Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Blog Hop - - Spreading Our Wings

During the past 6 months I've reconnected with inner artist. I've taken 3 e-courses and have connected online with some very creative and wonderful people.

  • I've learned to carry my camera with me everywhere I go now. You will often see me stopped busy taking random pictures (scroll back through my posts to see some of my recent photos). I love to take pictures! 
  • I carved a stamp and will use it to print my own wrapping paper and embellish my packaging for my online store. Click here to see my previous post.
  • I created my first Artist Trading Cards. These are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, never sold and traded with other artists. I used my flower photograph, painted with acrylics, and used beads to embellish the cards. Here they are finished and being inspected my cat, Tucker.

  • Recently, I've been inspired by fellow flyer, Tracey at Chickpea Studio, to create pendant jewelry out of my photographs (supplies are being shipped to me as I write this) so I hope to share them with you in a couple of weeks. I am so excited!

So, my dear friends, I am spreading my wings. I'm learning to fly.
- A big thank you to Beth @ Do What You Love for allowing me to play and remember that I am an artist!
- Thanks to Kelly Rae Roberts and her Flying Lessons e-course for giving me wings and the encouragement to blog and connect (most importantly for the private facebook connection to all these wonderful artists - see below).
- And, thanks to Andrea @ Superhero Photo for helping me remember how playful taking photographs is and that I should doing it everyday.

More about my fellow artists that I've met along the way, specifically in KRR's class. I cannot say enough about the creativity and the artistry that each of these ladies possesses. They each have their own style, their own gift to this world, and they inspire me each and every day.  
Please visit their blogs or websites below and become inspired.  By the way, I encourage you, this year, to shop handmade. So visit, comment on their blog and bookmark what you like so when you start your Christmas shopping you can easily return! 
Remember, we love comments, so if you are inspired please leave a comment, follow or subscribe to each blog so you can stay in touch.
Amaranthine Violet:  http://magic-gypsy.blogspot.com/
Beth Cougler Blom:   http://sobliss.wordpress.com/
Cindy Jones Lantier:  http://www.lantier.org
Julie Hamilton:  http://spaark.wordpress.com
Stacey Chadwick Brown:  http://staceybrownarts.blogspot.com/
Teresa Cash-Czech: http://www.asmilemaker.com/
Special Thanks to Michelle Reynolds for the use of her artwork(http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com/)! Thanks for hopping with us!


  1. Hi Lori, it's been an incredibly journey so far, and you've been such a lovely part of this journey. Your trading cards are gorgeous, I love the beading on them and your photos are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing you fly higher and higher. Liza xxx

  2. Lori, you are indeed spreading your wings! So many artistic endeavors! Your photography is awesome. I enjoy flying with you.

  3. Lori,

    Wow, you have been very busy! So cool that you have been able to take such great courses and allowing yourself to spread your wings! Your work is beautiful... Love!!!

    Thanks for hopping with us! :-) Kris

  4. Hi, again, Lori! Once again, congrats on your Oct. blogging! Are you going to do the November one as well? So glad to see you are branching out. You know by now how much I love your photography, and I'm looking forward to seeing where else you go!

  5. Lori,

    I am so glad you have reconnected with your inner artist! Your work is beautiful!

  6. Hi Lori,

    Great blog and your ATC are beautiful!! So glad we're flying together!! Kathy

  7. So fun to hear about all you have accomplished and getting ready to do! Flying is fun, isn't it? And even more fun when we don't have to do it all by ourselves . . .

  8. You are on your way, girl! So glad to get to take the journey along with you.


  9. Congrats on all your accomplishments so far. Since learning to fly and starting my blog, I now take my camera everywhere with me. You just never know!

  10. Hi Lori!

    I'm glad to hear from you. It's nice seeing your ATCs again--I remember that adorable ladybug!

    It is a great idea to carry your camera around everywhere--something I always wish I did after the fact!

    I'm glad you think of home when you see my posts!


  11. Lori, you've been such a great and encouraging part of my Flying journey. I totally hear you on the "bring the camera everywhere" thing. I got a special girlie camera bag that is also a nice looking purse, just so I could make that happen more easily! :-D

  12. Lori, your cards are so much fun... love the colors.

    THanks for this wonderful list of fellow artists... I'll be checking them ALL, one by one, in manageable little snippets. So glad you shared...

    isn't is amazing what a few e-courses can do? How it can literally change the focus of our lives - or at least improve them drastically? I know it did for me.


  13. Congratulation for stepping you big toe in the water. You are a talented lady, so glad to hear you have connected with the inner creative you have living inside you. I love the shot of your cards with your kitty inspecting them. My kitty is always helping me too. Happy Creating. I'm glad I can be a small part of your journey.

  14. What a fun blog post. I love your creations. Happy Flying!!

  15. Wowza! You are oozing creativity! Love it. Looking forward to watching the journey unfold. :-)

  16. Lori...I am looking forward to seeing your new jewelery line. I definitely feel a little bit of artistic affliction going on. YOU have got it going on! Love it!. So happy to be following you...and I am going to visit soon. (My husband goes to nyc every couple of weeks so I think I am due a trip) Julie

  17. So glad to have met you through this class Lori. You are such a sweet and talented soul. <3

  18. love seeing what inspires you through your photos - a personal gift for us to share, thank you

  19. So glad I have had the chance to visit you!!!Your photos are amazing

  20. Hi Lori lovely to hear you are taking photos regularly it's very inspiring. Jane x

  21. Hi Lori, so glad I could visit your pretty blog. I love the beadwork on your art. I really enjoy reading your comments in the group.

  22. Your cards and photos are great and the inspector is cute!

  23. Hey Lori! Read your latest post about not being productive because you were taking the time to support the rest of us! Made me feel guilty for just now getting around to finishing my hopping! Haha... Thanks for the support, love, and creativity you bring to our little group!

  24. Hi Lori, I loved your post, it was nice to learn a little bit about you, i love taking photos too & have added you as a flickr friend, enjoy your creativity, happy flying :) x


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