Monday, June 9, 2014

Painting Bottles

The obsession of bottles continues... I decided this time to paint bottles. I think this painting took less time than any of those mixed media decorated bottles I made last week. I love almost any type of medium but a canvas and acrylic paints still my most preferred. Well I think melted crayon is second.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Bottles, Bottles and more Bottles....

It's been a while again, I'm fully recovered from my hand surgery so back in the art studio creating. I have had an obsession of bottles, good thing I've been collecting them for a while. I decided to decorate them using mixed media. The easy part was to used the mixed media, paper, gel medium, bling, metal and fibers...the hard part was to find the right things for the toppers.  So let me get started with the #graphic45 bottles.
Using the line Botanical Tea and Couture #graphic45...

 I had to do a steam-punk bottle... yeah... me! 

Beach... rather mermaids and a wood block sail boat hand painted....

and the rest of the ladies....
 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Playing with Alice!

Another day at the studio, I haven't done a mixed media piece in a while. I drew Alice in the tea cup last year. My friend Nancy kept pushing to do this piece, she is a fan of Alice. I was inspired by Vicky Papaioannou  in YouTube stacking the tea cups on top of each other. I used a different technique this time by using watercolor crayons for the background, molding paste, white acrylic paint and color pencils. Lots of fun in the studio before I have my hand surgery.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Altered Christmas Spoons

Again working hard making inventory for my consignment shop, this time I have been altering spoons with the Christmas theme. The miniature spoons have been a huge hit, after making the first batch they sold out within a week so I had to go back to the drawing board. I also altered some regular stainless steel spoons. Hopefully they will sale as fast as the miniature. 
These are regular stainless steel spoons
Miniature stainless steel

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone, I was able to complete a few projects last month. I was a little sick and unable to post. I would love to hear from you so please leave me some comments, I had a lot of fun with these projects.  Thank you for stopping by...



 Mixed Media Canvas
 Wood block assemblage

September Greeting Card Swap Club

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Some Past Art

I haven't done a post in a long while, maybe because I've been creating. A few past art I've done and have neglected to post.  Happy Arting everyone! Lots of inspiration....


Mother Nature gifted to BFF ArteDar

Sea Horse done as a class sample

This was also a class I thought in my studio
Think Outside the cage


I was playing with sprays and alcohol, this one was sold last week


I have to thank my friend Mitzi for teaching me some wire wrapping techniques


This was a class thought last year

I painted this Frida at an Art get together in Austin Tx back in April, Ladyoflosttimes was the winner of this painting.


this altered spoon was inspired of dear friend ArteDar

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My New Studio

Welcome to my new studio. Yes long time since I posted, the reason I've been busy "SEEKING" FOR a place to "ART"


I was in half of room, lots of supplies and no place to store them

I found a solution to my problem, we have a one car garage not being used to store a car. We were storing lots of junk, so I decided to clean, paint, degrease and put some color on the cabinets. I thought my problem was solved until.....

An antique car came into our lives, hubs bought a 1964 (1/2)Mustang, the car needed a home. We had to make a decision to build a new garage or maybe just build a new studio for me.

And guess what …..This is the inside of my new place, I want to thank ArteDar for helping move we had so much fun during the holidays and we also worked very hard. Thank you girlfriend… I’m so happy here…

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

AdDress Your Opinion

There are times that a picture is a 1000 words, remember that you have a voice. Always ensure that you AdDress your Opinion during elections.  Don't forget to VOTE... Make a difference! :-)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Workshop with Tim Holtz



Random Thoughts

Bottle for Mario
Random Thoughts finally has a home, he always reminded me of Tim Holtz. I was finally able to give it to him during an awesome workshop I attended at the Queen's Ink in Savage Mills MD. I had royal time, thanks to Patti the owner of the store and thanks to Tim Holtz and Mario for a wonderful time! I also created an altered bottle for Mario to show a little appreciation for their hard work. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Train Case

This project has taken a little longer than anticipated,  I really love the trims, the lace flowers are from a vintage hat. I wanted to look very Victorian, I think I have accomplished my own challenge.  Love, love Graphic 45 papers.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My First Comission Painting

Today I sold my first commission painting, I'm so excited and happy. There is always a FIRST something accomplishment in your life that keeps you going, a new step on your journey.  I really enjoyed painting this unicorn and I hope the owner enjoys it as much I did painting it. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

I hope everyone had a safe weekend and a wonderful Memorial Day! I dedicate this painting to everyone who has served our country to give us freedom. Also to all who have made the ultimate sacrifice and their families Thank you with all my heart!...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Oddity Curio Box


I'm teaching a class on March 31 at The Old Cecil's Mill.   Paper from Graphic 45 and weathered clock die cut from Sizzix -Tim Holtz design.

Monday, February 6, 2012


I attended a class with Dyan Ravenley at The Queen's Ink today.  I got to use her new sprays, fabulous colors.