Tuesday, December 20, 2016

More Christmas cards....

  Just a short little post - work and such - 10 hour shifts for awhile here to accommodate some doctors appointments and a class I will be teaching with CLL.....nice to have the extra day off but I will be going back to 8 hrs.shifts once the class is done - cant seem to work in a walk with the longer shift....
  A last couple Christmas cards for you - simple with pretty cardstock and stickers.
  Have a great day!!!
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Monday, December 19, 2016

Abit squirrelly......

   Well yesterday was a very low energy day - I had planned to get some housework done and head over to the studio for awhile but..... I did do some cleaning, and wrapped Christmas presents, planted 2 plants, did laundry and later last night while watching "The sound of music" I addressed all my Christmas cards.
  Today sometime I need to write up a Christmas letter so I can get my cards out tomorrow....
  Well while I was putzin around yesterday I noticed this squirrell in the tree outside my bedroom window and he hung around long enough for a few pictures through the window...
  Not too much new with me - spending more time in the studio painting and carving and less in the craft room doing crafty stuff.
  Jack came home Friday but has been out with friends most of the weekend, Paula gets home tomorrow, and I work....
  I have one painting selected for the Mattie Kelly Southeastern Regional art show for Janurary and have 2 others I plan to enter....gotta get that done soon....
  Well better get a move on and get off to work....
           Have a great Monday!!!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Canyon lands 2

  Another Monday morning and so far so good - got out for an early walk and it wasn't raining!!
  I finished off this painting this weekend over at my studio. It is 12 inches wide and 24 inches tall.
  I started  by building up many layer of wax - 10 colors, 2/3 layers of each color. Then I carved out the rivers - between the 2 it took me about 18 to 20 hours.
  The last step is adding the texture on top in the spaces between the rivers - another 7 hours or so work.
   I am really liking how these are turning out - so organic and you can see all the layers of color in the walls of the river canyons...so cool!!!
  I have started showing my paintings on a web site called 'Vangoart' and have 6 paintings up on my page there now and a couple more pending review. It is completely a fine art site (as of yet they don't even take photo art). If you want to check it out the web site = www.vangoart.com and do a search for my name 'Tera Fujan'
  All for this am - Take Care

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A bit chilly...

  Well we are a bit chilly this am here in NW Florida - the breeze is just a bit nippy. The pups love the cool weather and so do I and makes the morning walk a bit quieter as few people are 1 - out as early as the pups make us go and 2 - few go out when its this chilly. So all I have to watch for is squirrels and cats so my big boy doesn't yank my arm off....
  I have 2 more simple cards for you today - the pretty cardstock is from Paper Temptress and is so shimmery!! Then I just used some stickers and a little shaker box (and forgot the shaky stuff - I need to go back to AC Moore and see if they have more of the shaker stickers so I can do some with some glitter snow in them...)
    I spent most of the day yesterday in my studio playing with a couple encaustic paintings I am working on - have to put on about 2 more layers of color for the 2 big ones and then I can start carving them. The carving is done on the smaller on so will start on the texturizing
   I picked up some leaves on my morning walk that I will include in the  next painting I have planned. I really liked the small painting I did at J.C. Campbell with the ginkgo leaves - so I found some on Etsy and now have a bunch to play with - The background will be 3 shades of teal/turquoise and then I will add the ginkgo leaves and probably one or 2 of the pretty red ones that I found this am - not sure if I will do a shellac burn on this one or not....
     All for today - take care!!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

More simple Christmas cards.....

  Well the pups made us go for an early walk - walking of some of that turkey and pie.... and I am headed for the studio for a good part of the day. No shopping for me - believe it or not I am pretty much done with shopping for Christmas - maybe one or two little things....and if I can think of something good for the hubby....
  A couple more simple Christmas card for you today - found the cute jar shaker at AC Moore  - and then forgot to add shaking things....sigh....
  But they still are cute!!! Pretty shimmery cardstock from Paper Temptress and some cute stickers.
  All for now - gotta get in gear....
    Take Care

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Quick and simple Christmas Cards

  Happy to be lounging around today smelling the turkey bake, watching the Thanksgiving Day parade....
  Showing you some Christmas cards I did last weekend - a few quick and simple ones that still looks great!!!
  The first one is just a couple stickers onto a really pretty shimmery cardstock from Paper Temptress. The shimmery paper really makes the card!!!
  The second one is on one of Paper Temptresss' columned paper with a bit of their ribbon also as well as a few stickers and the little clothespins.
  I have been playing in my art studio a bit too and will have some pictures soon of what I am working on there - doing a few bigger pieces. And I have a new site for my art also - www.vangoart.com - under Tera Fujan - I currently have 4 pieces up for sale with a few more awaiting approval - they are a juried site which means better for me because there wont be a ton of the same stuff to sift through, and currently they don't have a lot of Encaustic works so will see if I can sell a piece or two (then I can replenish my dwindling wax supply...)
   All for today - Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


   Well I have been busy as usual just keeping up with work and house and pups....but I have gotten a few things done.
  I had this idea in my head for a long time and finally got it done. At Hobby Lobby they have a whole row full of crosses of different sizes, shapes and colors and one time when I went in there they had them all on sale for 50% off - naturally I bought a bunch.
  I had this frame for a couple years  and decided to use it for the crosses. I had a piece of 1/4 inch thick wood cut to fit the frame and then did a crackle finish on it - with the base coat of turquoise showing through to match some of the crosses I chose.
  Next I glued on all the crosses and done. Easy project and very pretty - too bad I don't have anywhere to hang it in my house!!!
   So currently it is for sale at the ADSO Christmas market along with a couple of my rugs and smaller art pieces. HH Arts is also having a Christmas sale and I have a couple rugs and some more smaller pieces over there too. Lets hope some of my treasure find new homes because I am out of storage room.
  All for today - have 2 pumpkin pies in the oven ( after making 2 trips out at 7 am for the dehydrated milk I needed - first trip I came home with sweetened condensed milk.....ones of those things....).
  Took the pups for a walk while the pies were cooking, now to do my stretches and get ready for work.....
   Have a Great Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Silver and blue....

  Just stopping in quick as I am headed for a class in the next few minutes. I haven't been making much for cards lately - been putting some extra time in at my studio and painting.
   I am really having fun with the wax and have a couple bigger projects in the works.
  I also retook photos of a bunch of my paintings and have started a shop on 'Vangoart' - So far have 3 paintings up and need to redo some photos for about 4 others.
   Todays card is made with papers and cardstock from Paper Temptress and colored with polychrome pencils, a bit of rhinestones and glitter and another card for my Christmas stash - which BTW is still rather small....
   All for tonight - Take Care

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dragon Box

  I have another box for you this afternoon . Just got back from a long walk with the pups so trying to col off a bit - our cool fall weather is gone again for awhile...bummer!!
  The first picture is the top of the box and the main image is from Rick St.Dennis - copied onto 'cryogen white ' from Paper Temptress and colored with polychrome pencils.
  Layered my dragon onto some Halloween paper and added some stickers and rhinestones and a pretty black ribbon - from Paper Temptress also.
  The mice and the crow are all a glittered black and the eyes of the mice I added small yellow rhinestones.
   The inside of the box is decorated with Halloween papers and some cool ghost stickers.
   All for today - need to try and get busy making dinner!!
    Take Care

Monday, October 17, 2016


  Well I managed to get much of nothing done yesterday - took a nap and then sat around watching 'Ancient Aliens" and working on a locker hook rug....and still went to bed at 9 pm and slept till 6 this am. I guess I had some catching up to do!!!
  Another Halloween card for you today - again using the 3D die from Accu Cut designed by my friend Vicki Chrisman.
  Some cute papers and stickers make for a very quick card!!!
  Working the late shift today (11 am to 730 pm) so am trying to get a few things done before then.
  Already went for a walk with the pups, next on the list is laundry....
  Have a great Monday!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016


  A last feeling Sunday am for me today - got up late and did manage a long walk with the pups. But then I got pulled into that world inside my computer and have been there for almost 2 hrs now..... A quick post here and time to do something else!!!
  Another card made using the die designed by my friend Vicki Chrisman for Accu Cut.
  Still trying to use up all the extras from a class I taught a couple years ago...this one with a spider theme...
  I had an Open House yesterday evening at HH ARTS - I am Artist of the month. It was fun, had a few folks from work show up as well as several local artist friends!!!
  Well time for me to get a move on and DO something, ANYTHING!!!
   Take Care

Thursday, October 13, 2016


  Its a fine cool morning here in NW Florida and I am having a hard time getting in gear this am....
  Showing you a card I finished off over the weekend. It was made using a die  from ACCU CUT dies and designed by my friend Vicki Chrisman.
  I used mostly pretty paper, stickers and vintage images for this and 2 other I will show you over the next couple days.... but they turned out really cute!!!
  Enjoy and have a great day!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Owl box

   Wow, its been awhile again.....I have been working on a few encaustic projects and a locker hook rug at night in addition to work and walking the pups and house and yard work. We have had some really nice cooler weather and I am loving it!!!
  Todays project is a cute little Halloween box. I cant remember where the image is from although I suspect "Outlines". I used 'cryogen white and colored him with polychrome pencils. The 'cryogen white is my go to paper for coloring and I get it at Paper Temptress (along with a lot of other wonderful paper!!!)
   I added a small wood cut owl and a pumpkin sticker to keep him company and the box itself is covered with some fall paper from my stash.
   All for today - need to head off to work....
      Take Care

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dota dots

  I had some time in the studio today and finished this one off . I watched a you tube video where they put about 40 different layers in different colors and then started carving into the wax.....
   Well I only did  about 11 or 12 and then I started carving circles - leaving layers showing bigger or smaller , some into deeper layers than other and some with lopsided inner circles....
  The last picture is the finished project where I added some black dots and lines.....
  Started out rainy this am but cleared up for awhile - later in the afternoon now and it looks like its fixin to rain again.
  All for now - Take Care

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


  Well between the weekend and yesterday after work, I am starting to get a few of my projects from my encaustic class at the folk school framed and pictures taken - they will start to show up on the etsy shop soon and I will show you how they look framed up here too.
  I started this one as usual with a couple layers of plain wax, then I did a landscape scene in wax.
  Then I went back and added to the tree, leaves and foreground with pan pastels and covered that with 2 thin layers of plain wax.
  I colored the dragonfly with pan pastels and embedded him into the wax and then covered him with 2 layers of wax.
  I then did image transfers of the garden gate and covered with a layers of plain wax.
  Lastly I added some more pan pastels to enhance the tree a bit and did a light fuse - the pan pastels melt right into the wax, then added one last layer of plain wax .
All for today - I will be pre-posting all week as I leave REALLY early in the mornings for work all week.
   Have a great week!!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Vintage baby

  A Vintage style painting for you today - another one from the class I did with Kat Fitzpatrick at the John C. Campbell folk school.
  This is approximately 8 by 8 inches square and is layered first with several layers of plain wax followed by a pretty patterned napkin for the background(which can hardly be seen).
  Next I embedded the picture of the baby that I photocopied and added a touch of color to her cheeks with pastels.
  A couple more layers of plain wax and then a stencil for the blue wax.
  I first did a amber shellac burn and then decided it needed a more defined edge so edged it with black shellac and burned that too- now I am not so sure I like it..... will let it hang around awhile and see if I get some inspiration and change it up....
  All for today - working the early shifts this week so am pre-posting - leaving the house by 530 am is tough!!! :)
   Take Care