Sunday, October 28, 2012

Don't Leave Me

Don't Leave Me is the title of  my new Portrait I just finished. I'm sad and it's showing in my work. But I guess that's good as I'm getting my emotions out of me and not keeping it bottled up. A little bit of what's going on is my husband and I have come to a path in our marriage where it might not be anymore. It's not that we don't love each other it's sometimes love just isn't enough when their are Lies and Deceits going on. I won't bore everyone with the morbid details. It's just that you can not have a true marriage of two people when there is no trust. Sometimes you think you know someone like a book and you find out different. Then you go through a lot of self doubt yourself. I don't want to get to the point of hate and loathing. Of either him or myself. There is going to be a change for the better, a growth in the relationship that is positive or I have to  close the door. I feel like this man has left me, not physically but in his actions. 

But anyways I have found that through my artwork I can let it out and when I put on my classical music, paint and not dwell on the problem the answers do come. Maybe not staring me right in the face but after awhile I find the peace within myself to clear the cobwebs and come to terms.. Does that happen to anyone else? Is your work your peace also? When you let yourself go into that art trance do you find that sometimes your prayers will be answered. I'm curious.

Well anywho this Gal I created has a lot of my emotions in her. The mediums I used to create her were Acrylics, Watercolor Crayons, Watercolor Pencils, Inks and a new medium I'm using called Clear Tar Gel. I'm in love with it.. You dip your palette knife into it and then dribble it all over. Soo much fun and it looks so cool!! Then if you want you can put a wash over it once it's dry to give it subtle tones of the color your using..In fact I put two washes over it and love the effect. It's hard to see in the picture. 

I'm not sure if she is going to go up for Sale in my Etsy Store.
I might want to frame her and keep her to remind me of how I'm feeling right now. So that years from now I can remember the peace that comes in me when I paint.
Sometimes I'm so involved in trying to get everything so perfect I forget to let go and Let God.

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week.
A little late as I saw there are tons of Artists
already at the Party...

Head on over there and get a load of some Fabulous Work.

Hey!! Thanks for listening to me rant and thanks
for stopping by..

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fear Less

Fear Less is the title of this Journal Spread I just created. After finishing it I realized what a mess it was... I was trying to Paint Fearlessly and I was all over the place. I didn't allow myself to use a brush. I used a palette knife. Then I used some stencils, inks , stamps and everything else I could get my hands on. I think this really should be called "From Soup to Nuts" LOL  I even used Washi Tape and I never use Washi Tape. I just piled it on! ROFL!!

I'm entering this hodge podge into Artist In Blogland's Challenge called Fall Fearless and Fly... My inspiration was of coarse the word Fearless.I have found the older I get the more I fear. I used to be fearless for sure. I'd jump into just about anything without thinking much about it. Now I over think everything!! and I mean everything!!
Ahhh Let's Toast to Old Age! LOL

I used these huge Foam Stamps to stamp the Fear Less.. They look like a childs writing if you ask me. LOL

By far not my best but maybe if I stare at it long enough I'll get to liken it.

Hey! Thanks for stopping by.

Come on Halloween!

I love Halloween!! I'm way too old to go Trick or Treating but if I could I would for sure! LOL  but I do love when the kids come to the door in their wonderful costumes! It's one of my favorite holidays. Years ago I used to go to all the Halloween Parties and always in Costume. Dressing up in Costume was soooo much fun!

I used to Dance on the Tables and Kiss all the Boys! ROFL!

This year we haven't even gotten our Pumpkin yet nor bought any candy. We better get on the Ball! LOL

Here are some of the Halloween Cards I created this year for my Family..

I better get them in their envelopes and send them out or it will be Thanksgiving! LOL

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

I've been busy

About a month ago I had what I thought was a Sciatica Attack and took to bed for the most part in excruciating pain. I'd come up to my studio and work a little bit but couldn't sit for long periods of time. I tried sitting on a pillow but after awhile the pain was unbearable. so anywho it's not really sciatica . It's the nerves alright but it's not going to go away much. I expected after about a week if it really was a sciatica attack to just go as it came... but nooooo this is the condition I'm going to have to live with now. The doctors finally gave me some anti inflammatories to take with my pain meds. Boy is that helping.. but it's just not going away.. I'll take any relief though.. These pills are giving me insomnia so I'm up all night in my studio working away. I usually did this but now instead of 2 in the morning I'm in there by midnight. Oh well, sleep is over rated anywho. 

So to make a long story longer I'm going to be getting a wheelchair for when I go out of the house. In the house I can manage because I don't stand up for long periods of time. but if I want to go over to Wally World or Michaels I need the chair... Years ago the doctors told me I'd be back in a chair. I got out of one after my accident. I got mad one day and called a Physical Therapist and had him teach me how to walk again. well years later here we go again. The doctors were right I guess. I didn't really believe it but now it's a reality. I can adjust I guess. Worse things could happen right? I have my health for the most part so I'm doing good at my age.. Yuck I turned 61 last week.

Well anywho again the point I'm trying to make is now that I had some relief from pain I've been up in my studio working away like a mad women.. Figuring the pain is going to come back bad so take advantage of the lull while I can. LOL.. I'm creating Gal after Gal and Art Journaling. I even did a Halloween Card. I want to scrapbook also to finish off an album for my Nephew...

so anyways here is what I have been working on. Whew, what a long post!! My fingers ache from typing so fast. LMAO! whine whine

This top piece is the one that was Commissioned and it's sold.... Her name is Steampunk Annie.

I just Finished this piece. I added the Romi Quote.. I just discovered Romi and I love the quotes. It's a he isn't it?? 
Yeah I'm a late bloomer.. LOL

This piece looks a lot better in person. why? cause my camera sucks!

This third piece I finished Friday Night.. I had done the background first and didn't like it.. It was going to go into the garbage can.. Like a lot of my work does.. well not really well anyways I did this gal and it went so well with this background I 
cut her out of my Journal and put her onto this..
voila! I like it now..

Both of these pieces are for Sale in my 

Don't forget the Contest I'm having.

Win a Prize from OWSE

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Hey!! Thanks for listening to me rant

and thanks for stopping by..

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My New Art Journal

I bought the Dyan Reaveleys Dylusions
 Art Journal and I just love it.

 First off it has a wonderful Chipboard Cover that is screaming out to me to alter! LOL  Then you open it up and it has a huge pocket to put Ephemera in. Mine is usually all over my desk, floor, shelves.. Don't tell me I might get a little organized! LOL 

  The pages are made of cardstock so it can handle a lot of wet medium.. The size is about 9x12 inches which is perfect for Art Journaling. and the big AND it doesn't have those coil binding like the Strathmore and Canson. It's more like the Moleskein but I think cardstock is better then what the Moleskein has for Art Journaling. and yes we have it at
for a Fabulous Price.. 
Normally it retails for about $20.00 which I think is steep.. We are selling the Journal for $14.99! 

Is that a Gonga or what!! LOL
Check out other prices on the web for comparison and I believe we are just about the lowest price for this product on the web..

That's why our Motto is 
"Never pay Retail again"

So anywho I really like this Journal.. It was calling my name this morning so I had to create my first spread in it.. I used all Dylusion Products ... From the inks to the stencils to the stamps.. It's a Dylusions Spread! LOL
Dyan would be so proud of me! ROFL!

We are having a big sale at the Emporium until Midnight Sunday

Spend $50.00 or more 

and use Coupon Code


and get an additional 6% off your total!!

Wooohooo!! Now that's a Gonga!!

Don't forget the Contest I'm having.

Win a Prize from OWSE

Click here to go to Contest Post

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week

I was just over there and wow do they have a lot 

of fabulous work already posted and it's only Saturday
morning in the wee hours..

Hey!! Thanks for stopping by

Robyninski the 927th.

Monday, October 15, 2012


I've been commissioned to do a Steampunk Portrait by a good friend of mine. So I did this one and guess what! It's not exactly what she wants.. She wants more punk steampunk.. so I've sketched a portrait for her to see first before I go to painting it. Anywho this Steampunk Gal is for sale in my Etsy store now that she doesn't have a home. LOL

She was done in Watercolor Crayons, Watercolor pencils , Acrylics and Inks.. with some old book pages thrown in.

I've gotten some messages about me selling Prints of my work.

I am going to be doing that real soon

I need to get the best paper available . so I'm researching it and then will start having
Prints of my work at my Etsy Shop..

If you do want a Print send me an email so I can be sure to do one up for you

Email me at

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

A New Style

I am developing a new style to my Art Journaling. I want to doodle more and do more zen tangling stuff. I had so much fun doing this AJ Spread that I think I'm on the right track. LOL

Don't forget the Big Contest I'm having

Click Here to go to it

You can win a prize from OWSE!!

I'm Linking up with

Head on over their and see some Fantastic Work!

Hey!! Thanks for stopping by.

Robyninski the 927th

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blog Hop for my Digital Stamps at Robyn's Fetish

Get in on the Big Contest Click Here
You might win the Prize from OWSE

We are having a BLOG HOP!

Come help us celebrate my NEW FALL IMAGES

that will soon be available in the



begins on OCTOBER 15

and will end on OCTOBER 17!

There will be PRIZES!

Join us on OCTOBER 15 to see all of the details 


all of the NEW IMAGES!

Don't miss YOUR chance to win a great prize!

You will LOVE these NEW Images!

You will be AMAZED at the

creations made by the 


Don't miss the FUN!

Be their on OCTOBER 15, 2012!

A Contest and my Etsy Shop!!

My Etsy Shop is now open! 

 I'm selling my Original Whimsical Gals, Collages and Clayboard Pieces. 

I'll also be selling prints of my Whimsical Gals real soon. I need to investigate which paper to use when printing them out. I want to get the best paper available so they will be archival safe and print out really well. If anyone knows please let me know. I also hope to invest in a Laser Printer soon.

anywho I'm going to have a Contest.. 
because I'm in a good mood for a change and really excited to be selling my work. 

Okay to get into this contest you have to do three things..

1. Head on over to my Etsy Shop and click "Like" for your facebook pages.. 
(look to the right top , underneath the banner and you will see where to click "Like")

2. Become a Follower of my blog

3. Leave a Comment that you have done the above..

(If you don't have a Facebook Page then just mention my shop
on your blog)

Dat's all you have to do to be able to win a really Great Prize from

and if you like Digital Stamps

you will receive three of my new Releases 


Plus the Prize that I will snail mail to you.

On Halloween, the 31st. of October I will 

Randomly Choose a Winner ..

So get your Clicking finger read to click "Like"
Become a Follower
and Leave a Comment..

woohooo now what great prize should I give to one lucky person??

I'll never tell! LOL

Thanks all for your support!!

Robyninski the 928th. (LOL)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Day of the Dead

(For Big Contest Click Here
You can be the Winner!!)

My BFF in Tucson does a lot of those Sugar Skulls with the Day of the Dead Theme. She sent me a picture of this gal holding one of the Day of the Dead Skulls and I was so inspired by it I created this piece. I was going to paint the gals face all Day of the Deady but then decided to make her an innocent little girl with a Tee Shirt of the Day of the Dead skull. 

Terri my BFF in Tucson does this artwork to honor her Daughter and Son who passed away. I don't know how she has carried on after these tragedies. I know I couldn't. I guess doing her artwork is kind of Therapy for her. My heart cries for her for sure!

In Terri's Honor here is my take of the Day of the Dead.

I'm joining Paint Party Friday this week
Head over there and see some fabulous work!

Hey!! Thanks for stopping by..

Sunday, October 7, 2012

On being Fearless

I have heard from so many gals that I need to be fearless in my painting. I also need to be fearless in my life. I am not. I hold on tight all the time and try to control everything!! and I mean everything!! LOL  If I don't let go soon I'm going to burst! so it's about time to just give in and let the dice roll. I have the want so let's see if I can Challenge myself to do just that.. 

I did let go a little bit in this Journal Spread. I grabbed what ever was on my desk and put it into the spread. Stamps, paper , ink , paint just whatever. This was my end results.

I'm joining "Just Journals" link party this week

Head on over there and see some awesome Journal Spreads

Hey! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Purple Joanie

Years ago back in Tucson there was a gal name of Purple Joanie. Everything she wore had purple.. From her earrings to her shoes.. LOL   I've been going back down memory lane lately with a long lost BFF... She reminded me of this gal and when I was creating this painting I just had to honor Purple Joanie. ROFL!!

The substrate I used was Canvas board . I used Acrylics, Watercolor Crayons and Watercolor Pencils. Lately I have been using my watercolor pencils a lot. I want to get some more and
am not sure which brand to buy.
What I have was a gift to me and I don't have that many.
Anyone have an opinion on which watercolor pencils are the best
to get.

I was thinking of the Prisma Color Watercolor pencils but someone said they 
didn't like them.

Confused in Indiana! LOL

I would love to hear from you guys in a comment which 
watercolor pencils you like the best...

I use them primarily for shading and portrait work.

I do have a small set of inktense pencils but use those  mostly
in my Art Journals.

I'm joining the party over at Paint Party Friday this week. Head on over there to see some fabulous 

Thanks for stopping by..

Robyninski the 927th.! LOL

Robyn's Fetish Design Team

We have a Brand New Design Team over at Robyn's Fetish... Some of the Gals that were on it have stayed with us and we have some new gals too.  Susan Paulson heads up the team and I tell ya if it wasn't for her great work I could never handle it all!  She is the Best DT Coordinator on the net!! Susan practically runs the whole show for me and I appreciate her soooo much!  

We have some new Fall Digital Stamps that will be revealed very soon on this very special Blog Hop Susan is coordinating.

Head on over to the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog to meet the Design Team. Then be watching for this Blog Hop. Susan will be announcing it real soon..
 Win some of my new Digital Stamps!! 


Here is a sneak peak of one of them

Wouldn't this Digi Stamp make up to a wonderful Card.

You also could use it in an Art Journal Spread.

Just Print and color and add it to your Spread.

Did you know that all of my Inventory of Stamps
and Digital Paper is on Sale until the end of October
Get 35% off!!

Head on over to the Shop and get yourself
some Digital Stamps.

Hey!! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Old Friends

You know it's so weird how they say when one door closes another opens. I have felt for awhile now that I lost a good friend. I don't know why really but she is not in my life now like she was. Life happens for all of us. I have had a lot going on in mine lately. Between my health and some monetary problems and problems with my hubby. I might have been a real bummer lately to be around. I thought though that if your a good friend that means in the good and bad times. I'm not so sure now. Anyways that door to friendship seems to be closing for me but another is opening. Years ago I had a friend that we were like an old married couple. Besides no sex of coarse. We went everywhere together. Like Frick and Frack and Mutt and Jeff. We partied a lot and stood by each other through everything. Until.. 

Until her Daughter died from a drug overdose and I had my motorcycle accident. She had her burdens to carry and I lost it emotionally. Long long story. I couldn't work anymore, lived 50 miles from no where and went from having money to being poorer then poor.. I finally left the State. No I ran away from from this State. I left all of my belongings and said goodbye to no one as I felt there was no one to say goodbye to.After living their for 30 years.  

Now it's 13 years later and this gal finds me on Facebook  Did I want to be friends with her? I wasn't sure . it took a long time to hit that friends button. Once I did all the good and bad memories came flooding back in for me. The Loneliness I felt just before I left plus the good times we had had too.  To make a longer story short we have started to email each other. We seem to be tip toeing around each other. Making our emails light and airy. She in the years that have gone by has lost another child to a drunk motorist . My heart is opening up again to her. But do I want it to? Do I want to open myself up for another hurt. I have problems at home that I would love to talk to a good friend and have them understand  I would love to reach out to her and let all my tears flow and have her reach out to me. I am scared though. I just lost a friend by revealing too much of my home life. I don't know what to do but I sure could use a good friend. Well we will see if that old story is true about one door closing and another opening. 

I did this Journal Spread because it's my favorite time of year and also because the last time we partied this friend of mine dressed as a Witch for a Halloween Party we were going to. She has Bright Red Hair and was always beautiful to me. I guess I did this whimsy portrait with her in mind. It took me almost a week to do because my Sciatica has acted up again. But I was determined to get it done. Will I even show it her. I doubt it. It just was a fun thing to do remembering the time we had and letting these old memories come back to me. I had intentionally blocked almost all memories of the times I used to have. My life restarted 13 years ago. The old was dead to me. I guess it resurrected for a little bit.

I'm Linking up with Paint Party Friday this week. Head on over there and view some fabulous Artwork!
Thanks for stopping by and listening to me rant.