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
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
You might think you know how jellybeans are made, but you probably haven’t seen this walking egg jellybean factory full of colorful gizmos!
This is a great project to make with your kids this spring. Plus, since Easter is tomorrow, you may very well have some spare jellybeans on hand, making it extra easy.Read the rest of this entry
A poor vintage baby doll endured a lot of mixed media torture in this assemblage project. But really, this project was all about making rust–both real real and faux rust.Read the rest of this entry
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
With holiday crafting put away for the season, I am able to refocus on mixed media art.Read the rest of this entry
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
Meet Minty the Snowman. Some say his attitude is a little fresh, but I maintain that is just the splenderifious combination of peppermint and newly fallen snow.Read the rest of this entry
Some of my favorite found objects–a piece of lake glass, and old rusty wire and a rusty star–make up this new mixed media piece titled “Creativity”.Read the rest of this entry
We are now just days away from a new baby arriving in my family. I am making a little book for my niece, who is the mother-to-be, for her to keep memories of those first precious months.
The book features all sorts of pockets, magnetic flaps and little spaces to store precious photos, mementos and tags to record milestones and memories. On some of the pages I used Gypsy Soul chipboard to create three-dimensional elements and frames.