Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sunday postcard! Blackbird!

Time to announce the winner of the Shrine!

Marilyn G!
You can visit her here

3 runners up will receive a day of the dead pin by me!!!

Congratulations all!
Thanks for helping me celebrate. This is the FUN part of having blogging buddies!!!

Please make sure I get your addresses!!!!! I will email each of you!

Saturday workout! 9 atc's!

I took a marbleized piece of paper and added the flowers. I like the colors!!
If you click to enlarge you can see the lovely swirls in the paper(purchased!)´ner-atc´s/

Friday, October 9, 2009

In my own backyard!!!!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Well, almost! It is 10 minutes away!
Cottage Jewel!
Here is a gift Marcia, the owner, gave me today! I was telling her about Pink Saturday and she let me take the following pictures!!!!
This is just a "small " section of the pinks and she has other sections divided into colors. Antique jewelry, buttons, buttons, buttons, China,purses, hats, shells, embellishments of all kinds! She also sells handmade treasures of several artists.
And, she has small classes by well known artisans!
So, if you are ever in the bay area of San Francisco, it is well worth the trip to Danville, CA. There are at least 8 excellent restaurants with in walking distance.
Have fun!!!

I discovered Karen at
Go by and see her lovely painting and history, charming!!!

My Love Affair With Jewelry/Elizabeth Taylor

I just love the old black and white photography!

Artcreationsfriday! #44

Image provided!
I didn't do much because it is so lovely as is!

Made a transparency

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Once upon a time.....

I took a class at Art and Soul "Island of Demented Toys" with Michael DeMeng. I had a grandiose idea that was never completed.

I am fortunate to be able to take another class with Michael in October and will finish the altered goldilocks as baby bear!
This is what I have so far!
Stayed tuned!!

Front view!
Bear as goldilocks incomplete
back view

Goldilocks/as a bear


Image from paperimagerydesigns

Theme thursday! birds

Image from artchixstudio

Wednesday Stamper/ Double trouble!

The look on little sister tells at all, watch out!!!!

Melange on etsy wednesday challenge!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Special award! PASSING it on!

Seven secrets about me! Those I selected may chose to play in this part or not, your choice!
1. I was born in San Francisco, Ca. My birth mother and father were stationed there in the military. I was adopted at 3 months of age by my mom who took care of me at Children's Home Society.
2. I married at age 20 to a my husband dan for 2 reasons.
1. He had a wonderful smile
2. I knew he would take care of me! (48 years January 2010)
3. I have 2 boys, chris(41) and dan (39). They are also artists(music and art).
You would enjoy their company!
4. I love being able to create art and seeing art of others! Artists make great and generous friends.
5. I learn something new EVERY DAY!
6. I adore shoes and purses, and faux, faux, faux jewelry that I can afford!
7. I love to laugh!

I received a lovely award!
Thank you Gypsylulu
I would like the artists listed to share this!

Three Muses Numerology

Painting by numbers can be puzzling!!!!!!!
Please click on image to in large. I used the "tile" filter on photoshop!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Crazy Amigo's!

New Baby card!

Tag Tuesday! Shabby Chic!

Created by hand! Stencil

Marble paper(mine)
Artchixstudio bird and 2 small squares
Dreamweavers stencil/ copper metallic paste

Mosaic Monday

This is my first time with this challenge. I thought it would be fun to show some photos!

Think monday/think atc / Big cities

I chose Paris!
Added a small pin from artchixstudio(wearable)
For fun:
7th comment gets the atc mailed to them!

Mixed Media Monday! Maps!

5"x5" collage
Used these 2 postcards. Made a transparency of the cards and then layered them on a pale yellow linen paper

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Shrine giveaway to celebrate!

This post will be # 799. I have been enjoying all the blog challenges and have met so many new artists that I wanted to have a giveaway that was special to thank all of you who take the time to come by!
So here it is!
3 1/2" x 7 1/2" metal shrine (hook on back or it stands,Artchixstudio)
Embellished with some goodies from my trip to Oaxaca last October for Day of the Dead.
Leave me a comment here, your contact(please).
Winner to be drawn on October 10th. I will be able to get the winner the shrine before Halloween!