A mixed media artist and decorative artist, there is not a technique or surface that does not interest me! I should probably be a little more focused but diversity in mediums, surfaces and techniques has kept my interest and creative process expanding over the years.
Never one to sit still after art school i dabbled in glass etching in commercial buildings and residential homes. Until the birth of my first child, which way laid my art endeavors for nearly eleven years and I stumbled upon decorative painting. A way to channel my creative yearning even though I was too exhausted to actually "think". Following others drawing patterns and painting instructions decorative painting satisfied my muse until my children were older and I had more energy to devote to my art. Now with an empty nest and the down turn in the economy I have so much more time to entertain my muse with all sorts of creative energy! So stay tuned you never know what you find posted in my blog or for sale in the Etsy shop!
Garden Girl with Daisies in Spring 2013 Art Doll Quarterly
In the “Show and Tell” section of the Winter issue of Art Doll Quarterly you will find the doll that I created with a gourd. The main body section is a gourd that of course has been cut and cleaned, embellished with a little paper clay and painted with acrylic paints. I added legs with wooden dowels and a Styrofoam egg cut in half was used for the shoes. The egg was covered with paper clay and painted with acrylic paints. The head was created with a Styrofoam ball covered with paper clay & hand sculpted and painted with acrylic paints. The arms were made with a wire armature covered with hand painted muslin fabric and white lace and her hands were made with paper clay. The flowers were made with a fiskars punch and painted with acrylic paints.
Art Doll Quarterly is the premier doll magazine featuring some of the most talented and creative doll artists world wide and it is an honor to be featured among them!
The Florida Gourd Festival is now over and I placed in three categories. The Santa Gourd I sculpted paper clay to add dimension for for the face, beard, arms gloves and fur. The “Believe” message he is carrying is also … Continue reading →
Yesterday Jenn Mason and Cate Prato from Cloth, Paper Scissors hosted a mixed media webinar entitled “Conversation Heart Collage. What fun! Just a bit longer then thirty minutes I had a completed mixed media piece for Valentines Day. Of course … Continue reading →
and wow- the first month of the year is just about over. Time just seems to fly by the older I get. I remember when the days seemed so long and the years just went on forever, not so now, … Continue reading →
Come join us on January 19th and 20th at the Sebastian River Fine Art and Music Festival that will take place in Sebastian, Florida. There will be lots of fine art and craft, great music and delicious food for everyone … Continue reading →
Grand Prize Winner! So excited to have my Pumpkin Candy Bowl the grand prize winner of the 3rd Annual Trick Your Pumpkin contest. Here is the link: http://paintmeplaid.com/2012/10/31/the-winners-of-the-3rd-annual-trick-your-pumpkin-contest-are/ Trick Your Pumpkin Tutorial
I just LOVE creating with the craft pumpkins during this time of the year. The pumpkins can easily be cut, carved, painted, decoupaged or altered without much effort. The Annual Trick Your Pumpkin Contest sponsored by Plaid Enterprises motivated me … Continue reading →