Thursday, February 20, 2014

Some Snowy Day Fun

During the snow this past week, I played with marbling watercolor paper with acrylics, watercolor and liquid starch. Very fun to watch the colors swirl and mix.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Silly Daffodils

As they do each year, my silly daffodils were fooled by the spring-like weather. They are so charming and delightful, I can hardly chastise them. Vain they are to be the first up and dressed in ruffles for the spring.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Snow Day Project

These pendants are made from materials that I already have in the house and in my stash. Washers, ink, nail polish, acrylic enamel, Triple Thick, wire, ribbon and a bit of this and that.

Playing Around With Backgrounds

I have so much fun just exploring various media on paper.

Catching Up

Oh my goodness. Has it really been since October that my blog was updated? I knew I was behind but.... Anyway here are some things I have been working on the past few months.

Altered postcards from Art of the Carolinas. The postcards from the beach are copies on cardstock of actual postcards that my hubby's grandparents sent back home from various vacations. It was a fun connection to look back. Visiting Paris is ephemera and layering on cardstock.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A New Feathered Friend

My sweet chicken who keeps me company in my art room. Created with Leslie Fesperman at Carolina MM Guild quarterly play day.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Busy Day in the Art Room

Ben Working with Copper
Finished earrings for Mom
Creating Copper Jewelry

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Beads Beads Beads

I was finding it difficult to locate beads I needed for a project. I needed a rainbow of color without the high cost. I had an economy bucket of "pearls" left over from a holiday project. I poured a batch in a disposable cup and added alcohol inks, a different color for each batch. What fun! I now have the colors I need with very little cost.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Toni Whiting Beaded Gifts

More purchases from Festival on the Lawn.
Toni Whiting's beautiful pieces.

Barbara Sartain Tangle - Rocky Cross Studio

My purchase from Barbara at Festival on the Lawn in Zebulon this weekend. Love it!

Experiments with Alcohol Ink - What Fun

Chili Peppers

Under the Sea

Just started playing around with alcohol inks with Sharon. Watching the colors do their own creating is fascinating.

Monday, April 23, 2012

A sample of bookmarks I made for a swap.  There are 21!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ATC Swap

Some ATCs for a swap with the Strathmore Workshop group. These are Springtime on Watercolor. I painted a spring watercolor. I disliked my work but loved the colors. I cut the painting up to make the cards and pulled pictures from my nature ephemera box.

Tjap Batik Class

Some pieces from a workshop today at ArtfulEndeavors in Raleigh with the wonderful Liz Miller. We used Tjap (chop) stamps to apply intricate wax images onto rice papers and then used watercolor paints for color. Very fun and versatile art.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sea Turtles

My sea turtles were made with Tjap stamps and water color on rice paper. This process is similar to batik.  Tjap stamps, from Indonesia, are large intricate stamps made of copper that are set in melted wax and then stamped on the rice paper. Once the piece is finalized with water color and more wax it is ironed with a hot iron to remove the wax. Liz Miller of Artful Endeavors taught this class.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Collaged Valentine Card Cover

This is fun because either side works as the outside cover or the inside. I use a piece of vellum folded in half and add it to the inside for wording on these types of card covers

Friday, February 3, 2012

Stylized Backgrounds

More work from Traci Bautista's workshop
Three painted backgrounds prepared for Traci's lesson on stylized faces. I am working now on designing my stylized faces. Very fun!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Strathmore Artist Studio, partnered with Traci Bautista has offered a workshop based on Traci's new book Doodles Unleashed. I have had fun working and playing with doodles and learning new techniques. Click on the Doodles title to this post to go to the Strathmore Workshop site.
I have posted a couple of my first pieces.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

January News

That news would be that I finally got the blog up and running. Now to add some content. January has been full of opportunities, new friends, new finds and new ideas. Digging into my stash for unfinished projects and contemplating new projects.