Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mission Accomplished!

My kids gave me this wonderful craft table for my studio this past Christmas. However, they did not provide assembly so it has been sitting in the foyer for over 2 months now as I sit daily taking over the dining room and kitchen tables. There is hope on the horizon! I called on a wonderful service in my area to have them pick up the remaining parts from Carrie's home in Middletown and to assemble. Hopefully, it will be together in the next couple weeks. I can't wait!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

February 2008 I.C.E. Art Charm

It's such a relief to be finished at last. I'm not so good with juggling deadlines now that I'm out of the design field and I have 3 items to complete by February 28th. Yay, two down one to go!

I created this out of shrink film which I sanded on the shiny side, stamped in black, antiqued edges, then baked. A Swarovski crystal in a silvertone bezel were glued in place after baking and both sides of the charm & edges were coated with Diamond Glaze to finish.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

I always laugh at those memorials in the newspaper and find myself thinking about them as I write now, but here goes anyhow...Today you would be 80...its hard to imagine but Carol & I think you wouldn't have changed much. You sure looked young and got around better than the 2 of us. Thinking of you always...with love.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Greetings and Thank You!

Hello friends and fellow enthusiasts! I hope you will stop by frequently to leave a comment or check to see what's new at eBay and ETSY for myself and fellow members of PBSTR.

PBSTR is a wonderful design group of artists who share wonderful scrapbook layouts, paper piecings and other paper crafts on eBay. Be sure to click on the link to check out what's new. I feel fortunate to be part of this terrifically talented group of friendly artists.

Enjoy the slide show of some of my artwork from the last year...

I am also a member of I.C.E. (International Charm Exchange) and Ephemeral Notions. These are groups I belong to exercise the fun side of my creativity. We are also kindred spirits who love to make art of all sorts but especially handcrafted art charms, and all sorts of altered and ephemeral arts. Here's a photo of a charm I made recently for a swap with ICE: