Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Current Addiction -- Polymer Clay Tiled Anything!

This is all Laurie Mika's fault! I took one of her classes at The Queen's Ink then realized that I was given her book as a gift a few years prior. OMG - how did I miss all this goodness for 3 years? I found the book after it was mentioned in class and came right home and dug thru the book pile and haven't put it down since. Mixed Media Mosaics! Do yourself a favor and check out this book. 

Here are some of my recent creations using Laurie's techniques. This one is my first larger box. Its a blank canvas box about 7" square. I'm on the search for more of these boxes but no luck so far. 

This one is a I put together on the fly. No particular theme or palette in mind. Sometimes that's the best way to go. 

This box was a commissioned piece for a male friend, hence the more masculine colors. He wanted a box for papers to keep on his counter. I really, really love the way this one came out. (I wonder if he'll ever see it???)

My next box will be a wine theme for a friend/customer. (I wonder if he'll ever see that one? Sorry Jim!) lol 

More to come so stay tuned! 

Happy Arting, 


Monday, August 25, 2014

GROUP Ustreams -- Say What???

Hi All, 

I've been a very busy girl. I should be shunned from the blog world! But I do have some news and I'll include a few pics of some of my latest projects for now. 

Mark your calendars for something new with my Ustream Channel! 

Saturday 13 September @ 11AM EDT will be my first GROUP stream! My good friends and artists Ellen Smith Vargo and Donna Walsh will be joining me LIVE. We will be co-creating and taking turns doing demos, answering your questions, and sharing our favorite products and resources. But beware -- our usual banter will be going on in the background, so who knows what will happen! If this is well received, we plan to make this a recurring event. We also have a few more art friends that we may rope into playing along with us once we work out the kinks.

If you are signed up to follow my Ustream channel, you'll have already received a notice of the event via email. If you are not yet signed up and would like to join in the fun, click this link and 'follow' me.

Stay tuned -- lots more fun to come!!!

Here are some pics of some of my latest projects. So sorry but I'll have to post more details about the projects at another time, but if you have a specific question about anything, please leave a note and I'll be sure to get back to you asap. 

My newest obsession -- Polymer Clay Tiles -- thanks to Laurie Mika:

I've also been making some collages and cutting them into ATC's to send along with orders from my Etsy shop

This is a canvas I made for my Oncologist's office after taking Jodi Ohl's Angels class at Create in New Jersey: 

And a commissioned piece for one of Dave's golf buddies -- this is his 5th canvas I've made for him: 

Happy Arting!