Thursday, January 29, 2009

New collage

Good Thursday morning! Looks like another warm winter day in Southern California.
The winds have kicked up & that is never a pleasant thing.
I just completed this Amelia Earhart collage this morning. The picture is 12x16.
The background is layers of various paper (a lot of tissue) with a rust glaze added.

DON'T FORGET: Enter OWOH giveaway. Just leave a comment under that post for a chance to win.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A BIG THANK YOU to one of my dear blogging friends

I want to take a moment to thank one of my dear blogging friends, Brenda Seaholm-Wampler at Please check out Brenda's blog. She does beautiful work with some of her art even featured in Cloth Paper Scissors.

When Brenda saw my post about my sister moving back to California she sent me a note asking if I would let her make a pendant, using my sister's young picture, to give her for a coming home gift. I was so touched by her kindness & so was my sister, Gail. She LOVED the pendant. Brenda, we both send you a big hug for your kindness! I have included a pic of the wonderful pendant as well as the two sisters. I am on the left & Gail's on the right. I am so glad to have her home.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

One World-One Heart 2009


In my blog surfing lately I have run across so many that have this One World-One Heart logo listed. I decided I would join in on this one. This has all been set up by Lisa Swifka at This is her 3rd year organizing & she has over 400 participants. It is a HUGE giveaway. Please check it out & consider joining yourself.
Today I am including pictures of my giveaways. I am going to give 2 items this time.
The first is a 6x9 image transfer done on a thick canvas. I used some molding paste, rubber stamps & acrylic paint to decorate the canvas. The image was done on mulberry paper & placed on canvas.
The 2nd picture is a 6x8 image transfer done on a flat canvas with a decorative paper background.

All you have to do to win........Leave a comment on my blog (with a link for me to get back to you.) February 11th is the cut off date. The winner will be drawn on February 12th. GOOD LUCK & a BIG thank you to Lisa for initiating this wonderful event!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

PEEK A BOO..........Happy Saturday

Hello everyone! I sat down last week to try & whip up something nice. I wanted to try a journal but seem to have the complete mental block when it comes to making a journal. I guess it's because there's so much writing. I guess I am not into writing or doodling for that matter. ANyway...I tore up some watercolor paper & did something with one of my favorite subjects, my cat, Dexter. It's about 6x8 in size & I probably will do a few pages of some of my favorite stuff & then put it together. I painted the background with some watercolors & then a little collaging.
My sister arrives TOMORROW!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


This has been a very exciting & emotional day. I sat & watched the entire inauguration this morning & it was awesome! I am so excited to have a new leader for our country. I am just certain of better things to come. I included a picture of our new Mr. President & the first family. HALLELUJAH!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I had a wonderful piece of news yesterday. I learned that my sister is coming HOME!
Home to California, that is....We are natives of this beautiful state & my sister moved up to Washington State for the past 3 years. I think 3 winters in Washington made her realize it was not for her. She will be back in 2 weeks...2 weeks from today! I will NEVER let her leave again! I am beside myself with joy, joy & more joy!
I put a pic up this morning of her sweet little self from 19__.....hmmmm....never mind when it was taken. She's still just as adorable as ever! I love you my dear sister & I am so excited for your return!
One more thing...I'm almost done painting!!!! That makes me very happy too!
Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Blogiversary & blog give away

I was looking through the blogs I follow yesterday & noticed Kathryn at was celebrating her 1st Blogiversary. It reminded me that I too have my first blogiversary coming next month. Check out Kathryn's blog. It is lovely & I know you'll enjoy looking through her beautiful work. She is also offering a blog give away. Can't go wrong there!

I tried to put a DIRECT link to Kathryn's blog but since I got my new computer I can't seem to copy & paste a direct link. It's never clickable anymore...It's driving me crazy! I went from an E machine to HP computer with Vista & it's been a bit of a challenge, to say the least. If anyone can give me some clues on the clickable link, I would sure appreciate it!
Many thanks & Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Busy Week Ahead

Good Monday morning to everyone! I am a very busy girl this week & unfortunately, it's not doing art! I am getting things together to paint the inside of my house. We are doing the living room, dining room, hall & den. I purchased the paint & supplies this weekend so we are starting in today or tomorrow. Hopefully it will be done in 2-3 days.
In the meantime, I am posting a couple of sunrise pictures taken 3 or 4 weeks ago.
I think I may use them in a background for a piece of work down the road.
I posted my Create Every Day button last week & I am finding time to be a little creative anyway. I have Teesha Moore's "How I Journal" instructions that I've been reading. I love the way she walks through her process. I will be whipping out journal pages before you know it. I have also been doodling...something I never imagined myself doing but....I am also doodling away!
Have a great week everyone!