Monday, March 17, 2014

Local Art Peeps Claim Your Space

Do you live in or around 
Modesto-Ceres area come join the fun!

Location and other info provided upon registration.

Register Now for this Introductory Price!

Click HERE to go to the Sublime Roaming Art Party Blog

Registration Deadline 9am April 3rd


Learn to re-create and design the project to make it your own!

Here are some re-created designs:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Yep More felties

Hedgie the Hedgehog
 I'm quite enamored with these two I recently 
created...not the best pictures but you can get
Sammy The Super Dachshund

Thursday, February 20, 2014

More Felt Hearts

Tried my hand at doing more beading work 
on my felt hearts and I'm happy with
how they turned out.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Whimsical Felt Trees

Here are a few more felt projects.
These whimsical felt trees remind me of 
Dr Seuss when I look at them :-)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Felt Totoro

I made this felt Totoro plushy for a friend's
 birthday. Its a critter from the anime movie 
My Neighbor Totoro.  I used the pattern I found 
here at Cheek and Stitch with a couple of 
little changes.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Kelly Kilmer Workshop

I took a journaling workshop from Kelly Kilmore
recently and it really pushed me in a different direction
then I usually work.
Here are a few of my pages.

Monday, January 06, 2014

A Forging we will go!

Just sharing a picture of the Forge hubby
made from a car brake drum.  Even after 
25 years he still can amaze me!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Cutie Patooties

 Had to share this picture of my
little guys!  They are getting so big!

Friday, January 03, 2014

Make Some Art Today!

I just love this message and
had to share :-)
Not sure where I got this from
or I would give credit.  


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy 2014

 How did it get to be 2014 already!
I remember when the year 2000
sounded surreal and foreign...
...And here we are 14 years later!
I would like to share my very favorite gift
I received this year from a dear friend!
She created a perpetual calendar for me!

I plan to use it to write things going on
 that day and to do a little art on it
each day too!

I love that it doesn't take up
much space and its something
I will easily be able to do.

Along with this, I thought I'd share some freebie 
Journaling projects you can sign up for:

 Lisa Sonora Beam's 

Roben Marie's 

Chelle Stein's

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Advent Calendar

This is what I've been working on an advent calender
 for our grandson.   I created different tags for each
package and then downloaded the numbers HERE
to make it more cohesive.

There are a million and one ways to make an advent
calendar from complicated to easy!  Check out my
pinterest board for more advent ideas HERE

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wooden Houses-Little Boxes

We were inspired by 
Nov/Dec 2013 cover issue
 to paint some wooden
houses in my local
 art group Art Menagerie.
 It was such fun!
The song by Malvina Reynolds
Little Boxes kept playing in my
head as I painted them...yeah I 
weird like that LOL

Thankfully ours didn't all look the same :-)

Monday, November 04, 2013

Painted Tom Shoes

I recently stepped outside my comfort 
zone and painted a pair of Tom shoes. 
I was so nervous because the person who 
asked me to paint them didn't have a clear 
design idea so I was worried it wasn't
 what they might have imagined! Even 
worse what if I messed up painting them 
how could I correct it?!?
I sketched it out first and then began to paint it
With the shoes not being a smooth surface also
 made me nervous, but I used a combination
of Fabric markers and fabric paints to
paint the shoes.

I'm relieved and happy to say that the person was 
very happy with he outcome...whew!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Artist Trading Blocks

 It's been awhile since I've done any Artist Trading Blocks
Here are a couple from a recent swap with
 the theme Funky Houses...
 I used a plastic valve handle hubby 
saves and brings home to me for the base.
 The other theme was Words and Numbers
This one I used a faucet handle for the base.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Cutest Fairy Ever!

I think out of all the fairies I've created this
teacup fairy I made for my friend using her granddaughter's
picture is the cutest one ever!! I love how it all came
together so easily which just tells me it was meant to be :-)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween Themed Altered Matchbox

  I participated in an Halloween themed 
altered matchbox swap recently. 
I used my cell phone so they 
aren't the best pictures!
Before stuffing it with goodies
I decorated the bottom of the box
after I painted it with chalkboard 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dimensional Collage

I'm back from oblivion!
Due to my laptop taking foreeeeeeeeever to 
do anything and then finally giving out on 
me! I'm back in action on my new laptop.  
Now if only I can master Windows 8 ugh!

Dimensional Collage

 We recently did a project in my local 
dimensional collages.
We started with backing board
you could use book board, 
or heavy matte board.
Don't worry that it looks
ugly and incohesive at this point.
Begin gluing down your pieces using
quick drying adhesives and hot glue.

Add texture with stencils and molding
paste or heavy gel medium.

 Once its all glued down and dry add
 several coats of gesso.
 The more layers of gesso the
better (I added 3 layers on the one above).

 Once the gesso is completely dry I began
spraying it with my Color Mists which
are sprayable watercolors. You could
also use acrylic washes as well.
 To get the intensity of the colors
I spray and then use a heat gun
and dry in between coats
then repeat several more times.
 Once I was finished with the Color Mists
I used a magenta ink pad across the high points
of the collage along with a silver Krylon 
leafing pen to help bring out the details.

I also used a white paint pen to further
embellish it then  sealed it with

Here are two others I did also. The tree I used 2 tree die cuts stacked together and  glued and sprinkled tiny watch parts around the roots and watch gears on the limbs.

The lady I used doilys stacked for her dress and headdress along with lace and paper flowers.

Click HERE to see other ones