"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

This is the fifth and final year for One World One Heart.  Welcome, everyone who is visiting here for the first time!  Be sure to visit all of the participating blogs.

My name is Jeanie Callaghan.  I'm a widow; the mother of three and grandmother of eight.  I make beaded jewelry, dabble in watercolor, make Artist Trading Cards, and participate in papercrafting of all kinds.  I hope you enjoy your stay while you are here and see what I'm doing here in Atlanta, Georgia.

After your visit, you can click on the picture below to visit the other participants' blogs.
Please leave a comment in the Comments section to let me know that you've stopped by.  In your comment, please leave contact information.  At the end of One World One Heart, I will choose a winner for the prize pictured below.  The prize is a bead-woven necklace (made by me) featuring Swarovski crystals.

Sorry, no anonymous posts will be accepted for this post and giveaway.  Blog owners only.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Here is what was inside the matchbox

I posted this photo of the matchbox I made for Sherry in our Flickr matchbox swap:
Now that Sherry has received the matchbox, here is a photo of the goodies that were inside the matchbox.
Vintage rosebud, altered mini domino, pair of homemade earrings with Swarovski crystals, dried flowers, German scrap, Swarovski pink crystal heart.

Art Creations Friday

For this week's challenge on Art Creations Friday's 102nd challenge,  we were given two images:

This background image is just incredible, isn't it!  Here's what I did with the images:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art - Pens and/or Pencils

This week's theme for Sunday Postcard Art is Pens and/or Pencils.  I photographed some colored pencils and turned them into various kaleidoscopes to make Pencil Pinwheels. Hope you like it!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Take a Word - Butterfly challenge

This is for Take a Word.  Every week we are given 'one word,' and our challenge is to interpret it with art.  This week's word is Butterfly.  Here's my psychadelic butterfly:

Saturday, January 15, 2011


This card is made completely of items found on or in an envelope.  The background is the inside of an envelope.  The little red and black squares are postmarks.  And the two vertical pieces are postal markings.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Art Creations Friday - #100!

This was created for Art Creation Friday's 100th challenge.  We were given this image:
and here's what I came up with:

Congratulations!  Here's hoping this challenge goes on and on!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Matchbox Swap 2011

Here is my January matchbox for this brand-new Flickr swap.
First, I covered the matchbox with gold paper that I had found inside of an envelope that had contained a Christmas card.  Then I added Gold German scrap, and pink German Scrap.  Then the glamorous image and flowers.  The image was originally on the cover of sheet music.  Finally, I embellished the box with Delica beads and Austrian crystal. A brad acts as a drawer-pull.  Can't see what I get in return!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Artful Bag Challenge

Here's another intriguing challenge that I want to take part in this year - The Artful Bag Challenge.  The January theme is 'playing with paper.'  I created a winter handbag that should be quite in tune with the season!

Dress Challenge 2011 - Impressionism

Thank you, Angela, for carrying on with this terrific challenge, Dress Challenge 2011.  Dress Challenge 2010 was so much fun - and the 2011 version is shaping up to be just as much fun!  The theme for January is impressionism.  I created my dress inspired by one of my favorite VanGogh paintings:
I would truly love to own this dress!  I painted it with watercolor and gouache, in the true spirit of impressionism.  After painting it, I really couldn't see any way to improve upon Van Gogh's inspiration.

Art Creations Friday Challenge #99

First post in 2011 is for this wonderful site.  I really to not feel worthy to be in the company of the amazing artists who participate in Art Creations Friday; but they haven't kicked me out yet, so I will keep creating and learning from their glorious creations.  Last Friday, we were presented with this beautiful image:

Here is my creation: