This weekend my friend Rosalia asked me to show her a technique I use to incorporate scrap fabrics, paint and ink on canvas. Since it was a sleep-over, we stayed up extremely late in her awesome art studio and got creative! Supply list: Fabric scraps and trims Canvas size of your choice (4″ x 4″Continue reading “Turn scrap fabric into multi-media art. Painting with fabric..”
Merry Christmas, friends! I know not all of you are able to be with those you love and miss this holiday, but I wish for you all of the happiness in the world today! I am not skilled in the kitchen, but I can make this amazing candy. It is a great, quick giftContinue reading “Some last minute Christmas ideas for gals like me!”
Ins and outs of commission work- joy of failure and the need to please!
When you love art, creative people and the simple act of making a beautiful thing… you attract those people to you. When you find a common hobby or interest to pursue in your friendship with a creative, there is really no greater joy. No one knows failure, trial and error or the joy of aContinue reading “When you love art, creative people and the simple act of making a beautiful thing…”
I am always looking for ways to re-purpose and feature my art. Charms have long been a favorite. There are many types and ways to protect your art in a charm. I love the look of resin, but not the expense or the mess. So I tried a product I saw last month that lookedContinue reading “Plaid Mod Podge Dimensional Magic & Lisa Palvelka bezel”
Last week I packed up some pet portraits and some hand-made hairpins I made using up-cycled vintage earrings, pins and scrap jewelry. Every yard sale or thrift shop ends in the purchase of scrap jewels. At some point, I turn them into other things. This week, it’s hair clips. I consign my art, jewelry and vintage goodies that I purchase toContinue reading “A very vintage weekend…”
I recognize and appreciate beautiful art, design, product branding and web-sites. I value the details, the time and the expense these things entail for business owners. I also notice that because there are so many beautiful examples one can view – it is tempting to make comparisons, and (fearing failure to achieve the perfect ideal) doContinue reading “I don’t do perfect, I do “done”.”
May all your holiday wishes come true! A challenge to my comfort zone: “Do you paint cats?”. Yes, yes I do. Now. I am attempting a whole new skill set. Cat eyes. I love Lolita’s smirk and markings. She is such a cat.