Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday's Lovely Links

:: delightful to visit ::
Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

painting in layers

:: mesmerized :: 

all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, 
read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Inside my collage box

:: snippets ::
collectively, become part of my work
as I ravish through bits and pieces... to make sense of it all. 

 A collage piece comes together as the starting point;
keeping the elements is progress;
working through the design... is telling the story successfully.  

Monday, March 25, 2013


:: simply sinister :: 

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

We do not appear clearly to those... who have no character them-self.

My thoughts to share. Be a little sinister. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday's Lovely Links

:: delightful to visit ::
Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


:: decoupage eggs ::
A whole gang of these cuties.
I was very inspired to take on this project.
After posting the link 
I altered the project, and went about crafting these eggs slightly differently. 
I decoupaged each egg using several different materials:
tissue paper
printed napkin
masking tape
torn book pages 
Each one had it struggles. 
I found using the masking tape, to be my favorite way to decoupage the eggs.
There is no right or wrong way to go about creating...
as long as you use your imagination and put your heart into it! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

a peek inside...

my Strathmore visual journal
:: visual word play ::

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again
 and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. 
What is broken is broken - 
and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best 
than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.

ME -self

Monday, March 18, 2013

Egg-stra Special

:: eggs ::
crafting an egg out of brown paper bags... always cracks me up!! 
these were so fun and simple to do... I know you will enjoy them too. 
Have fun creating something EGG-stra special.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday's Lovely Links

:: delightful to visit ::
Have a wonderful weekend

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Away we go...

:: bunting ::
mini paper bunting 
a sweet treat to unravel and unfold... 
to have and to hold.
This mini paper bunting was so much fun to create! 
I am absolutely, delighted to share this artful decoration with you. 

 painted papers (collage scraps) 
 butcher's twine (any embroidery string will work)
craft glue
wire gauge

It is the simple things in life, that are colorful!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sketchbooks and Journals

:: a pile to treasure ::
A personal pile of mine.
 A stack of stories in my studio. 
A collection of sorts... some handmade, hand-bound, altered, and recycled.
 Honestly, these art journals and sketchbooks are hard to pack away...
 They have become a part of me, a part of my studio, a part of my "why".
You know... those days when your inner critic tells you, 
"why do you bother making art anyways ?" 
This is when, I can open anyone of these books up and be reminded...
and fall in love all over again! 
I think these can wait, just a little awhile longer, 
before I pack them away to our new place.

Our journals are such a part of us, don't you think ?