Elpimpi Giveaway

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Check out the great giveaway from my friend in Poland:
Hoe you will become a follower and peek at her lovely creations.

Squared and Squared Again

Friday, January 27, 2012

Squared and Squared Again are collage on canvas ready to go to the Jordan River Art show.  The canvases are 18" x 20".  Here is the challenge:
Each artist is invited to create two works of art using the following criteria.
—Use of the square in your work is required. Any other shape is optional.
—The concept of big and little to be used.
—Can be related or not.
—The big and little concept can be in included within one work.
—Any media and theme accepted.
—2 or 3 dimensional
—Abstract, Realistic or Non Objective.
Hope these meet the criteria.  It will be my second show of the year if accepted.  Keep your fingers crossed.  I enjoy the challenge no matter what.

Tag Tuesday~Vintage

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Return the Children
This tag was created using a vintage picture board for the background, Tim Holtz stamped image, collaged numbers, ticket and butterflies,  added key, and reworked the sentiment.  Mostly glueing and arranging. I'm trying to recycle paper and stuff.  Inspiration and further explanation is here:
Check out the other wonderful creations on Tag Tuesday.

Jan. 2012 MailArt-Transportation

Thursday, January 19, 2012



Back of envelope

Back of envelope
MailArt Transportation theme:  to my buds in California and Michigan.  Wanted to try something new, so made my envelope out of the cover of a used book "Orient Express".  Found that stamping on a glossy paper is a challenge and ended up using Stazon Ink.  Another new technique was to use mailing labels and run copies of stamps.  It gives a different look since the stamps are cut off.  Loved the postage stamps because they were transportation.  Also got a chance to use my Palmer Cox brownie stamp as a return address.  Tried to make it look like he is following the train.   I don't always have a great selection of postage stamps at my little Post Office, but the Car stamps were perfect.  Next month...Beatles songs.  I already have an idea in mind. 

Tag Tuesday~Snow Games~Make a Snowman

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fashion Trend Setting Zetti Snowman
Here is my tag for the Tag Tuesday Challenge.  My goal, this year, is to try out new techniques.  Making a zetti is new for me.  The closest thing to it was my "Mona Goes Goth" Mail art.  So, here is my snow man.  I especially love the sentiment and the owl.  I did learn that stamping on a glossy paper has to be done with Stargazer inks.  I had an awful time. And using white pen can be a challenge.  I do like posting because it shows up the flaws so they can be corrected the next time.  Chalk it up to learning.  Go over to TagTuesday if you want to see some beautiful tags. 


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TM-TATC  Loved the theme~DOTS.  My entry could be labeled'"What's the Point?" or "Dotty over Ewe".  Check out the other entries:  http://tmta.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/mit-punkten-with-dots-2/

Northwestmichigan regional January 15-April 1, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Assemblage on antique book cover.  Finished work in a shadowbox.
"Crow Girl's Journey to Shanghai " has been accepted.  The juried exhibition of Michigan fine art will be held at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City from January 15- April 1, 2012.  Reception and awards presentation will be on January 14,   My smaller collages will be available at the Dennos Museum Gift shop.  This is my first show of the new year and I am proud and excited to be included in this prestigious show.  I'm told there were over 400 entries and 100 were accepted.  Come join me at the Dennos.

Tags Snow Mail Art and TagTuesday~SNOW

Friday, January 6, 2012

December Mail Art Tag

Tag Tuesday~Snow

I love making Tags.  It is a way to make a small piece of art and to try out new techniques.  My Joy Mail Art winter tag went to my bud ,Leslie.  I had a chance to practice my sewing skills and transfers.  Check out her blog to see the results as my tag went on it's journey .  http://onewomanshands.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2011-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2012-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=50

I joined a fabulous group thanks to my bud, Jewels.  Tag Tuesday's theme was snow.  I wanted a vintage look and used my inchies to make small squares.  Also used my Nick Bantock stamp.  Recycled paper all around even the snowflakes that I salvaged off of an invitation. I am inspired by this group and proud to be a part of it.   Check out the awesome, diverse , wonderful tags here: http://tagtuesday.blogspot.com/

Sketchbook~More Finished postcards

Yokahama Harbor to Hong Kong on the Mitsui Sakaru


Vienna, Austria
  Here are the latest finished postcards for my Sketchbook Project .  What do you think?

Sketchbook Project~Germany

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Postcard from Germany
Germany was not a tourist stop on our around-the-world trip.   Most memorable was our going to see an Elvis movie about motorcycles.  It was "Roustabout" in German with the songs in English.  Sabine, in Germany, has kindly translated the movie title to: "Koenig der heissen Rhythmen" which means King of Hot Rythms, which made me chuckle.  So, Elvis and money are my postcard's theme. 


Monday, January 2, 2012

The challenge for Think Monday~Think ATC is Mushrooms.  In Germany, the red mushrooms with white spots are know to be magical.  Finding the best in others is magical.  So, I put them together. 

Green Paper Challenge-Jan 2012

Sweet Pansy
First post of the new year...Mary Green's collage challenge.  The idea is to use all of the given papers in some way and I did.  Check out the other entries and join the fun:
You might even win the cool ephemera from Mary.  I'd love to win this month's selections.