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Thursday, August 16, 2012

More Pictures of the Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival

This year the Missouri Botanical Garden hosted a very special event called Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic By Night. It is the first event of it's kind in the United States and has attracted visitors from all over the country.The planning for this event took over three years and is staged to celebrate the completion of a 25 year effort to record the diverse plant life of China in a multi-volume publication called the Flora of China.

Many artisans traveled from China and spent months constructing these larger than life lanterns from steel frames, silk, medicine bottles and dinnerware. They are absolutely amazing! I feel very fortunate to have seen this exhibit in such a beautiful setting as the world renowned Missouri Botanical Garden. Hope you enjoyed seeing these photos of the festival.

Have a blessed day,

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mail Art

Some of my out going Art Mail. I used a variety of products, including Faber Castell's Gelatos, Pitt Pens, Aquarelle Pencils and Brush Markers. I also used some Copic markers on the Owl Envelope.

Journal Page

A Journal Page I made using some Faber Castell products. I used Gelatos, LOVE THEM!, Pitt pens and Brush Markers. I did some stamping and collage on the painted background.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hey Peeps! Sorry I have not been blogging for a while, a long while. I haven't made many cards lately but I have been working in my art journals and on mail art exchanges. They are both new activities that I recently started and enjoy very much. Here is a two page spread from one of my art journals celebrating Team USA, especialy Michael Phelps Olympic success. Hope you enjoy seeing something other than cards.