Friday, August 27, 2010

Gracie has found a home!

Gracie, the Little Mermaid (a mixed media assemblage

My very favorite of all of my assemblage/shadow box pieces that I have created is my "Little Mermaid".  She has been on my Etsy page since the very beginning, the first piece to ever be listed and I always hoped secretly that she wouldn't sell.  I almost couldn't bear the thought that she would be shipped to some unknown place to reside in someone unknown's home.  As fate would have it, she had yet to sell in that first month and   I made the decision to bring her with me to the Chicks Along the Canal show earlier this month.   It was there that Kim of the whimsical little bead shop here in town first spotted her.  It's been two weeks since that show and just the other day I received a message from her that she saw her there, fell in love and knew she absolutely must have her.  Though a tad bit sad to see her go, I couldn't have been more thrilled to have her go to such a wonderful place.  I have always felt there is some magical quality about my little Gracie and so am so excited to think of her on display in such a magical little place.

Fall Hill Bead and Gem Shop-Little Falls, NY

Click here for an amazing indepth look at this great little place 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Enjoyed it so much, I went back!

Another attempt at the Zetti-inspired challenge over at the Three Muses Blog . . .

Let go and just had a little more fun this time around.
Check my gallery here for credits to this and all of the layouts featured on my blog.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Entering the World of Zetti yet again . . .

This week at over at the Three Muses blog, Ann has got us entering the enchanted world of all things Zetti.  I love Zetti but have to admit I'm not entirely sure I belong there.  I always seem to struggle a bit with these challenges (perhaps that's why I keep giving them a shot) and am never quite sure what I think of my final product.  Oh well . . . There it is!

Monday, August 23, 2010

A rose is a rose is a rose . . .


I have been asked by my friend Hollie (of Holliewood Studios) to be a guest on her creative team for the next month and in honor of her request, here is my latest layout to debut her wonderfully gorgeous new creation,  

"A Rose is a Rose" kit available now at Deviant Scrap.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Holy Moly!!!

Just a quick "pipe-in" to let everyone know that my blogspot has been acting a bit screwy.  I spent a considerable amount of time catching up on here the other day (pictures, links, the works) only to have it all just vanish on me.  This was the 2nd time this has happened to me in a month and though I am entirely frustrated, it's not clear at this point what I am to do about it.  When I get over it and I find the time I need to recreate it, I will be back, I promise.  Can't wait to share all the news about my fabulous "Chicks" show.

Oh and this:

For the next month I will be a Guest Deviant over at Deviant Scrap.  I can't wait to get creating with Hollie's wonderfully creative kits.  Wait til you see the one premiering in the shop this Monday; sweet as roses!

While I'm at it (and because frankly to me a post just doesn't look complete without some pics),  here are two of my latest layouts:
 and for Miss Nancy's Altered Family Member challenge:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Correction . . .

A couple of posts back I was so excited to share that I was going to have one of my layouts published in the August 2010 issue of the DST Insider and well, I was a little too excited because I didn't read my message from them closely enough and missed something.  I apparently gave two separate layouts of mine the exact title.  So when I thought that Fly! was being published . . .
it was in actuality, Fly! that was being published (hehehee) . . .

 which I assure you is soooooo much better!

While my little fairy is cute and I do indeed really dig her signature red boots, this second layout featuring myself really does reflect me as a person, as a dancer and as an artist, so much more.

Still want to thank my friends at Deviant Scrap (Nancy, Marsha and all of my fellow artists) for their incredible inspiration.  Thanks to the gals at DST for noticing me, too.