Buffalo Plaid is all the rage right now. I especially love my plaid purse I picked up on ebay last year. It is what inspired me to create this holiday ornament.Read the rest of this entry
Eileen Hull has a new Pocket Notebook die coming out and I was incredibly honored to create something for her release party blog hop.Read the rest of this entry
Combining rusty metal and intriguing bits and bots with vintage style paper to create blank books is one of my favorite pastimes.
That’s why I loved making this steampunk art journal.
Held together with a rusty chain and featuring all sorts of bits and bobs, I made this steampunk journal using Eileen’ Hull’s Wrapped Journal Die and Stamperia papers.Read the rest of this entry
So many elements go into this mixed media piece–layered background paper, mica stained glass windows, National Geographic background paper, an old dictionary page and even a tiny little noose.Read the rest of this entry
I love making art journals, junk journals and other forms of books. However, embarking on one of these is always a huge time-consuming project…or at least it was until I discovered the joy of making tiny art journals.
It was easy to make a complete journal in an evening. What’s more, the finished project is just so much fun.Read the rest of this entry
Remember those mixed up animal flip books from childhood? I had so much fun making an artistic version of that style of book that I just had to share with you.
Each animal page is actually a mixed media art page unto itself.
Making this piece was so liberating. After experiencing a horrible, no good, really bad day, all I wanted to do was crawl under the bedcovers, but knew that I had too many upcoming projects I needed to work on.
Instead of retreating from the world, I pulled out some some sea-themed chipboard pieces because the waterways always soothe my soul. To keep things simpler, I decided to limit my palette to only two colors beyond black and white.
I found this decision liberating as my project came together lickety-split–which for me, the world’s slowest artist, is nothing short of miraculous.Read the rest of this entry
This winter my friend and product designer, Eileen Hull, began a new education team and she was gracious enough to ask me to join it.Read the rest of this entry
Actually, I have been going beyond more than just one comfort zone. I have been trying a lot of new things–from starting art product lines, to growing friendships and alliances in the art industry, to expanding the kinds of art I make to opening up about last year’s health scare.Read the rest of this entry