a circle on it. I ended using a cereal bowl to help me make the perfect circle. I used pinking shears (the zig zag scissors) to create a neat edge on my fabric circle.

 7) I then took a piece of twine and tied the circle onto the lid of my jar.

Look how happy my grandmother is with her jar of love!

Here are some more views of the jar of love, so you can really see how the hearts look in it.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

DIY A-frame Play Tent

Here is another example of a DIY project idea, I got from Pinterest. If you haven't checked out Pinterest you really need to. There are so many wonderful and creative ideas on there. I could never get enough. When I saw the below picture of a DIY A-frame tent, I knew it was something I had to make for my daughter.
It was pretty simple to make. I just followed the directions from the original tent. For the materials we got the wood from Home Depot and the sheet I found at a thrift store. This tent ended up being a gift to my daughter for Christmas. She just loves it! This tent has been great. When my daughter used to try to build blanket forts, my big Maine Coon cat thought it was great fun to jump in the middle of them to see if he could use it as a bed. Needless to say, her blanket forts would never stay up. Now with this tent that cat lays inside it with her.