Monday, May 30, 2011


This lady is called" Madonna of the Chair". These fabrics are some that I purchased while in WA state at the quilt shop; they had some lovely batik fabrics. I prefer to recycle old fabrics, but I couldn't resist  putting these colors together, since they were in the Madonna's  clothes. There are some metals included, as well as a pin that I found in my stash.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Lady

This is another fabric collage I recently finished. It is Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
I love adding the fabric and embellishments to highlight the photo transfer image of Our Lady. These fabrics and the fringe are made to look very old; actually some of them ARE very old. I love to recycle, so this is great fun for me. I have had the tassels for years and knew they would come in handy some day. (I have more of them!) The lace trim is from an old table cloth. You can see the real thing at Stinger Studio in Georgetown.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


While cleaning my studio yesterday (company coming!),
I found this piece that almost got lost in the shuffle.
An old watercolor was cut into strips and woven into an 8X10 size.
The head is an old earring, and the tail is yarn.
The title is" Elephant in Camouflage".
A fun way to use an old painting that didn't work.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Guess what this is??

This now hangs over the bed as a piece of art/headboard in my daughter's house.
The antique coffee table was in sad shape, but it belonged to someone in the family, and they did not want to get rid of it. Problem solved; we refinished the top and painted flowers on it. The legs are stored just in case someone wants it to be a table again. Very unique and really quite beautiful.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


These Mother's Day roses lasted many many days!!
They are such beautiful colors. Some of the white roses dried to a beautiful amber color.

Friday, May 20, 2011

On the Road

I have been traveling a bit, but ready to get busy in my studio once again. I am still working on the Madonna series with fabric collage. I love working with the fabrics and it is exciting to see each one come together.
Three of the Madonnas are at Stinger Studio, if you'd like to take a look at them. Sonya has some beautiful art gracing her walls.  

Monday, May 16, 2011

Creative Photo

This was a fun activity. I took the picture of the ocean when we were in Mexico.
I used 2 different stamps, and put them right on the photo with Staz On Ink.
Eventually I reduced this picture, and used it in a glass pendant.
There are endless possibilities now with the computer, and so many wonderful art supplies. 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Favorite vase

This is my new favorite vase, with Mother's Day roses.
I think this picture is pretty enough to paint!
They are sitting on our antique desk with ink wells close by.
For many years I did calligraphy with pen and ink, so I have a little collection of ink wells.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Citra Solv wonders

Two hawks appeared after I had treated this paper with Citra Solv. I thought it perfect for my third Indian card.
I added 2 feathers and put it on card stock. My friend took all 3 cards!!
I can't wait to make more cards using this method.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Dance of the Indians

This is another card I made; the Indians are having a ceremonial  dance.  I used heavy handmade paper under the picture and then put it on craft colored card stock. The tan envelopes from my stash were just right, and the dream catcher charm was the perfect addition to this card. I just realized that I took this photo before I added the charm right above the dancers.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


My friend wanted a card with an Indian theme, so using my workshop skills, I put together this card. I like the way it turned out, and of course I couldn't make just one! She liked all three and so we were both happy. I read somewhere on the Internet that feathers are a symbol for friendship or courtship, whichever you prefer I guess.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Circus Day

Saturday was Circus day at the local Library. It drew lots of children and adults to see what was going on.They had cotton candy, kettle corn, hot dogs, clowns, and a trapeze artist. A big attraction was the paper mache bookmobile that the children got to paint. They loved the idea of painting on this big thing, and no one told them what to paint; they painted hearts and rainbows and anything they thought of. At the end of the day it had to be "driven" around the block in order to get it inside the double doors of the Library. The Library volunteers will be raising money to buy a "real" bookmobile to be used for nursing homes and children who cannot get to the Library. A really good idea!!