Thursday, April 29, 2010


"Front and Center"

"Thine Eyes"

This is my journey into my brave new world of creation. I am laying low on the swaps, cutting back big time, and creating to create for a while. Making these 2 atc's was really therapeutic...I feel I am transported somewhere else when I make these, to another place and time...I can't quite put my finger on it, but I feel so good and I feel that I am pasting thoughts together, some so primitive , it's almost eery, but real. I know I probably sound like a babbling lunatic, I just can't quite describe the feeling. Do you know what I mean? I can't find the words.

I made "Front and Center" using a combination of collage images ,that face was a freebie from a Somerset issue and it really grabbed me. I am sure that it is someone I should know or recognize....I am bad at remembering things like that...history..then I added some pieces of old sewing patterns, and then stamped on top using Golden molding paste that I colored. The crown I cut out of thin copper sheet.

"Thine Eyes" was made using collage images again, thin layers of napkins, and again more colored molding paste and some markers. I really like the texture of tissue paper, napkins, and the patterns.

I see more of this in my future, and must somehow work all this into my jewelry. But for now I am just going with the flow, wherever that may be. My advice for the weekend, go forth and create, whatever, however that may be, and enjoy!
Thanks for visiting and your constant support.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


A new necklace, I know this will be one of my favorites of all just feels right, and flowed right out of me. It reminded me of a These are the best times, when for no apparent reason, it just happens.
Thanks for looking friends.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010


Lately I have been dealing with a tiny internal fued . I love the fact that after many years of non art, I have found myself again, and can't even express to you how creating art in different mediums has changed my life. I enjoy exchanging with so many people, getting to meet people from all over the world,and bits of their life also, and to see that we are all so much alike. BUT, I do so many swaps that I have come to miss the creation just for me...just to play, just to let it happen. I made a few atc's the other night for a exchange. I realized how much I missed making these as I did in the beginning...just to make them. So this was one I made just to create, and as it turns out, it told quite a story .
Something to think about.

Thanks for visiting and I wish for everyone a beautiful week of creating!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Yes, I finally took the big plunge into resin, and I am enjoying it! The look on this girls face almost instantly transports me to another time. The image reminded me of when I was a little girl, and my mom would sing a lot when we were in the house, and she often sang the song Beautiful Dreamer. When I was 10 years old or so, my parents bought me a small inexpensive organ, and that song was in the songbook, although I don't remember who wrote it.
It will always be with me, and a memory of a simpler time, a wonderful time. Such small activities at the time mean the world to me I try to keep them alive. Do any of you carry a favorite song from your childhood? I'd love to hear about it! Thank you for visiting, you all mean the world to me.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I joined in a swap recently at Paper Whimsy which required making a small journal, 5"x7", and decorating the front with at least two images from Paper Whimsy, and one of their bits from their shop. Well, that was the easy part because every single thing they sell is beautiful. I had never put together any type of book at all, so it was a challenge, but a good one, and the guidelines referenced instructions in the most recent "Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.
Their binding technique was very simple and worked well, and I used gaffer tape on the seam from Paper Whimsy, which I can now say is a fantastic product!! The covers I cut from some beautiful files I had won on a giveaway a while ago. I added the P.W. girl, and created her skirt from an actual vintage dress I have had for years. Added some bling, fabric, and a nice little glass bobble of LOVE! Now I might have to make myself one!! Thank you for looking!

Monday, April 19, 2010


To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.

Richard Bach

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Sunday, April 18, 2010


Some weekend fun to get me in the summer/beach/warm weather kind of mood! This is my take on the beach theme. A 4x6 postcard to be swapped out with another creative approach.
I had a good time creating this, thinking out of the box a bit, and letting my imagination roam!
Anything can exist in your mind, right?
Happy weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


So, I have been working hard on jewelry, and in doing so am discovering that a subject that was once so uncomfortable for me to create around, is now becoming familiar and an outlet for transforming thoughts into something that actually feels good. And I can honestly say that I never dreamed that could have happened in a million years. This necklace is all about that renewed thinking , to try to get my inner spirit and my physical being to come together, to be comfortable. I always feel a need to translate the emotion and significance that something means to me into a wearable form. I feel that by doing this that a real part of me is in that piece of jewelry, I feel it will be carried by the person who buys it or wears it. I am certain. Call it what you want, religion, belief, faith. I believe it is making me free.

available on etsy here

Monday, April 12, 2010


Some Alice in Wonderland atc's for a swap. The backgrounds are fabric that I was so lucky to win from Lorraine at Creative Daily during OWOH. Her fabrics are incredible. Just some rubber stamping and collage here. I really had to resist the temptation to keep adding, but I just loved the clarity and crispness, and wanted to be able to appreciate that fabric!

Hope today and every day is an adventure!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


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I was twice blessed this month to have two pieces in the April issue of Bead Trends. This one is called Fresh Squeezed. The lampwork beads were made by Sue, of Sue Beads! One look at them and I see oranges, melons, mouth watering summer super drenched color. I love that they have a matte finish to them and the color is so dense and rich. The unusual 80 degree temps have ended here, but my mindset still says spring and summer, and that's where it is going to stay!

And how appropriate that I am swapping some inchies with a theme of the sea and the shore!

I'm just warming up!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This is an atc made for a lottery draw on Paper Whimsy, with the theme of clovers. We had to include at least one clover in the atc for March. I call her "Lucky Lady'."

I have been a lucky lady myself for once again being published in the April issue of Bead Trends magazine. These earrings are featured and are called "Twice as Nice". Made of hand forged sterling and crystal quartz. Very simple. They show off my grandma's creamer!
They are available here on etsy.

Thanks for visiting and all of your wonderful and supportive comments. I couldn't do this without you!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


A new necklace. This one represents again my feelings. Usually thoughtful, overwhelming, kind of organized chaos of how I live my daily life. Bits and pieces of things that are beautiful and meaningful. A representation of something that is always open to interpretation.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


My good friend Lenna is hosting a swap on her blog, Creative Swaps, and the theme is roads and paths. Roads and paths did not have to be taken literaly, and I found myself a bit involved in making these, they became very spiritual and personal. Lenna sent me some fabulous tissue paper, and I went bonkers with it, and am so glad I did! Some images I used are from Ppaer Whimsy, Artchix, scraps, tissue paper, and some other collage sources that I can't remember right now. This project was a great journey in itself!


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