Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hey! It's Wednesday!!

Here's another peek into my "studio".  Lots of things going on including some experimenting with the fabulous stencils I won from Artistcellar and projects in various stages of completion.  Thankfully its been a productive week so far.

I'm not sure what details would be of interest so if you have any questions about anything I'm working on...please feel free to ask.

As I was going to bed last night I was hit by inspiration.  Horrible timing, I know.  I'm looking forward to seeing if I can bring it to life.  If should be AWESOME!  Hopefully you'll see some of it in future Workspace Wednesdays.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Layer upon art...and in life!

One thing that always draws me to a piece of art and something I strive for in my own is a background full of depth...the kind that can only come with many, many layers.  Almost every piece of art I make starts with a layer of text and book pages.  I'll add many more before I'm done but I'm finished with this first layer and I'm ready for the next...COLOR!

I started thinking about the importance of layers...not just in art...but in life.  As in art, the layers of our personalities, our experiences, or lives...add depth, interest, and make you want to look, absorb, and look some more.  Without the layers art is flat, one dimensional and uninteresting.  Without the layers...even the ones that make us complicated and even challenging...we are as boring and uninteresting as that bad art.

Personally, I'm baklava...layer upon layer upon complicated layer and you know what...considering the alternative...I'm okay with that.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WOYWW - Bringing out the big table!

Working on finishing up a number of requested pieces and starting on a commission.  Time to pull out the big table so I can spread out.  The first layer is always random pieces of vintage and foreign text.  For me it always gives a good foundation and adds to the depth of the background layering and I love the look of old and foreign text.  Some of it is art in itself.

I'm working on finishing up a couple of requested projects and have pulled out an art journal that I work in now and then to add some new stuff to it.  Still trying to figure out this whole art journaling thing.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WOYWW - One of these days I'll have this done early instead of late! spent the last week or so again reorganizing and trying to make things work and fit in our tiny little space.  My goal is to create an area where I can not only work on my art but where I can start making videos and tutorials to post here on the blog.  Plans are in the works for regular daily posts and new content throughout the week.  I've also been working on finishing up some commissions and trades.

My beautiful daughter had two music performances this past weekend which we thoroughly enjoyed.  I've also had to dedicate at least a little time each day to working on taming our new little family members...Ginger and Pepper.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WOYWW (a little late ;)

Since I updated you last I've worked on finishing up projects and commissions and I was able to take part in an Art-a-thon on AFA.  Its been a long time since I was able to play in one of those and I made some great trades. in my workspace I am getting trades ready to go out in the mail and making the final touches to some projects so I can work on some new ones.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WOYWW Wednesday April 2- Inchie-a-thon!

Welcome back to my workspace!!  In between my larger projects I'm doing a bit of playing with some of my favorite arty friends at AFA in a week long Inchie-a-thon.

AFA ( is an amazing community of talented and encouraging people and my life totally changed when I became a part of the group there in 2009.  There is always something going on over there and I have learned, tried and experienced so many things that I never would have if not for AFA.  One of my favorite things to do over there is something called an a-thon.  They usually occur over a long weekend but really can take place anytime.  Its a chance for us to have a virtual play date with each other, create as much as we can and the trading is fast and furious.

This week...the focus is on Inchies (other art will be made and traded too).  Inchies are tiny little works of art...just 1 inch square!  You would be amazed at what can fit into a tiny little square inch!'s my teeny, tiny mess...;)

Thanks for stopping by!!