Friday, February 25, 2011

Background Beauty

Last week I found the most wonderful tutorial from Katie Kendrick   on making backgrounds..I was so inspired to give it a go...and in the process I was reminded of the beauty of the things we take for granted in the background of our everyday much to see if we really take a good look with open eyes and a open heart.

"Beautiful Life" Created on a book cover that was layered in distressed magazine pages using Nevr-dull,paint and gold leaf.

"Live Like you Mean it" Created on Plexi-glass,Gesso,paint and ink.

"Simple Pleasures" ACEO Art Card Created using distressed magazine,texture plates,and ink.

"Sometimes I need

only to stand

wherever I am

to be blessed."

— Mary Oliver
As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

Friday, February 18, 2011

My Eyes Are Open

For the first time since I started selling my work on EBAY I have put the "Selling" and "Auction" part on hold for a while. I am still creating,but with a new mission and a new goal. I was so inspired after receiving all the treasures in the Giveaway I won from Riki at that it gently pushed me in the directions of my dreams..and I finally made the decision,to open my eyes and to at last submit some of my mixed media jewelry pieces to a magazine for possible publications.With this shift of focus,creative time has been full of ideas for possible submissions.I must admit that it feels weird to create something and not list it for sale right away,..It almost feels as though I am keeping a secret of sorts, an exciting,thrilling,cant wait to blab all about it,secret.

Today,I can share some of the ideas that have passed my table and that I later decided not to submit them...I am having a blast with Resin and all I can say is I want to put resin on everything right now..Ooooh what fun!! I just know something wonderful will hatch from all this resin play that I can submit to a magazine..

"Shadow of His Wings"

 "My Hearts Affection"

Resin Butterfly Transparency

 "History" Resin Lace,Gauze and Rusties

'All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds,
wake in the day to find that it was vanity;
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act on their dreams with open eyes,
to make them possible.'

(T. E. Lawrence, 1888-1935)

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Getting through the Night

Hello sweet friends.I know I have been away for some time,we have been struggling with runny noses,coughs,fevers and an overall yucky feeling that just doesn't seem to want to go away.I'm sure you understand that when your feeling this way you just don't feel like doing ANYTHING.Today,I must admit,the sky at last seemed to clear a bit,giving me enough time to look up and breathe.... and with the patio door open beside me,I can hear the sweet pitter pat of the fountain and the children laughing in the near by school and I can at last feel myself returning to my old self.Not yet feeling 100%,but we all have get through the night to appreciate the dawn don't we?
Last week I had planned on sharing some new cheese clothe from my "Doo-dads" shop,but never had a chance,so here they are.. The wonderful colors surprised me as they dried to these amazingly bright and vibrant colors..My personal favorites,Rust,Pearl Gray and nothing tops Tea Stain..and that one smells nice too!



                                                                     Bright Violet

                                                                     Bright Green

Pearl Gray

                                                                          Tea Stain

I would also like to thank everyone that took the time to comment and send me emails in regards to my recent cuffs.I am so honored by all the words you share with me.

Here's a custom cuff for sweet Carmen  at Thanks Carmen..Enjoy!!

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by