Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Dick and I had a great time at the American/Philippine Christmas party held at the Grand Hotel in Cape May, NJ this year. This place was huge and beautiful decorated with lots of other areas to visit with live bands....so we danced and danced here and there.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thee Talented Huba~Huba~Hubs and I love him!


I went out to see the solar eclipse tonight as I waited out the "OH CHIT" of sissy Jo. OH MY GAWD, the work and suffering one must go through to cleanse one's self for the G.I. doctor. It took a looooong time for the event to start, but it's almost over now. Well, getting back to the other 'big event of the evening and wee hours of the new day....BTW, I haven't had any sleep yet. ...There I went, outside all bundled up in my coat and camera in hand to see the red moon and the solar eclipse (mother earth as we know it was shadowing the moon)....it was almost worth the wait staying up to see it. Besides smelly funky around here and having gone through half a roll of paper towels....hummmm....wonder if I'll use it all?
AND, how 'bout those EAGLE'S? MY, MY....my Huba~Huba~Hubs was blown away....guess pretty much like what we get like when we get a new art tool to play with (it is justified to have a box or two full of 'em!) ;)
okay....so now we are just 4 days away from the big day....the eve before Christmas is a big deal around here to us too....hope I get some sleep soon....starting to fade fast here, much like our moon.
OH YEAH, one more thing....I so can't wait for January 1, 2011.....so much still going on and another holiday to look forward to with all the traditions and trims.


PS: Where's Dar's art you ask....it's in the thought process....making sketches and notes....trying hard NOT to get disappointed that I'm not making anything now and have some things started and need to wait....but hopefully it will find me (the muse/fates/time) and I can play 'till my heart is content once again....BTW....I LIKE FREE THINGS TOO! but only if it's something that's not necessarily material...hugs and kisses are nice....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

ATC 's

This is the first time in what felt like forever that I had the chance to create and play art.  I made 15 atc's in mixed media for Inkwell's (DeDe) Swap.  They have a theme....Christmas colors, red, green and white, Flowers~ poinsettia, heat embossed stamps on card stock. I hope they are well received.
















Friday, November 26, 2010

my flicker photos

My Flicker Pictures 
(click link above)

Some of my art.  I have been on an art break and really need to make something soon. If you are an artist then you know what that itch feels like.  I get a kinda nervousness....the foot starts to shake as a bleeder for the bottled up energy....and my art studio is a mess....and I can't stand it that way.  I've been taking supplies and art out to share with my sissy while she is here with me.  I have to organize before I can even think about getting creative.  I have to get in there soon....so much to do!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

ArteDar's STEAMPUNK art

This is me in the STEAMPUNK outfit I made from thrift store finds carring the Time Travel Log Book and Petey my pet bird. I gave a workshop class for this altered book at the Art For All 2nd ANN. ATC gathering and swapping event in Rochester, New York June 2010. We had a blast....I'll find some pix of the class with the project.





Steampunk art doll I made. Wire armature body, air dry clay head, and hands, green velvet skirt and lace.

My hand drawn sketch cut out and added to a mixed media background of different papers, metal bits, stamping and foil wings with bottle caps at the bottom and word 'FLY'. size 8 X 10, given to a GF as a gift.








This is my Altered Book......I call it my Steampunk Time Travel Machine and Log Book with pet bird Petey. 

here we are outside with our top hat and googles
a hand drawn Steampunk woman I drew, cut out and added to an old dictionary text sheet of paper.

an altered sardine can  with Steampunk flare.





a tiny altered tin with Steampunk flavor.



an Artist Trading Card
Hand drawn and Prisma color pencils
used as my personal trading card at AFA2010
I still have a few available for trade make a coment
and I'll see what we can do.






Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010



Just a few older works of mine. It's getting cold again and more snow coming. The most I've seen in many years. Reminds me of when I was a kid and lived in PA.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010

Leslie
Leanne
Danielle
Lilly Bunny

Lilly
Yesterday was the family Christmas party....yup....feels strange to have it so late after thee big day....but it was one of the best. We played the Dirty Santa Gift exchange game....what a blast! AND YES, I did steal someone else gift so I could get what I wanted....it was an kewl leather bound address book....and I needed it....ROFL!
This year I made portrats hand drawn and colored with Prisma Pencils....they were well received and that made me very happy. I found some really nice large wooden frames with glass and monted 'em all except for Lilliy's, which I made mixed media on wood, 12x24". The other three are 8.5x11"....a good size too.

The party was at Sissy Jo's house and all my siblings with their spouse and children were there except for brother Jim. But, his son Jesse and GF Emily had stayed a few days with me and Dickie, I'm happy that I got to see them.
The food was made by everyone and the spinach appetizers and bacon wrapped mini dogs that I made were all eaten up....that in it's self speaks for them! We had ham and turkey and all the trimmings. The cookies were awesome and to die for....yum! So much food was left over that I had a break from cooking again today....love leftovers....LOL!
Well, anyway....we were asking the fab hostess' when the next party....come summer we'll be there and ready to go swimming and pig out on lots of homemade goodies....I for one look forward to it.