Saturday, December 12, 2009

Where Women Create Blog


Visit this blog (click on the picture above) for inspiration and fun! It is related to the magazine of the same name!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Horse Ornament

Turquoise horse from Cloth Paper horse below!

This colorful horse is from the pattern in the current CLOTH PAPER SCISSORS magazine.
Yes, my steed has a bit of a problem with his hind legs! LOL!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Cloth Paper Scissors Open Studio Event TODAY!!!!!

Come with me on a tour of my studio for the Open Studios Event from Cloth Paper Scissors!


My studio is in the basement, or half-basement of our home. It opens to the backyard where I have a quiet sitting area and a garden which inspires me in my creative work!

Here is the garden with a birdbath. I love painting birds in my artwork and collages. They are even creeping into my quilting and fiberarts!

This door is painted one of my favorite colors, turquoise, and going through it takes us on into the studio.

Just inside the door is a watercolor angel which I painted. Perhaps she represents my MUSE, in any case she is a very welcoming presence!

Other watercolor angels from a different period in my life show are shown in my "Fallen Angel" painting.


A collection of art dolls from a bloggers art exchange hangs on one wall. These friendly creations seem to get along well together!

A clock and a collage are hanging near the back door. I often include clocks in my art work, BUT have been known to loose track of time when I am creating! [Click on any art work for a closer look!]

The small half-bath in the studio has completely collaged walls. This was one of my most fun projects, ever! I found wallpaper which had a text, blue on pale yellow and used it behind the images of my collage.

Part of my fabric stash at the moment....

Storage for sewing and art supplies are in this old handmade armoire and a chest of drawers rescued from the curb. The little white cabinet on top of the chest of drawers was from a thrift store. Mermaids hang on pegs nearby!

The rear view of the sofa shows a hand-appliqued quilt top which I will soon hand quilt. The little turquoise shelf holds one of my whimsical watercolors.

I love to piece and machine quilt on this antique Singer 301 and it's original table.

A turquoise painted wooden shelf holds art work by others and includes my totem crow feather.

I love storing my fabric and projects in bins and baskets on wire shelves which are tilted for easy viewing and access!

An old primitive armoire and rescued from the curb chest of drawers you see below, hold more fabric and supplies. I can sit at the Bernina and look out the window at my little garden. I found a "boombox" stereo at the Salvation Army and have enjoyed much music as well as books on tape while down here in my wonderful space!

Thank-you for visiting my creative world. Bookmark this site and please come back soon!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Art journal page for a friend's birthday

As summer ends, and the seasons move on, I remember my friend Lizzzie whose birthday is tomorrow!
Happy Birthday, Lizzzie!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Art journal page for today....

"Looking" for happiness.... "Looking" for a way out. "Looking" for new beginnings. "Looking" for hope. "Looking" for friends. "Looking" for beauty. "Looking" for meaning. "Looking" for good use of time and talent. It could be many things....always coming back to the abundance of blessings in life!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Botswana--or is that a Lilac Breasted Roller???

I don't know if this is very satisfying as a collage.

A page about Botswana, after reading the Alexander McCall Smith mystery series set there. I do like the Rumi quote and the flying birds!

And the bird on the branch, may be called a "Lilac Breasted Roller". What an exotic bird!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tea bag envelope

This is a little book which arrived in the mail ready for me to add a few pages of art work.
I had an envelope from a tea bag and some black tulle as well as lots of ephemeral images and scrap booking papers...the manila tag says "dream" when you pull it out. I may come back and past another page soon....

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Must have...collage bookmark

Often when I'm reading a book which I like, I feel that I need to make an image to complement to story.
Today I am reading this mystery. It features one of my totem images, a crow or blackbird.

This morning while checking on my little garden, I found the small black feather. (It has purple highlights). So I brought it in and went through my collage materials to see what I could do for a bookmark. Corrugated cardboard and a short purple ribbon for a start. I used craft glue and attached the feather.

Now to decorate the reverse, smooth side...I found a small etching of a birds, a stamp with a woman's head, and two rubber stamps to use. The first is the silhouette of the crow, the other parts of a woman's face.
Now, I can get back to the story, and I'll have a great bookmark to keep me on the right page!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A thoughtful artist friend

Out in my mailbox just now, I found this lovely collage card from Janet Briggs , a blogging artist friend!
Thank-you, Janet! What a bright spot in my day!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Winding up the month of May

Today's art journal/collage pages. "Expect good things!" and "Live deliciously"

Friday, February 06, 2009

Collage tags--veiled and shimmering

These tag collages are now behind a shimmering taupe and gold metallic chiffon fabric overlay. I will probably add more free motion quilting with gold thread. None of the simmer or the gold shows up well on the scanner, of course. They are a bit mysterious and I do like that!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Change Gypsy

Autumn brought changes, a real shift for me....a friend moved, my new job,
then spending a lot of time with my daughter's family (grandchildren!)
And of course the election!


Two pages from this week's art journal...this double page is about making a dress for my daughter. [Similar to the Anthropologie dress]