Saturday, March 28, 2009

More Shades of Grey

Can you tell I'm enjoying my journaling class? This has been the perfect creative outlet for me lately. Too many things on my mind, and too many things to do, have made it near impossible to devote any time to my mixed media/collage work. But it has been so easy for me to grab my journal and let the creativity flow through these marvelous Pitt Brush Pens. And I truly love the feel of my Moleskine sketchbook...what a wonderful combination. You can join in on Pam Carriker's wonderful class if you visit the link in the previous post.

© Nancy Lefko

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Shades of Grey Journal Workshop

I am currently enrolled in Pam Carriker's "Shades of Grey Journal Workshop," over at Creative Workshops awesome place to be, if you haven't yet checked out that site.

We are having fun with Pitt pens and have been set loose to doodle with abandon! I was always a doodler in my younger years...on my notebooks in school and as I recall, I doodled relentlessly on the notes that papered our family bulletin board. It was mounted on the wall alongside the phone and as I whiled away the hours, tethered to the phone, I doodled on every available scrap of paper or business card on the bulletin board. It pleased my dad to no end :)

Imagine my delight in a class that actually encourages DOODLING! It is carefree, relaxing and creative all at once...the trifecta of art.

Pam's class offers instruction with the Pitt brush tip pens and also water soluble crayons...two wonderful tools that are sure to enhance anyone's artwork. Come on over to the workshop and join in the fun!

© Nancy Lefko

Monday, March 16, 2009


Some of you who visit regularly may look at this collage and say, "hey, that looks familiar." And you'd be right. I was so smitten with the image in the piece I had created for the Australian Fire Relief Fundraiser, that I just had to make a similar collage for my shop. There's something about this child hugging her doll and the feeling of home that makes me feel safe.

Available in my Etsy shop. **SOLD**

© Nancy Lefko

Friday, March 13, 2009

Illustration Friday ~ Legendary

"Marjorie's parties were LEGENDARY. 'We partied like crazy people,' she bragged."

The above collage is my submission for this week's Illustration Friday prompt. I hope you'll forgive me for pulling from the archives, but I couldn't resist...this collage immediately popped into my head when I saw the topic.

Note cards with this image are available in my CafePress shop.

© Nancy Lefko

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Workshop Starts Tomorrow !!!

I happily await my students for the start of my Mixed Media/Collage Backgrounds Workshop at Creative Workshops. I am anticipating much fun and look forward to meeting new friends. It is not too late to join, in fact you can join at any point during the 5 week workshop as all lessons remain accessible throughout the class and beyond.

Hope to see you there !

© Nancy Lefko

Friday, March 6, 2009

Mind Wide Open Challenge ~ Journey

My entry for this month's Mind Wide Open Challenge honors the "gypsy" in your soul. She's in there...and she comes out when you have the wanderlust or desire for adventure. She's there to help you JOURNEY to those places you want to go, but may be help you take those risks that seem too overwhelming. Have faith in yourself...your "gypsy" will guide you.

Available in my Etsy shop.

© Nancy Lefko