Tuesday, November 17, 2009

greeting the day

Size: 5 x5 collage

Another collage using magazine scrap on the border over watercolor. The abstract images are faux parchment and text from an old book. How easy is that ? It's available for purchase...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

new collages

Title: Letter Imagery
5x5 mixed media collage
Available for purchase

Title: The Last Flight
4x6 mixed media collage

Saturday, September 26, 2009

art in bloom

Took a break from the pile of jeans you can see here to play with paper. This 5x5 collage is made from encaustic, monoprints, and handmade faux parchment papers. I think my muse is glued to my hip...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

mucho macho

While working on a collage, an ear like shape appeared on the background...I saw it fitting to draw some features, and Viola... Mr. Mucho Macho was born.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

arizona desert


Except for the small images in the front, and the one arm saguaro cactus, this small watercolor painting was done without the aid of a paint brush. This and other textural techniques will be the emphasis of a workshop series being held in Fort Collins, Colorado November 6 - 8, 2009. You are invited to attend. Contact artwithmoxie@cox.net for workshop information. View another textural painting here.

Monday, July 13, 2009

sweet season

Size: 5 x 5 Collage
A demo piece from the Fort Collins workshop.
Making two shapes work in a painting verses three.
Acrylics, color pencils, chalk, and altered papers.
Another demo piece may be seen here.
The next workshop will be held the first weekend of Nov. 2009 in Colorado. You are invited to attend. Visit this blog for workshop updates.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mixed Media Figs

Title: FIGS
5x5 Mixed Media
I love making small pieces of art. This little gem is only 5 x 5 . There are many layers to this painting. I used Watercolor, acrylics ,pastels, and colored pencils.
It is available for purchase. Please visit my other sites.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pink Fish

Pink Fish is just one of my jewelry pieces that you will find at CHERISH BOUTIQUE in Fort Collins Co. Stop by if you are in the area (217 Linden St. #8) they carry great art, clothing, and accessories.

Friday, April 3, 2009

colorado workshop

An early peek at a sample of what will be taught this summer in Fort Collins, Colorado. Transparent watercolor and a free play method of painting will be the what we will play with...come join us for three days of mixed watermedia fun.
More workshop information will be posted on this site and on my other blog soon, or you may contact Cory at artwithmoxie@cox.net for more details.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

mini portrait series one

Size: 5 x 5
Watermedia and Collage
I have been fascinated by iconography and the art of santeros for as long as I can remember....thus this series of Madonnas, notice the veils...they are transparent handmade papers. You will also find icons in my art jewelry. Visit Moxie Gallery for more art and jewelry. This piece is available for purchase. Contact: artwithmoxie@cox.net

Thursday, March 5, 2009

art jewelry trunk show and mixed media workshop

A sneak peek at another piece of art jewelry that will be on display March 11 thru 15 at Timeless Creations in Fort Collins, Colorado. At the same time I will be teaching a mixed media workshop at The Art Cellar in Fort Collins.
Workshop information available at artwithmoxie@cox.net

Thursday, February 26, 2009

the art of john mora

If you have not visited http://starsandprayers.blogspot.com/ you are missing out. John Mora does art like no other. John used the photo of my shrine posted below, and created...don't ask me how...some beautiful images, each better than the last. Thank you John for sending the last beautiful image I was so touched... you titled it perfect.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

cigar box shrine auction


Rebecca Brooks of Recuerda me Corazon invites you to visit the online Cigar Box Shrine Auction opening March 1 through March 31. Please visit here to view the wonderful shrines that have been donated by artists thoughout the country. The above shrine is my donation honoring my son Mitch Celaya who passed 11 years ago. Mitch was born on the thirteenth of February, when I finished the shrine, I counted the candles and there were thirteen. The embellishment at the bottom of the shrine is off of a necklace that I was wearing on the day he passed. On January 24, 2009...his daughter Nicole Celaya, my granddaughter, left us and went to join him. I miss you guys very much.

Monday, February 16, 2009

blocked and bangled

A sneak peek at what I have been doing. I am getting ready for a Trunk Showing in Fort Collins, Colorado. Handpainted Minuscule Art charms and handmade Faux Resin Beads are included in most of my jewelry designs.
Some of these designs will soon be seen at my Etsy gallery. Please visit the gallery here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

one world one heart winner

Congratulations to PATRICIA MOSCA, you are the winner of the OWOH 2009 event.
Please send me a snail mail address so I can send your necklace.If Patricia does not respond by Feb.15, another number will be drawn.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

new mixed media workshop series

NEW...CREATE WITH MOXIE MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP SERIES will start March 13-15, 2009 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The workshops will be held in a gallery at Old Town Fort Collins. Students of all levels are invited to attend... contact Cory for more information at artwithmoxie@cox.net ALSO, on March 12, 2009, Cory will be teaching a FIBER AND BEAD WORKSHOP at TIMELESS CREATIONS in Fort Collins, along with a TRUNK SHOWING of Cory's Jewelry Designs.
Come join us on this wonderful learning experience.

Monday, January 19, 2009

one world one heart 2009 giveaway

ONE WORLD ONE HEART 2009 Event and Giveaway is hosted by Lisa Swifka. Visit her event blog here.
This is my second year participating in this event. This year I am giving away a long necklace made with Mixed Media elements. A great Valentine's Day gift for yourself or a person you love. All you have to do to enter is have an active blog, leave a comment on this post along with your email address so I can reach you when you win. Then you can visit here to enter another giveaway...don't forget to leave your email address there too. Want to see more of my jewelry designs? Click here. Thank you to all persons leaving a comment. Good Luck.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


It is that time of the year again. The ONE WORLD ONE HEART GIVEAWAY EVENT will take place from January 19, 2009 to February 12, 2009. Just in time to win a gift of art for your Valentine.
Check this blog and my other blog, after January 19th to see more details and to view the items I will be giving away.