Saturday, July 30, 2011

colorful venture


stepping out of my box 
by offering colorful ribbons in my etsy shop



and some old favorites in fresh new muted shades...




I hope you've been having a wonderful summer...
as for me...
family time and kids have been occupying 
the bulk of my time...
though I am looking forward to 
returning to my artistic endeavors 
as soon as our summer schedule 
begins to take a breather...

thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

and the winner is...



Elena of Bicocacolors!

Congratulations Elena and 
many thanks to everyone who entered and 
left such kind comments about the book 
and my entry.

The deadline for the next zine submission 
is October 31, 2011. 
If you'd like to find out how to 
submit artwork for consideration 
visit Altered Bits here for all the details!


Friday, June 17, 2011

hot off the press!



Alicia Caudle has just introduced her 
first ever print issue of the
Altered Bits Mixed Media Art Zine. 

Not only is Alicia an amazing mixed media artist 
but her digital design will blow your mind...
every page is fresh and unique down to the smallest detail!

This dynamic work of art is available for purchase at amazon or at 
 lulu where you can choose either print copy or digital download.


If you'd like a chance to win a copy...
please leave a comment below and I'll draw a lucky winner 
on Wednesday, June 22nd.


As one of the 21 artists featured in this exciting new book, 
I am honored to have my work included...




In addition, I'm pleased to announce that I am the spotlight artist
with a personal interview and a few of my works highlighted. 
I couldn't be more thrilled to have been chosen to 
be part of such an inspiring project! 


Many thanks Alicia!!!




Saturday, May 28, 2011

summer whites...


and blush blossoms...



gorgeous new recycled silk sari ribbons
have finally arrived


 in shades of
white, ecru, blush, peach, ivory, bronze and cream...



now available in my etsy shop


Friday, May 27, 2011

inspired winners!

 

A big thanks to everyone who stopped by on the 
Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams Tour !


Congratulations to the following winners!


A) The Book - Inspired Remnants,Curious Dreams by Kerin Gale
Kathy Stone

B) One Aves power pack - 
Gale from Vintage Green

C) Fluid Chalks Online Workshop By Lesley Venable - 
Tina Jensen of Tiny Bear

D) Two digital collage sheets from Altered Bits - 
Dena of Wilton Art


E) Sample pack of Silpak putty - 
Lisa Gatz

F) One ounce ICE resin and a mixed metal bezel - 
Kathyrn Dyche Dechairo of Dyche Designs

And Gaby Bee wins a copy of Kerin's new book from me!


 Prizes will be sent to you directly from the product manufacturers 
so please send me your mailing address @ jmozart1@msn.com 
and I will make sure your info gets to the folks in charge!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams Blog Hop

Come and join us for the 
18 stops, 117 giveaways, online workshops,
amazing eye candy, new artists to meet and such fun!

About the book from Amazon.com....
"It's all about creating the curious. Inside this book, you will be introduced to 26 very unique and unusual stepped-out projects, each offering new techniques using epoxy clay. Two-part epoxy clay can be sculpted and manipulated in a variety of ways and is extremely durable when cured, resulting in amazing effects that are easy to achieve with no sculpting experience necessary! You will learn the basics of working with this new craft medium and then dive into the projects, which feature sculpted and molded epoxy clay inspired by and often combined with altered remnants. Projects include mixed-media pieces such as a small totem, curio cabinet, fish tank and lighting along with personal style and jewelry items fashioned in a curious, Victorian Gothic style."


Blog Giveaways
Every blog on the Tour will be giving away prizes to some very lucky winners. Please note that all physical prizes (i.e. non digital prizes) will be awarded to US participants only.  Access to Online Workshops and Digital Collage Sheets will be sent anywhere, worldwideTo be eligible, all you need to do is leave a comment to this post by May 26. Please note in your comment if you are a resident outside the US.
book tour giveaways for inspired remnants, curious dreams blog tour

A)
 The book: Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams by Kerin Gale.  This will be mailed directly to the winner from Northlight Books.
B) One Aves Power Pack (selection of their most popular formulas)  from http://AvesStudio.com.  (This will be mailed directly to the winner from Aves Studios)
C) Fluid Chalks Online Workshop by Lesley Venable on her The Art Of Altering site which features many other awesome online workshops.  More information about this workshop can be found here: http://theartofaltering.ning.com/group/fluidchalksbackgroundsbeyond
D) Two Digital Collage Sheets of your choice by Alicia Caudle of Altered Bits.  You can see her unique and cool collections at http://alteredbits.com/digital-collage-sheets.php
E) Sample pack of Silputty 40 silicone putty mold mix from Silpak.  This is the formula Kerin recommends in the book that has the longer cure time.  If you want to order any of these materials or have any questions, call Jerry at Silpak 909-625-0056.  He was her technical advisor for the book and so it’s great that you can talk to him directly and get any assistance you may need!!!
F) 1 OZ ICE Resin and a mixed metal bezel from http://www.iceresin.com/


Grand Prizes For Book Reviews
Any reader that writes a review ~ however short or long ~  of Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams on amazon.com before July 31, 2011 and sends an email with the title “Inspired Remnants Review” to remnants.art@gmail.com will be entered in a drawing to win one of these prizes.  Please note that your honest opinion is wanted on this review. Please note that all physical prizes (i.e. non digital prizes) will be awarded to US participants only.  Access to Online Workshops will be available worldwide.
A) The art piece featured on the cover of the book, “Sacred Totem”
B) Power Pack plus extra Fixit Sculpt clay from Aves Studio
C) A Frozen Charlotte Doll with digital tutorial “How To Crackle Charlottes” from Alicia Caudle of http://alteredbits.com.
D)  Resin Clay Pendants online workshop by Kerin Gale from http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com
E)  Vintage Gentleman online workshop by Kerin Gale from http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com
F)  Choice of any one workshop being taught by Kerin and Charley at Art Is You retreat in Petaluma, CA.  The registration fee and workshop cost are both waived. http://www.art-is-you.com/mysitecaddy/site3/generalinformation-westcoast.htm
G)  One copy each of Jen Cushman’s book, Explore, Create, Resinate and Susan Lenart-Kazmer’s book, Making Connections plus ICE Resin and a selection of bezels all from http://www.iceresin.com/

In addition, for my blog followers, 
I will be giving away a copy of Kerin's new book. 
The winner will be selected from the comments left below 
and can live anywhere on earth.

Don't forget to visit the last few stops along the tour....
May 17
Michelle Bernard
Yesterday’s Trashhttp://michellereneebernard.blogspot.com/
May 18
Kerin Gale
Remnants of Olde – Alan Rogerson featurehttp://RemnantsOfOlde.com/posts
May 19
Facebook Party!
Apoxie Clay & Epoxy Clays Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_158159677562761


Friday, May 13, 2011

announcing...

 the winner!





Congratulations Barbara!

Everyone please stop by on
 Monday 
as I will be having another
 giveaway
for my stop on Kerin's blog tour 
for her new book
Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams


Monday, May 9, 2011

like tulip-beds


of different shape and dyes,
bending beneath the invisible west-winds sighs.

~ thomas moore



what better way 
to start a monday and celebrate spring
than with a giveaway
of a bundle of lovely tulip colored
silk sari ribbons?

This is a quickie...

I'll be drawing a winner this Friday, May 13th...

Have a beautiful week!


Friday, May 6, 2011

flowers and fashion...


a little spring inspiration for you...



 silk fiber packs available in my etsy shop


Sunday, May 1, 2011

It's a celebration and you're invited...


Kerin Gale's online tour to promote her new book about epoxy clay 
starts today!
For all the exciting details about the book and the tour, 
online classes and 
lots of giveaways tune in to her blog
Sixteen blogs will be participating in the tour over the next 
few weeks with lots of exciting giveaways!
Stop by here on May 16th to enter to win a copy of 
Kerin's new book and some other cool goodies too!
Blog Schedule
May 1
Kerin Gale

May 2
Alicia Caudle

May 3
Lesley Venable

May 4
Christine Lehto

May 5
Seth Apter

May 6
Nancy Perennec

May 7
Jen Cushman

May 8
Happy Mother’s Day!

May 9
Beth Robinson

May 10
Brenda Schweder
Brenda Schweder Jewelryhttp://www.brendaschweder.com/

May 11
Esther Verschoor
Vanessie Art Dollshttp://vanessies.blogspot.com

May 12
Kecia Deveny
Lemoncholy’s Flight of Fancyhttp://www.lemoncholys.blogspot.com/

May 13
Rachel Whetzel
A Year In The Life Of An Art Journalhttp://oneyearartjournal.blogspot.com/

May 14
Shannon LeVart

May 15
Marlaine Verhelst
Marlaine Verhelst Art Dollshttp://marlaineverhelst.com/blog/

May 16
Lisa Jurist

May 17
Michelle Bernard

May 18
Kerin Gale
Remnants of Olde – Alan Rogerson featurehttp://RemnantsOfOlde.com/posts

May 19
Facebook Party!


Friday, April 29, 2011

the moon has a face...


like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,


On streets and fields and harbor quays,
And birdies asleep in the forks of trees.

~ R. L. Stevenson



a primitive quilted fabric from the civil war era 
provides the base for many layers and textures



hand stitched tiny treasures light up the night



a rusted bell with a secret hidden crystal clapper
and a driftwood hanger


textile art quilt 
available in my etsy shop




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