I made these odd charms for a swap on the Zettiology Yahoo Groups list. It was a tough challenge and I spent quite a bit of time to get these to work. I found a stash of these tiny doll arms at a funky little shop in Half Moon Bay in CA. The clerk kind […]
I did a quick lino carving in ATC size last weekend. I printed these with a Staze-on ink pad, let them dry and then went back in and hand colored with some bright Windsor watercolors. Here’s a little more about block printing, (although these were produced with a simple ink pad).
Digital Collage for and Artist Trading Card swap I am in. I created this in Photoshop and it has multiple layers of graphics and text.
Journal cards in black and white before they are colorized with watercolors. I usually make several and then colorize them all at once.
I had a chance to do the black line work on some more wine toppers last night. I did a bunch of Day of the Dead toppers which are pretty fun and different. Next I’ll bisque them, but not before I have a nice big kiln full. I’ll probably do another 10 tonight and fire […]
Well, golly! I just found out I was featured in the March / April issue of cardaddix newsletter. I’d sent in a submission awhile ago and answered some questions, but didn’t know it was out until I stumbled upon it earlier today. I’m hoping to get a copy soon! *LOL* More later.
I bought these cool little mini flip-top pendant frames from ARTChix Studio. The size of the frame is approximately .5 H X .25 W. They were super easy to make. I picked out some artwork, sized it in Photoshop and printed out some quality copies onto heavyweight watercolor paper. Each of the frames pop open […]
Oh! Here’s a picture of the raised bed we put in this weekend. It’s artistic in its own way and merits an entry! *lol* This was the third of four backbreaking tiers of bricks. We had to dig down about 8 inches, pour gravel and sand and hand place each of the brick and glue […]
Hey! Thanks for all the comments. It was fun to see that people actually *do* stop by and read what I’ve been up to. *Waving* So, it’s a long weekend and my husband and I spent alot of it building a raised bed in the back garden. Man-oh-man was it alot of work. It between […]
Wow, where did the time go? I’ve been up to my ears in work drama and not much time to be creative or to blog. Apologies to my readers (if there are any readers. lol.) Hopefully I will be back at it. I have several swaps in the works and several new projects. I got […]
I’m taking an online painting/collage course with artist Karen Gartel over at Altered Diva Online Workshops. The 6 week course is called “Softly Spoken” and is supposed to help us make our own painted backgrounds and teach collage composition. I honestly took this class because I wanted to MAKE myself set some time aside and […]
Last weekend I got a big old jar of broken jewelry at a second hand store for a deal. Score! It was perfect for a swap which was coming up. I cleaned all the pieces in my new super sonic jewelry cleaner, then broke them apart and repurposed them as charms. I got a chance […]
I got my ‘Chunky Love ATC Book ‘back a few days ago and it’s REALLY cool. This was a swap I was in with the Altered Art Obsession Yahoo Group. I grabbed these photos of it off of one of the other participant’s blogs because they were quite nice. (These are from Tejae’s blog.) I’ll […]
St Patrick’s Day Matchbox Swap – This was the matchbox I made for a swap hosted on Swap-Bot. I had fun with it. I found a bunck of St. Patrick’s Day swag at Michaels and made a zipper pull with a four leaf clover on it.If you haven’t made it over to Swap-Bot, I highly […]
2 Visual Journal Cards. I drew these quite awhile ago, but only just got around to painting them. The card ‘Honestly’ was in reaction to a friend losing a long loved dog. The dog was really old (17 years) and the last time she came over to play with our own dog she’d seriously gone […]
Three mixed media Artist Trading Cards. I used collage, and acrylic paints as well as colored pencils and embellishments. Images are from ArtChix Studios
Since we didn’t have as many signups for the Shipwreck Swap, I had to quickly come up with a bunch more cards so the 5 participants didn’t get the same card. lol. The front has a small plastic mirror and a vintage photo which I manipulated in Photoshop to make it look like it was […]
This is a piece I’ve just finished for the Altered Art Obsession Yahoo Group. It’s one of 10 pieces I made for the swap. The theme is ‘Shipwreck’. The swap hostess is going to make tiny little treasure chests, alter them and inside will have all the artwork from the participants. It sounded like a […]