Monday, October 26, 2009

flowers, roots and pulp

 song of the seasons collage
mixed media collage designed on a vintage book cover with
layers of fabric, paper, lots of textures and details.
thanks to Alicia for the lovely photograph!
now available on my Etsy.

so what is this?
the bare bones of my next project...
an altered book collaboration
with a group of extraordinarily talented ladies.
there are five participating in this
project :
Alicia of Altered Bits
Debrina of Debrinas Diary
Lisa of Lucky Dip
and myself.
each of us will complete a page
and the cover of our books then 
send them out on a four month voyage so
that all other participants
can contribute their artistic talent and
intrepretation of the chosen theme on their
designated page or pages.

the blog is Pulp Redux
my theme is "roots...beneath the layers"

some of the elements that might be appearing in my book...

i am so excited to be a part of this
exciting artistic journey...
please visit the blog so you can travel along with us!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Charming Exchange Auction

This fantastic book has most unique,
beautiful pieces of jewelry...
and now they can be yours!!
Authors Kelly Snelling and Ruth Rae are auctioning
off some of the fabulous pieces from this book.
You can find the auction here.
The best part is 100% of the auction
proceeds will go to
to help fight breast cancer.
So buy yourself a gift and
help fight breast cancer!)

Monday, October 5, 2009


 "Edgar Allen Poe lived and worked in Baltimore for many years.
In tribute to the 200th birthday of the master of macabre,
the inventor of the detective story, the engineer of science fiction,
Baltimore is celebrating citywide with Nevermore 2009.
The array of special events, exhibitions and tours reaches its crescendo
October 8-11 as friends, fans and fiends gather 
to give him the send off he never had."
The week concludes with a viewing of the body at his former residence
 and a public candellight vigil at Westminster hall.
A funeral procession will travel with Mr. Poe's body  
in a casket via antique horse-drawn hearse to Westminster hall for
a funeral service complete with a number of Poe's contemporaries,
dignitaries and those he's influenced presenting eulogies.
Actor John Astin will officiate over the services.
Too bad Poe will miss the fanfare as it will be
quite the celebration!
when I set about to create a piece for Alicia for our swap... 
It was only fitting that I should choose to create something
in honor of Poe...
especially since I live in Baltimore
and I know she is a fan
and since it is almost Hallween
who isn't at least a bit taken with
 such a complex man and
his difficult journey of 40 years?
"All that we see or seem
is but a dream within a dream."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Saturday, October 3, 2009

unruly bittersweet

one of my favorite fall arrivals is bittersweet vine
i love the way the yellow berries pop open
to reveal a beautiful red burst.
last night i threw this wreath together
and by this morning most of the berries
had opened up...

how beautiful is that?