Saturday, January 31, 2015

You Can Become!

So excited to share one of my big adventures this year.  I had to choose a word for a group I am in that would explain my goals for 2015. It was kind of hard at first but after everything last year and some changes that I need to make I decided to go with "BECOME"  which hits on a lot of the things I want to do this year not just for me personally but with my art as well and what I learned along my journey last year.  What did I learn from last year you might wonder? Well, what I took away from last year bringing forth into this year is this,  before any of us "Become" or transform, metamorphosis, grow, trust etc I think we need to be reminded to...........



I created these altered playing cards for a swap in the "Enchanted Imaginarium" for an art sister who chose this as her one word for the year. As I created I was reminded None of us can move forwarded if we DON'T BELIEVE! We MUST BELIEVE WE CAN!!

 So if you are a sister who says I Can't for what ever reason remember


 always be reminded you CAN if you only BELIEVE!!
Tah Tah for now,

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Blast From The Past and Moving Forward

Ahhhh, a new year is upon us and I am happy to be back blogging again. I am excited to share some awesome art with you this year and some BIG changes that are in the works. So excited with the direction Atelier Mel'odee is going and while it will be a slow process through 2015 I think it is going to be AWESOME!! But before we head into the new year lets take a peek at 2014......

I  won a challenge over at with my "Little Asian Houses"!

I had my very first swap on my blog!! What a big success it was!! Should I have more?
My Travel Tubes were born and available in My Etsy Store !!
I had the opportunity to create a page in my Documented Life Planner inspired by one of my very very very favorite artists and sweet friend "Sunny Carvalho" (and she even loved it!!)
I joined the Facebook group "The Studio-A Thriving Artist Community" and had the opportunity to teach and host a "Gluebook Round Robin"
My book

A page I did for one of our participants!
I created my very first postcards for a postcard swap and I must say I am addicted!!

I participated in my very first class (Anthology Of An Art Doll) taught by the AMAZINGLY TALENTED and one of my faves Mary Jane Chadbourne over at Artful Gathering!!  OH My GOODNESS if you ever get the chance her classes are a MUST!!

Meet my girls, Practical Joker and Gypsy!
Well, that's it for now. I just wanted to give you a peek of some of the happenings of 2014. So much more than that but these were some of my favorite moments! I am soo excited for 2015 as I begin with stepping out on faith and believing that Dreams really can come true and with God ALL things are possible!! I have learned so much in 2014 and look forward to growing, learning and BECOMING in 2015.  I hope you will come along with me on my journey.
I close in saying... Thank You to ALL who have stayed with me thus far, who have encouraged me and kept me lifted up!! I am one lucky girl to have soo many Art  Sista's standing beside me and I  appreciate you soooo very much!!