Thursday, November 29, 2012

So Romantic!

I just love how my latest project turned out!  Sometimes I just squeal with delight and my heart fills with such joy when a project turns out so wonderful.  I just gotta say, what a lovely portrait of this romantic couple AND to embellish it with one of my most favorite love poems of all times!!! I Carry Your Heart by E.E. Cummings!

I Carry Your Heart
Wishing everyone a most romantic day!

Kathy xoxox!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Under the Sea (One-Yard Wonders Contest)

Spoonflower has partnered with Storey Publishing to hold a nautically inspired fabric design contest. Rebecca Yaker, one of the authors of the One-Yard Wonders series, is providing a downloadable pattern for a t-shirt. To enter the contest, download her file, add your own design to the pattern, then upload the pattern with your design on it to Spoonflower. The winner will have her or his design featured in the newest in Storey’s bestselling One-Yard Wonders series: the upcoming 101 Little One-Yard Wonders!  I love these books!

One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects

Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders

 Here is my Under the Sea Design
Little Miss Darling - Under the Sea

Front side of Tee

Back side of Tee
What do you think of my design? Vote for me on Spoonflower and come join the fun!

Have a wonderful day!

xoxox - Kathy

Saturday, August 11, 2012

My latest musings

Art Print on Minted.com

Watercolor

Photo taken in Sorrento, Italy: Art Print available on Society6

Fabric Design on Spoonflower

Sweet little shell I met on Juno Beach - Art Print on Society6
Stationary on Minted.com

Love and Blessings,
Kathy

xoxox

Sunday, June 17, 2012

ArtsyCanvasGirl Designs on Minted.com 2012 Holiday Challenge

I am so excited to participate in this year's Holiday Challenge on Minted.com.  My passion is graphic design and art so when I found Minted.com I was thrilled to find an outlet for my passion.  Here are six of my favorite designs that I submitted in this year's challenge.


Source: minted.com via Kathy on Pinterest













The competition is huge because there are soooo many talented designers in the Minted community.  If you like any of my designs, please vote.  To make it easy, just click on the individual design image, it will take you to the site to vote for that specific design.  Also, I encourage you to check out Minted.com.  It really does have some fantastic cards, journals and artwork!


Warmest wishes!
Kathy

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Trusting your Own Inner Nature


Identity

Accolades can usher in
great trouble for your body.
Censure can herald misery.

Why can favor and disfavor
both be harmful?

Because both accolades and censure,
when filtered through self ego,
always place us in jeopardy.

But when the universe becomes your self,
when you love the world as yourself,
all reality becomes your haven,
reinventing you as your own heaven.

Only then, will you transcend tense
to fully be here now.
Only then, no harm
will the universe proffer
nor you to her,
for you will be
not you but she
and both - the universal Great Integrity.


Verse 13 of the Tao Te Ching
The Tao Te Ching: Translation, Commentary and Introduction by Ralph Alan Dale





Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jane Hardy Miller Book Signing Event


Have you heard of Jane Hardy Miller?  She is a wonderfully talented quilter/author who has written several books on the art of French Braid Quilts.  She will be doing a book signing event at the JoAnn store in Pembroke Pines, Florida, this Saturday, February 25 from 11 am - 1 pm.  A collection of her gorgeous quilts will be on display.  Jane will briefly talk about her quilts.  If you are local to South Florida, please join us!  As part of this event, one lucky winner will receive a tote full of goodies from C&T Publishing!


Love and blessings!
Kathy


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Strike up some FUN!


Sometimes I feel like the bowling party invitation queen!  One of the most memorable birthday parties I ever threw was a bowling party for my son when he was six years old.  I can still remember how much fun it was and the huge smile on his face when we packed up the van and went home.  Years later, my sister decided to throw a bowling party for my nephew and called me asking if I could come up with something cute for a party invitation with a bowling theme.  She couldn't believe how hard it was to find something really cute.  So feeling inspired and out of great love for my adorable little nephew, I came up with this:
Retro-Style Bowling Party Invitation
Everyone loved it!  She got lots of wonderful compliments and so I placed it in my Etsy shop for fun.  It has become my best seller!  I have sold this invitation over and over.  The best part is that I feel like a part of a new bowling party celebration every time I modify it for a new birthday celebration.  Each time I create a new personalized invitation with all the details, I open up my file directory and see all the little faces I've added to the bowling party invitation and it fills my heart with joy!

Since the original design, I have created a couple of other styles (prompted by moms who are not so much into the retro look).
Modern-style Bowling Party Invitation
So, this week I received a new challenge. I was given a couple of photos and asked to use one of the photos to create the modern style bowling invitation.  I was surprised because only one photo had a little smiling face. All the other photos were shots of the same little guy bowling (with his back facing in each photo).  I wasn't sure quite what to do... and then it came to me.






I really love how it turned out!  I think the mom was too! Oh, and by the way, for the little girl who loves to bowl (after all, girls just wanna have fun too!)... this one is for you!

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Bowling Party Invitation
Love and blessings!
Kathy