Sunday, November 1, 2015

Auto Salvage Yard 2015

I took a trip to the auto salvage yard yesterday.  It was way to sunny for full car photo's so I opted for some texture and color in my shots.  You can see all my images on Twenty20

I wanted to take this green rusty truck with me.  They rarely sell full vehicles here anymore.  But, baby this was perfect and weathered!

I also added some art to my Society6 page.  Go check it out

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Paintings that inspire me

I am in love with these transparent watercolors.  The artist is amazing and this inspires me to learn water color.  Not anything I have worked on much.  I aspire to create!

I am completely in love with the DM Collection by the amazing Daniel Mackie who makes me have a unique look at art.  Almost a tinge of jealousy I didn't think of it first.  I am seeing a pattern of repetition in art and what makes an artist worthy of collecting.

Prints and cards are available on their site  DM Collection

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Flaws in my Moo Carve

The darn marks from the cellophane wrapping showed up on my I took a light grit sanding block to it....

Weekend cleaning....not fun

My handmade pottery collection filled to the brim with all my illustration supplies.  I seriously have a lot of markers!!!  It has been a busy weekend of cleaning house and doing some fall projects on the yard.

I also received a new "old" vintage chair handed down from my sister in law.  I am inspired to refurbish it and make it whimsical for my huge studio.  Ivy here has already claimed it.  It's kind of funny when you purposely have furniture just for your cats. :)

The weather was amazing this weekend as well.  I wish I could of went on a photoshoot.  I really have to force myself to make time outside of my 9-3 job.  Even though I have great hours, I still find it hard to get all that I want to do done!  That is probably why I have my camera ready to shoot at anytime!  Rusty gems await me.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

My new obsession - Homemade stamps

I am so addicted to this new art form.  Too bad my rubber is all marked up from the manufacturer. :(  Still loving the creation process though!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Custom Painted Tile

 Our new backsplash is installed.  I commissioned my dear friend Joan Cimyotte of Crow Productions.  

My first set of stamps

When I first started creating these stamps I found a lot of lines on the surface.  I originally thought it was my kitty scratching it. But then I noticed it is on all of my rubber and it is from the cellophane packaging.  What?  Come on!!  Seriously what is up with that?  Anyone have suggestions on how to fix it or is it something I have to return?  Oh well, I am playing with a lot of little designs for my first set.  But, you can definitely see the imperfections.  This will not do!!

I have a lot of practice to do.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


I finally uploaded some of my images to Flicker.  These are some of my favorite colors.
See more of my photography here  photos copyright Jennifer CC Carter 2004-till then end of time.

Stone Fireplace

We finally finished our stone fireplace! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mini Mackery

I am spending some time in the studio today while the fireplace is being worked on.  I am brainstorming on ideas for a new art medium I want to play with - stamp making & water colors. 

I ordered all of my supplies and went through my marker stash to find out most of them are running out of in.  Ugg!  

I went on a Mini Mackery retreat last week featuring artist Geninne.  I fell in love with her style and her art immediately.  It turns out her birthday is one day before mine.  It is so easy for me to gravitate towards my fellow creative Virgo's out there.  

Here are some pictures from the retreat in Longmont.  It was fun seeing a bit more nature and getting out of the city.  It makes me feel like I work at my day job too much.  I really want to stay at home and create all day.....who doesn't?


I love this little handmade chicken coop! So darn cute.  I had my fantasy of owning a farm popping in my head all day out here.  Love it 

Everyone's art was so inspiring!