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Pages 08/08/09

Another kiln firing. Still working on ceramics rihgt now, preparing for the November Pottery Sale I am in. It’s ALOT of work. I made 40 bottle toppers and painted about 24 pendants, 8 small skulls among a bunch of other things! The ornaments came out really nice, as well as the pendants and the two […]

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Pages 07/14/09

I didn’t paint this painting, but I just won it on eBay and I am thrilled. I’ve admired this artist for sometime and I finally won a piece. This painting is titled “3 Boats on the Water” by artist, J. Rudy. There is not alot of info for this artist but I found this gallery […]

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Pages 07/02/09

Here are a few of the ATCs I made when I had friends over for an ATC night. It’s been awhile since I did traditional collage and it was fun to get back into glue and paper. I had to explain how to make ATCs to a group who had never made them before and […]

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Pages 06/20/09

A strange digital collage ATC. All put together in Photoshop.

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Pages 06/16/09

I spotted an image of mine in the Somerset Studios, Creative Impulse Newsletter. It’s one of the twinchies I made for an ArtChix swap which is now in an ArtChix collage sheet. Here’s a link to the how to, and the video. Enjoy!

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Pages 05/25/09

These are photos of my journal I made at the workshop I took with Teesha and Tracy Moore a A Work of Heart in San Jose. It was a great workshop. Teesha is a great teacher willing to share all her techniques an journaling secrets. She is extremely passionate about journaling. I found myself really […]

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Pages 05/15/09

I am still on a bit of a pottery kick. This is the latest kiln fire from this Wednesday. The trivets, skulls, mugs and ornaments are all on the final glaze fire. Last things to do are add some cork backing to the trivets and do some nice copper wiring on the ornaments. I am […]

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Pages 04/15/09

I got to open a freshly fired kiln load this morning. It’s like Christmas! There is still one shelf load left, but have to leave hubby to upload it because I am far too short to reach the bottom. 😉 This was a mix of glazed pieces and bisque pieces. So if some look shinier […]

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Pages 04/11/09

Last night when I got home, I had a nice little surprise waiting for me. Last month some of my art was licenced by a company in Texas to be included in a line of domino jewelry. The company is called Phenomenoes. I was delighted to receive some samples of the jewelry and am very […]

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Pages 04/05/09

These are some pages I made for a swap I am in. The theme is ‘Odd Girls’. The bases were made in Photoshop and then printed on a laser printer. Then I altered them by painting in the hair, adding collage pieces, stamping and drawing and adding some fibers. I find it’s a good way […]

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Pages 03/30/09

I bought these bisque pendants for another project. My original idea did not work out. I’d planned to collage on the surface and it just was not working. Sooooo, after having them hang around my studio for over 2 years, I decided to paint them with ceramic glaze and make painted pendants. (What they were […]

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Pages 03/13/09

Find more photos like this on creativity unleashed with Traci Bautista I thought I’d share this slideshow of the work from the other students in Traci’s workshops. There has been some really fabulous work made!

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Pages 03/07/09

Another of my ‘doodles’ from the Bautista workshop. I used a variety of pens, Sakura Gel Pens, colored pencils, correction pens, sharpies.

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Pages 02/21/09

I got pretty behind with my Traci Bautista workshop this week because of work. Today I buckled down and spent a bit of time going through the exercises. Most of the exercises were about spilling out your random thoughts using a variety of different mediums. I used Sharpie paint pens, gel pens, highlighters, markers, white […]

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Pages 02/06/09

This is another exercise from the class I am taking with Traci Bautista. We had to collage a sheet of paper with varios ephemera we had, then cover with paint. Once dry we were to doodle and write words about ‘who we are’. I honestly was really scared to cover the collae I made with […]

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Pages 02/01/09

I just wanted to share some swaps back I received from the ZettiZoo Yahoo Group Day of the Dead swap. I was really blown away at the quality of these pieces. There was so much thought put into them right down to the tiniest detail. Left: By Catherine van der Hoeff, of the Netherlands. Incredible […]

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Pages 01/30/08

Wow, I actually have blogged quite a bit this week. I think taking the online workshop has been helping me loosen up and get back into making art. This is the 2nd exercise in Traci Bautista’s workshop. We were supposed to look for imagery that had patterns or shapes and try to create our own […]

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Pages 01/29/08

I tend to get bored when I do one type of artwork for too long. I think mixing it up is a really good thing to do. This week I am totally on a ceramics kick. This is a bisque fired little box I bought and I painted it last night. I painted all the […]

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Pages 01/28/08

I’ve been working on clay Sugar Skulls. My husband and I hand molded the skulls, and they were bisque fired. Once out of the kiln I draw on all the line work. They will be fired again to make the black permanent, and then coated with transparent glaze and fired one more time. I hope […]

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Pages 01/27/09

I am taking an online course with one of my favorite artists, Traci Bautista, author of Collage Unleashed. This is week one and the first exercise. (There are several exercises which I’ve not completed yet.) Week one is all about ideas and inspiration. The idea was to chill out and randomly write our thoughts on […]

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Pages 01/25/09

Last night I made some bookmarks out of trimmings I had leftover from various projects. I am terrible about throwing anything away, especially perfectly lovely painted trimmings. I also had some vintage faces leftover from the Hearts 5X5 collages I wanted to use up. First, I started by applying some white gesso to a hand […]

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Pages 01/24/09

Hi everyone, I must apologize for not being around over the past few weeks. Work got crazy busy for me and I wasn’t able to do much art! I have a couple swaps I am involved in so I am posting one of the collages I made for Alerted Art Obsession Yahoo Group 5X5 Hearts […]

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‘Strange Little Girl’. This is a digital ATC made with multiple layers in Photoshop. This is for the next Artist Trading Cards Yahoo Group digital ATC swap. I love playing around with digital ATCs. It lets me express another ‘style’ I have. It’s also enjoyable for me to take take the tools I use at […]

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Pages 12/17/08

I swapped Goth Postcards with british artist, Gillian Allen. She sent me a wonderful stenciled card in return. The technique is really cool and the result is a hazy, almost mysterious and ghostly look. It’s definitely something I want to try in the future. She also sent a link to a tutorial she wrote about […]

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Pages 12/05/08

This is our little Christmas Forest on our front lawn. 🙂

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