Sunday, November 15, 2015

Time to be in the studio!

Little Santa fun to start the festive creativity happening! These ATC's went out on a swap..bye bye Santas.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday play

These gems are going out on a swap to AFTC..Art for the Creative Mind yahoo group.. Bye Bye birdies.These were inspired by Iris Apfel...the amazing 90 yr old queen of extreme creativity! Saw her documentary this week,,,wonderful!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Been a while

We have made a big move this summer and I am just finally starting to get creative again. Moving zaps it out of me. From the emotions to the physical I am drained, happy, but drained!,,,will post new things soon!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New style!

8x8. $35.00 shipped to you! 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Playing wth color and having FUN!

NEW look!! I have been reading and studying the techniques of  and am having a blast!

and another! This is very therapeutic for me to just play with color and all of my STUFF... And I have a lot of stuff. I am still using a mixed media approach but am loosening up on all of my "training" in fine art! WHAT FUN!!! 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

art and books

Have had a lot of time to spend reading and creating..I do love all of my magazines but always go back to somerset studio!! LOVE to go back to the old issues.  I have also read two good books one by ..amazing whimsical artist Juliette Crane  it is a feast for the eyes. And of course re-reading Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts

LOVE this book ...if you do not own it go straight to Amazon or Kelly's link above and order it today!

Sunday for sale

8 x 8 $35.00 for sale...great little mothers day gift! just say the word and she is in the mail to you!

little 6 x 6 wanting to go home to you! she is for sale $25.00...will ship! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tracking my style...

My first attempt at portrait collage inspired by Misti Mawn and Kelli Rae Roberts'

2008 still have those eyes closed!

Below are a few years worth of glimpses from my journal pages as I found my style and worked out the details. What medium to use, what technique, what faces I did and did not like, trial trial trial and a lot of magazine and book lessons later...

trying different faces

 MY STYLE! begins to emerge...I love the look of a face that is not happy or sad but pondering, Love to do front profiles and tend to go to short hair. I am now using so many different mediums and have learned so much.

sold -private commission!

sold at show!

My latest post in my journal..still exploring 8 years later-2015!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

snippet roll in progress

Take an old bobbin, add lace and little snippets of ephemera and you have a snippet roll ready to send out on a swap! 


more details ,lace ,buttons and old jewelry

full the vintage goodies attached!


new girls in the journal !

Page in progress

full page  ready for journaling
Lady in red!


Haul for the thrift stores
Page in progress
ready for journaling..sweet lady bird!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Be curious

Be curious its good for your soul!
New page in the journal! yeah me. Love my new sennilier oil pastels and new brushes!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

oolala french atc

a little French fun for a blog swap over at art joy stuff!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

She had faith in herself

black and white tonal study

new girl for the new year

live peacefully- make no apologies -age gracefully

oil pastel, watercolors, gelatos, stabilos, paper and lots of fun

Saturday, January 31, 2015

swapping fun! oolala!!

pop over to the site to join in with other amazing artists!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Year- New Paths Ahead

New Year, New Paths ahead...The pics below are a few paths I walked this past year and am excited about the new ones ahead. I guess I have a theme here. Never knew how much the paths are evident in my life. Paths to faith, family,  fun, adventure, solitude, home, work and rest. What Path will I take today?

where to next?