Saturday, December 21, 2013

"SPA" Tiny Angel

So happy to be hosting this weeks
"Sunday Postcard Art"
I again have chosen the theme "Tiny Angel"
I'd like to take the time to thank,
 and wish all of my followers a very
Merry Christmas, and the best in the
New Year to come!
I feel truly blessed to have such wonderful art friends!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tiny Angel

This my first time hosting the "Tag-a-Long" Challenge!
The theme is "Tiny Angel". Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

"An Enchanted Place"

This is my most recent journal page, finished it just this week. The images of the vintage children I pulled from Pintrest, I used scrapbooking papers, Grumbacher acrylic paints, modeling paste, ink, lace, crackle, stamps, a little bit of everything on my drawing table!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Your Angel Will Always Be There

To Welcome this beautiful season and keeping with my angel theme, I created this mixed media, 4x6 on illustration board and canvas.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Art Journaling

Art Journaling "Big Girl Style" I've decided that It's time for me to keep an art journal. My goal is to challenge myself to create and get new ideas on a regular basis, using quality products! That's why I'm calling this my "Big Girl Art Journal". An early Christmas Gift From Thom:) He has always been my biggest fan! Even if Art to him is just a guys name!
This piece is created on a 9x12 140# Strathmore Watercolor Mixed Media Journal. Using Grumbacher Acrylic Paints, Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Studio Matte Medium for glazing.
I'm pleased with my first journal page!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It's beginning to look like Christmas!!!!!

With Halloween 2013 now in the record books, I can finally concentrate on Christmas! Here are some New Puzzle Piece Ornaments, while they last! It seems to be a favorite!:)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Three Muses Challenge "By the Light of the Moon"

With Halloween a week away I can't think of a more appropriate piece for me to submit to this challenge!
"Only the Moon Howls"
Thanks so much for looking
"Happy Halloween"

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Re-Purposing Old CD Disks

It's Always fun when you can take something you will never use again and re-purpose it. Turn it into something beautiful! That's just what I did with this old CD disk! I think I'll be making a lot more!


The Holidays are just around the corner!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

More Christmas in October

Even though it's only mid October, before you know it the Holidays will be here. I'm already seeing Christmas displays in the craft stores, and in some of the retail businesses. So I guess I'm not too out of line by displaying some of my Holiday creations!
This is how I decided to re-purpose some old CD's:)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Christmas in October

Yes I know it's a little early for Christmas. It's not even Halloween yet, but I was given these chip board puzzle pieces.
And this is what I created. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013


When Witched go riding
And Black Cats are seen
The Moon Laughs and Whispers
'Tis Near Halloween.
4x6 mixed media on canvas and illustration board
4x6 mixed media on canvas and illustration board
October is just around the corner! One of my favorite times of the year!

Monday, September 2, 2013

"Steampunk Spells"

When I think Steampunk the first thing that pops into my mind are the Graphic 45 papers. The new line "Steampunk Spells" has really given me a lot of inspiration this year. Here are a couple of canvases I've created using some of these papers.
Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How I Spent my Summer Vacation!

Hi Everyone! We're back from a wonderful 8 days at Lake Gogebic in Michigan's upper peninsula. We camped in one of the prime sites! I think people would pay big bucks for my room with this view!!!!!!!!

While we were there I had lots of time to work on what I love to do best!!!!!!
Here are some of my finished pieces!
6x6 mixed media on canvas
4x6 mixed media on illustration board
4x6 mixed media on illustration board
Thanks for looking! Hope all of you enjoy the end of Summer!
Now it's back to school and back to reality!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sunday Post Card Art "Altered Alphons Mucha"

Thanks Mandy for inviting me to host this weeks challenge "Alphons Mucha Altered"
He's one of my favorite illustrators from the Art Nouveau Period of Art History!

I'm anxious to see what everyone comes up with!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Positive Thoughts and Art Nouveau

I am totally fascinated by some of the illustrators of the Art Nouveau Period. I Especially love the work of Alphons Mucha and Rolf Armstrong. I find myself borrowing pieces of their illustrations and altering them to use in some of my postcard art.
These two images are by Rolf Armstrong. I added the brick paper for the background. Pieces of earrings that I got at the dollar store, ribbon, and some metal flowers from Tim Holtz.
Positive Quotes and drawing on the image. All these things, make me Happy:)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Amazingly Strange!

I'm always looking for inspiration for my Steampunk Art,
 sometimes I find it on Google images and sometimes Pintrest. When I saw the photo of this woman I thought how perfect, I don't know anything about her accept that she's great for this piece!:)
This is a 6x6 canvas. Some of the metal gears I used are from Tim Holtz, Seven Gypsy's and some are charms from the Jewelry department at Michael's.

Here are a couple of details!
Thanks for looking!


Friday, July 26, 2013

"The Path"

This piece is a 6x6 mixed media on canvas. The Quote was already on the paper, I just had design around it!

Her Colors

I've had such a wonderful response on a small piece that I sold a while back. Everyone seemed to love this quote, so I decided to use it in a couple more pieces.
4x6 mixed media on illustration board

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Steampunk "Spells"

I was so excited when Graphics 45 brought out a new line of papers, the "Steampunk Spells Collection" combining two of my favorite subjects Halloween and Steampunk.  This piece is 6x6 mixed media on canvas, the metal gears are Tim Holtz, old key holes and keys I found at garage sales and flea markets. The wings are from a necklace I found at a dollar store. I love the hunt for the treasures I use in my art :)


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Back to doing what I Love!!!!!

Finally a Sunday to Myself! Time in the studio finishing up some pieces that have been on the board.
I love these days I have for my art!!!!
 mixed media on 4x6 illustration board
Mixed media on 4x6 illustration board

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Just finished this piece, on an 8x10 canvas. Peaceful just like the mountains.

Back from our Vacation West !!!!!!

We are Back!!! It was a wonderful vacation! Two weeks in South Dakota and Wyoming. I brought all of my art supplies, but there was so much to see!!! I've never been west of Chicago. The mountains were breath taking and the ride into Yellowstone was a truly humbling experience, no radio, no talking, just realizing how beautiful this country is.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Take A Word "Cool Colors"

This weeks "Take A Word Challenge" is "Cool Colors"
Not exactly sure if this is what you were looking for, after I created it, but she looked pretty cool with all her "Colorful Dreams"! LOL

Thursday, June 6, 2013

My Sketch Book

This is a little different for me. Illustrating has always been a passion if mine. I did a lot of this in collage. It's been a very long time since I picked up a pencil to draw. With our vacation coming up soon, I don't think I can go two or three weeks without working on something. Easy to bring a sketchbook and pencils while camping.
Working on hand lettering
Working on shading and lines.
Well I think with a little more practice I'll get these skills back!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tiny Angel

More art from the "Inspiration in Stone Series"
the quote is part of a poem that I found several years ago, author is unknown. It just touched my heart,so I filed it knowing someday I'd find the right piece to put it on.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Stone Inspirations

Here are two more pieces inspired by Stone Monuments. Both are 4x6 on illustration board. The Angels wings came from a necklace I found at one of those five dollar and under jewelry places in the mall. I wish I would have got a few more, I'll probably never find them again!
 Quote by Carrie Latet