Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I've been Published!!

I am so excited!! I just received my complimentary copy of the Spring issue of Art Journaling by Somerset Magazine. Complimentary because my artwork is in it. This is my first time being published and it is very strange (and awesome) to see my work in print. The issue will be on the stands in April.



 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Shop Update!!

I have finally updated my Etsy shop with tons of prints and bookmarks. Click here to see if anything tickles your fancy.
Shonna

Sunday, March 10, 2013

I'm All Over The Place!

Since Friday, I have been making art like crazy!! And I have been all over the place when it comes to style!

Here is a colorful, doodle art journal page.

Then I felt like circles and numbers.
 
This is on a 9x12 Canvas and from the online class "Act Natural" with the very talented Julie Prichard. I highly recommend any of her classes. She is very knowledgeable and a super cool chick.



Here is the same canvas, but I went into a photo editing program and added this quote from Mumford and Sons.


I worked on this journal page. But before I finished it, I took a picture and digitally added this quote by Mahatma Ghandi.

Finally, I painted one of my Fashionista girls on the same page and added the quote "Have Faith."
 
Have a great week!
Shonna
 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Where Women REALLY Create- A challenge!

I really wanted to work in my Art Journal this weekend, but as you know, life sometimes gets in the way of art. My little guy was sick with that nasty flu that is going around, so art took a backseat.

Do you ever feel like sometimes people online only post how wonderful everything in there life is? How truthful do you think that is? Don't get me wrong, I also see many people who only post their woes. But, I will leave that for another post. Right now, I want to talk about the people who's lives are "perfect." "Look at my wonderful family, art, art studio, husband, children (you name it)." I feel the pressure sometimes to make it seem like my life is so wonderful, but that isn't always the case. Don't get me wrong, I feel very blessed in my life and I am very thankful. But sometimes life is hard. Family is hard, our jobs are hard, making art is hard. I don't always have the perfect life and I think it is dishonest to put on the facade that I do. So I am declaring on this blog to try and be real. This is the place where I should be able to be truthful, right?

Let me start out with the "studio" (I use that word loosely). I really don't have a "studio" but a few walls off of our kitchen where my hubby and I share an office.  Here is what mine looks like right now. I know it isn't THAT bad, but let's face it, I won't be on the cover of "Where Women Create" anytime soon.


This is my main work area. Notice the hairband, the ripped up walls and the "Don't forget your Dentist appointment" reminder postcard. Yeah, everything pretty much gets thrown on my desk.

 
See, my Art journal is on my desk. I had every intention of working in it.


This shot is behind my paper organizer. You can't see it unless you look behind it. I'm sneaky like that.


This is my corner. My husband says I have a lot of clutter here. I don't know what he is talking about.


The only somewhat organized part of the room, my little sewing/craft paint credenza.


Welp, there it is. My "studio."

I'd love to know what your work area looks like. If you have a blog, post some pictures. Let's make it a challenge of sorts! Let's see Where women REALLY create!! Are you in?