Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An Artful Week

  My life has been so busy lately that very little time is left for making art. Finally this week afforded me the time to catch up on a swap for the "In This House and Garden" Yahoo art group. I even had time to fit in a class with the fabulous Tim Holtz at Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, Ma.

   The class I took was "Ultimate Alterations". If you have taken any of Tim's classes you will know how fast things move along. You sit down at your table, blink your eyes and before you know it, four hours have passed and something wonderful sits before you.

   The Pocket Swap consisted of seven pieces. Two ATC's three Moo Cards and two surprises. My theme was about the word Bliss. I seem to have a lot more of it now that the kids are in school and there is time to be in the studio and get back to creating. The above piece is the design for my Moo Card.

This is my design for the ATC. I got to play with water soluble crayons. Love them.

   These are my surprises. We could do anything we wanted as long as it was small. They can be worn as necklaces or hung as ornaments. My list of projects is long and now with a new grandchild on the way the list keeps growing. I'm a busy girl.


  1. Hi Joyce,
    I love what you made in Tim's class, and your swap pieces are beautiful. Glad I found an extra day this week, tee hee!

  2. Oh, HOW beautiful!! I love your book on top and your Moo card is so pretty - glad you are finding more time for yourself - and are getting a chance to play with those crayons (one of my favorites too)!
    Thank you too for your sweet message, it really means a lot, xoxo

  3. Hi there!
    Thank you for your sweet comment about the little me page - it really means a lot. I hope this finds you happy and well, xo

  4. hi joyce!
    thanks for stopping by the artseat! would love for you to post a few picks of your new christmas ornaments with you family photos... what a great idea, I love it!

  5. Thank you Joyce! I always love your visits! Happy Thursday, xoxo

  6. Thank you for your message about our adoption! You are so sweet to take the time to say what you did - I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and support, xoxo

  7. So pretty! I loved the swap also and am so inspired by the little bitty art. I really love your tiny blissful surprise--what a joy it must have been to the one who received it.

  8. Hi there!
    I wanted to thank you so much for your sweet comment - I think it must have been the best one I have ever received - thank you and have a great day, xoxo

  9. what a lovely book Joyce..have a good christmas