Friday, February 27, 2009

round robin necklace ~ for Donna

This is the first of 8 necklaces that will be coming my way for me to work on this year. The above necklace belongs to Donna and her neclace theme is "Treasure". My contribution to her necklace is the set of fused glass hearts. On the back of the blue one I've written "Where your heart is so is your treasure". I wrote it with a sharpie, but I don't know if it will eventually wear off. These necklaces also come with a book to write in so I've written the words there as well, so she will always know the meaning behind my "heart treasure".

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

oh well... is an example of artwork that doesn't even remotely resemble the original vision I had in my head. It is just one of those cases where things don't work out and you still have to go with it. This ended up being my ATC for the ArtFest ATC Book hosted by Bee Shay. I had wanted to do some type of specimen collection, but didn't get started on this project soon enough to really create my vision. Therefore I ended up with this version that doesn't look like a "collection", but instead looks like some freaky sea creature snowman! However, the theme for this year's ArtFest IS Sea Monsters, so maybe this little creation will fit in after's just not my usual style! The image is printed on a transparency and embedded into paint. The jelly fish are stamped into the paint. This photo looks really flat...the texture and shine show up much better in person. Oh well, that's the way it goes sometimes.

Monday, February 9, 2009

valentine mini banner swap

This is my offering for the Valentine Mini Banner Swap that I just hosted in my 'In This House' Yahoo group. It was so much fun having all the lovely little banners arrive in my mail. Lots of wonderful art!
I mailed out all the little packages to the participants this morning so that they will arrive by valentines day. Below is a "sneak peek" of some little goodies every player will be receiving. Hope everyone enjoyed playing!