Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Here are my latest free image downloads available on my website. These collage sheet of leaves are done in a variety of colors and are fabulous for fairy wings and other forest type collage projects. Trim bend and crinkle to add dimension to some of your art projects. These files are all very large at least 1.6 MB so be prepared. Enjoy, and please I would love to see some of your finished projects!

Isn't she the cutest????? LOL okay I'll admit it.... it's me many many many years ago.
How long ago you ask? Well let's put it this way, the photo is in black and white, there was no such thing as color and I think we just got our very first black and white TV. My favorite shows were Che Ellen, (sp not sure) and The Friendly Giant. You do the math.

Anyway back when this photo was taken, she (I) was quite the camera ham and not shy at all. Today is a different story, I am never happy with my picture and usually I am the one behind the camera anyway. So I have decided that for a little while this is going to be my profile photo.
Ah besides if nothing else, she makes you smile.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Here she is........
Sally, The Square chin skinny chick. An Altered Art Doll
I have her up for sale at my Etsy store as well as a few new art cards and a fabric wall hanging.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Chain Chain Chain........
I managed to chain myself to the work table last week. As a result, many items got listed on both Etsy and Ebay last night.

From my School Days themed art with Shipping Tag books, Altered Art Folders, more reversible wall hangings, an ATC, a slide ornament and the Queen Butterfly.

Oh yeah, there is more, but I am saving some for this week too.

Just wait til you meet the ever so lovely "Sally" I think she will debut on Thursday Night.


Monday, October 15, 2007

Double Sided Reversible Wall Art Hangers
Not exactly something new for me, since I usually decorate the backs of my art anyway, but I figured I might as well go all out complete with embellishments and all!!!

Both sides of these pieces are fully finished and ready for hanging. Flip it back and forth for a different look.

These 3 pieces (or should I say 6 :) ) are available for sale at my Etsy shop.

This piece is called Isa's Poem/Vintage

This piece is called Tea Party/mauve Vintage

This piece is called Romantic Hearts

Monday, October 08, 2007

Blog and Website redesigned

I am sure you have noticed that my blog has gone through many many design changes lately.

I have added more links to my website and art related pages, some interesting blog links and many new beautiful banners.

And yes, I just recently purchased many new banners custom made by Gail aka Shabby Cottage Studios.

Right about now I am sure you are asking why don't you make them yourself?
Well, it isn't for lack of images.....I have way over the half million in my collections. (not kidding)

It isn't for the lack of artist expression, I never sleep and there is no way I can turn off the idea flow.

It is a combination of lack of time and overkill.

The lack of time is well, sort of "self explanitory" but the over kill comes from being unable to decide what it is that I want. You know what it is like, you start looking for one image idea and the next thing you know you are printing some images to use in another newly dreamed up art project that will be sitting on the pile for weeks only to have more piled on top.

I spent too many days with lots of good intention, only to come up with some great ideas and still no banners completed. Oh they were started.....but then even they became subject to the new idea demon. I'm gonna make some fabulous book marks with my new banner creations some day.......

So I finally gave up, and I decided it was best to contact someone who specializes in banner creation. Wow, it was sooooo easy, I'm now thinking about other oportuinites to contact other specialists in different art areas.

Gail, took the ideas and thoughts I gave her and just ran with it. She did such a wonderful job of all of these banners, I am just thrilled!!! Far above anything I ever expected, and I paid a ridiculously low but fabulous price too.

These banners are being used both here on my blog as mini link buttons and on my website in full size.

I am far from finished and will be adding more as soon as I dream up the new ones I want.
But oh no, I am not going to make them myself, are you Crazy? I'm just gonna call the banner designer expert lady specialist! aka da bomb!

Did I mention her name was Gail aka Shabby Cottage Studio? In case you still are not sure how to get over to her very brand new website just click on this lovely banner and it will take you there. Not only did she make my banners but she did it while working to complete her own website. Her website is fabulous, lots of yummy art projects, fun altered art supplies, beautiful collage sheets and decorated so beautifully, I was there on the first day, Oct 2, but it should still have the new website smell and she may still give you a virtual hot steaming cup of coffee and homemade sticky bun, but I have to tell you..... I did eat quite a few when I was there so then again.... maybe not! :)

Once you are there you can link up to even more wonderful sites of hers. Her blog addy is in my blog links too.

Well to finish my post, I will tell you that it is Thanksgiving Day today here in Canada. We celebrated the dinner part yesterday (hubby is working today) with a turkey dinner and all the trimmings (oh yeah, there were my homemade pies and they were not virtual) So today we will eat leftovers of which I am thankful for.

I am thankful for many many things, right now it is the warmth from the woodstove, the sense of smell, and the sight to enjoy the colors of fall. For this I thank my Creator.

I am Thankful and grateful to our soldiers fighting for our freedom and to their very brave families waiting for them at home. May you be safe and warm.

I am thankful for large towels and beautiful puppy dog eyes when our dog Jessie comes in with wet muddy feet, I will always cave in to those eyes.

Way way further down the list of Thanks, I am thankful for beautiful banners, and for this I thank Gail of Shabby Cottage Studio.

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians and their families. May your Creator keep you safe, warm and may you have many reasons to give thanks.



Sunday, October 07, 2007