Thursday, September 23, 2010

an end and a beginning...

a photo taken with my iphone
that set my theme
for the next round of
Pulp Redux
 working in
Alicia's book...
The Museum of Forgotten Things

Saturday, September 18, 2010

moo it forward

do you moo?

thanks to mary jane i discovered and ordered some
of these adorable miniature cards with a 15% off discount
and you can too!

i love my little moo's so fast and easy to do
and you get to select  and crop up to 19 images for a
box of 100 cards.

how fun is that?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

and the winner is...

 selected by random number generator
which means
your're the winner

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

butterfly story

Recently, I read about a deeply moving project that
Trudi Sissions of Two Dresses Studio
is supporting and I had to join in...
maybe you will come along too.

Trudi is collecting handmade butterflies for The Butterfly Project.
Sponsored by the Holocaust Museum Houston,
the goal of the project is to collect
1.5 million butterflies as a remembrance of the
1.5 million innocent children who
perished as a result of the Holocaust.

In Spring 2013 these butterflies will comprise a 
spectacular exhibition for all to remember. 

This is my contribution that will fly off to Trudi this week.
If you'd like to read more or participate in this project
you can read more about it here.
Butterflies can be as simple as a cutout image...
Trudi even supplies some templates on her site
 if you're pressed for time.

Friday, September 10, 2010

one for you...

In the spirit of the fall arrival here in the Northeast,
what better way to kickoff the season than to have a giveway?
So I've designed a little box of creative inspiration with some goodies
from my stash and some from my etsy shop.
You know the drill...just leave a comment with your email
so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner.
So without futher ado here are the goods...

Vintage laces, silk ribbons and lace, victorian beaded trim
along with some silk fibers and a silk carrier rod
all in a lovely fall color palette.

 vintage mother of pearl cabochons, a crystal and
some sequined lace trim.

 a well-loved miniature little leather library book

all neatly packaged in this little box I've embellished...

comments close on Wednesday night and
I'll draw a name on Thursday, September 15th

good luck to everyone and thanks for stopping by!

long overdue...

This summer I was once again surprised by a wonderful package
of vintage delights from my talented blogging friend Nancy!
She is so thoughtful and generous and through her many travels
is always on the lookout for things I might incorporate in my artwork.
Although my thank you is long overdue, my enthusiasm has not waned
about the delicious treasure trove she sent to me...

lovely laces, brass finding and vintage hardware

Beautiful lace cuff with rhinestones and pearls, more lace trim
and brass findings and lots of those fantastic little metal brads... 

 more lace and trim, rusty hardware and those sweet little brads!

Many thanks Nancy...
and if you love out of this world amazing photographs
and art, take a moment and treat yourself to a visit to her blog

Saturday, September 4, 2010

what's new and cool

It's September, the kids are back in school and I am looking forward to getting back to blogging and creating  new 

The past month I have been busy learning something 
 entirely different...metalsmithing...

I took an online class with Stephanie Lee that was very cool! The exciting news is that she is offering the online class again soon and registration starts September 8th. You can go here if you are interested in learning more. Stephanie teaches a lot of techniques...soldering, making bezels and chains, etching, patina, resin, casting solder to make charms...all can be transferred to mixed media as well as jewelry. Many of these techniques are not so easy to pick up without instruction. If you are looking for something new to add to your art.. I highly recommend this you get to use power tools! Her videos are all short.. 5 minutes or less and very informative and she is always available to answer the many questions she receives. There is also a yahoo group site where members can communicate and help each other.

Keep your eyes open for an upcoming giveaway here soon. I'm thinking some textile goodies for the creative muse...