Friday, July 25, 2014

A Dollie Of A Week and A WINNER to Boot!!!

Hi everyone, How are ya'll?
Well, Yours truly  is taking some time off  to be a student and letting my muse run free and wild!!

What have I been learning you might be wondering? Well I have been taking a class from the Magnificent "Mary Jane Chadbourne" over at Artful Gathering!! I have been sitting in the Imaginarium listening, watching,  gluing and painting and getting my hands all kinds of dirty creating "The Girls"!!

I have two completed and I can tell you I am smittened! I love them already and they have found a niche' in my little atelier of their very own. So with out further ado let me introduce you to

"The Girls"

"Sassy Girl"

"Practical Joker"

I have had so much fun creating these girls and believe it or not  they have just spoken to me all the way through the creative process
If you have never taken a class with Mary Jane let me tell you she is AWESOME!!  Such a kindred spirit with a total knack for teaching. Her creations are magnificent and she is just so personable. Her classes are just amazing you just want to keep watching her over and over. She is always there to answer all your questions. I have learned so much. Can you tell what a great time I am having?
Anyway today I just wanted to introduce you to my girls and share a little about Artful Gathering Classes. Click on the link to see more!!
No for the Big Announcement!! Thank you to all who visited the blog and left such sweet comments. And to those who tried to post but couldn't and let me know on Facebook!! Not sure why you couldn't post but I hope I have the problem fixed!!
The WINNER of The Canvas Giveaway is..............
#10 KIM!!!!!!
Kim please email me at  with your full name, snail mail addy and your choice of the two canvases ASAP.
Well, that's it for this week all. Please remember I welcome your comments. I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen and will join me back here next week as I bring you more ART, news and possibly even a swap!!
For now the girls and I wish you a Beautiful sunshine filled artful day and lots of hugs!!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Birthday To Man's Best Friend

Just popping in to show off my bestest buddy!!!
 He is always by my side and loves hanging out in my atelier with me!! He is such an amazing pet but he is so much more, he is my best friend!! Happy Happy 3rd Birthday Gman, Mom and Dad love you more than words can say and so very thankful we have been blessed with such an amazing friend!!!
Have a Blessed day everyone and Don't forget to hug your pet today!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

One Image Postcard

Back again. Today I bring you some of the creations I have been working on for The "One Image Postcard" swap I am in over at "The Studio" A thriving artist community on Facebook.  The idea was to cut a postcard from a white substrate (mixed media worthy) and stamp one image on it. Then you were to mail the cards out to each member of the group and have them complete it. Here are two of my finished pieces

Postcard #1

The stamped image was the octopus you see. I then covered the substrate with a beach themed napking and then added more layers with paint and collage images. I used CrowAbout StudioB's  "Just Beachy kit to create my Octomaid!!
Postcard #2

The stamped image here was the dancer you see in the sun radiance. Once again I layered the background with some paper and paint and then added some collage. This time I used images from
 itKuPiLLi 'Something Else"
All of these kits can be found over at
I still have one more to do and will sow it off a little later on. Thanks for peeking in and I hope you have enjoyed what you see. If you would like to join in on some swaps then check out our wonderful group on Facebook.  It is a closed group but we welcome all!! Some amazing art going on over there!!
                                                                    Happy Arting everyone!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Did someone say Doll House?

Hi everyone,
Hoping you are having a MARVELOUS art filled day. I wanted to share with you a couple of canvas pieces I did for the ever popular CrowAbout StudioB using her new kit

                                                                      "Mizfit Doll House"

Her kit is a part of Deviant Scraps CYOC (Collect your own collaboration) sale going on right now!! Be sure and check out all the artists the Misfit Doll House Collaboration! Lots of goodies and  AWESOME STUFF!!!

I created these sweet 4x4 wrapped canvas mixed media pieces using the sweet beings of Nancy's kit after creating my own backgrounds.

I typically create all my own backgrounds BUT, this kit also has it's own backgrounds so if your not a DIY background person or are in a hurry the backgrounds in ALL of her kits are Terrific!!!

Now on to the completed art............


I can wait to show you what else I have been up to but for now this will have to do!!
OH BUT WAIT!!! There's more........
 I am going to be giving away YOUR pick of these two canvas's in a drawing!! All you have to do is leave a comment  in the comments section and after I have received 20 comments I will use my random number generator and A winner will be announced!!. You will need to keep checking back to see where we are in the comments numbers and to find out who the lucky winner is!! There will be lots of good stuff to check out in the mean time!!
Well that's all for today my friends. I hope you continue to join me here and I hope YOU are the Lucky winner!!!
                                                         Until Next Time,