Saturday, July 24, 2010

Retro Swimsuit Challenge

The very talented Lisa Bebi has come up with another great art challenge. For the latest challenge Lisa posted the following on her Facebook page:

"my new challenge will be retro bathing/swimming/water sports beauties."

My answer to the challenge is the mixed media piece pictured above. With a combination of vintage image & paper, decorative paper, Caran d'Ache water-soluble crayon and fluid chalk ink, I give you, 'By the Beautiful Sea.'

© Nancy Lefko

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mixed Media Monday ~ PLAY THINGS

This week's challenge offered by Mixed Media Monday is PLAY THINGS. With three boys of my own, I know a lot about that subject. In fact, there is a multitude of PLAY THINGS scattered over my family room floor at this very moment...oops, watch your step!!

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. Collage images courtesy Collage Play with Crowabout.

© Nancy Lefko

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Illustration Friday ~ BREAKFAST

"Black coffee is a necessity..." especially at BREAKFAST!

I encourage you to visit the Illustration Friday website, follow the links and find all of the wonderful artwork and blogs.

© Nancy Lefko

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Magic of Maine

A weekend getaway to the beautiful coastal town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine...renews the soul and fills one with endless inspiration.

Maine...the way life should be.

Images © Nancy Lefko

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Paper Doll Swap

Don't ya just love it when magic arrives in your mailbox?

Today I received this extraordinary paper doll from the very talented Elizabeth Gaydowski via Kathryn Antyr's Paper Doll Swap. Entitled "Bloom Where You Are Planted," this lovely doll will be a daily inspiration in my studio. Thank you Elizabeth and Kathryn!

The doll that I sent along for the swap can be seen at this post.

Paper doll © Elizabeth Gaydowski

Monday, July 5, 2010

Lazy Daze

Just enough energy today for journaling and dreaming.

© Nancy Lefko

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Let Freedom Ring!

A quiet and relaxing Fourth of July; church and then watching the Cubs game on the screen porch and sketching in my journal...soon to be followed by BBQ and fireworks with friends.

Always remembering to be grateful to the soldiers and patriots who came before, guaranteeing our freedoms.

Happy Independence Day !!

© Nancy Lefko

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Too Pretty for Words

Sometimes you just need to buy yourself a little present...and that's just what I did.

I have LONG admired the beautiful jewelry by the very talented Lisa Leonard. Last week I decided that I really did deserve a special treat. This is the petite original necklace (from Lisa's custom necklaces line.) I requested the word "dream," as a reminder to always believe in my dreams.

I am stunned at the speed in which I received this custom piece. And the sweet packaging with its attention to detail was a delight.

Thanks so very much to the folks at Lisa Leonard Designs and the talented lady herself. I will wear this piece with joy.

Necklace © Lisa Leonard