For some reason the weebly did not publish some of the posts I prepare long time ago so this are pictures I made for my fiends birthday.
Some place cards for a lunch reunion using watercolors and masking fluid.
I will post more often now everything is getting a bit normal.
"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
Happy Easter to all, to me this message and this Holy Day is the most important in the Christian world because represents the promise and the fulfillment of the plan of the Lord for our eternal happiness. The atonement of Christ makes possible for all
human beings to repent and try to be better every day.
To celebrate this happy occasion in history, I made this painting of the Garden Tomb.
Watercolor in arches watercolor paper 300 lb 18X23 inches.
Have a wonderful Easter Sunday
A friend of mine lost her husband at the beginning of the year and a mutual friend suggest to make something to cheer up her and her family so she came with the idea to make a list of little things that makes people happy in the every day basis.
I made this Mixed Media canvas with acrylics, paper, ink, markers, acrylics mediums and glossy accents. Canvas 36" x 24"
And this is the result.
I got the inspiration from a picture on pinterest and then I add my part. First I glue pieces of a book I used for this purposes and add a light wash of blue acrylic painting I add the sun and the flowers once done and dry in my computer I used different fonts for the lettering and printed in regular copy paper then I glue each piece to the canvas with matte medium and cover the entire panel with matte medium. dry I used pitt big brush markers to shade. I add the 3D paper flowers and the butterflies and shade them. At the end I used glossy accents for the butterflies.
I hope you like it and remember always that Happiness is all around us.
It has been a month since I made a post and a year since last time I made a real painting. Last time was the day my grandma died, I was finishing a painting and for some reason life got busy and I had different priorities. Finally the day to return to my real true love has come and with the person I love the most after my parents and my own family, Grandma.
She was an amazing person and I was thinking about doing this for a long time as a tribute to her, but I was so afraid of the challenge I had never paint a person in my life. I got a book about portraits in watercolor and I watch several videos on You Tube (I love I can learn any thing there), and then I just did it.
click on the play button so you can see the painting in progress.
As you can see I used a picture to guide me.
Wow, I did not know I could do something like this, it is not perfect but I am so please with the result.
It feels so good to paint again.
Have a wonderful week
Hi I need to explain what is this about a store and my idea about all that doll cloth sewing and crafts.
First for a long time I was having a hard time getting inspired to create and the idea of taking my sewing supplies out was kind of unexcited then one day I was thinking on a way to help my children to get better at school and with Christmas coming I got the idea of making a store so the girls can go and shop what they want with out me just making presents for free.
The concept is that because noting is free in real life they need to pay for the stuff they want and the way I found that works better for me was to keep a record for every 100% they get at school is a point and for every 10 100%'s I gave them a surprise, and that works really good for the last 3 years and now I change it and for every 100% they get one DC$ dollars (DarletteCraft Dollars).
On Christmas eve after our spiritual program we open our family presents that are always hand made and after that at the end I give my children a card as a present in where I explain the idea about the store and how many DC$ each one had., then we went down to my studio where I set up a store.
I made 86 articles and they shoppe 40. The store will open once a month and will have new items each time plus the left overs.
Excuse my spieling, I really know how to spell shoes I just did not pay attention when I made the sign.
And here you can see the doll area on the playroom.
Have a nice long weekend
My children got as a main Christmas present an American Doll, Their first AG ever and they are so happy that almost everyday you can see them playing around.
The oldest ask for Josefina and here is modeling some of the cloths I made.
Here is Kit for one twin.
And Kaya for the other twin, this girl just loves Native American stuff. In the picture showing a mix between Josefina's and Kaya's outfits.
And finally what a surprise to me that I got a present from Santa too, my own American Girl!!!, I have had not received a doll since I was 12 or 13 years old and got just the one I love, Samantha.
I do not really get it because I was so naughty last year. But I am so happy, it was like a dream I never dream about.
Have a nice day.
Sorry for not showing up the last two weeks, I have been working on Christmas presents and sewing like crazy.
I want to show you two things, the first is a make believe idea of a doll ho use for 18" dolls. Basicly we stack together 3 tables and secured it by the legs, then I just paint all the same color.
The second thing is this tent I made with a 9832 Vogue Craft pattern that by now is out of print.
I made the camp site using cardboard from a box, sticks, rocks and an electric tea light.
Hope you like it.
I just found this present my girls and I made for my Husband back in July, but I think I can share with you as an idea for a present for a Dad or a Grandpa as we did.
I just made an Accordion Book and print my pictures we took outside in the back yard.
He loves it and He keeps this in his office.
I hope you got inspired.