Faux Postage I got inspired from a class I recently took with Mountain View Artist Jacqueline Ernst. We learned how to get better at sketching while travelling. The class was very laid back and Jackie was very flexible with the class schedule. She’d pretty much teach us whatever we wanted to learn or try. It […]
Peace on Earth The size is 8″X10″, painted with Watercolor and India Inks. This comes in reaction to all the chaos going on in the world. Hoping war will come to an end soon.
It’s been awhile since I’ve painted in large format. I ordered some pretty nifty Sharpie acrylic paint pens with a wide nib from Mister Art. I was pretty dubious. It worked really well on the canvas and the nib and paint held up almost until the end of my line work. It started choking right […]
I’ve been decorating bamboo tile beads and using them in crafty things. The beads are drilled in an odd place so it’s rather dificult to use them. I outputted a Day of the Dead image onto clear paper and transferred it to the bead. I’ve sealed it with many layers of protective varnish to give […]
I recently made this collage for a swap I joined up for on the Altered Art Obsession Yahoo group. This was an open themed digital collage ATC swap. It was the first time I’ve really done this type of swap, which is strange because, I do digital collage every day in my job as a […]
“Rule #1 – Be Wierd” I’ve been taking a class on travel journaling with Jackie Ernst. I wasn’t terribly interested in learning to journal while traveling, but I was eager to hang out with some like minded folks. It’s been fun. It’s good to go back and learn the basics like contour drawing. I pretty […]
Fly. Open your mind. Reach for the stars. Small steps will take you there. Look up. Aim high. Fly.
“Today was my Birthday”. I used some of Teesha Moore’s stamps and painted and layered some collage over top. I found some gel pens over at Target (4 for a buck, I love a bargain) and am loving them. I haven’t really used gel pens before, and I am not sure WHY as they are […]
I’ve been playing around with some different shaped glass slides for pendants. I’ve also been reworking vintage jewelry to hang them from. Some of the old junk jewelry I find is awesome, and worth bringing some life back into it. The back is a textured piece of glass which is pearly purple. I’ve also been […]
Well, I’m still messing around with charm bracelets but the reaction has been pretty underwhelming to say the least. Everyone seems to be making them right now, and that’s cool. It’s really ‘craft of the week’ right now. I’m not one to follow the current trends, so I’ve tried to make them a little unusual. […]
So, I jumped on the charm bracelet badwagon. Yeahhhh. I’m not much of a follower in that regard, but darn they looked like fun. This is the first one I’ve made and I have 2 or 3 more in the works at various stages of completion. I work on them off and on. Sometimes I […]
These are some matchbox shrines I created for a Latin Shrine swap on SwapBot. It was challenging working small, but alot of fun. I received 3 back from various partners and all were clever. I’ll try and snap a picture of them sometime.
Well, after a little hiatus, I’m back. I’ve been super busy with some projects and work. I’m happy to share a large project I completed for a product recently. It was alot of work, but I am very pleased of the results! The company was very great to work with and overall a great experience. […]
Day of the Dead Ornament – Soldered glass with an original Day of the Dead design underneath. Wire hanger and wire wrapped skull attached with lead free solder. I had a couple of 2X2 glass panes leftover from some really bad picture frames, so I recycled them and made them into something else. 😉Auctioning at […]
‘Ask Me to Cry’ AssemblageThis is a Day of the Dead Altar. Constructed of pine and embellished with various ephemera, paints, inks, glass, beads, polymer clay, found objects. Hand built sugar skull. This piece represents dealing with my Father’s death and all the things I should have said, but didn’t. Bottling up feelings, emotions. There […]
“Luna” Acrylic paints, copper and bronze metalic inks and paints, copper wire and steel washers