Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Workshop in Mount Dora

I'll be offering a 1 day workshop in Mount Dora called "Creative Collage" on Saturday, March 2 from 10am-4pm.  If you're in the area and would like to attend, just contact me!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Floral Play

So, I have two 8" x 8" canvases that I want to paint something on.  I decided to practice first (what a concept!) in my art journal to see if I'm capable of coming up with something that might work.  This is an idea from my Robert Burridge DVD's. Paint fast, throw down color, then tweak.  Not sure that I like the color choices, but I think I like the idea.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Art Blog Directory

Seth Apter has created the most wonderful thing!  An art directory that has the blog link to hundreds of bloggers in the art world!  Even I am on this list!!

Check it out here - I'm trying to figure out how to get the "button" to put on my sidebar.

Anyway, spend some time this weekend looking at these blogs - I'm sure that you'll find several artists that speak to you!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Barney at the ready!

I just spent the morning power shopping!  I think I hit 6 or 7 stores within 2-1/2 hours!  One of those stops was Best Buy, where I purchased a new camera.  I got a gift card for Christmas that has been burning a hole in my wallet!  My old camera works just fine, but it's kinda bulky, and it takes AA batteries that always have to be replaced - and it's only about 3 or 4 years old!  Boy, how times have changed!  This new camera has a lithium battery in it, just like a phone, and can be charged just like a phone or an ipod.

So, I took a photo of Barney at his usual post - watching to see just who (or what) is running around outside his house!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Miss Beautiful

Here's my latest 6" square collage.  I've been having so much fun making these, but now I either have to do something else, or travel into Ocala to get more canvases!

I've been thinking of something to paint on a couple of 8" square canvases, so maybe I'll give that a go.

Monday, January 21, 2013


I am so in love with this little "Sweetie Pie"!  I purchased several vintage digital downloads from a couple of shops on Etsy, and am so happy with the way they are giving my collages a great "feel".

I've got another kitty ready to start (this one doesn't involve wearing a dress, tho).  Sometimes it's feeling like I'm in a race - but once I get started on one, I can't wait to finish!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Number 3

So, here's #3 in my little 6" square bird collage series.  I'm sure having a lot of fun doing these, and I think I'm going to do a couple with a different theme.  Hopefully, I'll be posting the first one sometime Monday.

It feels so good to be playing with paint, glue and papers -- and finding a way to be creative!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Another Collage

Two posts in one day!  Might just be a record for me.  It's been a long time since I've done this type of art, and so it's really a bunch of fun!

It did take me all day to make this - mainly because I took the time to let it dry between layers, instead of using the hair dryer.  So, I watched TV and played games on the computer too!

Back in the Studio

Good News!  I received an email from the girls at "Under The Cherry Blossoms", telling me that I've sold most of the collage art that they have of mine!  In fact, one lady bought FIVE of them!  Woo Hoo!

Now, they are requesting that I send down some more art!  So, in keeping with what has been popular, I'm making new 6" x 6" collages - using mostly bird themes, and this is the first.

I must admit, it's fun to sell art, but making art on demand, not so much!  So, we'll see how I go about churning them out!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Year's Blah

I just realized that I haven't been in the studio, or made any kind of art in 2013!  It's not just that I'm not feeling creative - I think it has a lot to do with the fact that my studio is a wholy mess, and I don't feel like cleaning it!

Sooner or later, I will have to get in there and clean it up, and maybe then I'll get the urge to put paint to canvas.

Do you ever get in this funk?  How do you get out?  Help me, please!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Finally, a solution!

Well, well - I had to install Google Chrome in order to finally upload photos from my computer to my blog. (Thanks for the hint, JoyfulArtist!)  Not sure how I feel about this, but as long as nothing weird happens, I guess it's ok.

So, here is where you can find my coasters, bowls and art in Mount Dora - "Under the Cherry Blossoms"!

Very cute shop and sweet sisters who own it!  I should do very well here!  Below is Lori with some of my products - and below that are art prints and cards.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Fun Day Trip

Well, I was going to post some photos of our trip to Mount Dora today, but Blogger no longer lets me add a photo from my photo program!  What's up with this!?

Don't know what I'll do about this -- I guess I'll have to contact Blogger -- and you know how rewarding that is!  If I'm not able to upload photos from my computer, I might as well stop blogging.  If anyone has any hints about this, please share!