Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ecojot Cover Contest

Yay, I've been shortlisted for the ecojot cover contest. They make journals and cards on
recycled paper and give notebooks to impoverished kids to help them get an education
and make their way out of poverty. The theme for this cover is celebrating Earth Day.
Now it's gone to public voting so if you're on facebook would you mind giving me a vote?
The one with the most likes gets their art on a cover for a year. I'd love to win!!!
Here is a link to the vote and Thanks so much!

Friday, April 11, 2014


This week at #makeartthatsells we worked on painting and drawing succulents for the mini.
I love them and even bought a few recently, what great shapes. Then we made them into
designs for plates. I restrained myself from using too much color this time. I love colorful
ceramics but I just felt like this is what I would want to set my table with right now.
I did one that is in color and I like it as well so I'll be making it into another group of 4.
Yay, I got 2 pieces out of this weeks class.

A friend from class has featured me on her blog today and she will be giving
away a print of one of my sketchbook pages if you comment.
Giveaway and Interview Here

Monday, April 7, 2014

Catching Up

I've painfully neglected my blog here lately so I'm making a commitment today to post
at least 2 times per week if not more. (Now I have to!)
I seem to be an ecourse junkie, I signed up for another round of Lilla Rogers Make Art
That Sells class. I thought at first no way, I don't have time, but isn't it amazing that the
more there is to do, the more you can get done. Week one was Bolt fabric, Tropical Fruits
and Vintage Pyrex. I have some ideas to expand upon the white ground coordinate but first
I'm onto week 2, Mini Succulents, my favorite!!
Here Is another version of the assignment.

I also signed up to do MatiRose's Daring Adventures in Paint again. I love the structure
of the class, I learn more each time and I get so much done. I just finished this painting
which is now hanging in the Preview Show exhibit for the studio tour which will be
happening at the end of April.

Off to work, I'll be back in a few days!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

March MATS Bootcamp

This is my final version of the Jelly print from our March Assignment for Bootcamp.
I wasn't sure when I started what I was going to do with this but the hats just made perfect
sense to me.

These are the paintings before I started playing with them in photoshop.

Here  is a link to the whole gallery of all the fabulous artists who participated.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap

I've been thinking about stitching things lately. Then along came the stitched
Postcard swap with Do What You Love. #GBSPS
So I dug into my stash of fabric and found this lovely piece of linen. I only
had about 4 colors of thread so thats what I used. The last time I did this
was many years ago.. I don't really remember how to make the different
stitches.. So I pulled out whats comfortable to me.. Paint.
I have loads of beads and buttons so I stitched them on, cut paper flowers
and added them.
I also got to use the sewing machine a friend gave me for the first time. I want
to do more. Now I need to find the time. This is getting mailed up to Maine

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jell-o, Jelly and Moulds

I can't believe its almost a month since I posted. I just can't keep up with
everything.. I try to do too many things and then sometimes nothing gets done.
Like the blog.
I'm in month 2 of Make Art that Sells bootcamp. The mini is Jell-o, Jelly
moulds. My first reaction on monday morning was Oh, Gross. It took a day
to sink in before I even could start the assignment. Once I got over the fact
that I wouldn't touch the stuff with a 10 ft pole it got more interesting, (and
disgusting) In the 50's and 60's people made Jello with other foods suspended
in it. Like fruit, meat, spaghetti, I don't know what else but GAG. But the good
side is that the shapes are sort of awesome and the colors are happy.
Don't they look like they could be cool hats? I did..

We'll find out what the assignment is on Monday morning. I'm sure a wrench
will be thrown in.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cell Phone Cases!!

My cuckoo clocks got deconstructed a bit when I started designing
a cell phone cover. Here I'm trying the clock face as a pattern and
then the more centered botanical version. I'm quite happy with the
jewel like colors on the black background. I'll be putting these into my
new Society 6 shop,
Today I put in the dog print. It's fun to see the art on products!