Thursday, August 29, 2013


I attended my first Beadfest this year and I have to say it was the Best EVER! A few things I learned, 

take more MONEY!

schedule more TIME!

and take a CAMERA, if you want to get some photos of the people you got to finally meet!

It was a great time, and wow what a wealth of beads and products, and wonderful people!

This is just a bit of the great loot I got, some of it is already in use and scattered all over!

I wanna go back right now!

Monday, August 19, 2013


Feeling the need to do some artwork recently drove me to these two journal pages. I will never tire of working with images of woman, using vintage pages, napkins, scraps, and fibers. This piece I used some paint, vintage newspaper, a pretty image of a woman,  napkins,  butterfly image, gesso, and a couple secrets thrown in!  Actually, every time I start one I never really know how they will turn out, and that is what makes them so much fun and so relaxing to me!

This piece I used an original page from an old flea market book I found, a beautiful book, but my feeling is if you can't use it for something, what good is it, so I do tear out pages and use originals, they are so beautiful. I enjoyed stitching around the page in my haphazard way, and I will not bore you with all that it means to me, what matters is what you see and what it means to you! 

I am always thrilled that you took the time to stop by and leave a comment, thank you so much!

Thursday, August 8, 2013


I have found the perfect companion to work with when creating necklaces and that is using the components made by Staci Klinger Smith! I recently purchased this polymer clay ring focal, and I have discovered such an ease of working with her designs. It is just one of those things you can't put into just works for me, and that is a wonderful thing!

 Staci also gifted me with the lovely sea urchin stick.....I found that perfect of course!

This crusty tangerine glass bead is the perfect accent and was gifted to me by the incredible Kimberly Rogers of Numinosity Beads!

I am loving this artful journey  these necklaces are taking me on.

Thanks for joining along !

Monday, August 5, 2013


I thought I would share some small nature collages I made recently. I belong to a lovely art group on facebook called The Studio. Any artist can join and participate. It is a very easy going and encouraging community of artists sharing their work, talents and information. The group is run by the fabulous April Cole, and she does an outstanding job of organizing swaps, prompts, and themes to keep your ideas fresh! There is something for everyone. You may want to check it out! So, the theme in July was Nature, so I did find time to do these two collages using some favorite papers, vintage and new,  napkins (oh, how I love napkins, paint, stamps, .........

I really enjoy collage, it has to be my favorite type of art to constantly challenges me in design and color, and product!  I know these won't be my last!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visit!


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