Wednesday, April 30, 2008

stamp art

I have added some new stamps to my collection.

Tim Holtz (above ) has some smaller stamps and I just love them.

What I did with them is make some new mail art.

....and I am just showing snippets.

Another Tim stamp with a gold crown, oh that one is Tim's also. An older one.

Stamp by Catherine Moore and she put's paper dolls on her!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Just playing around with some artwork & photo's on the Photo Image program.
Brought this flower back from the dead.

Have to get to work now and quit goofing off. Happy Tuesday to all.

Monday, April 28, 2008

artsy weekend

No, I didn't create any art this weekend. But I did attend the Art's Festival downtown. And it was a beautiful day.
Robin reading a sign.

Flower art! Everything was in full bloom.
Oklahoma City is really a nice, clean place. This week is sewing week. I have bags to get made. Will have show and tell at the end of the week.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

shoe art

My old bowling shoes needed an update so I added some new ink and paint to them and thought why not do some napkin college?
So I did!

Now that they look nice and springy.....I hope they help my game.

Friday, April 25, 2008

postcard art

I needed a postcard fo a confirmation of delivery for a piece of art so I whipped this one up. Made of watercolor paper postcard, ink, stamp & stamp pad, bubble wrap and paper napkin.

Next week I am hoping to do something artsy with this.

Have a great weekend....make some art.

I am going to an art show.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

mail art

Just a couple pic's of mail art today.

Green for Earth week.
Quilt Guild meeting and lots of errands to do I am tired and looking forward to having Gray's Anatomy back on TV.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

travel journal

DH needed a travel journal for work so I made him this one. And of course it has my favorite 56 Chevy on the front. The inside has a picture of moi so he doesn't forget me.....ha!

It's Wednesday and storming here. The only thing I have painted in the last two days is the fence in the back yard. BORING! I know but has to be done and the weather was perfect until it started to thunder.
It's also good weather for sewing, so I will head to the studio after lunch for that. It's humid and I couldn't stand it any longer...had to turn the AC on.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

returning birds

Our birds are back. Last year they built a nest of clay on our front porch and DH was going to remove the nest after they left, but I said maybe they would return.....and they did.
It's funny, while the Mom stays in the nest at night, the Dad stays on the back porch on the other side of the house. I don't remember what type they are but they are small and cute and look like they are wearing white t-shirts.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy Birthday to the Queen

Happy b-day to Queen Elizabeth today.
Thursday night was my creative stamping class at the Paper Crown.

We had chocolate!

And prizes!

And playtime!

And a good time was had by all.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

chicken out!

chicken....... it's what's for dinner.

I read a quote somewhere that said "Food is art you can eat" OK, I'll go for that one.

A busy weekend here. Starting the old spring cleaning. I have been weeding out stuff I need to get rid of and planning a yard sale sometime in the future. Someone in my neighborhood was having a sale and put signs up, so I gathered my stuff and put it out and sold most of it and yay! it's done.

Now I need to wash some windows and maybe finish painting the fence (from last year) I know, it's art studio Sunday, I will try to work in some art (I am in sewing mode) if I have some energy left.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Before you throw out your junk mail and catalogs, give them another look with your art eye. I do this with catalogs. Clothing and quilting catalogs are the best. I also use colorful envelopes.

Pick out the colorful and fun prints that you like. Cut them into one inch strips and put thru the Xyron sticker maker ( make them just long enough to wrap around the straw) Don't worry about the patterns of the pictures. Use the permanent cartridge in the Xyron. Cut the strip on a diagonal when you remove it from the Xyron. Take a drinking straw and wrap the printed paper around it, putting the straight side on first. Then using scissor's cut the printed part off.

I put this piece on the end of a wooden dowel. Then roll it onto an embossing pad and sprinkle clear UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) on it and use the heat gun to melt it. Then dip each end into gold embossing powder and now you have a neat bead to embellish with.

These are beads I made with photo's from the Coldwater Creek catalog. I stamped them and used them as sample's at my stamping class last night. They look like glass with metal ends.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

a few dolls

I am showing a few dolls by request. I don't have many of my own doll's and I never took photo's of them so they are few. Winter kitty - above.

A couple of Christmas angels.

Frost-tee, made from cotton batting.

I specialize in angel doll's. This one has copper wings.

Tomorrow I will try to post the art doll that was in Art Doll Quarterly magazine. As for today, it's my creative stamping class so I need to get going and gather all my class supplies. You know, chocolate and kits, and chocolate, and prizes....and chocolate.

Tomorrow is junque mail beauty!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I love the look of this raw edge quilt. I believe this is a close up of a flower.

Do you see the beauty of this dying flower? I was eating dinner and I looked at these flowers and thought OMG look at the texture! I like it better this way.

Oops! This picture is sideways but you can still see the texture. I put tons of texture in my rag bagz.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I recieved this beautiful envelope filled with goodies and something special on Saturday. I love the reaching hands.

Then I made and sent out this mail art with goodies inside.

The goodies that I got......And.....

Joanne made me a desk kitty! It's sooo sweet! Thank you Joanne!
I just love it!


Monday, April 14, 2008

tag skirt

I have been busy making tags for my upcoming class and you may ask what do we do with all the fun tags we make? Besides putting them in and on art mail, making cards, labeling things, the ideas are endless. Anyway to show them off I made a skirt with them on this wire mannequin form.

Later this week I will show a neat trick. What to do with your catalogs and junque mail, besides throw them away. I will use the color photo's, ect. to make pretty art things. mail art day and I can't wait to show what I recieved on Saturday. And I will show what is leaving here via the mail.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

tag.......'re it!!
Just a tease, more on tags tomorrow.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

checking in.....

Just checking in this Saturday afternoon. New art..... I made this funky stamp last night.

Friday, April 11, 2008

kitty update

Kitty update: She is growing like a weed and getting into EVERYTHING!! But she's soooo cute!

Everyone have a great and artFul weekend!!

Next weeks topic's will include textures, more tag's and what to do with them and some doll photo's by request.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

rag bagz

This bag was made for a friend who gifted me with a TRUNKLOAD of jeans to recycle!
This is the back.
Her favorite colors are lime green with black, so I lined it with two of the green prints from the top photo. It's from the new ZA ZA line from Moda. I hope she loves it.
Now I am working on a special order bag for a little girls Birthday.