Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Must See

I have had a bug bite type bump for some time now and kept putting it off.No more.Appointment is for 10:15am tomorrow.This one put a fire under my ass.Even if there is no concern,definitely worth viewing.Bless.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Lost then Found

It started off like any other.Excited about the creative day ahead of me..But upon entering my creative space I became overwhelmed with the abundance of chaos in my work space.My mind became cluttered and closed and I immediately withdrew hoping to find my muse within the soft spoken keys at my fingertips





Scanning my latest U-tube treasures,"Arttradermagazine"caught my eye. Using scraps from my table..Yes!!Brilliant!! I can create and clean up at the same time..How wonderful is that!! Check out her great tutorial!!




And so I began.Starting with a premade 6"x 6" canvas covered in Gesso.



I then glued all kinds of table scraps on to the canvas..



Once it dried I began to paint...and paint..and paint..I just couldn't seem to pick a color I was happy with..so I ended up with spray painting the base black..
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..and after careful consideration,I choose this beautiful acrylic metallic copper as the top layer..and when I painted it...something happened..something wonderful..my vision took a turn and the Michael Demeng inside me started to scream..His awesome use of unwanted treasures provoke every nerve ending in my being and so inspired by his work, I attempted to make my very own M.D inspired piece.
http://www.michaeldemeng.com/



Now I don't know about you,but for me..something happens when the breeze grazes my shoulder,or when my fingers slide underneath the soil,or when my face feels the cool and fresh water of the ocean..Something happens..unexplainable yet real.As it does when I reach for the perfect pieces to finish my canvas.Perhaps it is a whisper of gratitude,..a knowing of grace,..whatever it is.. it also happens when that perfect trinket touches my fingers...and there is nothing but clarity.



"Lost Then Found"

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beautiful

                                                
Came across the most amazing images today.
                                          
Oh How I wish I could capture moments like these.

"Seeing is Believing" by Binderskagnaes


"Onion Sprout" by Celeste Moon


"Natures Stars" by Tangleduptight


"Fresh By" Tangleduptight


 
"Day Dream" by Ann Earweg


                                                                      
"Dark" Scott Stulberg

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I miss me some ACEO'S

It's been a while since I have created some aceo's..I think they are just the perfect project when your feeling that creative itch and you want to see the results quick!Thanks for stopping by!!





"Ode to Joy"#348
Beethoven inspired.Vintage reprint,stickers,rub-ons

"Spells"#349
Halloween is in the air!!Vintage reprint,Die-cuts,stickers,premium papers,Swarvoski crystals

"Treasures of the Heart"#350
Vintage reprint,Premium paper,Tea dyed lace,Rusty Hinge,Swarovski Crystals

Tonight on Ebay!!

Just a quick laugh before you go!!


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Monday, August 23, 2010

And the Winner is..

After spending almost an hour trying to figure out how to use "Mister Linkys Widget" to pick a winner for this months Giveaway..



...I eventually gave up and decided to pick the winner the old fashion way..out of a hat!

Congrats to Janet from http://janetsartplay.blogspot.com/ ..I will contact you for shipping information..and thanks to everyone else that graciously took the time to ender my litttle giveaway..Big Hugs to you my friends!!

I also have some new items up this week!!Be sure to check them out on EBAY and Etsy!! Here is a new block Doll named "Heart".She floated out of me with Michael Buble's "You and I"(playing for you now) in the background..my special song for Hubby and I...I know.. I'm such a mush..





Also have some new goodies in my Doo-dads Store..

Some Tea dyed ribbon..



Beautiful Rusties..


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and check out the new banner I made for the shop...Ooooh I just love this Rusty Stuff!!




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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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     My computer...is driving me crazyyyyyyy....first I was completely locked out of it ...thought it was a virus..after spending hours on the phone..hubby spending hours on the phone....dog watching me pull hair out..kids laughing at my ranting and raving....computer is still acting funny....now using kids computer....kids stop laughing(what do you mean your using OUR computer)...have to remind them...not THEIR computer..mine feeling better..but still not acting right..on the phone again...they(computer techs from hell)then lock out all my computers...Augh...hubby screaming...me crying...kids laughing..dog staying out of the way..I'm starting to drink..ok..not really..just wanting too...other computers are up...mine is back to where I started..Breathe Cat...Breathe!!

In the meantime...life is good..Playing with Bubbles!!


  ..and some new listings going up tonight..
"My Keys"


"Harmony"Altered Bottle

 


Plus,I'm excited to announce that some of my pieces have been put in  treasuries on Etsy..I dont know how to add a pictures of them,but here's one of the links..my item is the "Paper Clip Rusties"..how cool is that!!Thank You Onamesleft!!
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Listings and a Giveaway!!

It's time for a giveaway..This month I am giving away some of the goodies you can find in my new shop on Etsy. I have included all kinds of yummies,like buttons,a card kit,rusties,gauze,handmade flower embellishments,place cards you can use for bookmaking, .....ooooh I just love this kind of stuff!!



All you have to do is leave me a comment and please pass the word along on your blog.I will announce the winner on Monday 23rd!!

I also have some new items up on EBAY tonight..First, I have this altered wood clipboard named "Fly".It was created using,premium paper,plexiglass,rusties(washers and nuts),rub-ons,recycled business cards and I also created the top piece out of muslin,felt,and beads.










I also have this set of three wood blocks.Created using premium paper,vintage reprints,stickers,swarovski crystals and wire.




Lastly,I have this altered mini wood box named "Faith".Created by taking apart the mini box and using the lid as the base.I also used paint,recycled business card,transparency,stickers and more.



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Monday, August 9, 2010

First Day of School

I am at a loss of words today..feeling a bit blue..watching my little man stand tall as he enters the class..and my daughter..so strong and brave..even when she holds on to my hand..looks me in the eyes and whispers..I'm ready.

First Day of 3rd Grade


First Day of 7th Grade



"The Moment" by Margaret Atwood

The moment when, after many years
of hard work and a long voyage
you stand in the centre of your room,
house, half-acre, square mile, island, country,
knowing at last how you got there,
and say, I own this,

is the same moment when the trees unloose
their soft arms from around you,
the birds take back their language,
the cliffs fissure and collapse,
the air moves back from you like a wave
and you can't breathe.

No, they whisper. You own nothing.
You were a visitor, time after time
climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.
We never belonged to you.
You never found us.
It was always the other way round.

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