Tuesday, April 23, 2013


This is the remainder of my altered book journey with my friend Lenna.http://creativelenna.blogspot.com/ These are the pages that I finished before I sent her book back to her. Lenna and I have worked in each other's books now for literally years, mostly because I work incredibly slow, that is, I have too many things on my plate, so I worked on it too infrequently, and Lenna was always ever patient and gracious. I thought I would share.

Lenna's book theme was nature and trees

A beautiful quote that Lenna sent me

A picture my brother took in Italy of an olive grove

I think this is my favorite page, it has a gorgeous clip of a forest with light pouring through and I added some vintage text and tissue, I  love the texture and movement.

This was an amazing learning experience and journey and I am grateful to a wonderful friend and mentor, Lenna Young Andrews who has taught me so much of what I know as a collage artist! Thank you to all of you who visit and encourage my work in all mediums as well!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013



I love citrine. It is used to combat negative energy, to promote the positive, it is called the success stone. It is used to grow, and prosper. Use it for strength, clarity, and spiritual awareness, confidence, and will power. 

Okay, so now you know the methods to my madness.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


This collage page is long overdue, at least in my mind! I have wanted to make a piece of art for so long, and I always land up having to make the choice of being too tired or making jewelry, the tug of war that I face daily. Art won this time I am happy to say! I am a bit happier for it too.

I hope you like it.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and I always look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


As you can tell, I have been spending a lot of alone time. Besides the usual juggling of exhaustion, of dealing with autoimmune, headaches, real job, and real life, I have been spending some moments here and there teaching myself to solder....rather slowly...baby steps, but getting there. I have wanted to make these earrings for myself  for probably 2 years now. It finally happened. They are not perfect, but that is good. I embrace imperfection, craggly little divets and spots that remind me of daily life. I am enjoying practicing sawing, I really like it. Soldering is more of a challenge only because of the shakiness of my hands, but I will persist!

These are for me......

This necklace I spent a long time working on also. It was a process of working through a puzzle of sorts, but I am very happy with the way it turned out. I used a few different techniques in this one, again, sawing the bird I am most proud of. The nest was fun to make, a technique I learned in Stephanie Lee's Homesteading Course. I incorporated my favorite bits and baubles of building a nest and home and a safe place. The necklace itself will take you on a journey, you just have to be courageous enough to begin.


Wishing everyone courage, for whatever reason you may need, whatever aspect of your life.

I am always grateful for you, your comments, and visits.


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