Sunday, December 31, 2006

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

December 24th

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

December 21st

December 20th

I somehow managed to forget to post these...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

December 4

Here is today's card. She's so "American Gothic"

Sunday, December 03, 2006

December 3

Here is my card for December 3rd.

December 2

Here is my card for December 2nd.

Card a Day - December 1

I've decided to try something out to keep me motivated. I'm going to attempt, for the month of December, to create one ATC a day. I'll make them and post them. This is the first card. I really made it on Dec 2nd, but I'm pretending I made it on the 1st so I can get on track with the dates.

Artist Trading Cards

I've entered the world of Artist Trading Cards, better known as ATCs. They are 2.5 by 3.5 inch cards that are tiny pieces of art, meant to be traded with other artists.

Here are a few I've done recently.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Geisha Tin

I made this for Qazicat in a Craftster swap. Its similar to the "Woman's Ruin" and "Clown Tin" that I made a few months back.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Artist Journal

I've decided to try my hand at making "artist journals"... this is my first page.

The color is much richer in reality. Not as stark white as it come across in this picture. The image in the center is an image transfer using Omni-Gel...which I love. It has great texture when you touch it. To make the transfer, you take an image printed on a laser printer on regular copy paper. Using a brush, paint on 3 layers of the Omni-Gel, letting each dry before you put on the next. One horizontal, one vertical & one diagonal. Once all the layers are dry, soak the image in warm water for about 10 minutes. Take it out and lay it face down. Carefully start to rub the paper off of the back of the image. Once most of the paper is off, I used a soft towel to get more of the fiber off until it gets as clean as possible. One side will be shiny & the other matte. This one is attached matte side up. I then sanded it very lightly to distress the raised areas.

The trim is reproduction "German Scrap" border and stars.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

New Pieces

These are a couple of pieces I submitted for consideration for the Rock & Roll Craft Fair. I wasn't accepted so they'll probably end up in my Etsy shop in the next few days.

The sacred heart is about 12 x 9. The plaque is wood with acrylic paint and the heart is paper mache covered with mulberry paper and flames made of polymer clay.

This is a chalkboard that is around 24 inches long, I think. The skull is plaster, painted with acrylic. I haven't decided if its totally finished yet or not. It might need some glitter, because frankly, what doesn't?

Friday, September 29, 2006

Strange Folk Festival Setup

Here are pictures from Strange Folk of my table & goodies...
this is a very picture intensive post!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Crafting for Strange Folk

I've been concentrating on pumping a lot of excellent Day of the Dead and loteria work for the Strange Folk Arts & Crafts Festival that is coming up in...YIKES...a week and a half.

Strange Folk is September 23rd...follow the link over there ------>
in the Links area to check out all the details.

After that is over, I plan on getting back to some of my vintage style
pieces & shrines. I kind of miss them.

Monday, August 21, 2006


These are a ton of magnets that I've been making for the Strange Folk arts & crafts fair on Sept 23rd.

The colors are much richer in person than they look here.