Thursday, July 30, 2009
This was a clipboard that I made for my friend Leslie at Alpha Stamps. It has a Cinderella type theme to it. The roses on the left are kind of transparent and they are from Leslie's on-line shop. I actually cut the woman and man from a collage sheet that she sells on her site. Talk about intricate cutting. Used some German Scrap and some Basic Grey paper, a little fringe at the bottom and some fibers and tags. I really liked how this turned out.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This was suppose to be my entry for Helga's weekly challenge on her blog. However, I thought it was due today (Wednesday) but it was really due by Tuesday. I finished it at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning but still too late. I thought I'd post it any way. The challenge was to use the colors pink and blue for any size piece and this is what I came up with.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I have always loved the portraits of these women on these two tags I made. They are so beautiful and very sexy. I think there is something so free about the women in these portraits. On Saturday night (4th of July), since I didn't have any big plans to do anything exciting I decided to just go into my art room and just play. You know how sometimes you don't want to have to make something for a swap, or a magazine or anything where certain rules apply? You just want to sit down at your art desk and play with whatever comes to mind. That's what I was doing when I made these. They may look a little busy, but again, no rules applied, I was just having fun.
Well, the 4th of July is behind us here in America and the next big summer holiday is Labor Day if you can believe that? Labor Day weekend always represents the end of the summer which I can't even believe we are getting close to that. I sure do talk a lot about how quickly time flies don't I? I apologize, for some reason I'm focused on that lately.
I want to thank everyone who took the time to go over to http://www.100proofpress.com/ and look at my Guest Artist work. I really appreciate those of you who did take the time to do that and who were also kind enough to let me know what they thought of my work. Thank you again for giving me feedback on those pieces.
One last thing for tonight, if there are any of you who have not yet been over to Laura Haviland's blog http://creativewhispers.blogspot.com/ , do yourself a favor and go check it out. She has a wonderful knack for making the greatest art dolls. And that's not all she does, but that is what I believe is her specialty right now. Her dolls have been published I believe more than once in the different Stampington magazines and rightfully so. They are really awesome and I always enjoy seeing what new ones she has come up with. Her art dolls are so creative and whimsical.
We always have these trends we go through in the Mixed Media world, awhile back it was Marie Antoinette (and still is for quite a few people), Birds have been a big theme in the past year or so, miniature houses, miniature anything for that matter, and now it seems like Art Dolls are back on their way up. I think they have been at the top before but it seems like to me, they are quite popular once again. At any rate, check out Laura's blog if you get the chance.
I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful weekend!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I was honored recently by being asked to be the Guest Artist for the month's of July and August at http://www.100proofpress.com/. Ann Moneypenny who owns and runs the stamp site is an extremely nice woman and if you've never been to her site, she has a wonderful collection of stamps available.
If you get the chance, go check out my work at her site. It's under the Guest Artist area. I would love to hear what you think about the pieces I did for her, good or bad. I always like getting constructive criticism about my work and I value each one of your opinions.
There is actually one piece that I sent into her for this project that I just hate. I'm not happy with the outcome at all of this one piece, but I was short on time and ended up sending it in since I didn't have time to replace it with a new one. It's the third piece titled "Wild and Free". I did this whole button, ribbon, leaf arrangement in the top left corner that just looks hideous. Take a look, you'll see what I mean?
That's all for now. Take care and have a great rest of the week. It's Fourth of July weekend here in the States!! Go swimming, eat hot dogs, watch fireworks, sit on the beach with a loved one, eat Popsicles, just do all those wonderfully fun American traditions that go along with the 4th of July and summer. But most of all have tons of fun this weekend and be safe.