Archive for the ‘Artwork’ Category


I’ve decided to start creating more handcrafted necklaces…One of my favorite types of necklaces to make are the oil diffuser locket necklaces. They have felt pads inside the lockets which the wearer can place their favorite drops of essential oils on…  When they  wear it, they can smell their favorite oils all day. The other necklace on this page was a pretty moon pendant one that I created too ….I am hoping to draw some interest to these necklaces….I am usually crafting bracelets, but thought I would see if I could create some different necklaces too….

Presently, these necklaces are for sale at $14.99 each if anyone is interested…. (Free shipping). I can also customize them with favorite colors too.



During the winter, when I am inside more, I tend to get a little more creative, finding new types of art and crafts to make… I’ve been seeing these “Acrylic Art Pouring” videos on my Facebook feed and then I started watching them on YouTube. I find them quite fascinating…. in fact – I was so intrigued, I thought I would try to do this myself…. I must say – it isn’t exactly as easy as it looks! …. The photos above are some of my first tries with acrylic art pouring… I mostly tried it on 3×5 and 4×6 sized mixed media paper and blank ATC cards. There seems to be a lot of methods to the entire madness – but once you can get the hang of some of them – the outcome of the paint direction can be quite beautiful…. I hope to do much more with these – like showcasing lines of poetry on them or drawing zentangle doodles on them…. As I do more of these, I will share more creations….


Another piece of artwork I created on my tablet…


I’ve been working on my “digital art” skills again on my art tablet…. This is a “mixed media” of watercolor, airbrush, marker and pencil. I feel that it is inspired from some of the fantasy Japanese art that I have seen….. Creating art digitally without an actual pencil – and just using a bigger stylus with a thin plastic tip is definitely a different experience….

I then took the original and made it into somewhat abstract art too…. I realize I have a way to go yet – but I am learning to work more with “digital media…”

Poetry Art: Twisted Apart

Posted: October 15, 2017 in Artwork, Dark Poetry
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Read this poem and others like it in Ariana’s collection, “Twisted Paths of Poetry.”

Available on Amazon….





I am going to start posting my handmade jewelry on my blog for anyone who is interested. Aside from writing , drawing and digital painting, I  also like to make handmade jewelry.

If anyone is interested in purchasing, I will take offers.


Handmade black hemp and chain bracelet with glass beads and turquoise charm.



Lovely Autumn Day at Tabor Park in Sullivan, Illinois…. A day of coloring and doodling in the park surrounded by nature.


partially completed….Stained glass coloring book and partially finished doodle:) Relaxing!