Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Finished White chunky book page

The book theme was of course ...white, but I had to add a bit of green.

Thought I'd post this. My finished book page front and back. I will post finished book when I get it. I'm excited to see the final product.

I've been reading online about different ways to build a softbox to better photograph my artwork. A lot of different ways to do it, but I'd prefer to use natural light. That's fine and good except we haven't seen the sun in days. Many more cloudy ones to come, ugh!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

New Stuff on Etsy

I'm adding new things in my etsy shop. Mostly Xmas ornaments and some mirrors. I've already sold a few things, so far so good! I still have some necklaces and collages for sale. Here are pics of an interesting direction I'm going in. I like the idea of our ancestors being the plant's "seed". I think my next one will be larger, with photos also on the leaves. Maybe I'll make one of my family.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Cute turkeys

The kids made these at school. I miss those days, sigh!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Ok I survived Tinsel Trail!!! My first holiday art/craft sale. It didn't go too well. I mostly brought holiday decorations, and most were interested in my art! This is a good thing, but I had all this xmas stuff I wanted to sell. The lesson here is.
...stick with the art!

Have a good long weekend!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Busy Busy!!!

It's after 1 am, I gotta get up way too early for the holiday art/craft show today. Wish me luck at Tinsel Trail!!!!!----Stevens Point, WI Holiday Inn 9-4pm

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Better late than never

I seem to always be a bit behind on these posts. Last week I found out that talented artist and animal lover Bernie Berlin used photos of 2 of my pieces on her blog. I've never met her before. But when I read she was having a charity auction to benefit her shelter, I wanted to help. I sent her 2 art pieces for an auction on ebay. The sale was postponed, but it should now be starting on Nov.20th. Her blog is http://aplacetobark.blogspot.com/

This pic isn't that great, but I realized it's the only one I have of this piece.
One of the pieces shown is this one "Good Egg" and farther down is a dog charm necklace. I am thrilled that she posted both on her blog. Thanx Bernie!!!!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

White chunky book

I recently got my finished Halloween chunky book in the mail. It turned out great! I 'm now working on a "White" themed chunky book, also ArtChix sponsored. I'm added a few thing yet and other embellishments to each copy. My inspiration was a book I read many times over Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks. I don't read much fantasy/magic book, but I really love Terry Brooks novels.

Photos of where I work

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Where I work

OK I've been trying to post this for days, but keep having trouble with the pics. So here it is sans photos and I'll try to add pics separately

I've been working a lot to get ready for this holiday art/craft show I'm doing in a few weeks. I've been making a bunch or ornaments and decorating mirrors. Which is fun, but I miss making different, odd stuff. When this show is over I want to spend the winter experimenting with new techniques and assemblages.

Here are some photos of my work area. I work in a windowless basement when I can stand it. Often though, I bring stuff up and take up the dining table. I hate working downstairs on nice sunny days! Though late at night it is perfect.
I try to be fairly organized and neat, but it's not me. I need to make a bit of a mess.