HAPPY 2010 TO YOU!
31 December 2009
29 December 2009
It all begins with the TREE!
(next year's christmas card!)
Red velvet cake with (green) butter-cream-cheese icing!
Every year we pose wearing the crowns from our English Christmas Crackers.
Our first holiday bird and christmas dinner SINCE 1992!
Battenburg lace + brown Alfred Meakin Staffordshire "Fair Winds"
Above pic and the next 2 are from the "road trip" I took to get mom, Mon/Tue before Christmas.
15 December 2009
23 November 2009
(Orig photo here.) Another assignment from this month's "Point & Shoot Journaling" class. We were instructed to go out and take as many photos as we can, shooting everything that appeals to our eye! Then, in hindsight, to locate a photograph that represented a METAPHOR for something else that was going on in our lives.
I had SUCH A STRONG PULL to use this photo taken in September, that I postponed the "go out and shoot" aspect for another day.
Backstory: The SECOND I began my trek across this engineering marvel, an overwhelming feeling swept over me that I had been here before & that I had come home. And it's not a NEW feeling for me in this great city. As for so many of us, a place can hold special meaning with no obvious explanation.
I don't question it for A SECOND.
It was a day that I'd been waiting for all my life!
- Some of things I used on my photo were tissue paper, oil pastels, white gesso, ZIG .5mm waterproof marker.
15 November 2009
10 November 2009
06 November 2009
31 October 2009
"Enchanted Spirit" ATC
How I created the background: First I started with a heavy cardstock blank, to which I added a layer of acrylic paint mixed with glaze. This was to create a glossy "base" for alcohol ink application (red, yellow & copper). Final glaze was with Glitter Modge Podge before adhering image (some free vintage images here) printed from computer, matted word (DooDads by Tim Holtz) and mini bottlecap (like this) with UTEE (by Ranger Ink) and gold embossing powder. Edged with black Sharpie.
28 October 2009
Subtle light play,
an overcast day.
Mist adds to the mystery;
In the soft, low light ~
on wisps of foam.
: : EVERYTHING : :
looks and feels so right.
I am alive & awake!
25 October 2009
LK is offering 31 days of inspirational techniqes, instruction and prompts. There are over 80 members signed up for the 1st month who hail from all over the globe. Here's a small sampling:
- longmont, colorado, usa
- georgia, usa
- winchester, england
- seatlle, wash, usa
- esperance, western australia
- portland, oregon, usa
- somewhere in belgium
- southern california, usa
- montreal, canada
- frederick, maryland, usa
- Brussels, Belgium
- idaho falls, idaho, usa
- erie, pennsylvanis, usa
- altamont, new york, usa
- lethbridge, alberta, canada
- near wellington, new zealand
- london, england
19 October 2009
Anxious to try my hand at original art, I created this 4x4 with one of a few small pen sketches I did recently on a Post-it pad. I was inspired after watching Suzi Blu's workshop video for "The Goddess & The Poet" ~ (thanks, my friend!)
I JUST GOTTA TAKE THIS CLASS! For $55.00 you can sign up for it here.
18 September 2009
Today is Puppy Mill Awareness Day! If you live near any of the locations, listed below, please attend one of these important events. This organization's goal is to provide a voice for the thousands of dogs that remain in puppy mills around the country that are waiting for a hero. While public awareness has drastically increased over the past few years there's still a long way to go!!
Today we can all help by celebrating and supporting rescue, adopting a shelter or puppy mill dog and do our part to increase awareness to the cruelty within the mills.
- rescue ink - "Rescue Ink Unleashed " - a new series. Friday, 09/25/09 - 10:00 p.m. - National Geographic Channel
14 September 2009
My Shop "beauty of the garden"
I've just added a link to my Etsy shop. It is small and growing so be sure to click now and take a peek. You can either check here for updates or click on "follow this feed" at the bottom of my shop! Here are some items I will be listing ~
- ACEO originals,
- OOAK blank greeting cards,
- squared art,
- larger format mixed media collage,
- mixed media collage prints mounted on thick, creamy (blank) greeting cards
Destashing cherished bits from my personal collection such as
-carte de visite
-old books & book pages
-vintage photo postcards
-square and shaped board books
as well as other treasures for altering/mixed media collage and bookmaking.
Vintage flea market finds from rural New England, such as
-gorgeous rusty & brass bits
-art deco goddesses
AND SO MUCH MORE!
06 September 2009
It felt wonderful to be able take one off my "bucket list" yesterday!
I have wanted to take this trip for what seems like a lifetime and it came about SPONTANEOUSLY!
Walking across this 120 year old engineering marvel was truly My American Dream Come True!
At 54, I realize more than EVER how important it is to honor:
- my past
- all that I AM
- and all that I NEED TO BE
31 August 2009
Being without a computer has been trying, to say the least! I have been so busy making art that I hope you will remember to check back in with me over the next 1-2 weeks! I'm closer to being able to scan all of my new projects (for sharing here) but we're just not there yet.
- Norton antivirus: (8/22/09) ~ completed but with major issues, delays
- Web access, email, etc: (8/22/09)
- Printer: (8/23/09) ~ completed but SOME issues, delays
- MAXTOR access to my archived photos and art
- Speakers: (8/27/09) ~ completed but SOME issues, purchase required
- Replacing the CORRECT version of Microsoft Office: check (8/28/09) ~ completed but yes, more major issues, patch had to be researched online & worked! WHEW!
- UPDATE: Fuji FinePix Digital Camera: (9/4/09) ~ offloaded 300+ pics, took 290 more on 9/5/09 trip to brooklyn bridge.
INSTALLATIONS STILL TO COME:
- Camera (done)
- Photshop Elements 6.0
- "Old" C: drive with vacation photos
10 August 2009
Ever-anxious to share my art, tips and techniques, photos from my adventuresand to remain in touch with so many lovely friends in this online community..
I will be posting again soon, estimating just after this weekend, or around August 18! Please be sure to check back ~ we've got alot of catching up to do!!!
July trip to Portland, Maine
come on in!
day one in my side garden