Thursday, April 30, 2009

Etsy Treasury

My "Turquoise Birdsnest Pendant" has been included in an Etsy Treasury titled "born in a garden" -- a selection of items chosen by another Etsy member as potential gifts for Mother's Day. Thank you, Maggie!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Journal Exchange

My friend, Valaine and I had a journal exchange and this is the one I made for her. I created the cover with a piece of canvas that I painted and embellished. I love this journal! It's my favorite by far and I'm so glad that Valaine can enjoy it for herself.

Monday, April 06, 2009

I'm having a promotion in my Etsy shop and I'm giving away a pair of birdsnest pearl earrings with the purchase of two or more items. Why not pop over and take a little peek.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Journal with a mixed media/collage cover on canvas.

The back of the journal.

The spine.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Today I decided to go outside and take down the Christmas lights...I know...a little late, isn't it. Cleveland joined me and posed long enough for me to take his photo.

I'm out of my boots and back into my sneakers which is good.

I love trees, especially without their leaves.

Cleveland again.

Beautiful shadow patterns against the house.

Ickles, Roman and Hermione watched my every move from the comfort and warmth of the window.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Girl Sleeping

I gessoed watercolor paper to begin with and I drew into the gesso while it was still wet to create texture. I then added paint, ink, charcoal, carbon, chalk, vintage newspaper, rubber stamps and text. I used an image transfer technique to transfer a drawing of my daughter to the surface of the paper, then enhanced the drawing with charcoal. I splattered paint, scratched with a blade, rubbed the surface with sandpaper to create texture. Fun, fun, fun...