Monday, December 17, 2007

a medley,a potpourri, a work of art collaged from the fine arts of various sources.

Every once in a while, you meet an artist that takes the word Artisan to yet another level. Some artists can leave you in awe and almost humbled by the visual experience.

Mindy Sommers of
Vintage Tile Murals has done just that, visit her lovely website:

Vintage Tile Murals, Art Gifts and Home Decor Accessories

If you still have gifts to purchase for anyone that loves art, and if you can get away with a promisary note until the package arrives, then this is the site to shop for the most incredible art offerings.

Thank-you Mindy, for sharing your beautiful artwork.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

These are some of the new Free Add Ons I have listed on my website.

What are Free Add Ons?
When you are placing an order on my website, you get to choose an item from the Free Add Ons category to add to your order and guess what?.......It is free!!! Not even an extra charge on the shipping value.
Limited to 1 item per shipped order, but you can come back everyday if you like and place another order to receive another Free Add On! :)
I've started a new category on my website called Be my Valentine. Sure it's a little early for this year but the Romance is going to keep on year round. I love anything romantic and very fond of a kiss. Sigh.... I am always in love!

This Art card is called Don't Anyone pinch me.

This is a 4 x 4 art squared called Two tickets for Romance.

This last art card is in my art card category and is called Floral Flapper. She has a colorful glass stone headband and a beautiful glass stone dangled from a filigree charm.
Some new items added to Etsy tonight. This fabric collage measures 22 inches long with fringe and wire hanger.

The altered 5 x 5 envelope is filled with a variety of goodies and includes the wire stand.

And an art card in beautiful shades of fushia and rose.

More to come tonight and tomorrow, I left the art machine on for a couple of days!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A little morbid????
Yeah maybe, but I am NOT the one who ripped the arms off of all of those dolls.
I'm just the one that walked into the thrift shop and said "ohh cool" and then bought them.
But I wasn't the only one..... when I came back the next day to get more, they were all gone.
I am going to sell these in my new store for your altered projects. A package will have 3 matching pairs of arms (6 pieces) for a huge amount of moolah a whopping 99 cents per package. That's cheaper than chicken wings! Perfect for altered dolls and other weird stuff!

Just listed on Etsy today, a fabric collage, a wooden niche box, and rose fabric covered buttons.

Now I just have a few more things to finish up and I am off to watch the Grey Cup!!
I got supper already made, plans for some great snacks, and Grey Cup tickets that look like big winners!!! Oh Yeah!!!!
Go Bombers Go!!!!WoooooHoooooo!!!!!
See ya tommorrow!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Three more art cards posted on the
new website opening Dec 2

Free Image downloads on my website, I think I am caught up in the downloads now!
Help your self to all that are there, Happy creating!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Here is some art items that I have listed on Etsy today. This first card is called In Pale Yellow and is made using a free download image from Gail's Blog. I downloaded this awhile back so you may have to search through the topics to find it. This image is another sweet thing and this card is also hard to part with.

These are recycled slide mounts that I have altered into mini 2 x 2 art ornaments. I have used a variety of papers, image repros, many embellishments, beaded dangles, chain for a hanger, and a beaded topper to hang from. I have made quite a bunch of these, but the rest are going to my new store.....did I mention it is opening on Dec 2nd?

This last art piece is made using a recycled tin lid. I used a variety of papers and images then added hand made ribbon roses, lace,braid,ribbon bow, an old brooch from my stash and a wire hanger.
Well hopefully I will see you shortly, I told you I had lots of catching up to do and I wasn't kidding. But I am wearing down a bit so I may have to continue tomorrow.
Hello Everyone!!!

As always I am so very far behind in blog posting but I have some really great excuses.

1. I am on a new design team for Shabby Cottage Studio
2. I started a new blog site (yep shoot me now!)
3. I am moving my stuff into my new studio in the basement
4. I started a new website (I am committing to Dec 2nd opening)
5. I have been working alot at my real jobs
6. I have actually been making a ton of art
7. I have a life off of the net. (hmmm I do? )

So there you have it! Now I will start to post more info on all of the above
#1 The new design team.

Yes, I have joined Shabby Cottage Studio to design art items using product from her website.

There are 6 designers plus Gail whom I have personally taken to calling the Shabby Queen although she doesn't know it yet. LOL

I am going to get this going on our forum so hopefully you will see more reference to the Shabby Queen.

I have listed all of the links to my other shabby sisters which is what we have called ourselves, as well as the links to the store.

I can see why Gail chose each of us, because I spent a couple of hours going through everyones blogs and Etsy shops to see what they were all about.

Kathi aka outonawhim makes the cutest angel tags, just follow her links on her blog to see them.
Gina aka lillysoflondonish ohhh everything she makes is yummy, and I love going to read her blog, such an interesting writer.

Carole Dawn aka cdsartisticendeavors she makes gorgeous polymer beads and sells them at fab prices at her Etsy store.

Sally aka sallylsmith Not only is she very talented as an altered art artist, but she paints beautiful primitive Santa sticks and sells them at her Etsy shop too.

Sharon aka myvintagestudio She does incredible art, I love her vintage style and I am drawn to her digital collages. I'm not sure if she sells somewhere, but her and I will be doing some trades in the new year so I am happy.

Then of course, there is the Gail aka the Shabby Queen herself our group leader. Oh just go check out her site, she doesn't need me to plug her, she is a very talented lady.

And last but not least there is well...... me!!!
Oh what can I say, she picked me because of my cute avatar!
Do check out all of their links for a very enjoyable and inspirational read.

Our first project was to create Art Cards (ATC/ACEO's) using one of Gail's digital ATC background sheets. We were only required to make one ATC but because the sheet comes with 9 images I did them all. The sheets are easy to order, then you download them to your computer and print them out. The nice thing about the digital downloads is that you can print them over and over again. What a savings.

This is the background I chose (yeah what a bonus I got to choose which one to work with)
soI used these backgrounds to create part of my Children are.....series. The images are from my own collections. Then all were embellished and the rest of the phrase for each card was added.

There are 11 cards in the series, 2 are already for sale on Etsy these 9 here are going to be listed in my new store so do check it out when it opens.

This last card is my favorite and why I called her precious. You may recognize the image, it comes from one of Great Musings CD collections and is also the website logo. Please don't ask me which one, I think I have all of Kat's collections. But if you check out her site you will probably find which cd it comes from.
The other project we were to make was the cutest little paper bag. Gail sent us the papers with the template on the back, I cut it out and scored it but then I didn't want to make a paper bag so I glued it to some heavy card stock to make a very sturdy upright bag. Then before putting it all together, I added rivits to the sides and made a wire hanger. The embellishing was easy for me, my stash of goodies made it so easy to decorate these bags. Gail has since added to her collection of bag papers, and they are perfect for Christmas gift giving especially for giving art cards. I personally am going to get more to make ornaments for the tree and what a great way to give any kind of gift cards. ohh the possibilities are endless!

You can also read and see the bags I made on Gail's Blog tho you may have to go back a few posts, like I said, I am a little bit behind in my posting.
Well that is all for this post, but I will start another one shortly. First I will give you a little time to absorb this one and take a break myself. I'll be right back!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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.