Sunday, August 31, 2008

Oh So Lavendar...and Lilac

Check out this beautiful treasury created by the INCrowdTeam ~ etsyians from the state of Indiana. To see more selections from the incredibly talented INCrowdTeam, click here.


Friday, August 29, 2008

A Spooky Halloween Treasury

Jodi from SweetRepeatStudio put together this wonderfully spooky Halloween treasury...I just love the witches created by collageartgirl and vintagesnapandscrap...and Pam's Poe piece...oh and tinyart's flower...the entire Metsy team is incredibly talented. Check out the Metsy blog for a listing of all members' shops.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Pendants Coming Soon!

I've been a soldering fool lately and have finished quite a few new if I could only find the time to list them in my etsy store! Here are a few new ones. Look for them in my etsy store soon!


My First Blog Award

My blog being fairly new, it was really an honor to receive this little award from the amazingly talented Nancy Lefko. Thanks, Nancy!

The rules of acceptance are as follows:

1. Choose 7 of your favorite blogs to nominate and link back to them.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Leave a message on the blogs that you've nominated.

Here are 7 of the many blogs I heart...

Friday, August 15, 2008

My Metsy Fall/Halloween Challenge ACEO

Ok, I admit that it isn’t very Halloween-y, but I just can’t get into the Halloween spirit until the trees start changing colors. So, here’s my tribute to Fall…a time when trees turn brilliant shades of gold, burgundy, orange and red.

I’ve also been working on building up my inventory for a fall art fair. It will be my very first ever art fair and I don’t quite know what to expect. I think it will be fun though and of course I’ll get to check out the goodies that everyone else has. If you have any good advice for a first-time art fair attendee, please share!

Here are some pendants that are waiting to be soldered…if you’re in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and would like to help me out…by all means, come on over!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Only Happy When it Rains...

Fellow Metsyian Jemjoop put together this fabulous treasury…can you believe that this is her first ever treasury? Jen, you’re a natural! Thanks for including me!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

ATC Swap

When I came home from work on Friday, I was super excited to open the little package that was sitting on my table waiting for me. I was even more excited when I opened it and found these lovely ATCs from some wonderfully talented fellow mixed media etsy artists! Aren't they fabulous?

Top Left - "For Every End there is a Beginning" by Jodi Ohl, aka lucysweetlucy

Top Right - by Kim, aka persimmonsgal

Bottom Left - "Laughter" by Kathy, aka vintagesnapsandscraps

Bottom Right - "The Calling Card" by Pam Carriker, aka thebagladysart

Thanks ladies!!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Something Wonderful

I've been feeling a little down lately. I've had absolutely no time to get into the studio the past couple weeks, sales have been slow and on top of that I've been struggling with a lack of motivation, an "artists block" so to speak. Well, that all ended this week.

Pam Carriker, one of the many wonderful mixed media friends I've met through etsy decided to have a blog giveaway in honor of her birthday. If you haven't done so, be sure to check out Pam's blog and etsy shop. She is immensely talented. Her work is inspirational and has been at the top of my "wish list" for quite awhile. She has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors, Summerset Studios and the Stampers' Sampler to name a few. I jokingly refer to her as my famous etsy

Needless to say, many people frequent Pam's blog and I was completely surprised, elated and honored to be the winner of one of her beautiful mixed media portraits, 'Abundant Love'! I can't wait to see it in person! Thank you, Pam!!!!

Oh and to clear my head and get my creative juices flowing again, I decided to splurge on ebay and ended up winning a huge lot of 550 vintage images. When they arrived at my house a few days ago, I was like a kid in a candy store. Browsing through those photos gave me tons of inspiration and totally removed any remaining "artists block". Take a look at my newest piece.

The Metsy Team is having a Metsy Halloween ACEO Challenge and although this piece is not an ACEO, I was inspired by the challenge. I love old buildings and supposedly haunted houses, so I transferred an image of an old house onto the canvas and distressed it a bit. I added fall leaves to give the piece a little bit of color and added two ghostly images to the background. The piece was done on 5x7 gallery wrapped canvas and will be listed in my etsy shop soon.