Friday, January 27, 2012

FLower Power Pens A'La GEE WHIZ

Hello all, and HAPPY Friday!
Today’s tutorial Will be My FABULOUS Flower pens. You know those pens that are so beautiful and whimsical, and as a matter of fact,  Easy Peasy?!?
Usually found in doctors offices, or any offices of that matter, now YOU too can make them, but of COURSE with a GEE WHIZ Twist. 

I add FABRIC scraps to them. In between the petals. Here we go!

• Faux flowers
•Different fabric scraps
• Pens (Plain ball point with a smooth surface.)
• Foral tape (one of my FAVORITE things to craft with)
•Wire cutters

First off, Dismantle the flower petals. Take apart your flower (I LOVE using two or three different types of flowers to get beautiful color arrangements)

Take a contrasting piece of fabric (s) that you’ll be “sandwiching” in between the petals, and draw a flower shape on the back, and cut out.
**You want to draw your flower pattern on the back so that It wont show up on the front**

When you’ve cut out the flower pattern, cut a smallish hole/slit with your scissors right in the middle so the top of the flower can slip right through.

Start Layering your pieces... 
And put the middle through all of them.

Make sure you use the back green part to “Form” your petals into a beautiful flower.
Pretty colors!

Use the stem you dismantled off of the flowers and cut it using your wire cutters so that it is about 1/2 the length of the pen.

Hold in place, and start wrapping with your floral tape!


Stop, GEE WHIZ, and Smell the flowers. Add some pretty perfume, and smell em' up! PERFECT for the Writers Bouquet!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


My Mornings always start off with some sort of Affirmations. 

Has any one ever tried saying Affirmations? A sort of “Statement” of what your life has given you, or what you would like for it to be.
I say them and use them daily in my every day life. They assist me into the person I  am and would CONTINUE to be. 

To grow, and flourish into a better ME.

It gives me MY own hope that this life will be grand and unique. I think I am where I am because of what I believe. In myself. If there is ever any trouble, or doubt, or personal insanity in any aspect in your life, try it. It doesn’t’ hurt. My method is simple, direct, and effective. I wanted to write about this today because I know there are SO many issues and problems in this world, and in our own day to day routines. There is no room for negativity or crazy, (Well, Maybe a little Crazy, but the good crazy)
Here are some things to say (My Method is to say them out loud, it’s More effective)

*Good Day, Good Month, Good Year (Simple right?)

*This day WILL be GREAT. This day I will Love myself and others that need me

* I am beautiful. I can Do ___________.

*I have Strength. I have Courage. I WILL do.

*This day will be MY day.

So, you got the idea? Pretty straight forward. They do wonders for your day ahead, and make you realize what a Wonderful person you are / can be. It is a tool that I Love to use, and my outlook has never been better. YOU are your sanctuary. YOU hold the key to your own divine happiness. Make Today Grand. If you have any other ideas/words/affirmations to add, don’t hesitate to list them as such. Comment here or on my page! I’d love to hear them!

Be happy. Be you.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Painting of 2012

My 6 hours of painting, from start to finish. I had this canvas, and was looking at it for a while. I usually do my backgrounds first, and then the painting comes to me visually.

I am not your “traditional” Artist, but, then again, what IS a “Traditional” artist. If you are an artist, WHO’s to say how long a painting should take, or what colors to use... Or to pencil it our first? YOU are. I ALWAYS say, Art is in the eye of the beholder, and that is the Darn truth!

Sometimes, I’m almost done with a  painting, and I HATE it, and splatter black paint on it, and then It’s GLORIOUS! Sometimes, the opposite.

Even if you are not a painter, or an artist of any kind. We ALL do things in our OWN way. Whether it be Kooky, or not. Whether it be the same as everyone else or not. This world is GREAT because of the differences we all have.

This is my 6 hour painting. Same GEE WHIZ style, different subject. I USUALLY paint and art up the ladies. I LOVE color. I wanted to create a Masculine GEE WHIZ character. I want to Show people, there is more to me and my usual paintings. I LOVe different. I LOVE change, but with the same twist. MY twist.

Here he is. My O.Gee. (Original Gangsta a la Gee Whiz)

 I hope you dig. I know I do....