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 @ 
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
"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

 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  (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:
D) Two Digital Collage Sheets of your choice by Alicia Caudle of Altered Bits.  You can see her unique and cool collections at
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

Grand Prizes For Book Reviews
Any reader that writes a review ~ however short or long ~  of Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams on before July 31, 2011 and sends an email with the title “Inspired Remnants Review” to 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
D)  Resin Clay Pendants online workshop by Kerin Gale from
E)  Vintage Gentleman online workshop by Kerin Gale from
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.
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

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 Trash
May 18
Kerin Gale
Remnants of Olde – Alan Rogerson feature
May 19
Facebook Party!
Apoxie Clay & Epoxy Clays Page!/home.php?sk=group_158159677562761

Friday, May 13, 2011


 the winner!

Congratulations Barbara!

Everyone please stop by on
as I will be having another
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 Jewelry

May 11
Esther Verschoor
Vanessie Art Dolls

May 12
Kecia Deveny
Lemoncholy’s Flight of Fancy

May 13
Rachel Whetzel
A Year In The Life Of An Art Journal

May 14
Shannon LeVart

May 15
Marlaine Verhelst
Marlaine Verhelst Art Dolls

May 16
Lisa Jurist

May 17
Michelle Bernard

May 18
Kerin Gale
Remnants of Olde – Alan Rogerson feature

May 19
Facebook Party!