Year: 2014

A little Snow for Christmas

We are playing in the SNOW for our DECEMBER ACN CHALLENGE!  Here are two lovely creations from Peggy and Gloria to help inspire you to join us! Peggy Gloria The digi stamp featured in their creations is available in my ETSY SHOP. Join us for a some fun and bring us a little snow for Christmas!  

You are Among the Flowers

Welcome to all my new blog followers! Wow! I’ve just reached over 500 e-mail followers and I am grateful to each and every one of you for your support and interest in what I do!  Everything you see here on my blog is done out of my love of art and passion for creativity!  I hope that what you see and read will inspire you to get creative too.  If I can help you in any way, please feel free to start a conversation with me here anytime, or if you like, e-mail me with your questions.  I will answer them as best I can! I am always happy to pass on what I learn.  Creativity is about sharing and I want to support you in your creative journey too! Blessings to all of you beautiful creative souls! Thank you for stopping by! I always enjoy your company! Deena x

Printable Christmas Cards

It’s not too late to send your Christmas cards and it couldn’t be simpler when they are designed for you to print at your will! Print as many as you need, when you need! These are a few of the available PRINTABLE HOLIDAY CARDS I have in my Etsy SHOP right now… Click on the card to go the my shop directly.  For just $4.00USD per design you can print as many as you like! They are ready to print on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper or cardstock with 2 cards per page.  Simply print, cut and fold. All my designs start as pencil drawings in my sketch pad before they evolve into digital illustrations like these.  The first card is the one I chose to send this year to my family and friends.  It has a soft snow covering and a truly lovely subtle textured blue background. Thanks for stopping by! Don’t stress and enjoy your Holiday preparations! Deena x  

Give Unique. Gift Handmade. Celebrate Small Business. 5 Days of Deals!

This is just the beginning of  5 days of deals! Stay tuned for more discounts on individual items, such as framed and canvas art prints,  duvet covers and tote bags, over the next few days! Join me in celebrating small business in a big way! There are deals on all Society6 artist’s products. So even though I hope you find something you love in my shop, you have lots of artful styles to choose from!  These are unique, artist designed products, not mass produced copies that you will find anywhere and everywhere!   Give the gift of UNIQUE  Deena x   

December Challenge and Inspiration!

WELCOME to the DECEMBER CHALLENGE! This month’s challenge is PLAYING WITH SNOW! Be creative in how you bring SNOW into your creations! ‘Tis the season! We have the real thing here already in Montreal and it’s getting mighty cold too. Thank you all for your wonderful entries last month!! The WINNER  of our NOVEMBER CHALLENGE is MARIA of Lollyrot Scapbooking! Congratulations MARIA, please e-mail me at with your 2 Image choices from my  A Creative Need SHOP! Our DESIGN TEAM has been creative with their snowy creations; have a peek and enjoy! Then come and join us for this month’s challenge!! Please welcome our newest design team member Kitt! She has used ACN’s newest image  SNOW HAPPY. What a beautiful combination of elements on this wonderful wintry card!  Peggy has made a lovely snow swirled background for her winter scene!   and Larissa used FOREST FRIENDS WINTER HOLIDAY BIRD  to make a cute Christmas TAG! I hope these lovely creations help inspire you all to join in our SNOW CHALLENGE! Thanks for stopping by! Deena x

New Watercolor Digital Art and Sale on Throw Pillows

Hello friends,  I wanted to share with you my new impressionist watercolor design done completely with my digital paintbrush in Corel Painter!  I am fascinated with the blending of digital and traditional art.  I love painting and I enjoy the freedom of having more options and less mess with the digital paints and brushes that are now at my fingertips.  I only use the brushes that have a traditional feel and function as closely to traditional mediums as possible to get the more natural look that I am after.  I do not use special effects or alter my art in any way.  I simply use my wacom tablet and stylus as my brush and the Corel Painter workspace as my canvas.  I even have the option to mix my paint colors on a palette! I always start with a clean white canvas and build my layers from there.   I am feeling very inspired, so keep your eyes open for more like this! I am loving these colors too…what do you think?   Also, I wanted to let you …