Sunday, December 16, 2012

God Bless the Children

Looks like in these troubled times all of our children need Guardian Angels.
I pray for all of the families who lost their loved ones at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. My heart goes out to all of them.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Steampunk Christmas SPA Challenge

I couldn't wait for this weeks
Sunday Postcard Art Challenge
"A Steampunk Christmas"
My card is lots of layers on illustration board.
 I have used the Graphics 45 "Steampunk Debutante" series of papers. Some Tim Holtz Metal Charms, Snowflakes and a little Bling!
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Think Steampunk!

4x6 on illustration board
When I first saw this image I knew it would fit with the "Steampunk Debutante Collection" of Graphics 45 papers! One of my favorites to use in my art! The Image is from Vintage Photography, the metal gears and clock are from Tim Holtz. I have titled this piece "She had an idea" I think it worked!:)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Let the Holiday Season Begin

The Holiday Season Has Begun. My home is decorated, inside and out for this wonderful season. The weekend  plan is to get all the Christmas cards addressed and in the mail. In the middle of all  the decorating, I took a little time in the studio to create my first holiday themed post card of 2012.
Angel of God
4x6 on illustration board
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Enjoy this wonderful season!

Journal Page

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Let Your Heart Guide You

4x6 on illustration board
Lately I've been doing a lot of soul searching, with my art work. In the past I've done all the crafty shows that Michigan had to offer. I did quit well! 
 My art was totally different then, vary crafty and really appealed to anyone who decorated with a country touch. Hand painted gourds and furniture with a little whimsy, it worked and it sold! That was fine.
Things are different now, I'm doing what I love for Me!
Everything else is a bonus! 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I Am Truely Blessed!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
This year I feel truly blessed, all of my children are back in Michigan! I have a new little grand-daughter, Miss Stella Mae Grace. She is so beautiful!
This past year I've been really successful in getting my art work out for all to see and hopefully enjoy! I love what I do, It keeps changing, that's a good thing! This past year I have been fortunate to be published four times. My latest is Somerset Studio Gallery winter 2013
The Power Of Words!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

My First Special Order!

It really is awesome when someone likes your work enough to commission a piece for a personal gift. I've been working on this canvas for the last couple of months, it's finally finished. They loved it and I'm so thrilled!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Laughing Spirits

Here is the newest addition to my
Witches Apothecary Shelf!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Collage Obsessions "Witches Challenge"

This weeks challenge for Collage Obsessions is "Witches" perfect timing! I just finished this Halloween Witch ATC. Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Voices Whisper in the Trees

4x6 on illustration board
Ok so when I'm stressed, I sit in the studio and do something creative. Everybody needs an outlet. Yes, This is mine!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Fun!!!!!!!

This piece is 4X6 on illustration board

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art

The theme today for Sunday Postcard Art (SPA) is
Perfect since this month our house is everything Halloween. Here is my Haunting Beauty......
While I'm in the studio doing my thing and creating little works of haunting art. Thom is in his garage Laboratory wiring all the creatures that will be Haunting Burlwood Drive on Halloween night!!!!

Happy Haunting!


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Witches Apothecary Bottles

In the spirit of Halloween and "Artfully Musings" Apothecary Event.  Here's my first attempt at the bolltles to fill my shelf.
Happy Fall! I just love this time of the Year! 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Witches Apothecary

In the spirit of Halloween my friend Laura from Artfully Musing is hosting a Witches Apothecary Event

 How fun is that! She has so many ideas and how to's to inspire the halloween spirit in all of us. I deceided to try my hand at my own apothecary shelf. After watching the tutorials she posted on her web site, here is my creation!
The base for my shelf is two photo boxes and their lids. Every time I went to the craft stores or scrapbook store I collected fun things to put into this project.
Crows, feathers and spiders! oh my!:)
Thanks Laura, I always go to your site for a little inspiration!!!!
Now I have to fill the shelves!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gothic Arch E. A. Poe

This fall I joined in on a couple of ATC swaps. The group I belong to is a Vintage Photo Image ATC group on yahoo, we have a lot of  really talented artists there, who all share alot of  the same interests. I just love this group!!!! The first swap is a Gothic Arch with an Edgar Allen Poe theme, here I have three of the completed ones.
While working on these, Thom and I have other projects for our 2012 Halloween display! This year we have decieded to build a few of our own props! FUN!!!!!!
Here is what we came up with so far! hard to say what will be next!!!!!!!!
His Name is Mr. Grimm, the idea came from a halloween website!
He was alot of work, but alot of fun too! I will be posting more Halloween Fun photos soon!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Olde Curiosity Clock

While rummaging through a barn sale last fall, I came upon an old beat up clock. Oh wow! I can use the gears for a couple of projects! I saved the base too! It looked like something from the early sixties and had a interesting shape.
Here is my latest creation using that base.

This was made with all "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" papers by Graphics 45 and the charms are "Industrial Chic"

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Take A Word Challenge "Tattered"

In this weeks "Take A Word Challenge" the word is "Tattered"
 4X6 illustration board
I finished this piece a couple of months ago when Thom and I were on a camping trip. It happens to be one of my favorites. The title is "Tattered Angel"  this piece is dedicated to the little ones that are so close to my heart!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More Halloween!!!

Wow!  More Halloween!  And it's only August! I guess this year I've been inspired!

4x4 Canvas

4x6 Illustration Board

Thanks to the Graphics 45 "Happy Haunting Collection"

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Steampunk Challenge

As you all know I love Steampunk! It's one of my favorite things ! Three Muses Has a Steampunk challenge and this is the piece I am submitting.

4X6 on illustration board
Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 23, 2012

"The Fish are Jumping"

"The Fish are jumping" That is the theme for the challange on Collage Obsessions. I did this piece a while back, but I just couldn't resist bringing it back out given the theme! Thank-you for looking!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Haunting!!

I know what you're thinking. It's way too early for Halloween and you're probably right! But when I saw this new line of halloween papers by "Graphics 45", well, halloween came a little early for me this year!

4X6 in on illustration board

4X4 in on canvas

Monday, July 16, 2012

Graphics 45 "A Ladies Diary Collection"

2X4 in Canvas. All papers are from the Graphics 45 collection "A Ladies Diary", I used metal charms, acrylic paint and ink.