Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010 - Dominoe Necklaces

Wishing Everyone a Happy Halloween!
These are five of the 10 Halloween themed
Dominoe Necklaces I had fun making for
family and friends.  

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Trades - Art & Soul Retreat - Portland 2010

Almost ready to go to the Portland Art & Soul Retreat Event. Got my trades done, got the Fatbook done and ready ship to Christine. Now, I've got to get my supplies gathered up and packed and somehwhere in the all festivities, some clothes to wear! I made Bookmarks using Dover Alice Paperdoll images that I collaged/overlayed and also made necklaces on Rubicubes using my original drawings that I collaged.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sliding Puzzle Pieces Collage

I love puzzle pieces and love to find ways to use. These pieces began as the old-timey Sliding Puzzles. You know that ones that have the numbers 1 - 10 and with the little hole on the bottom. As children and as we traveled back and forth across the country, my brothers and I played with these puzzles to pass the miles as they whirled by. I still love them.

For this artwork, I decided I would make each one different, trying different ways to cover the puzzle. For some, I used decorative napkins as the background. For others, I used plain white tissue paper and colored. I also tried using different glues. I actually found the easiest way to do this was to first cover the puzzle with white tissue using Mod Podge. I let it dry and then gently cut through the pieces. After that fully dried, I added more tissue or decorative napkin. By having cut through the first layer with the Xacto Knife, the 2nd layers was much easier.

As you will see, I wasn't concerned with covering up the numbers...some of the numbers underneath the tissue still show, but that was okay with me. I also wasn't concerned with adding objects to the top. A few of these actually have a glaze over them which gave the puzzles a sorta "old wall" look.

Finally, I painted an 8 X 10 art board with yellow and glued each one on. For the sides, I tore apart a puzzle and painted the individual pieces black and glued on the sides.

Hope you Enjoy!

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

2011 Calendar Swap - The Angel Company

Each year, Kathleen Buchanan, hosts a Calendar Swap for The Angel Company Demonstrators. I always have a great time creating pages for her swap and enjoy having the calendar on display all year long. I try to join as many Calendars as I can and this year I joined three. My months were July, September and July. All stamps are from The Angel Company's new catalog!

For September, selected the new stamp set called "Art Gave Her Wings." I also tied in that September is National Literacy Month. 

For the first July, I selected the "Camping" Stamp set.  I love to camp and July is National Parks & Recreation Month so that worked out well.

July the 2nd July, "FLY" is my stamp set and I love this set.  I used some moire ribbon that I have had for a long time.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Decorated Heart

Happy Hearts! Keep Happy Thoughts in Your Heart!
This heart was made from polymer torquoise clay, embossed
with stamps that had been swiped in Brilliance Gold, and then
the edges soldered with Silver Gleem solder. Hope you enjoy!
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another Clay Doll

"You should have seen me before I had plastic surgery!"
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring has Sprung! It's Time to Look Forward-Not Backwards

Spring has arrived in Northern Florida. We went from cold weather to Spring in 3 days! Next event will be SUMMER along the Gulf of Mexico. HAPPY SPRING TO EVERYONE! Never Look Back--Always Look Forward! Hope you enjoy my drawing and collage.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dolls for Big Girls Class - Art & Soul


I attended the "Dolls for Big Girls Class" at Art & Soul, Las Vegas, NV. Jan Harris so generously stepped in for Judy Wise (who had unexpected surgery) and taught the class. These dolls are FUN TO MAKE!!
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A Funky Girl!

A Funky Girl saying HELLO SPRING!
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Recycled and ragged BlueJeans. The pocket was cut out for the front and the backside is part of the leg. First painted with Luminere Paint, then stamped saying and clay piece, adding the purchased flower piece.
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