Sunday, February 26, 2012

Academy Award Nomination Certificates

Academy Award Nomination Certificate
For the past 13 years, I have had the privilege of creating the Nomination Certificates for everyone who was nominated in each category for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.  This is the certificate given to Thomas Langmann, Producer for the film "The Artist" at a luncheon given in their honor and my personal choice this year to win the award tonight.
The reason for the personal interest is that the parents of my grandson James worked on the film, Barbara Inglehart as Costume Supervisor along side Costume Designer, Mark Bridges, nominated for Best Costume Designer and Harvey Alperin played the doctor in the hospital in the film.

Last week we all went to FIDM, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, to see the Museum Exhibit of all the costumes that were nominated for the Costume Design category for the Academy Awards.  Seeing them up close is something amazing.

So tonight, we will be sitting on pins and needles with hopes of awards being given to "The Artist" our personal pick this year.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Window To Shine

This is my 2 weeks to shine at Ten Women Gallery.  I have the window...but wouldn't you know it, my camera pooped out on me to take photos to brag about.  It's all okay though as I've purchased a new one.  I just haven't gotten it yet.  It's ordered from Amazon...my new favorite place to buy things.

So these photos were taken with my broken (no flash) camera and Jon's phone camera.  Hope you get the idea.

Friday, February 3, 2012

What's New

In my crazy world, if I don't have several things going at the same time, I'm thinking something is wrong or I'm just too darn busy.
I'm really busy now with the Academy Award Nomination Certificates so I thought I'd sneak in a post with a variety of things I've created over the past month or two,  probably more like 2 when I had lots of down time from the surgeries.


On wood for Ten Women Gallery to hang over the counter...see below...it's the logo with "on montana" added throwing in a little calligraphy just for the fun of it.

Over the counter


A sweet wood cradled substrate using encaustic techniques...titled "This Too Shall Pass" Being sold at Ten Women

For the Valentines window at Ten Women I made some ornaments.  This is wire framed heart shape adding lace, tulle, silk ribbon dried flowers which I stiffened to protect them and attached with glue

Necklace: Trying my hand at bezels and soldering with resin to hold the floral goody inside the bezel

Necklace: Soldered piece of brass with mixed silver heart
Necklace: Soldered piece of brass with "gratitude" stamped into it and a touch of the angel to watch over
Necklace: Small piece of brass with soldered bezel filled with tiny beads and silver heart held in by resin overlay
Necklace:  Three stand twisted with a large variety of beads, charms fiber and yarn which when worn on a solid colored top makes a tremendous statement.  You don't need anything else.
Wood substrate, wood hearts, mixed media collage with encaustic overlay

A fun heart ornament for Ten Women gallery Valentine window


Mixed media fabric collage for Valentine

I'm sure you could see how much fun I was having.  There's a lot more and this is just a taste of what I've been doing and how I spend the majority of time.  I truly believe this is an addiction that keeps me away from my "real life" to which I'm not sure what that means..."real life".  OK, so I'm just an art slut and will pick up an art tool and try anything for anyone, anytime.

I just wouldn't have it any other way and I'm blessed beyond imagination to be able to do what I love best in my... "real life".