Thursday, January 19, 2017

Harlequin Holiday

 I LOVE MacKenzie Child's products, but can't afford them.  I'm drawn to the black and white checks with the wonderful, crazy attention to detail.  I created a very large centerpiece for our holiday dining table using black, white and pops of red.  This project fell short of my expectations, but I really had fun with it.  The best part for me was the candle holder.  It was a Goodwill find in need of much repair.  It had an uneven bottom and was cracked and chipped.  It was a total labor of love and I'm so happy with it.  I'm actually on the lookout for another one.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Christmas Past

Holidays are over....I know.  Long gone.  However, I am catching up on posts.  This is a Christmas tree made from dozens of different pieces of lace, edgings and ruffles.
Embellished with pieces of vintage rhinestone jewelry and strips of craft pearls.
I don't have a ruffler on my sewing machine, so I lovingly hand ruffled each piece.
This project was right up my alley as far as making messes.  It was a lot of fun.  I saw ScrappinHappy's tutorial on YouTube and couldn't wait to give it a try.  Click HERE for the link to the tutorial.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Polymer Clay Bowls

Polymer clay bowls.  These are so addictive to make.  A great way to use up all those canes!  I love making these.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Video Tutorial

Want to learn how to sculpt translucent clay on glass?   I'm teaching how on Polyform's Polymer Clay Adventure for 2017.  A 3 payment plan is now available.  And think of the holidays - a great gift of over 20 video classes for a beloved family member or a really good friend or......treat yourself - you deserve it!  Read more about it here -!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Textured Paintings

 I'm so happy with how these turned out (if I do say so myself).   They are both 15"x30", acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Santos Art Dolls

 I altered these dolls to create Santos figures; or, as some people refer to them as cage dolls.  I have always been fascinated by them.  Could never afford one, but I am pretty happy with these and will keep one for myself.  I learned a lot in the process of creating these and look forward to experimenting more.
Saturday, Nov. 5th is our local art fair here in Sun City West, Arizona.  It is held in the RH Johnson parking lot and the Rec Center area.  I hope we have a good turn out and the sun stays out.  I also hope I move some inventory.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Polymer Clay Carnival Las Vegas

I finished the polymer clay pendants for Clay Carnival's artist swap.  I made 100 and then I made more for myself and for an upcoming sale.  Driving out in the morning and should be to Vegas in about 6 hours.  Classes start on Wednesday and go through Saturday.  Can't wait to see everyone and learn new techniques.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Polymer Clay Adventure

CLICK HERE - to find out more. Join 2017 Polymer Clay Adventure between Oct. 4 and Oct. 7 and be entered to win 50 bars of clay and a $50 gift card to shop.  There will be promotions and drawings all along the way.  Sign up so your name can be included in each drawing.  And, as a member, you get 15% off in the PCA Shop!  Such a deal!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Today is the Last Day!!!!

 CHECK THIS OUT (HERE - Translucent clay on blown glass. I'm teaching an online class using translucent clay on glass called "Sea Life" (the pink vases featured below) at Polymer Clay Adventure. Join me and 23 other polymer artists in a year of classes all inclusive for $99. Today is the last day to get in on the Golden Ticket tucked in one of the goody bags. Sign up today to enter your name in the drawing for a goody bag and a chance at the Golden Ticket!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Overseer

Every once in a while I work on the 40" altered doll.  I found some great tattered wings in the Halloween section at Goodwill.  She's high up on a shelf overlooking my work table....reminding me to get busy.