Friday, June 21, 2013

Gelli Plate and Metallic's

This is a wonderful process to achieve the look of many mixed media effects. The results are stunning and can be used is so many ways. I will be hosting a class on this process soon. Please keep your eyes out for the upcoming live class of how to achieve this amazing technique.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Young Hands Art

My Niece Grace created this beautiful piece today using a metal sheet, alcohol inks and an embossing folder. It was fantastic to watch her create this wonderful hanging wall art and how she really got involved it the texture and structure of it. Art, the cure to all that ails you ( and it's always nice when a peacock is involved) :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


"So you want to do arts and crafts" I was asked, "well,  of course I do" I replied! It all went down hill from there. That was an invitation to shop for supplies like a mad woman who was on her last hurrah, that woman is none other than me.  In my head I thought if I was going to do this, then I better have a well equipped craft room with anything and everything a person could possibly need to fulfill any requests and wants within the arts and crafts community.

Several thousand dollars later ( including those dollar item sales) I was equipped beyond control. From a craft room that was organized to a craft room that is now stuffed and jammed packed with so many supplies that I have only a 2 foot area to walk in and out of ion order to get to my craft table.

Here is how the story goes....After researching project after project, I would order the supplies I needed to create the projects. By the time the supplies got to me in the mail, I had not only forgotten what project they went to, but I had also researched more projects, ordering more supplies. This had gone on for sometime until it has reached the point that I no longer have room to put another supply in and I have forgotten everything I wanted to create.

I'm sure I'm the only one this has ever happened to.. who else in their right mind would ever do such a thing!!    When a person asks me if I have such and such supply, I almost have to laugh and reply with, "yes, of course I have it and most likely I have it in triplicate" lol I really want to meet the people who I have made wealthy and who are traveling to fun exotic places and cruising on fantastic boats from all the supplies I have bought. Maybe they will pity me and take me along with them!

Why do I embarrass myself and put myself out here like this, you may ask? Two reasons, 1, If this has ever happened to you, or you think it could happen to you, there is a community to reach out to that can help, I know you are out there and will have empathy on me and come to my rescue. 2, I am STUCK!! I can no longer focus on my projects due to the fact I have forgotten about most of my supplies that are jammed under something or tucked away where I can't even see them any longer. I am without creativity right now because I am so focused on all these supplies that are piled up around my craft table. I have ran out of shelving, obviously, and I cannot even think as to how to reorganize this mess.

I am sure somewhere there is an Organize this craft room mess reality show. I am a great candidate for this show! Did I happen to mention that now I am creating piles in the garage because there is no more room in my crafting studio? OIIIIII!!!

Here is my plea to all of you... please help me come up with organizing strategies and crafting ideas to rid some of these materials. In turn, I will not order any more crafting supplies until I have depleted some of the PILES and PILES of supplies I already have. You don't have to ask me if I have a certain supply, because I can pretty much guarantee I do. I have everything from textured wall paper for crafts to metal to.. well just about everything.. I could make a list that would take me a year to create. I look like a mini Micheal's art and craft supply store.

Below are some pictures of my craft room. Please inhale first before you look at them and then exhale slowly.. it's the only way you will not faint! lol I yearn to hear from ALL of you.. I know you are out there and are willing to step up and help me! Come forward, show the love and help a girl out!

Ok ready, set, go... Breathe slowly, here are the pictures.