Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Artful Journey Prayer Flag

Going to Artful Journey in February and taking Jesse Reno's class.  The Prayer Flag is a group offering that I sent off because I thought what a wonderful idea to have prayers hanging to send out to all the world.  What I forgot in my excitement to make this one, my one and only, that it will be hanging outside and it's not weather proof...duh!
Oh well, I hope it at least it survives my stay of 5 days.  I'll take photos when I get up there (Los Gatos, CA).  I'm very happy to be going, taking Jesses workshop and just taking a break from life as I know it. 
 In the meantime, I'm busy working on the Academy Award nomination certificates...this being my 12th year.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So Many New....

Broken, Heal, Mend...a theme I've used before on 3 separate small canvas'.

These hearts are made of paper given to me by an old friend a very long time ago who made dozens of them and never used them.  I'm still creating with them after all these years.

Giselle, Valentine ornament for Ten Women Window.

Wooden plaque with fabric hearts.

An angel ala Julie Haymaker Thompson.

A tiny shadow box frame.  I love the size...5x5.

The book of fabric, papers and more.

Some of the pages within the book.

Able to open the acrylic window to look thru the book.  I really enjoy this project.
A book within a shadow box frame.

A new name sign for the gallery.  Some actually purchased my other one.  That was a mystery...

I am definitely an art slut...can't stop creating.  These are just some of the new things and then there are the cards I just can't stop making.  Of course, I am truly blessed to have a venue to sell at.  If I didn't, I'd have to open up a shop or something.  What would I do with everything?  My place is jammed packed with art all over my apartment.  Jon always says that if I lived in a 12 room house, I'd fill every room and every wall.  Is that bad?

Here's some new cards...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Courage-New Mosaic Collage

"Courage" has been framed in a shadow box frame and is for sale at Ten Women Allery or.....online.  Anyone interested?  This piece is a 9x9 and sells for $125.00.

I am still trying to master photographing behind glass but unsuccessful, I'm afraid.  You can actually see my reflection in the glass trying to take the picture.  Wish I had time to study photography...maybe some day.
Lots more new stuff coming...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ornaments Plus for Valentine's Day

Just the start of what will be at Ten Women Venice Valentine window this year.  So much more to come...

These are ornaments in a variety of materials which is what I love to play around with most.  Mixed media doesn't quite cover it for me.  I love it all!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Designing Greeting Cards

I'm designing greeting cards for Ten Women Gallery that can be also framed as mini keepsakes.  The possibilities are endless.  I was inspired by Valentines Day.  It's a great selling time on Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA.

I'm so enjoying creating these mini collages and showed them to a few people to get some feedback.  I've been receiving  very positive comments and have also been invited to sell at a shop in Thousand Oaks and at Francis Orr (a client of mine) in Beverly Hills.  I'm very excited at the prospects for future venues and sales.  It's a wonderful way to start the New Year...