Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just having fun and playing with some tags!

I have always loved the portraits of these women on these two tags I made. They are so beautiful and very sexy. I think there is something so free about the women in these portraits. On Saturday night (4th of July), since I didn't have any big plans to do anything exciting I decided to just go into my art room and just play. You know how sometimes you don't want to have to make something for a swap, or a magazine or anything where certain rules apply? You just want to sit down at your art desk and play with whatever comes to mind. That's what I was doing when I made these. They may look a little busy, but again, no rules applied, I was just having fun.

Well, the 4th of July is behind us here in America and the next big summer holiday is Labor Day if you can believe that? Labor Day weekend always represents the end of the summer which I can't even believe we are getting close to that. I sure do talk a lot about how quickly time flies don't I? I apologize, for some reason I'm focused on that lately.

I want to thank everyone who took the time to go over to and look at my Guest Artist work. I really appreciate those of you who did take the time to do that and who were also kind enough to let me know what they thought of my work. Thank you again for giving me feedback on those pieces.

One last thing for tonight, if there are any of you who have not yet been over to Laura Haviland's blog , do yourself a favor and go check it out. She has a wonderful knack for making the greatest art dolls. And that's not all she does, but that is what I believe is her specialty right now. Her dolls have been published I believe more than once in the different Stampington magazines and rightfully so. They are really awesome and I always enjoy seeing what new ones she has come up with. Her art dolls are so creative and whimsical.

We always have these trends we go through in the Mixed Media world, awhile back it was Marie Antoinette (and still is for quite a few people), Birds have been a big theme in the past year or so, miniature houses, miniature anything for that matter, and now it seems like Art Dolls are back on their way up. I think they have been at the top before but it seems like to me, they are quite popular once again. At any rate, check out Laura's blog if you get the chance.

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful weekend!


  1. Shannon, Wow these tags are "Awesome"!!!
    Thank you so much, for your kindness.
    I have tried to comment twice, so this is short one. I sent you an e-mail.
    Big Hugs, Laura.

  2. Shannon it is always good to make new friends:) My my you have been published so many times HOW WONDERFUL!!!! I have turned in a couple of projects and am awaiting the good news (at least I hope it's good news:)
    Have a magical day!