Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pleasant parting!

Think on those things that are good and the new year will pass pleasantly! Good bye 2008 may we part as friends.


just so i will remember what i intend to do this new year here is my top ten list!!

1. Let go and Let God!

2.Trust more

3.Visit Friends more

4.cook good things good things ( Healthy)

6.get my art published


8.EXERCISE more --Walk Walk Walk

9.organize my closets- if something comes in something goes out!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blessed Christmas to all!

Going quiet for a few days of peace and family fun! Hope all are doing the same around the blog world. Keep creative! Here is a snippet from my house to yours... see you in the New Year!

Charmed I'm sure

Charms that inspire me to create more charms..These are leaving this week for a swap on yahoo!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Nothing like Turkey !

Sweet baby Jet on thanksgiving day! He of course did not get to feast but he sure wanted to! This is our good friends Dee and Bri's little bundle. He is such a delight to us all. It was a wonderful thanksgiving with the newest blessing!

Little Token

little token of love necklace book for my paper traders third anniversary project. Love the soft pink and little flowers I added to this tiny creation.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

These are three of my newest creations. The first is an ornament made on wood and embelleshed with bead work the second is an ATC and the third is a slide made with a transfer image.I love the victorian look!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

fun days at work

At work this week, my wonderful friend and volunteer Sharon came dressed like the Cat in the Hat and read to my Alzheimer's program partcipants and some of the kids from the local pre-school. What a fun day we had! Life is all about the moments, never forget you can make a difference when you can create a smile!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Angel of Glory

Christmas is here and the cards are getting started! This one is off to a swap on Yahoo. She is 3-d in person,cut a slit around her halo and pop dotted it. Untraditional colors and glittery!

Monday, September 29, 2008

A Woman of Faith

"Woman of Faith"-recently sold at an Art Expo! She was one I really enjoyed making and I REALLY wanted to keep her.However, she earned $ for the non-profit Alzheimer Program I work for ,she had a good purpose in her faithful life!

Asian ATC

Saturday, September 6, 2008

beautiful dreamer

Thanks to mixed media artist's Kelly Rae Roberts
and Misty Mawn for inspiring me to try this great collage technique. I think their style is so awesome. It has taken me alot of trial and error to paint a face I am happy with. This is going to a yahoo swap..bye bye dreamer...............

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bandana tag duo....

Here is my final bandana Technique tag duo.This is very addictive, I could not stop doodling!! This was my favorite............. done on tags with a dye based background then stamped designs with staz-on and used black gelly roll glaze and white gelly roll pens to doodle! Then glossed the whole thing with gel medium..FUN,FUN,FUN. This is heading out in the mail to the ccswaps group..bye bye bandana..........

Monday, July 28, 2008

ATC Beeswax fun

These are a few beeswax ATC's made for a swap on one of my YAHOO groups. The neat thing about the beeswax is the way it changes the whole look of the papers! It is like a mystery until you add the beeswax. I did glue all the papers down first, then added the beeswax with my clover iron (LOVE IT! ). Napkins work great and so does tinted and patterned vellum.
Love this technique!

Row houses ala Cathee

These were so fun to make and I really enjoyed coming up with the sayings on them. I cut up an old book and had a blast..I call it the re-words, words recycled!I know,I know not to clever,a journalist I am not an Artist I AM! These are going out to Trish Bayley for a swap..bye bye England you go!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Royal Princess

If I were the princess I would make eating chocolate for breakfast lunch and dinner mandatory throughout my lands. AND Coffee flowing in a fountain- fresh and dark with a touch of creme. MMMMMM....... I like being princess!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Little Dreamer

Lay your head down and drift off.
Dream sweet things of lace and white,
sugar and spice, for this is what little girls are made of.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fabric ATC

These Bathing Beauties turned out cute! Worked on them while chatting with my good friend Kathy K from Kansas! (Hi kathy if you are out there any where..) This was my first fabric atc and the first time to use my new mini iron..Enjoyed it! These girls are going out on a swap tomorrrow...Bye you cuties!!

The return of the altered book

I am continuing to work on this book as I have time. This is page 5&6 . Seems to need something on the blank side HMMM continued soon....

Saturday, May 31, 2008

In my dreams

An altered book I am in the middle
of working on as the muse hits!
The story begins..a dream.
Page 2, the dream on the wing of a butterfly.

Pg 3&4 The dream is a memory.

Had fun using a transparency that I have had for a while.Colored the back of it with alcohol inks then applied it to the board with gel medium. I always love the look of gel glossy!

Lady of the summer

I have been busy finishing some pieces I began last week
and this one is very appropriate for the start of the summer
season here on the island!

morning and evening

Sing in the morning and you will relax and

fall asleep with dreams of peace and blessings.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Summer forever

This feels like a picture of eternal summer and the way life in summer seems to be suspended in a breeze. It always amazes me that summer sneaks in and then is there in full bloom ,how life is like that so often! I want summer to last forever , of course until it is to hot and too buggy and.. well.. I guess, I must confess, I love a season of summer and then .....whatever is next will do!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Houses are home wherever we go and however small,

when creativity and love reside there.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sat play

Just completed my icicle doll for a swap..she is divine and sweet all at the same time! Will be trying to clean up all the mess from making her..she created a disaster in my art room..oh well such is a rainy saturday made for...C

Friday, March 28, 2008

wonderful evening

I am entertaining my wonderful friend Audrene and letting her experience my blog abilities ..what a gal to sit and watch me blog..Kudos to you Audrene.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tryptich ATC

Three girls: smile, believe, and dream..atc tryptich for yahoo swap.

Everything is beautiful by candle lite!,,My evening is complete with
candles and a hot cup of tea...g'nite.....sweet dreams....

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Tip in Altered Page

This is the Front of a tip in page for one of my yahoo swap groups .
The lace, feathers and flowers give it a
great shabby chic look! This one will be hard to send off!

This is the Back of the page..

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Romantic Gothic Arches just in time for Valentines Day!

First Love

Meet Me at the Chapel

Longing for Love

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cat Collage gracie girl all dressed and ready to go!

This is a watercolor I did of my was auctioned off for charity at the annual art show and silent auction for Alzheiemer's Respite and Resource , the non-profit that I work for. I added an Antique jewelry brooch ,feather,letter tiles and wonderful hand made paper . It was hard to sell!I wanted it for myself!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Today I actually got my craft room organized! YAHOO! Now I will attempt to create something awesome to share in all it's glory. I think I have been avoiding creating because the room was so jumbled. While watching an episode of "Clean House" today , I bit the bullet and plunged in, put all my collage stuff in one bin and embellishments in another, filed paper and new stickers etc.,put my new atc's in an album and threw out junk (as we all know there was not much to throw away! HAH! My junk is my treasure!).

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Picture for your creativity,
feel free to borrow this!
It is a photo of my great grandmother
Appolonia Arnes.

New Year New Thoughts

Reflection is one thing I do too much of, so am going to do my best to live this year with my focus ahead and not in the rear view mirror. Seems I need to go forward and stop thinking things are always clearer in the past. I embrace the new and out with the old, AMEN! Happy New Year to all!
ATC Christmas Spirit 2007