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 - (Comments Off on icad catchup!)

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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 on Swap goodies, new bag design and WIP)

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 on Week 4 of icad)

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 on Happy Independence Day!)
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