Monday, June 29, 2009

Looking for an Exciting Summer Read?

I highly recommend Tierra Red by K.P. Vorenberg
"Set against the backdrop of territorial days
in New Mexico, a Gibson Girl heroine and an
unforgettable cast of characters
sift through clues on two continents in their
search for truth, justice, and love."
sI was the lucky recipient of a copy of Kathy's newly published book
courtesy of her One World, One Heart Giveaway in March.
Usually not a fiction reader, I enjoyed this gripping tale so much
I finished it in a few days...I just could not put it down!
I truly loved the story...the characters, the history lesson...
and the corruption made this such a treasure to read!
Kathy's artistic, factual writing created a cast of characters
and locations so authentic I could visualize being there myself!
For a visual treat, visit Kathy's website Artful Muse to see her
beautiful, unique beaded art!
There's no end to the creativity and talent of this gifted woman!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

KC Willis Studio Retreats!

KC Willis has done it again!!
This time she is offering fabulous Studio Retreats onsite
in Colorado!
She is also offering an unbelievable opportunity to win a piece of her outstanding artwork...
find out more about this on her blog at

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pieces of the Past

I just completed this piece for a challenge from
KC Willis at Collage Camp.
the idea was to use only recycled and used elements.
this wonderful old printers box was perfect for such a project!
most of the pieces are things i have picked up on the ground...
on my runs in the city...
at the beach..or in the woods.
although i must confess there are a few bits of
paper and such that are not recycled...
I couldn't help myself...creative license bonus!
this is one of my favorite quotes.. though i have so many...
but it really described the essence of this piece...
my favorite type of art...
bringing together bits of found treasures from many places
to create a beautiful rembrance. the paper is coffee stained.
the grapevine and beach glass i collected myself.
i've added a couple of old clock gears for a bit of steampunk appeal..
i thought they went well with the brass connectors
on the crossbars of the box.
i found this piece of beach glass last week in Maine...
it reminded me of an old vase.
i always have a closet full of hanging flowers
in the process of drying...
i love using them to make wreaths and wrap gifts.
i made this nest out of some chicken wire and
used a beach pebble for the egg.
the old lace doily is coffee stained.
the driftwood came from the beach
and pools in Maine.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another Lipstick Ranch Giveaway!

Visit Lipstick Ranch to enter the giveaway to win this fabulous
The Women-The-Flag
work of art created by the famous KC Willis!
Even more great online classes from KC Willis now at
Hurry...the drawing is tomorrow!!!