Saturday, March 25, 2017

Blog Break

Hello creative people thanks for stopping by.

Just a note to let you know I'm fine but life is very busy right now and I haven't had much time for blogging.   Sorry that I haven't been around to visit your blogs lately.   We are still missing our sweet Archie so much, the house is not the same without him :(.

I need to take a break from blogging, when life settles down I'll be back :)  

However today I'm showing a 'dream board' journal page (mixed media with collage) that I created for one of Tamara Laporte's (of Willowing Arts)  Lifebook 2017 lessons in January.   I'm behind in Lifebook lessons, but that's OK I can go back to them later.  

You can see some of the collage layer below

Please take good care and 'see' you soon :)
ps... I will be back briefly in early April with a Guest Post for Crealies :) 


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece Shirley! Hope you soon feel back to normal, hugs, Valerie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic page for the journal Shirley, I love this beautiful lady and her bird. Hope life soon settles down again for you.

Sue xx

Greta said...

I do love your style & use of colors, Shirley--beautiful work! I so know what you mean about the house not being the same--my heart goes out to you & your hubby. Take care of yourself, my friend.

Sandy said...

Wonderful Shirley - we will be watching for you!!
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

You are so dang talented!!!!
Sandy xx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful journal page Shirley, and such dreamy colour.
take care,
Avril xx

Pat said...

Another gorgeous lady Shirley and the colours are so light and pretty. I hope you are not just busy with everyday things but that there are some nice things in there too, and sorry that the loss of Archie still weighs heavy. x

Darnell said...

Thank you for letting us know, Shirley. We'll be here when you come back to us! You've created another incredibly gorgeous journal page! Sending lots of love and hugs, Darnell

chrissie said...

A wonderful [piece of artwork Shirley with a very thoughtful face centre stage.

Enjoy your blog break and will look forward to you coming back.

Take Care

Love Chrissie xx

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning creation. Have a great break. Sending lots of hugs and purrs.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful creation Shirley, wonderful face, colours and shading is fabulous, I love the composition of images too.
Will look forward to seeing you when life gets less busy, take care of yourself, Kate x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Sorry that I have not visited your blog in such a long time Shirley, life has definitely been getting in the way here, I will PM you.... Your Lifebook creations are beautiful, and the faces are delightful. I love your use of colour, just fabulous, even in the limited colour palette project. Take care during your blogging break, and think of Archie with fond memories. We are still missing our beautiful Cody after two years, but I would far rather have known him for his short life, than never have encountered him at all. Big hugs, Judith xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! I hope you enjoy your blog break - we all need to do that from time to time. It's so hard adjusting to life when our fur children are no longer gracing us with the gift of their lives, and I pray that soon your hurting heart will be able to think fondly of his dearness without too much pain.

Your masterpiece is gorgeous! Lovely soft colors, and the light in her eyes is just amazing! I don't know how you do it! On a humorous note, I saw the darling bird on her head and thought to myself, "Now THAT'S the kind of bird-brain I'D like to be!" LOL

But I like that Nature is not far from her thoughts, with her grateful heart, and the little hearts hanging from the sun's rays. It DOES remind me of you, Shirley. I've sent a brief email, but you do not need to respond - just a little something personal.


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

I'm so sorry the death of Archie is so hard on you. Sending you big hugs. Your journal page is a good way to relax and get your mind off of things. It is a sweet page. Have a good rest of your weekend. Hugs.

Enny said...

Dear Shirley, I fully understand, that you're still sad about your loss, and wish you all the best. Your page is beautiful, I do hope that you'll find some comfort in your hobby. Love, Enny

Miranda said...

Dear Shirley, your girl is again so lovely and you've made her in the " Shirley' colors! Yes, it's sad when such a furry friend has gone and it takes time.......We'll keep in touch, xxhugs Miranda

froebelsternchen said...

Just lovely Shirley! Can understand your sadness.
oxo Susi

Gerrina said...

It is a stunning piece Shirley! So fresh and the face looks so beautiful! Just enjoy life as it comes and take time to craft if some will be there... That is how most beautiful projects are made! Hugs, Gerrina

maria's knutselplezier said...

Another amazing artwork, it's so pretty and you really have an unique style, so beautiful!!


Win Dinn, Artist said...

Good for you, Shirley, to take a break when you need one. Love your Lifebook piece, and will look forward to seeing your posts when you return! xo

sheila 77 said...

This is such a beautiful painting, Shirley. Your ladies have such personality and sweetness. I like all the additional "bits" too - the heart tree, the bicycle, the house and tree and of course the bird.
Have a nice rest from blogging, and hope to see you back soon.

Margik said...

Another wonderful painting with a lot of adorable details!
Hugs, Mar

~*~Patty S said...

Hello Dear Shirley ~ Hope life is treating you well.
You are such a good Lifebook student!
Another stunning creation with so many lovely details that draw me in and speak to my heart.
Take care...thinking of you my friend.

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Lovely Shirley, Greetings Janny

Little Artbee said...

Very lovely painting. A sweet face and all around it looks so wonderful. Perfekt Design.
Dear Greetings