14 more days of icad

July 26th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Here we are with 2 weeks left of index card a day.  Thought of the week… I didn’t realize I liked green so much.  If you’d ask me, it wouldn’t be listed as a favorite color, but definitely shows up a lot

Day 48 Experimenting with FW inks

Day 48 Experimenting with FW inks

Day 49 Trust the process, Trust the journey, Trust everything is exactly how it it supposed to be right now in time and space.

Day 49 Trust the process, Trust the journey, Trust everything is exactly how it it supposed to be right now in time and space.

Day 50 Accept yourself, Accept others, Accept change

Day 50 Accept yourself, Accept others, Accept change

Day 51 Gratitude

Day 51 Gratitude

Day 52 Spray inks with a paper lace stencil, doodled border

Day 52 Spray inks with a paper lace stencil, doodled border

Day 53 Coneflowers

Day 53 Coneflowers

Day 54 Spirits

Day 54 Spirits

Day 55 Wise

Day 55 Wise

Day 56 Turquoise prompt and a doodle flower

Day 56 Turquoise prompt and a doodle flower

icad catchup!

July 20th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in icad | mixed media - (0 Comments)

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Swap goodies, new bag design and WIP

July 8th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Etsy | mixed media | sewing | swap | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The blog seems overrun with icad posts, it’s time I update you on what else I’m working on.  First of all, I received my card from the Whimsical Garden Card swap hosted at Thriving Artist Studio facebook group.  I received a card from Lynn Radford.  I couldn’t have received a better suited card, look at the great stitching and buttons and flowers… everything that screams me!

Whimsical Garden Card from Lynn Radford

Whimsical Garden Card from Lynn Radford

The swap was hosted by Jill and she included this great little bonus card!  Thank you Jill for hosting and for your generosity, I really enjoyed the swap!

Extra card from Jill Adamy

Extra card from Jill Adamy

Here is the card I sent out to the swap, anxious to see who received it and hope they love it.

Whimsical Garden card I contributed to the swap

Whimsical Garden card I contributed to the swap

I’m working on a new design for my SewRubyMoon Etsy shop.  I’m working on some hand dying techniques and love this new slouchy messenger bag.   Hope to have these listed in my shop soon!

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I also have a work in progress that I haven’t decided if it’s done or not…  As I look through all my icad cards, I noticed that I don’t use much black in my work (other than black pen).  I decided to do a piece with a lot of black.  Now that it’s in progress I keep wanting to lighten it up, but keep holding myself back.  That’s why I’m not sure if it’s done.  I also don’t know if I might need more texture in my flowers? I kind of like them as they are.  I’ll just sit on this and ponder awhile.  Do you ever find yourself looking at other’s work and think I don’t ever use that color but I sure like the way it looks?  Or I like that technique, why don’t I use it on something?  Partaking in the icad challenge has given me the chance to see hundreds of other artists takes on the same subject or medium.  It’s been a real inspiration.

 

WIP

WIP

I was really inspired by this blog post by Dirty Footprints Studio.  The video she posted really spoke to me.  As I’ve been on vacation from my “real job” I realize how this Slowmo guy has it all figured out.  Truly an inspiration to artists and everyone.  Now I just need to figure out how to make “what you want to do” a reality… I don’t get to start with a fat bank account and lucrative career :)

Week 4 of icad

July 5th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in icad | mixed media | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Another week complete and still going strong!

Day 29 brush strokes

Day 29 brush strokes

Day 30 Sunflower with Gelatos blending

Day 30 Sunflower with Gelatos blending

Day 31 more gelatos blending

Day 31 more gelatos blending

Day 32 Sunburst with Gelatos

Day 32 Sunburst with Gelatos

Day 33 Dylusions inked background, FW ink stars

Day 33 Dylusions inked background, FW ink stars

Day 34 Firecracker doodle

Day 34 Firecracker doodle

Inspired by Vanishing of the Bees documentary

Inspired by Vanishing of the Bees documentary

Happy Independence Day!

July 4th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Etsy | sewing - (Comments Off)
Day 33 Dylusions inked background, FW ink stars

Day 33 Dylusions inked background, FW ink stars

 

Just stopping in to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July celebration.  I’ve been working today and updated my Etsy shop with some new yoga mats and eye masks!  Here’s the new fabric I added today.  I’m off to celebrate with a family dinner and of course fireworks.  Take care!

Lavender Eye Mask Pillow

Lavender Eye Mask Pillow

Dark Blue Batik Print Yoga Mat bag

Dark Blue Batik Print Yoga Mat bag

Dark Blue Batik Print Key Fob

Dark Blue Batik Print Key Fob

Week 4 of icad

June 30th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in icad | mixed media | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Another week in review. I’m half way through the challenge now and this is what I’ve discovered…

  • I’ve never been an “art journaler” by any regular means.  This challenge has turned into that of sorts, some days I’m inspired by what is going on in my life (day 27).
  • I’m feeling very free to try out skills I haven’t developed, trying new products, new subjects
  • My schedule doesn’t allow me to make a card EVERY day, but MOST days.   I allow myself to catch up when I have more time. I’m literally not losing any sleep over it.
  • I do admit that other projects have taken a back seat to this one. My “free” time is very limited and keeping up is a challenge.  I’m ok with it, it’s only temporary and I feel the process is important
  • I’m not good with prompts :)
  • Sharing is getting easier
  • I love all the support I see on facebook and IG of each other’s work.
22 Doodled flower on inked background

22 Doodled flower on inked background

23 Light, Peace, Love

23 Light, Peace, Love

25 Sometimes you just gotta fly away...

25 Sometimes you just gotta fly away…

26 These little creature came to visit

26 These little creature came to visit

 

Day 28

Day 28

Day 27

Day 27

Week 3 icad

June 26th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in icad | mixed media | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Catching up on posting my icad cards for week 3!

15 Eyes painted with Gelatos

15 Eyes painted with Gelatos

16 Bird on inked background

16 Bird on inked background

17 The meaning of life is to LIVE it

17 The meaning of life is to LIVE it

18 Polka dots cut from the newsprint that covers my work surface

18 Polka dots cut from the newsprint that covers my work surface 

19 Repeating Pattern

19 Repeating Pattern

 

20 Mantra

20 Mantra

Summer Solstice- Poppies praising the sun

Summer Solstice- Poppies praising the sun

icad week 2

June 14th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in fiber art | icad | mixed media - (Comments Off)

Just catching up on posting my icad week 2!

 

icad day 9 I used the prompt "alphabet" and found my name in scrabble tiles

icad day 9 I used the prompt “alphabet” and found my name in scrabble tiles.

 

icad 10 Beatles inspired prompt

icad 10 Beatles inspired prompt

icad 11 Green metalic paint, dragonfly wall sticky and pitt pen border

icad 11 Green metalic paint, dragonfly wall sticky and pitt pen border

 

icad 12 paisley prompt

icad 12 paisley prompt

 

 

icad 13 just some collage elements

icad 13 just some collage elements

icad 14 today I felt fiberous! A little free motion stitching to adhere fibers to the card

icad 14 today I felt fiberous! A little free motion stitching to adhere fibers to the card

Charity water Rainbow Mermaid finished mixed media piece

June 10th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in mixed media - (Comments Off)

On Mother’s Day, my 9 year old daughter and I worked on a mixed media class together.  We did this great charity water class which supports a great cause in exchange for this great tutorial for a Rainbow Mermaid.  I’ve finished my piece and my daughter has a little more detail work to do, but she won’t let me share because she doesn’t like how the eyes came out.  We are going to make more though, she says :)  I’ve had a great time working together on this with her! She is the real artist in the family, she’s such a natural!  It’s great to see her develop new skills and apply her own interpretation of them.  I can’t wait to make more art with her.  Here is my finished piece usuing 9×12 watercolor paper, water colors, water color pencils, colored pencils, acrylics, stencils, ink pens, spray inks.

Rainbow Mermaid

Rainbow Mermaid

Raspberry lime spray inks icad day 8

June 8th, 2014 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

My day 8 icad is done!  I used lime green and red spray inks, I believe they were both Dylusions.  I did a partial mandala from the suggested theme and made it a lotus flower.

icad 8 lotus flower inked doodle

icad 8 lotus flower inked doodle