Thursday, March 30, 2006

I just can't get enough of these little things!!

I am just loving making these little Scratch Board pieces!!! I just am so pleased with the result---here are a few more!

Check out my friend Harriet's Blog....

Please take a few moments to check out my friend Harriet's Blog. She is one of the most multi-talented woman I know (besides one of the sweetest, kindest, generous---I could go on and on!). Her new work is based on techniques we learned in Anne Grgich's class last week and the Scratchboard Art we learned the day before yesterday at Carolina Moons. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A Sneak Preview...

Yesterday the FABULOUS Susie LaFond posted pix of the bound Chunky House Fat Book. I asked her permission to post the pictures on my blog and she kindly said yes. This is just a little tease---more pix to come when I receive my completed book in the mail!

Something new....

I had lunch yesterday with two of my "aRt siSteRs", Harriet and Sandy (and my grandson Joey). We dined on our favorite guacamole at our favorite Mexican restaurant. We ate a few other things, but the centerpiece of the meal was the guacomole!! We talked about artzy things and decided to take a trip to a local (about 35 minutes away) stamp store called Carolina Moon. While we were there the owner, Caroline showed us a technique using scratch board, dye inks, permanant black ink and rubber stamps. There were other options like heat embossing, Diamond Glaze, and Gilding Pens---but I have used just the basics on my samples. Hope you like my work!!! During my initial play, I didn't think I liked this technique much---but I have decided that it is easy and fun. I'm going to make more. hugs, shari xxx

Saturday, March 25, 2006

About last weekend---

I had the most incredible weekend last week and I can't believe that a whole week has already passed! It was a special "girlz" weekend that was highlighted by an all day workshop taught by the
fabulous Anne Grgich (check her out). How lucky am I???? I keep pinching myself to make sure it wasn't just a dream. It was a time to make new friends, renew old friendships and be creative---I couldn't have asked for anything more. Anne flew in from Seattle, her sister Carole and friend Della Wells drove in from Milwaukee, my friend Linda Koch and her friend Sally Casper drove in from Ohio and Michigan, and my friend Lori Wolfram drove in from Indiana. My local friends Harriet Reese and Sandy Mayfield offered their hospitality and opened their homes to our out of town guests for the weekend long, non-stop party. We were joined for the class on Saturday by local friends Rebecca Mobbs and Debbie Mcellenborough. It was the best!!! Thank you to all who participated---you made this an unforgettable weekend!

Is it Spring yet?????

I took this photo yesterday afternoon (looking out of my kitchen door). I know that the calendar says it is Spring---but I wonder when it will really arrive. I am so tired of winter, gray weather.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Getting back to ART!!!

This is a page I just completed for a Chunky House Book swap that I am participating in with 40 other artists!! I can't wait to get the completed book back---there is the most incredible list of artista's contributing and the book will be FABULOUS!!

My best friend (for another 6 weeks)---and in case you were wondering, I really haven't fallen off the face of the earth!!!

As some of you know, I had surgery on my left foot February 9th (where has the time gone???). I am doing
great and hobbling around on my heel (kind of like a duck) and ready to get back into LIFE!!! I am feeling re-energized and creative and ready for anything!
hugs, shari xxx