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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Challenge Winner for April: Amanda of purplemyrtlemakes

Time to consult the magic random number generator to tell me the lucky winner of this month's challenge...
The random number genie gives me the number 8, which is this fabulous entry by Amanda over at purplemyrtlemakes blog!

This is especially cool for me because my maternal grandmother was born in Stephenville, Texas, the place listed on her rodeo image! I love those vintage buttons, too.

Congratulations to EVERYONE who entered this challenge. I appreciate it. It's always so much fun to see everyone's creations.

Tomorrow is the first day of May (believe it or not), which means a new challenge theme. Join us in May with your creations inspired by the theme MOTHERS AND SISTERS. Merry Beltane and Happy May!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

One last cowgirl from the Design Team...

VICKI ROMAINE Cheerful Stamp Pad

One last cowgirl comes galloping in, almost too late for the round-up! You still have time to get your cowgirls and cowboys (and horses) in before the gate closes ~ 

See the challenge here, enjoy the fabulous entries and Design Team inspiration, get crackin' on your own creations and then link them up to share! 

You have four more days, you can enter three creations, and one of them might win the prize! I'll do a random drawing on Saturday after the challenge closes, and the lucky winner will receive $15 credit to spend at

Thanks to Vicki Romaine for this gelli tag featuring a rodeo gal! >>

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Last Call for Cowgirls and Cowpokes!

"Thinking Like a Cowgirl (Dare to Dream)" by
Sisterhood of the Muse
Howdy ~ Here's a reminder that you have one more week to round up your cowgirls and cowboys and horses and link them up to the April challenge! Last minute entries always welcome. Enter up to three times. Show us some cowgirls and friends!

These gals look ready to take on the world, don't you think?

"never give up"
Art from the Well 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Enjoy the Full Moon Tonight

I just realized that tonight is the Full Moon, so I thought I would share the traditional names for the full moon  in April. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, some Native American peoples referred this the April full moon as Full Pink Moon.  Lovely name, and it is NOT because of the color but rather because of a certain wildflower that has "pinked" petals! (Pinked means notched or serrated, like pinking shears if you know what those are!) 

Photographer: Bransford,W.D. and Dolphia,
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Here in the eastern U.S., this full moon often coincides with the appearance of moss pinks, or wild ground phlox, a woodland wildflower. I remember seeing them on spring walks through the forest, back when I lived in the "real" country (now I have yard rather than a forest). I think they're usually pinkish or purplish, but our were actually pale pink, almost white sometimes. Here are some purple ones (Everything purple today in honor of Prince.)

The April full moon, according to the Almanac, was also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Show Us Your Cowgirls!

ATC by MICHELE STORMS of Art from the Well
Giddyup! Here comes a vintage cowgirl, the queen of the rodeo, bringing you inspiration to join my Cowgirls challenge!

All ridin' ropin' ripsnortin' wild and adventurous women are encouraged to join in, as are all the more retiring ladies who just like to wear the hats and pet the horses :-)

Cowboys welcome, too!

We'll be gathering here all through April, so you have plenty of time to join. You can share up to three creations, and one of them might win the drawing on April 30 for $15 store gift to spend at

So, link up your cowgirls, cowboys, and horses, whether modern or vintage, sweet or sassy, young and old, from wherever and whenever ~ we love to see them all.

(Thanks for Michele for the card shown!)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Artful Gathering online summer art retreat

Zinnia has announced the Artful Gathering 2016 line-up of summer workshops, and it is wondrous and wonderful! An amazing list of artist instructors/presenters and fascinating classes and workshops. 

Session One registration starts on May 1 ~ Check it out, and you're sure to find something to tempt and inspire you.
Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats: Summer 2016.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Cowgirls Cowboys & Horses Week Two

Postcard by MANDY CHILVERS:"Speak your mind, but ride a very fast horse"
We're heading into the second week of April and the second week of my month-long challenge featuring Cowgirls, Cowboys and Horses. 

It's looking great so far, but we need more entries! Share yours with us this week! Here is more inspiration from the Design Team.

ATC by MICHELE STORMS of Art from the Well
(This reminds me of a scene from "The Man From Snowy River,"
if you've seen that movie.)
Digital collage by CORINNE MARIE:
"find purpose in your journey"
Digital by Corinne

Friday, April 1, 2016


Have some fun with my challenge theme for April: Cowgirls, cowboys and horses too, of course! The Design Team has been creating some really great pieces with some of my Cowgirl collage sheets... including themes of courage and bravery and persistence, self-expression and purpose and adventure ... what a great start! Add your creativity to the challenge!

You'll find lots of inspiration at to help get you started... image collections by download or CD, and hundreds of digital collage sheets ... Here's my page of Cowgirls collage sheets, and maybe I'll get inspired myself to bring you some more horses.

  • Challenge ends at 3:00 pm CST on April 30
  • Any craft or medium is welcome.
  • Vintage style is encouraged but not required.
  • Use a Lunagirl image and your entry will count twice in the drawing!
  • Link to this blog and to on your site if you have one.
  • Prize: $15 credit at! Winner will be selected by random drawing.


    CORINNE MARIE  Digital by Corinne
    MICHELE STORMS of Art from the Well 
    CORINNE MARIE  Digital by Corinne
    VICKI ROMAINE Cheerful Stamp Pad

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