Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Art Sale

    I will have a booth at "Christmas Art Sale"
    Dec. 6, 2015
    11-5 @ Covington Latin School, Covington, KY
    (Next to Cathedral Basilica) There will be great works of art, music and food for the holiday season. Come show your support for the local artisans!
    Art Sale sponsored by FOTA(Friend of the Arts)from Covington Latin School

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Etsy Shop Offer

I will be having Free Shipping within the USA until Oct. 16, 2015 on all purchases in my Etsy Shop.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mixed Media Paper Dolls

I was inspired by Dresden Paper Dolls, but wanted to do them in my own style. 
I used various fabrics, lace, papers, and a few of my old prints.

Monday, August 17, 2015

August 2015 Photo Contest: Creatures

Artizan Made holds a monthly photo contest, each with a handmade theme. The August theme is “creatures”. Show us your pets with something handmade! Or, the creature can be art.

Creepy, Kooky, Beautiful

"Creepy, Kooky, Beautiful" is the blog article written by Judy Darley about my art work. Judy Darley is British Fiction writer and journalist who has the arts and literature blog SkyLightRain.
Please stop in to visit her wonderful blog and also read her post about my work! 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Art Dolls Bella and Pita

Took sometime to create some new art dolls. They are machine sewn and poly-fil stuffed.  The red leather skirt is from the covering of an old book. The background mono print is what I have been creating these last few weeks and thought it made a pretty match with the art doll.

The background picture is one of my mono prints have been creating these past few weeks.

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Holy Mother"

Assemblage - Rose

I finished this piece a few months back, however, it has taken me 'til this morning to properly photograph it. It also needed a protective coating over the piece to seal it. The board in the background was an old wooden cutting board that was sanded down and painted. The bottom of the dress is packing craft paper, that has an unusual design to it. The main body is handwoven wire dress that is raised off the backboard to give the 2-D  affect. I think if I had a tighter weave in the skirt, I could have put some type of balls or marbles inside the dress.
I enjoy weaving with the wire and would like to pursue this technique further. Lydia, down below was my first attempt with the 2-D effect with wire and textiles.   


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

June 2015 Photo Competition: Made by Hand

  June 2015 Photo Competition: Made byHand
Welcome to our June 2015 Photo Competition!
This is our first competition on Artizan Made and we hope that it will become a regular event as it is fun and exciting to see how people interpret a theme.
Photo Rules:
Your photo must have at least one hand in it and it must show something handmade. The hand does not need to be a real one. It can be the handmade part of the challenge. You are allowed to photoshop your image and make it into art. In other words, you can manipulate the photo in any way you want, but the story that is being told is about a hand and a handmade object.
·         Anyone is welcome to participate. Each participant can submit up to three photos.
·         We retain the right to delete any photo that is poorly done or inappropriate for a family audience.
·         After submitting the photo, it will be held for approval and then posted on this page.
·         Image size: 1200 pixels square, saved as a jpeg at 72 dpi.
·         There is a text field for a one liner when you submit. You can add more text to the image on Facebook once we post it there and then the winners will get a full paragraph and link on the Winner’s Page.
·         Submissions will be added to this album on our Facebook page: ArtizanMade  
·         Deadline for submissions:  June 28th  11PM Central US time

·         Anyone can vote by clicking on the heart on up to ten photos.
·         Help your favorites win by sharing their photos with your peeps.
·         Deadline for voting: June 28th  11PM Central US time
·         Winners: First, second and third places will be determined by the number of votes.
·         They will be posted on this page:  Photo Contest Winners

My daughter submitted this origami beetle she created a few weeks back for the photo contest.  

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Black and White

Beautiful Etsy Treasury put together by one of our talented members from Artizan Made.
Artizan Made is a collective of handmade shops.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Artizanmade Treasury!!

Etsy's Artizanmade Collective has creative unique items...perfect for gifts!
A variety of price points are always available
Keep some on hand so you always give the best!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Georgia O'Keeffe

"Georgia O'Keeffe"

While visiting family in New Mexico last week, we had the chance to visit Ghost Ranch just outside of Abiquiu, New Mexico. It's located about an hours drive from Santa Fe. This place is where Georgia O'Keeffe spent a lot of time painting. 

The landscape is breathtaking and the beautiful clouds were very wispy that day.

There are several trails to hike and we hiked Chimney Rock Trail.  Box Canyon and Kitchen Mesa Trails  were either being worked on or there was a movie being filmed, but our only option was spectacular.

There were a few steep areas along the trail.

There have been a few visitors who did not head the warning signs regarding the trail and it cost them their lives. 

There are no gates to close the ranch, so people can come in and hike, but not recommended after dark.

You can definitely see why Georgia was drawn to this place.

Our next goal is to come out here and try the other two trails and try to catch a spectacular sunrise and sunset.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Artizan Made Wild, Wild West Collection

Beautiful treasury Artizan Made.
Please stop by and take a look at all the wonderful handmade items. Explore our Artizan Shops! We are a collective of handmade shops.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Textile collage

Collagraph print was used for the background.