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I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a best friend a daughter, and artist.

If there was a way I could spend as much time in my studio creating as I do working my regular 40 hour job I would do it in a heartbeat. I am loving discovering myself through art and I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.

12.31.2012

Goodbye 2012

Wow...really am so glad this year is over...There are definitely some things to look back on in celebration, but unfortunately more bad than good.
I refuse to dwell...it stays where it is, in the past.

2013 please be good to me, to my family and those I love and care about.

Happy and safe New Year to everyone.

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MadZie

12.26.2012

Flutter High

Ok so yes...I am obsessed with butterflies...I just love them so much...I am so so happy with how this latest stack is turning out.

I am seriously thinking about having various cards from my different stacks printed up into note cards. I have an Etsy shop set up but nothing in it...

I added the text to this at picmonkey.com a site that I absolutely LOVE...definitely check it out, it's free and amazing.

Im going to have a piece of lemon meringue pie and go to bed.

Have a wonderful everything.





















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Monica

12.24.2012

Quote stack progress

I made some progress on my butterfly quote stack today. Also made pies for Christmas and got the rest of the presents wrapped...Merry Christmas


12.23.2012

Butterflies everywhere

I'm working on another inspiration quote stack. My goal is to achieve a patina look on the cards and then put a butterfly on each one with one word of inspiration instead of a quote...so I guess you could call it an inspiration word stack...LOL I don't know.

I have some color on the cards and the butterflies all cut but I have to get to that patina look. So off I go to see what I can make of them...in the meantime here are the butterflies I cut out today...I actually cut out more than this but they were way more colorful and I decided not to use them for this stack.

Merry Christmas.

















Thanks for checking things out.
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Monica

12.21.2012

With All My Heart

I have been recycling all kinds of cardboard lately and I decided to use cereal box tops this time. I had initially planned to use them for tabs for a journal but went a different direction. Background...Lots colors and the white is all texture paste. I did the heart with my water soluble oil pastels and just used my fingers to blend, then tore the edges for the look I wanted. I love how it turned out. Hope you do too. I am going to mount the piece on a black canvas so it really pops. Going to pick up a canvas tomorrow.






















Thanks for stopping by.
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Monica

12.19.2012

Prayer Flag for Newton, CT

After what happened in Newton, CT last Friday, so many people are coming together to do anything we can for this entire community. I personally cannot even begin to imagine the scope of what this community is going through, so I wanted to be able to participate and do something.

On Facebook so many people are doing different projects to send art to the community to help in healing and I chose to make a prayer flag to send. Below is a picture of what I am sending. If you would like to participate please click on this link https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-hope-flag-project/498268640213821 .

Thanks for stopping by.
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Monica

12.10.2012

It's been a little bit crazy and I got a little distracted but found some time over the past week to work on a little piece of art. I am actually going to make this into a banner since it is 3 separate pieces but in the meantime I am trying to find somewhere to have this printed out in 4 x 8 so I can send it out for our Christmas card this year.
I love how it turned out, its funky and colorful and tattered and layered and just a lot of fun.