Wednesday, April 24, 2013

everything is connected

Our Earth Day bottle swap is finished. This is the fun bottle I received in return from Roc Nicholas.

I had fun digging through all my new treasures. Among them is one of Roc's new stamps - stacked cups (you can see the top of it through the bottle). Roc's stamps are available at

Beside waiting for the postal carrier to deliver my bottle I've been working on several classes in the 2013 21 Secrets workshops. The latest one I'm taking is by Hali Karla. The first part of her class had us starting out with several blank papers and without over-thinking it start adding color using any meduim that felt right.

This is the stack of pages I ended up with using Hali's process. Before moving on to the next step, one of the pages (bottom right) was begging to be finished a little differently.

A few weeks ago in church one our readings was Psalm 30 and it's been on my mind ever since. This is my painting inspired by that Psalm.

In addition to be background created in Hali's class I also used a treasure from my Earth Day bottle from Roc. The little bird that my girl is holding is a sticker from Roc's original art that she included in my bottle. Everything is connected!
Thanks Roc for the bottle of goodies, thanks Hali Karla for the page inspiration, and thank God for JOY!


  1. Oh, Dressed Up In Joy is wonderfully delightful! So cute she's holding the bird. Great colors and such fun little details making up the background.

  2. Beautiful work, I love the look of your blog as well Dxx

  3. I'm loving your artwork! So happy your bottle arrived intact!

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