No one is too old to have a Christmas wish list, even if it is not the traditional list. Maybe your wish is for a new sweater or maybe you hope you can see a loved one soon.Read the rest of this entry
Category Archives: Emerald Creek
I need a tour guide
When most of the world is sheltering in place during the Coronavirus Pandemic, many artists and crafters are basking in creative time. I, however, am having the opposite experience.
Because of a plethora of personal reasons, I have had little creative time. Plus, when I finally do get time to head up to the art studio, I either am too tired, or have faced a massive creative block. I need a tour guide to get me through this.Read the rest of this entry
It’s hard to believe this colorful project began as a white on white embossed piece. I made it using my new Inventor’s Mother stamp and some other nifty new products.Read the rest of this entry
Protect that inner child
The weekend is here. When the week has been especially trying, it can feel as if your inner child is a little battered.
Or maybe, the inner child is still whole, but its protective nook inside the heart sustained some damage, the glass window shattered.Read the rest of this entry
It’s plaid to see
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
Crazy about Cracked Up Creatures
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.
She sells seashells
It may only be April, but beach season will soon be upon us.Read the rest of this entry
I’m building my dreams
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
She’s got a ticket to ride
What does your creative process look like? For me, some vintage Silver Star tickets sitting on my desk reminded me of the old Beatles song. That inspired me to search through my stash to find the perfect saucy woman.
A lingerie model from a 1940s magazine and several elements from Gypsy Soul, including a silver star, set me on the path to create this mixed media / altered art wagon.Read the rest of this entry
Get it on with Love Potion No. 9
Sometimes people need a little help in the romance department–that’s why I invented Love Potion No. 9.
Each glass-like jar contains a potion of cherubic magic. Just open the mason jar, dab a little love potion behind your ears and let the romance begin!
If you want to learn how to concoct your own love potion, visit the good folks at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts who have posted my tutorial online.
- Canning Jar Chipboard
- Faux Metal Number Plates
- Wooden frame
- Sheet music
- Deli Paper
- Black cardstock
- Cherub image
- Distressed Silver embossing powder
- Rocky Road Bake Texture
- Metallic silver paint pen
- Metallic silver ink pen
- Acrylic paint
- Number rub-ons
- Heart Sequins
- Architextures black medallions