Wednesday, May 28, 2008

vendor special

One of many pieces of jewelry and art that will be offered on vendor day at Art Unraveled 2008 in Phoenix, AZ and at Fireweed 2008 in Alaska. Many styles are available. Contact for more information on sales and classes.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

free to roam

Size: 5x5
Mixed Media Collage

Making mini collages is likened to eating chips, can't stop at just one. This one is appropriate for Mixed Media Monday whose theme is maps. I used old maps, hand crafted papers, tinted tissue, foils, and transparent layers of ink and acrylic to design this collage. This item is available for purchase by contacting

Sunday, May 11, 2008

going postal

The title of this collage is GOING POSTAL. I used translucent handmade papers, inks, watercolor, and a cancelled stamp image, all under a sheet of stained vellum. Mixed media Monday chose transparency as the challenge. This 5x5 collage is available for purchase by contacting

Saturday, May 10, 2008

happy mothers day

This tiny collage honors my mother...the most creative person I ever knew. She taught me to see beauty in everything, applauded my every creative efforts and left me all to soon. The images in this little collage remind me of the teeny flowering weeds that push through the cracks of the cement walkway, staying minutes it seems, just long enough to bring beauty and pleasure. I miss you mom....

Thursday, May 8, 2008

theme thursday

I have been demonstrating collage and the principle elements of design for my evening class. This collage is about texture. Among the bits and pieces of collage papers was an empty tea bag envelope. As everyone knows, if it doesn't move, it will get glued onto a collage surface. Theme Thursday's challenge for this week is tea/coffee. I stamped in the word tea along with hand made papers and two images from my line of art stamps.
My art stamps are available here.

Monday, May 5, 2008

mixed media monday

This 5x5 collage was a demo piece for one of my classes. I have titled it Bound by Tradition and is available for purchase. It includes hand painted tissue papers, watercolor, acrylics, and stamping.
It is part of the mixed media monday challenge.