Monday, April 30, 2007

I'll Be wearing THIS!

Good day all my Ladies of Charms! Artiscape is just 4 days away!!!!!!! I'll be the one wearing THIS! as per my previous e-mail. It only took me 15 minutes to whip up. well,umm...maybe 30 minutes to whip up. OK! It took me about an hour to make but I must say I do look FABULOUS in it!


2 piano lessons

2 track meets

one birthday

send one child to 3 day camp

prepare teenager for Washington D.C. trip next week

3 bills to pay

art supplies to pack

finish swap items

lose 30 pounds!

lose 1 pound???


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Charm Swap Prizes!!!!!

For all my Ladies of Charms at Artiscape, here is a photo of our door prizes! I spy...optician's lenses, milk caps, pink dress measurement card, antique frozen Charlotte dolls, vintage travel postcards, vintage yellow binding fabric and collage sheets!!!!

You will pick your prize at Artiscape based on the order that you leave comments here! So leave your comment NOW! Remember to sign your name and e-mail i.d. so I know who you are!
Your Most Honorable and Lovely Queen of Charms,

Friday, April 13, 2007

New Doll photos

My new doll celebratin Moms!

I made a new doll today that I just LOVE! I started with old rusted bedsprings for the base and an antique china doll head. I then added nine charms to the base. Two charms are Sally Jean charms from my old boutique with a photo reproduction of a boy taking a bath and a mom. I also added an old fuse collaged with an old dictionary text word "mother", an old fillagree piece, a chandalier crystal, an old button from Grandma's stash, a silver prayer box, and two silver hearts one which has mom etched on it. I draped an antique lace ribbon around the shoulders and through the body and added an old silver button to the bodice. I finished her with an antique key plate for wings. Every mother should have wings!!!

She is for sale at my website

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

ORIGINAL Scattered Momentos Collage Sheets

I have 8 new collage sheets on my website

As a collage artist, I`m always looking for unique images to use in my collages. I`ve put together my favorites for you!All collage sheets are printed on high quality photo paper.Collage sheets are printed on an inkjet printer and the images are heat set. Inkjet prints allow you to use a variety of transfer methods in your artwork. Collage sheets are arranged by theme. Use in your collage art, scrapbooking or mixed media art! All images may be digitally altered and resized. I only ask that you use each image only once. I have spent a great deal of time collecting and putting together these collage sheets. For a great transfer technique please go to This technique works wonderfully with our Scattered Momentos Collage sheets. All collage sheets are $5.00 each. There is a 2 sheet minimum.

Check back often as I will be listing the following collage sheets: Vintage Circus, Vintage Ladies, Staircases, windowseats and benches, Vintage Hymnal, Vintage Books, Scripture Verses, a variety of quote sheets, Antique Cars, Old Planes and Trains, Vintage Carousel and MORE!

If you have an idea for a collage sheet you would like me to put together - let me know! I enjoy researching and hunting for great old photos and ephemera!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Christ is Risen

Inspired by Easter. He is Risen! Hallelujah. This piece may be purchased on my website

Friday, April 06, 2007

My Faith Looks Up to Thee

I created this for the ZNE style try- chic and shabby style. One of my favorite styles! - lovely pastels, vintage images, antiqued, well loved.

This piece was created on an 8x10 wrapped canvas. I created this using a vintage photo transfer, layers of acrylic paints and inks, a lovely vintage blue satin ribbon, an old button from Grandma's stash, Text from an old hymnal and a hanger made with lots of old buttons. The main colors are sea blue, taupe, cream. You may purchase this piece on ebay!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


WOOHOO! I am sooooo excited I may wet myself :). I have been chosen to be a member of the first ever ZNE DESIGN TEAM! Those of you not familiar with ZNE - it is the BEST website for mixed media, collage and outsider artists. Members of the zne design team will be creating art using collage pages from the ZNE STORE.