Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mixed Media Wall Paper Journal Covers & More

I decided to use some wallpaper I had hanging around.  At one of the meetings for CMMAG group in Raleigh NC, I had gotten some of this wallpaper brought in by one of the members.  This all moved with me to FL and I had it packed away in a hall closet, when I found it again.  I just had to do something with it, so I decided to make journal covers with the pieces.  I think they must have been sample pieces, because the biggest piece is 15x15 inches, but for what I needed they worked great.

I also create some papers for journal covers with Gelli papers and Tyveck Envelopes, which I found the project in Beryl Taylor's book, "Mixed Media Explorations".  I have done a few other projects in her book and have enjoyed her artwork so much that I had to do more.

She works with fabric, papers, beads, sewing and more.  Everything in her book is absolutely beautiful and amazing.  Definitely worth buying if you work in these mediums already or want to expand your creativity into something new.

Well, my friends and fellow creative folks, I hope you enjoy this video.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions or just want to say hello.  I appreciate your feedback very much and would love to hear from you all.

Thank you for watching! xo

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Having fun and finding Inspiration in New Smyrna Beach!

My gypsy artist partner (friend) Susan Commike is here visiting and we are having a great time... We visited New Smyrna Beach FL yesterday, and found a lovely mermaid hanging out on a front door of a sweet little cottage.  We also found a great little cafe to eat at.   If you are ever hear visiting check this place out.

I love going places that give me great inspiration for some new artwork.  I definitely got some from this place.  The mermaid is so adorable and the little building is so cute.  We would love to turn this into an art studio/gallery.  Check it out!

Mermaid on the front door of the little cottage

Little cottage we would love to make into a studio/gallery!  What fun!

Heavenly Cafe!  Great place to eat!

Delicious Food! The lobster roll was fantastic! 

Great Service!  

We loved this restaurant! Definitely will go back... 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mixed Media Jeweled Box Class!

Here are some pictures from a fun day teaching!    These ladies did such a great job...  Thank you ladies it was a pleasure to watch you all create these lovely boxes. A special thank you to my friend Susan for helping teach. xo

  Taking a plain little wooden box and turning it to a little gem...

Thank you Claire for the use of your space! xo

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sweet Angel Guide Me


I made this for a group I belong to as an inspirational piece for the entrants.  I thought a video would be a good idea for those artist just starting out and need a little more then just a picture to look at for inspiration.

This was an easy fast piece.  I didn't want to do anything to involved I just wanted something to make me feel good.  I was feeling sad, and I still am, about Robin Williams passing away.  I think we all need a little angel sometimes to help us get through the darkness.  She surely helped me feel better.

I hope this inspires a few of you.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy. xo


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pretty Little Gypsy Boxes

Here are some of the little wooden boxes that I will be using for my class on Saturday the 16th.  I have them all sanded and ready for 2 coats of gesso.  They will be all prepared for my students to pick their colors, paint them, and create their own pretty little Gypsy Boxes.  I just can't wait to see all the lovely creations that they will make.  What fun!
My Gypsy Artist partner, Susan Commike, will be flying in on Friday to stay for a few days, and will be here to help with the class.  I am so excited to see her and to have her here to help.