Saturday, March 28, 2009

Like I needed another thing....

So my friend Geri brought me two huge boxes of goodies after purging her craft room. The boxes were full of stamps, stamp pads, old books, and tons and tons of vintage her! Well in that box was also some polymer clay. The stuff has always fascinated me. I just could not comprehend how those pictures could possibly be created out of clay. You know those fancy millifori (not sure on that spelling) beads and such. It just seems so complicated. I was really curious since Artigras in Green Bay a few weeks ago when I met a polymer artist who had the wackiest most crazy work I have seen so far. It reminded me of my favorite childhood show Pee Wee's Playhouse for some reason. I even bought a mermaid from that artist... who's card I of course cannot find. Well my good friend Annette was at the shop Friday for our weekly coffee chat and decided she would show me how to make these canes out of clay. She use to make them and sell the stuff like mad when she lived in Key West. She was a little excited when she started playing and my excitement grew as I figured out this crazy cool technique. I am hooked (for the time being)!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lost Camera

I want to post some new stuff but I cannot seem to find my camera and it is driving me a little nutty so while I am feeling nutty I thought I would show you my moustache ATC.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Stumpjack poster art

So my friend David from the wonderful coffehouse...Stumpjack has these great musicians come perform at his place and then has local artists make the posters. When I heard this musicians name I instantly had this image in my mind! The last time she played at the STump she brought little ninja ducks so I included one on the poster. If you are ever free on a weekend night you should definitely check this place out! Great music and pretty darn good drinks too!

Monday, March 16, 2009


So I am finally submitting a piece to the Illustration Friday Challenge! In case you have never heard of it you should really check it out! There is so much talent in this world it still amazes me that I ever sell anything with all of the crazy wonderful artists to choose from!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dictionary love

The more I am playing with these dictionary pages the more I am loving it! I can't stop!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Good Morning

This morning outside my house....
and inside my house. I like it inside much much better.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

ATC's A Plenty.

So Thursday's ATC night was so much fun at the store. I along with 5 of my art friends made cards and laughed for a couple of hours. I ended up making cards with a new technique and have been kind of hooked on them since. I start with a dictionary page/word glued on a playing card. Then I sketch the word I want to feature making sure to not cover the word I am drawing. I draw it with a charcoal pencil and then fill in with acrylic paints.
They are so much fun I think I need to try some in a larger format but these are either going to be matted and framed or made into magnets not quite sure yet.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mide Wide Open Challenge.

I've been thinking of doing a MWO challenge for some time now. Now with my spiffy new wireless printer I printed this image the other day and forgot all about it. When I was in the studio yesterday it was on the floor by the printer. I thought hmmmm if that isn't a I created this. It is a 10 by 10 inch canvas that I layered with lots of layers of paper, paint and oil pastels. It was fun and I can't wait to see what everyone else creates with this beautiful image!
Oh you all choose the winner to this so go and vote when the entries are posted!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The current state of affairs in the studio....

I am in an extremely creative mood and when that happens...this happens....
Beads everywhere!

Craftiness mixed with artsyness....

....and I seem to forget I can change my paint water! Perhaps it is time for a little clutter control?
Nah...I'll just keep making stuff! He he.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Etsy Front Page 2/12/09 Admin

I was just checking out my shop on etsy and realized I was on the front page on February 12th and missed it! Shucks.