Monday, April 13, 2015

Birds' nests!

I am love love loving these!

Studio update!

What a great weekend! It was finally warm enough to work out on the balcony. Woot woot!!! I'm still prepping for Arts in Bloom the weekend of April 25 & 26. Here's a peek!


Seems like I'm really into circles right now! :) All pieces are up for adoption, please make contact for custom orders and such xoxox


 I'm calling this design (above) "Dream Cre8tors". Sort of like dream catchers, but more active...we can create our dreams!! I think no steampunk outfit should be without one!
These (above) are called "Worlds Under Glass" ...I could stare into them all day long.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Studio fun

It snowed...again...so I had lots of time to stay inside and work on various artsy projects.  Here's a peek! Will be creating tutorials for some of these. Stay tuned!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Weekend Picts

I live in Western NY state, and it's still snowy and cold, which means I have no excuse not to work in the studio next to the fire all weekend. Here are some sneaky peeks of what I was up to:

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fun with Fire!

My local art guild has a juried show coming up with the theme "Fire" so yesterday I played with matches and fabric and beads and thread. Here's what came of my efforts:

Friday, March 20, 2015

DIY Print Tutorial Using Styrofoam

Been itching to try some litho type printing. Purchased a brayer a while back and some mounted linoleum.  Boy that was tough. Heard that styrofoam was an option so I cut up our take out container and Viola! (like the flower), it worked!

Some of these were more successful than others, but I think it's a good first attempt and can't wait to try some more. ..hey, any excuse to go out to dinner,  right? ;)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Been caught thriftin'!

Do you have a Habitat for Humanity Restore in your area? If so, you should check them out!
Found some aluminum flashing (I've been painting it), 2 lovely vintage scarves, an entire set of acrylic paints, and some some crackle medium all for less than 10 buckaroos!  Boosh!

Also, who wants to sing it with me? "Been caught *thriftin* once when I was five, I enjoy *thriftin, just as simple as that..." ;) (long live Jane's Addiction! !)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Arting arting arting!

Howdy creative folks! I'm in Western NY, with A LOT of snow...which means I've had A LOT of time in the studio (woot!) all season. I'm going to be participating in a county wide open studio weekend April  25 & 26 and am having a blast creating various lovely items to fill my table. Check out artsinbloom.net/painters/ for more info.

Here are some sneak peeks :)


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Can't. Stop. Arting.


How small can I go??? Let's see! :) 
The wee canvases you see here are 2 x 2" and the wooden tags are even smaller.
A couple of months ago I had surgery to correct a medical problem that has plagued me for decades.   Since then I haven't been able to stop "Arting" (in quotes, definitely capitalized). I truly feel that the energy that used to get sucked into a deep black hole is now able to spread its colorful wings and fly!
 I just recently rejoined my local arts council and have a sneaky plan to do some BIG BIG BIG paintings...In direct contrast with the wee little paintings I'm truly digging at the moment. I've also started a group called Art Supplies and Unfolded Laundry. Monthly get-togethers, positive encouragement, community, and fun! (check us out on facebook)
Thank you mighty goddess of creativity for coming to my heart and my studio! I hope you stay a long while!

What are you working on? Would love to see!