Friday, October 31, 2008

making art from music

recently a challenge was posted to alter an old cd. i have lots of them laying around that skip music or stick and for some reason didn't ever throw them out. so i decided to give a try at making some art with one. here is my first try at altered cd making. i kind of like it and think i just may try it again.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

christmas art

is it too early to think about christmas? oh, it probably is, especially since halloween hasn't even passed but i have to start planning a little early because i always make my christmas cards. this year i decided i'm going to send christmas postcards, so i started working on some tonight. i have a few ideas for various ones but i just love this little bird ornament stamp i bought and i just had to use him first!

Friday, October 24, 2008

postcard penauche

i had this packaging tape transfer that i did for "bless its little pointed head" for many many months and it just laid on my art desk. i never seemed to find just the right thing to use it on. i was making this postcard yesterday and thought i'd marry the two. it makes me chuckle.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

say cheese

most of the time this blog serves to post pictures of my artwork, however, i'm throwing you all a curve ball today. here is a picture i took at my youngest son's birthday party on october 15th. can you believe my baby turned 23. wow. where does the time go? my oldest son, josh, will be 25 in december.
so left to right we have todd (my hub), stacey (josh's girlfriend), josh, my dad, my mom and mike.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

keep 'em coming

yup. more journal pages. i was on quite a roll yesterday, managing to get 4 journal pages done.
here are two more. the one about the taxi cab cracks me up.

Monday, October 20, 2008

more crow journal pages

i got to work on some more crow journal pages today. i kind of really felt
drawn to the caged bird page for some reason. without getting all
philosophical i do wonder why people do the things they do sometimes.
life sure is a mystery.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

journal pages

i'm hosting a zetti crow journal swap on mail art world. here are a couple of pages i've completed so far.

cupcake chunkies

some of you may have seen a couple of chunky cupcake pages i put on my blog a little while ago. yesterday i spent a large part of the day working on a few more. i now have all the fronts done but they still need tags, ribbons, etc plus i have all the backs to do. i'm still a long way off from completing them but i did put a considerable dent in them yesterday. here are a couple more from yesterday's work which are 1/2 finished.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

many thanks

i have an awesome art friend, mar, who made my new banner for me. yes, she took pity on my pathetic computer skills and offered to help me. didn't she do a fantastic job? i love it!

Monday, October 13, 2008


it's been a few days since i've been able to complete any art, but tonight i managed to get three postcards done. i think i will keep two of them initially so i can make copies. i am trying to get a few postcards together that i think will be good to make copies to sell. here are the three postcards i did tonight.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

creating cards

the past couple of days i've been working on a few things. i dug out my wax and flat iron and made some paper to cut up. you can see it on the "don't look back" postcard. i thought i might
use that postcard for a halloween contest on the mail art world site but when it was finished it just didn't look halloween enough to me. i'll have to try again i think, altho, making halloween things isn't quite what i like to do. i'm not too fond of the whole halloween thing, well, the candy part is ok!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

sunday postcard challenge

this week at the sunday postcard challenge i was asked to host the theme and provide a sample for their website to use. i picked a "zetti" theme for them. i can't wait to see what every one does for the entry.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

chunky cupcakes

i'm hosting a chunky cupcake swap on the mail art world site. some of the people who signed up for the swap are making cupcakes like crazy and i hadn't even really gotten started. i felt a little motivated to make a few in an effort to catch up to them. i still have to put cupcake recipes on the back but at least the fronts are done.