Friday, January 30, 2009

Heirloom Festival

Hi everyone:
As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm teaching a couple of classes at the upcoming Heirloom Festival. The dates are the 7th and 8th of March. I don't have my teaching times yet, but I put in a request to teach only on Saturday. But in the meantime, here are the class descriptions and a sample photo for each. I'll put up my times as soon as I have them! I hope to see you there.

Fragment Fun!
Clear Plastic charms are all the rage! Come and learn 5 different fun techniques for incorporating these into your paper-crafts and even turn one into a necklace!
Cost of the Class is 15$. Please bring your tool kit, including your heat gun.

Beeswax Mini-Canvas!
Beeswax is a fun and easy way to add dimension and beauty to any paper project. We'll use the melting pot to create an adorable mini-canvas (2 1/4 by 21/4) that has a subtle shimmer provided by perfect pearls. We'll try out the new Claudine Helmuth line of paints and learn about rag washing acrylic colors. Please bring your tool kit, including a pair of tweezers. Cost is 15$.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snowed In!

Like many of you out there, Indiana got a ton of snow last night. Pretty much everything is closed down today. My hubby stayed home, (even though Marian is the only College in the area that held classes today, but from the looks of things none of the other faculty members made it in today either...) so we've been enjoying a lazy day.
Here is a picture of our street, it's kind of hard to tell how much snow we really got...

Here is a picture of our walkway. Before we cleaned it off, I sunk up to the tops of my mid-shin boots. That's a lot of snow!

Here is a photo of a little mini-canvas that I did for my friend Kristin as a thank you for being fabulous. I have to say, I count myself as truly blessed to have her for a friend. She is always so supportive of me and a lot of fun to be with. I made this using beeswax, an image from her collage sheets, and UTEE for the crown.

I liked it so much, I decided to teach it as a class for the upcoming Heirloom Festival. I'll post the class descriptions and times when I have them.
In the meantime--enjoy the day. I'm off to make some hot cocoa and work in my studio.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


A few weeks ago I went over to my friend Kris' house and we made art dolls, using her new German Doll sheets, which are now available on fabric sheets. Here are the photos of mine:

I used this stuff called "chicken wire" that's made out of glittery wire for the skirt and the crown. Kris used it to make wings. Take a look at hers:

Friday, January 23, 2009


Hello all:
I know I've been gone for a while. I hit a place where I felt like posting was becoming a bit of an albatross around my neck. I would think of it and then think--ugh, I'd rather be in my studio working. So, I took a bit of a break from posting.
But, I'm back again.
Here is a mini-canvas that is for the IAA swap tomorrow. It's acrylic, beeswax, tissue paper and paper collage. The little tag and window both came from Retro Cafe Art Gallery.