Thursday, July 24, 2008

New collage/image transfer Ozzybird

This is a picture I completed last week of my Yellow Nape Amazon Parrot. I did an image transfer of Ozzy using Sheer Heaven paper & collaged the rest with various bird items etc. We acquired Ozzybird in 1984 & he passed away in 2001. He was a wonderful little bird that just talked all the time! We still miss him very much!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pay it Forward

Time for me to reciprocate for the lovely award I received from Chaska Peacock.
The Arte y Pico Award is meant to be paid forward to five bloggers who you want to recognize for their creative talents, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community...helping to make the world a better place, one blog pots at a time!Now it's your turn...If you have been selected for the award, please pay it forward, following the steps below:1) Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of the language.2) Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog so everyone can view it.3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.4) The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the "Arte y pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.5) Please post these rules! - Be my guest to copy and paste from here..The Arte y Pico blog is in Spanish.To read it in English, click here. The translation is not perfect.
The blogs I have selected are:

I hope you are all as pleased to receive this award as I was!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My First Blog Award!

How about this?? I received my first Blog award which was bestowed upon me by Chaska Peacock at Mine was one of five awarded for creative talents, interesting material & overall contributions to the blogger community. In the next few days I will pass on awards to 5 other bloggers to keep this wonderful feeling going. The award is actually titled Arte y Pico Award. The Arte y Pico blog is in Spanish.To read it in English, click here. The translation is not perfect. I'll go into a little more detail when I send my awards. If you have a chance, check out Chaska's website above. She has some great inspirational thoughts listed. It really does make you stop & think about yourself & how truly important it is to just simply love yourself! This whole award has been very moving & inspires me even more. Thanks to all of you that stop by and visit my blog!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wooden Dolls

Since I have no new art to post I am posting some dolls that my husband, Vic & I made a while back. The doll with the extraordinary headdress was one I did in a class about 1 1/2 years ago. She has 2 sides & I was quite happy with the way she turned out. It was the first art class I had taken & it was a birthday gift from my sister. Well......Vic didn't really like the design of my doll so he found a pattern in Somerset Studios magazine & made his own doll. She turned out so very cute. The actual pattern was for a cardboard doll but he went the extra mile & cut it all out of wood. This girl can DO the splits!!!! Love her!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Working with some new rubber stamps

It's going to be another blazing day in So. California! I am going to stay inside today & hopefully start something new. I ordered another bunch of stamps from which came a few days ago. They have a great selection with new ones coming all the time. I really love working with rubber stamps and I am gearing up for the big stamp show next weekend in Carson, Ca. I can't wait!
I believe I have enough pictures done now to cover an entire Memories Mist wall!

The Memories Mist was applied a little differently on this one. I sprayed the ink on a rag & blotted it on the stampboard.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Teapots from the de Young museum

Since I don't have any new projects to post I thought I would show more pictures from the de Young museum. These really were amazing teapots. What people don't come up with....I love it!All in all, it was a grand trip. The weather was too warm but that's a small price to pay for all the adventure that comes with the beautiful city of San Francisco. I did manage to hit Flax, my favorite paper store, again this trip. I believe I could spend an entire day in that store but I set limits for myself this trip. I didn't want to haul too much home with me.
I loved seeing my sister, Gail; my niece, Alexis and her friend, Alicia. Alexis & Alicia know their way around the city very well so that really helped us. I'm looking forward to another trip in a few months.

Flower shop in San Francisco