Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wreath & tag

Wreath made from hymn book pages and is 18" in diameter and the tag is 2 3/8" x 4 3/4".

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pine cone tree

Christmas pine cone tree stands 5" tall.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas stocking fatbook swap

26 paper stockings made by altered artists and swapped to make this
Christmas stocking fatbook.

Medallion cards

Two cards using a medallion stamp from a recent class at Stamp Salado.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

More new beads

Still practicing shape and technique in the glass studio.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New beads

Had an opportunity to get in some practice in the glass studio this weekend and made these beads. The largest one that I liked best cracked during the annealing process and was not photographed.
All beads shown measure from 1/2" to 1" in length and 1/2" to 3/4" in width.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


One of my favorite artists, Jeri Aaron has tagged me. Check out her art at:

I have to tell 4 (more) quirky things about my self:
1 - Collecting rocks has always been one of my favorite pastimes.
2 - Kayaking is my newest recreational interest.
3 - I enjoy Pandora radio, that's not really quirky but I am outrageously crazy about all kinds of music.
4 - Talking endlessly about cooking and trying new recipes is way fun!

Now I will tag 4 bloggers whose art I admire and enjoy. Please check out their work. I will let them know they have been tagged and they can share some of their favorite art blogs.

Gloria @

Connie @

Sue @

Veronica @

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Altered cabinet card #32

Here is #32, yes, I am still altering cabinet cards.
Measures 6.5" tall x 4.25" wide.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I've been tagged!

My talented friend Brenda at has tagged me so please check out her wonderful work. Now I have to relate 6 quirky things about myself. Then tag 5 of my blogging friends, then let them know they have been tagged.

Here goes:
1 - I like to cut my own hair.
2 - I'd rather be outside most days.
3 - The kitchen sink faucet MUST be over the left side of the sink.
4 - My idea of a great vacation would be fossil hunting in the Badlands .
5 - I've wanted to skydive since I was young.
6 - At night I like to watch the sky for meteors and UFO's.

Now I am tagging the following bloggers I admire:

Autumn at

Elizabeth at

Peg at

Amy at

Barbara at

Friday, November 7, 2008

Million Dollar Friend Award

My friend Autumn has given me my very first award and now I pass it along to more wonderful art friends. Linda Findley, Gloria Hanes, Susan Tidwell and Gloria Ketter all of whom have inspired me.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fast cars, good music and home grown tomatos

12 twinchies: 2" x 2" pieces made to be traded in an art group swap. This was a new challenge size wise.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Day of the Dead

Peg gave me a wonderful bead for Halloween! It was made by Bronwen Heilman, a glass artist from Tucson. She is teaching a class this weekend at Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin TX. The bead measures about 1" x .50".

Stocking swap

Front and back of Christmas stocking created for a swap. Approximately 7" tall and 3" wide.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

ACC container

This is the container I created for the altered cabinet cards I will swap this month. To make this box I started with chipboard cut to form a bottom and lid measuring 1.50" x 5" x 7.25". Then I masked and spritzed plain brown paper with dye inks to cover the chipboard. The 1st image shows the bottom and inside of the container. The 2nd image shows the top of the box and is tied with a bow and ready to go.

Friday, September 26, 2008

ACC #25

Now for something completely different

One of the projects I worked on at the art retreat was this ornament made with microscope slides. Brenda Wampler showed us this technique. She is a terrific teacher with lots of great ideas.



I spent September 18-21 at a most wonderful art retreat. The creativity and spending time with old and new friends was so inspiring. Obviously I have decided to alter more cabinet cards. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

#21 & #22

These are my last two altered cabinet cards in a series of twenty two.