Preface: I was in Europe and my parents were en route to the Catskill mountains via Quebec. Mom still wrote to me every day. July 6, 1977 Dearest Roberta, We are at Le Quatre Saisons hotel in Montreal. This is a very deluxe hotel. I’ve fallen in love with the bathroom and don’t think I’ll … Continue reading Letters from My Past
It’s all the rage, don’t ya know?! What’s a crafty-type supposed to do when there is no power, she has already decoupaged enough pieces by candlelight, cannot pour resin because it’s too cold, can’t blog, or tweet…. She grabs her delicious stash of DecoArt glass markers and a glass trivet (or 2). straps a laptop … Continue reading Ice Storm Crafts – Glass Painting in the Dark!
So you need some more ideas? OK, here we go: How adorable are these gift tags made from Cardstock scraps??? Note the card on the left: I accordion-folded the cardstock so the tag can STAND! Using the ‘inside’ sentiment from MAMBI to make just a tag instead of a card. Love rub-ons! (Especially since I … Continue reading Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Christmas is almost here and you’re saying, “What, it’s on the 25th this year? Why that’s in 2 days!” Well, even if you knew about it and you’re all set but maybe looking for some fun holiday crafts, here’s a suggestion: A cross pendant! I used: square bezelmosaic tile sheetMartha Stewart White Gold microbeadsRecollections Sparkle … Continue reading Last Minute Gifts – Cheap!
We accumulate stuff over the years. Downsizing our home forced me to get rid of a LOT of things, but there are certain items that have remained with me through each and every move, spanning almost 45 years; letters from my childhood. My mother saved every letter I wrote home from camp (6 years worth), … Continue reading Letters from my Past – New weekly feature
I fell in love with these David Tutera wedding tissues and of course immediately thought, ” DECOUPAGE!” Well, to be honest, my original purpose was to use them for a deoupaged background for a board I am making for my son’s upcoming wedding. They were being clearanced at my Michaels store. And then I spotted … Continue reading Clearance Item Gifts: Marry Christmas!
My favourite conversation this Fall is/was: Creative Question! This one will make you think back. What effect did your childhood have on your creativity as an adult? What are your earliest memories of your creative expression? This was posed by: Liz Heggy Wholesale Beads & Jewelry Supplies | Cousin Corporation cousin.com …and I would like … Continue reading LinkedIn: Great Conversations!
I have been using DecoArt products for years and jumped at the chance to be a part of this wonderful program. I received my first shipment and it was oozing (well not literally because that would have been very messy) with paints and glass markers. The colours look totally delicious and I can’t wait to … Continue reading DecoArt’s Helping Artist Program
How cool is that? If you looked at a digital watch at 10 minutes after 9 yesterday, it would have been 184.108.40.206.13 ! I love numbers and geometry. As an artist I know and love the inter-flowing relationship between art, math and science. Art and math are traditionally viewed as polar opposite concepts (right brain … Continue reading Just Thinking about….11.12.13
My love affair continues with resin. Here are the pieces I have been working on this week. I will have individual blog posts because each piece has a very interesting story behind it. I think I really pushed the envelope with the amount of different products and found objects I used. Blue Queen One of … Continue reading Resin Jewelery: Postage Due!