Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Article

The Winter 2010 issue of Art Journaling by Somerset Studio has hit the stands. I feel very fortunate to have been asked to write an article for this issue.

The article entitled, "Faux Paintings: A Beginner's Approach to Watercoloring," chronicles my enthusiasm since discovering watercolor pencils and the addition they have made to my art journaling experience.

I also write how the watercolor pencils are the perfect companion when traveling with your art journal. During our long road trip this past summer, it was a wonderful way to pass the time in the passenger seat.

I may be biased, but this issue is CHOCK full of beautiful pages and journals that are exquisite. My dear friend, Pam Carriker, also has an article that is sure to interest the beginner as well as the experienced art journaler. I encourage you to pick up a copy at your local bookstore.

Happy New Year!

© Nancy Lefko

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mixed Media/Collage Workshop IS BACK!

For those of you who missed it the first time, my Mixed Media/Collage Backgrounds Workshop is back at Creative Workshops commencing January 11, 2010.

This workshop is OPEN ENDED. You can join at any time and not miss a thing. Once you register you will have unlimited access to the instructions, video and teacher assistance and can take this course AT YOUR OWN PACE.

Why not while away those long, cold winter days immersed in a creative workshop experience. Hope to see you there.

Monday, December 21, 2009

We Need a Little Christmas

At this busy time of year, both my art studio and my blog suffer from neglect. My attention is focused in readying my home for Christmas.

Tomorrow is the last day of school before vacation and thankfully I am finished with all the shopping and wrapping and decorating. Wednesday will be spent filling my home with the scents of cinnamon and sugar while the Christmas carols play in the background.

My Christmas wish is that all my friends, family and those who read this message are blessed with their heart's desire this Christmas and New Year.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Publication

The newest edition of Somerset Studio Gallery has hit the shelves and I am pleased to share my artwork that was chosen for publication. "Glamour Girl" (below center) was submitted in response to a call for work created solely in black & white. I had received an email from the editor informing me that this piece would be in the magazine.

What I did not know was that six of my Halloween pieces, submitted for a call for Vintage Halloween art, were also going to be featured in the magazine. What a pleasant surprise!

It is truly a joy to be published in the beautiful magazines from Stampington and I feel very fortunate for the opportunity...an early Christmas present for me.

Images © Stampington, Inc.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mixed Media Monday ~ JUST HANGING OUT

This week's challenge offered by Mixed Media Monday is JUST HANGING OUT. Topping the list of my favorite things to do, would be hanging out with my best friend over a cup of coffee. We can talk and laugh for hours on end; it's wonderful. That is the gift that I would wish for myself this Christmas season..."just hanging out" with my best friend.

I encourage you to visit the Mixed Media Monday blog and view the wonderful creations inspired by this prompt.

Collage available in my Etsy shop.

© Nancy Lefko

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mixed Media Monday ~ ON THE WINGS OF LOVE

This week's challenge offered by Mixed Media Monday is ON THE WINGS OF LOVE. I enjoy combining hearts and wings in my artwork, so this was an easy one. The text reads, "My heart sailed with open wings." Isn't that just what love feels like?

I encourage you to visit the Mixed Media Monday blog and view the wonderful creations inspired by this prompt.

Collage available in my Etsy shop.

© Nancy Lefko

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Illustration Friday ~ CRUNCHY

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is CRUNCHY, and given that we are having our first sizable snowfall, I thought of the CRUNCH that snow makes beneath my boots. I love the very new, pure snow...so clean and fresh that it crunches and squeaks beneath your steps...that is winter magic to me.

Collage available in my Etsy shop.

© Nancy Lefko