Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Etsy Rant

ETSY RANT !!!!!!
Ok .... I must really be out of the loop !
Since when did they start suspending your Etsy shop unless you sign up with their PAYMENT PLAN !!
I don't want to give them my checking account number , routing number , last four digits of my social security number. 
I have PAYPAL AS MY PAYMENT METHOD FOR THOSE REASONS !!!!

When we signed up this was nowhere in the terms and conditions. And I do not recall clicking on anything or agreeing to anything such as this , how can they just decide that they can suspend your shop ?
What purpose does this serve. They say it gives customers more ways to pay ????
Bullllll !!! They completely took the sellers rights away !!!!!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Keeping busy .....



Hello... Sadly I haven't posted in too long ... But happily I can say I keep myself busy. I have been going back and forth berween my mixed media and art journaling, and painting and doing punch needle primitive folk art.  
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I have a regular composition book that I covered and have been using as a journal. 
I've been trying to add some doodling, painting or pasting to add color and interest to the pages. My actual journaling , for the most part, is quite blah ..... Lol 

My doodle book ....


My girl ... My favorite character all decked out for Halloween. 



Sunday, April 24, 2016

A few new things....



Finished this little painting. Here is what I started with:

Then this:
Until the finished painting
Leftover paint from my palette went into an art journal:

Here:
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I don't usually do portraits. Not my forte , but for the heck of it I did one. 
I have some more new things I've finished. Maybe I'll make a new post tomorrow. 🤓


Friday, April 15, 2016

Re-Purposing lovely old books ....


 



As the title of the post implies, that's what I've been up to. Well, that and some other little creative things here and there. 

I'm trying to retain the old weathered look , but wanted to keep the turquoise color theme to keep all the books looking like they belong in a family together ~ cohesive ~ 
I will be using them for art journals , but perhaps with different themes or mediums being used in them. 
The smallest book was just a dictionary of sorts that I tore some pages out of to make room as it grows with paint and collage. 
 ( sorry for the sideways picture I tried but couldn't get it to stay right sided lol )


This was actually an old scrapbook and there are places in which to add pages. 
I love it. 


And this lovely is an old ledger. The pages are a little brittle bit should hold up to gesso and some paint and collage. 
So that's a little bit of what I've been up to. I say it every time, but I really do hope to post more often and have some fun stuff such as tutorials, giveaways and some journal pages to share. 
Have a blessed and creative day,
Robin



Sunday, March 27, 2016

Always Creating ......



No matter how long its been since I've been on my blog here, never a dull moment creatively.Sure we all get in a slump with what we are doing, but I just end up trying out new stuff....playing with old stuff I haven't played with in a while, or moving on to a whole new outlet of creativity...
I was inspired yesterday by a video ( well 4 or five ?) by Teesha More,,,,I didnt follow along doing exactly what she was doing, but it put me in the mood to play with fabric, so I sewed....
I think I will make it a cover over cardboard for a handmade journal.

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sooo, all of this art journaling and mixed media art, and even watercolor , is still fairly new to me, so I try to push myself to practice in different mediums, in the hopes of improving,,,,,
I ve even joined the ranks of the You tube crowd and recoded a few videos... click here to watch one
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Here are a few drawings and paintings I've played with last few weeks ( months ???.....lol )




and a few more.......