Saturday, November 10, 2007

"Show Us Your Little Girl Shoes" and "House Swap II"

Loraine's Mary Jane

My Keds

If I Had a Daughter

Easter Shoes

Patty's House


Jake's House

Do you know what "Jimmies" are? My friend Wendy told me that they are the little sprinkles you put on ice cream or cakes back east. They just don't call them sprinkles. There is even a page on Wikipedia about them. Funny!

I just finished these cards this week for a woman named Judithann Illingworth. She is the "host" for the swaps and really does a great job with them. I'll be hosting a swap too in the near future, but, I haven't decided what it will be about yet. The ones that seem to really get great returns are the collage or "medium" specific ones, like drawn or painted only Zettis. I was thinking about maybe "belly button myths -- hand drawn and painted only". If nothing else it would be very interesting to see what kind of returns people come up with.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Watercolors Discovered in Archeological Dig

Just kidding...
Some people like to clean in the spring. It seems I am not one of them. The studio is going through a major facelift and in my travels through this chaotic mess, I found some pieces that I thought I would post. These are all a bit old, but, I like them none the less.
The weather is turning cooler now. The leaves are turning and I get cold feet when I wear flip flops. Not sure how I feel about that. Sporting flip flops is one of my favorite parts of the summer.

Thanks for checking out my blog.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Here is another variation of my floral rolo. This one is called "Floweras for Mike," named thusly because my older brother always put an "a" sound on the end of the word flower. He also said "showera". Go figure, but, it's pretty cute that he said it like that. Mom and Dad get this ATC. This is ink, watercolor and pastels.

"Night Sky in the Colorado Mountains"
Ink, watercolor, pearlescent inks and a bit of glitter. It really didn't scan well.

"Leaves of Time"

Altered Rolos

I thought I would try my hand at a "Zetti" style card, which for all I can figure mean non-sensical kinda like Cirque Del Sol-ish. You know, fantasy-ish where many of the subjects wear pointy hats and stripped tights.

One of the other ATCers (orinj) at has been using extremely fine ink lines with color overlays. She inspired me to use that style on the rolo above. After all, ATCs are all about experimentation.

I seem to keep coming back to the foil and acrylic mixed media techniques too. They tend to flow out and evolve as I work on them. I really like this rolo, so I'm going to hang on to it for a bit I think.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

More art to view

Slowly but surely I am adding more images all the time of pieces I have done. Some of them are new and some are a bit older. The fall harvest is one of my favorite times of the year. We went to Woogie's house last weekend and picked fresh peaches, pears, tomatoes, squash (which I'm sure my husband would have liked to leave behind), and even flowers for our tortoise to eat. This pear in particular caught me eye since it still had the leaves on it, so I just HAD to photograph it.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Artwork from August/September



Fading Away

Haughty Harriett

Flow Motion

It's been a while since my last entry. Summer was crazy and now it's time to get busy with some art... what I love to do. ATCs have really helped me to bloom as an artist. Not only do I enjoy making them, I love seeing what other artists are doing. With all that community, how can I go wrong with what I'm creating.

I joined a swap for rolodex cards (the samples on the top of today's entry). What you are looking at are the fronts and backs of the cards that I have created. The larger 3" x 5" scale is so different, but, not so big that it intimidates.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Art Cards

Circles 1
(colored pencil and watercolor)

For "Threadalicious Too" Swap
(thread was supposed to be the primary focus)

" Skip to My Lou" Series
(the three proceeding images were done with a mixture of collage, stamping and drawing)

(Embossed foil tape with string inderneath and alcohol inks added for color)

Birthday Rose
(watercolor, ink and souffle pen)

Colorado Landscape
(watercolor, ink and souffle pen)

(watercolor and pencil on paper)

Sick Monkey, NO SHOW TODAY
(Collaged newspaper, acrylics and ink on paper)

Another "Threadalicous Too" card
(sewing on wool felt)

Artcards, or ATCs are little works of art (2.5" x 3.5") that you trade with other artists. They are not really supposed to be bought or sold, but, not suprisingly, I have seen a few on ebay. This is a small sampling of some of the ones I have been doing. Well, okay, these are some of my favorites that I hope to use as studies for larger pieces as soon as the kids go to school. In other words, when I have more time.

Next up... a website in the works. Should be interesting since I don't know a thing about it except maybe how to design it.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Time to try this out I suppose.

I've read the blog ramblings of several people, among them love child, Elsie Flannigan, primarily because she is just such an interesting case of young, creative, unabashed scrap booking/art/mixed media talent. Man, can that girl crank out the work. She wears me out just reading her entries. What I really like about her blog is that she has loads of photos of what she is seeing and doing all the time. I think it takes some real guts to put yourself out there the way she and millions of other people do, so I thought I might try and crack this creative shell of mine by doing the same thing.

What am I interested in? Beautiful, interesting visual art... collage, painting, fiber art, photography, mixed media. Just all kinds of creative imagery. I like to make cards, paint in watercolor and oils and recently I have gained an interest in Artist Trading Cards. I haven't made any trades yet, but, I am working on these cards just to get kick started.

So, this blog has been created to track that journey too. I really just want to see where all this stuff takes me.