Friday, March 30, 2012


The tulips at the Lynchburg Community Market
Absolutley gorgeous! One of my favorite things about Spring.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


The theme for one of the Pocket Packet Fridays challenges at PDA this month is Denim. Wasn't really sure what I was going to do until I saw a cute little pair of blue jeans in the dollar bin at Goodwill last week. They were size 6 months, so cute and tiny and the pockets on the back were perfect. I created the handle using very heavy gauge wire I found at Lowe's, I've been using it to make easels for my 4 x 6 canvas panels. I hand stitched the pockets together, adding the handle as I got to the top of each side. I cut a small piece of florist foam, inserted it into the pocket and covered with Spanish moss. A cute little display for a few stick pins.
A quick and easy project.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Her heart is happy...

4 x 12 canvas
Loving this size, picked up 2 more yesterday.
The weather is lovely and I'm finding it harder to stay indoors, the dirt is calling.
Lots of photos and art to share, just need to get a few projects finished and then I'll get everything uploaded and posted.
Hope you are having a great week.

Monday, March 26, 2012


From small beginnings come great things...
Altered Altoid's tin

Monday, March 19, 2012

Art & Thank You

She loved the everyday
8 x 10 on watercolor
Love her feet, can just see her walking through the grass or on a beach.
When I find comments on my blog, it just makes my day. A great big thank you to every one that takes the time to leave them, they are so appreciated.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


She embraced her inner gyspy.
6 x 8 on watercolor paper
A different style of girl...thought I would try something new. This piece was really more about the skirt, have had it in my mind for a while and it just didn't work with the other girls I was doing. I've done a few more with this type of skirt and will share soon. I think my hair do's are getting better but it's still a struggle.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mixed Media...

Don't count the years, count the memories.
6x8 on watercolor paper
Our weather has been gorgeous and it's carried over into my art. I've been drawn to bright, cheery colors all week. This piece is a combination of acrylics, ink, rub ons and oil pastels.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Artist Trading Cards...

Get Happy
The background was created using a piece of a patterned napkin. I stenciled the branch using ink and added a few doodles with pen. The owl is paper pieced using patterned paper and a stamp I found on clearance.
3 Hearts
This background is layer upon layer of paint and ink.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Crayon Art...

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I've been playing with crayons. A few weeks ago, I was browsing around Pinterest (my latest addiction) and came across this crayon art. It brought back memories of art I used to create with my girls when they were younger. All that is needed is an iron, assorted crayons (old & broken are fine), watercolor paper and something to "shave" your crayons. I use a vegetable old cheese grater, knife or pencil sharpener will work too.
I used watercolor paper for mine however any type of white paper will work.
Heat iron on highest setting.
Shave or grate crayons onto paper, cover with a second sheet and iron until melted.
Do not overheat or wax will burn. It doesn't take long for the crayons to melt. Pull sheets apart and let them cool.
Here are a few of mine...
A small amount of crayons shavings.
Lots of shavings used for this one.
This one was done in layers, I kept repeating the process.
Heart ATC
I stamped over the crayon to create this background.
Celebrate ATC
I punched circles for the icing.
Fish in a hat ATC
Sometimes I find the most interesting patterns, this piece had a blob that looked like a fish.
Try it out, let me know what you think and let's see your art!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Another challenge...

Life is about using the whole box of crayons.
This tag was created for the Tag You're It, Crayon theme challenge at PDA. The background was created by melting crayon shavings onto the tag with an iron. This is something I used to do with my girls, we created beautiful images using this technique and I'm going to share more on this in future posts. It all just came together when I read about the challenge. Love this quote!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mystery Envelope Challenge...

Jean sent out envelopes for this challenge, filled with goodies to create a tag. Our tag had to utilize at least 75% of what was in the envelope.
Here's what I created...
The only items I used from my stash are the beads, wire and ribbon.
What a fun challenge.
I've been quite busy in my studio and have a lot of things to share, just need to get photos uploaded. Hopefully, within the next day or so. Off to create, have a great evening.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The new girl...

Girl No.6
Yes, another one. She's been complete for a while, had forgotten to post her. I had a few issues with the background for this one, still not sure I like it, a bit too busy maybe.
Three more girls are in the works and plenty of other things on my to do list, staying busy.
Hope you are having a great week!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Having fun...

After several weeks of working through the SheArt workshop, I decided to venture out and do my own thing. I knew early on that my favorite part of creating this type of art was making the clothes. A couple of weeks ago, I found the book, Collage Couture, Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art by Julie Nutting and fell deeper in love.
Although I still have a ways to go with these, thought I would share...
6 x 8 on watercolor paper
5 x 7 on watercolor paper
Still working on their hair, then will add a quote and an embellishment or two. I like the girls barefoot but shoes are fun too. Playing around with several others, just having too much fun.
Have a fantastic weekend!