Thursday, April 26, 2007

Juried in! woohooooooooooo

I just learned a short while ago that one of my pieces HAS been ACCEPTED for the juried art show for the National Orange Show! I am THRILLED to even get one in. I sent in two-but hey, considering the amount of entries they get, I was happy with just one getting in. I was feeling a bit low last night as I have been waiting all month to hear , so I sort of came to the conclusion that I was not accepted in. When I got the envelope today, I was sort of afraid to open it. I had to tell myself to not get upset if I wasn't. I opened it thinking I was not juried in, and imagine my surprise to see I had a piece accepted! Any artist in CA can enter this exhibit , so that gives you an idea of how many pieces they get to jury! WoW!!!!! And, what makes this better, is the piece they juried in, has my great grandfather in it. So, its a special piece :)

wooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! I needed this, considering what type of month it has been for me. This has perked me up, bigtime!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spin art fun!

I have been dying to get one of those Spin Art machine things for Gillian and myself to play with........It came last night! I had about 15-20 minutes to play today before I had to get Gillian at preschool so I was able to fiddle around with it. I tried several different inks: Alcohol inks, distress inks , Ink its (also an alcohol ink), and watercolors in the bottle. Oh man, this can be addicting. I have not stamped on these yet, but here's a photo of what I did!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Stamped ATC's

I managed to get a little bit of stamping in today while Gillian's been resting :) Aidan had a friend over today too-so while Aidan and Blake were on the Xbox I got to play a bit-yay!
I tried to challenge myself to use some stuff I haven't used in a while-namely Chalks and my Twinks!

Friday, April 20, 2007

My Week

Not too much happening this week-been doing lots and lots of rubber pressing.

I did do just a wee bit of stamping this week though-its been a while, and felt good.

I was supposed to go work at the art gallery tomorrow but now Gillian is sick so had to call off. I am bummed-I always love to be there, but, not much I can do about this!

Back to work for me now........the rubber machines are calling me!

I am sharing a few things I did this week.

Blog Candy Winner!!!!

I just drew a name for the small collage pack!! Its Primdollie!!!!!! Send me an email with your address so I can get this out :)


Saturday, April 14, 2007


Its been a long time since I have made any jewelry-got some sea glass and thought I would try to wire wrap some and make a bracelet with it. Not bad for not doing this for years! I used to do something similar to this when I was on bedrest with Gillian-a friend taught me how to do this so I would have something to do :)

New Blog Banner!!

Yayyyyyyyy!! I have a new blog banner thanks to Darlene at
Thanks Heaps Darlene!

And I am also excited because my new stamp sheet is on my website-yippeeeeeeeee

A great way to start my Saturday morning :)

Friday, April 13, 2007

BLOG CANDY!!!!!! Win !!!

This is one of my new Bird images (From Time To Stamp-see my link to the right)I just colored it in with distress inks, and colored pencils. Comment on it and you are entered to win a small collage pack-in it is some old book pages, old cancelled postage, a couple old pictures, and an UM Stamp of my Music Sheet! I will draw a name on Friday, April 20th!

Rubberstampchat-New Forum

I forgot to mention! There is a new Rubbertstamp forum and gallery! Its:
My friend Amy at Beeswax started this. I am having a contest-whoever uploads some stuff using my stamps gets put in a drawing for a prize :) I will be drawing a name sometime next week!

Its Friday!! Yippeeeeee!!

Not much to blog about lately-I have been working my tail off over here! I just completed a new stamp plate-worked on it REALLY hard yesterday! So far its getting good response from my announcement lists :) Its called "For the Birds"-yep, you guessed it! Birds! I will be posting a sample with one of the images sometime today or maybe tomorrow I hope :)

Not much time for art all week-I am missing it! I did finish a small piece. Most people know I am completely a music fanatic! Art and music are about my 2 favorite things. I love 80's music and one of my favorite's is Terry Hall-he was in a band called "The Specials" and lately I have been listening to alot of his Solo Stuff, and was inspired to do something with him-don't ask me why LOL Its a pop artish sort of small acrylic painting. The image of him is transferred to the canvas :)

Until later..................

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter Everyone! I hope everyone has a really wonderful day!

Not a whole lot going on here! I am cooking a turkey dinner, thats about it.

Hopefully maybe I can get some art time in today..........I have been working on a small piece, but really have not had much art time at all this week-I am having withdrawls! I have been working my tail off pressing so many rubber sheets that between that and my family, I haven't done much else!

Here's Gillian in her pretty Easter Dress :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Gillian's Autism

I am trying to be my happy, positive self at the moment, just as I have been the past week or so........... but I just got a call from the Neurologist office about my Gillian, and they scored her Childhood Autism Rating SCale and she falls under "Severly Autistic."
ugh. Thats really all I can say.................
Like I said, trying to be very positive here. They said its very possible that she can be SEVERELY autistic and be high functioning as well. That is a relief.
Upon looking at her you'd never guess she was.............I am thankful for that. And, this opens more doors for her, I think.

Ugh. I think I should go get me a HUGE coldstone..........

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Abstract 1

Just felt like doing an Abstract today. I got my larger set of Caran D'Ache crayons yesterday and I used them exclusively with this (other than the gesso and the papers collaged on!).

I LOVE these bright colors.

This is 8x10 on canvas.