Friday, June 29, 2007

The "charm craze" seems to continue...what I've done with some of my charms

I recently finished teaching a six week (one night a week) class on making mixed media charms to a group of fabulous women who are members of the "Women's Wisdom" group in Wheaton, Illinois. We made metal, polymer clay and found object charms. Everybody had fun and the creativity and energy these women possess is phenomenal!!! They are now creating charms to be sold at a fundraiser for the People's Resource Center of Dupage County called "Goddess in the Garden ~ Mangoes, Margarita's & Moonlight". The event will be held Friday, July 20, 2007 at 6:30 PM. If you live in the Chicagoland area and would like information about attending the event, the Women's Wisdom group or the People's Resource Center of Dupage County, please email me at Click on images for a more detailed view of charms.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fun with friends and a new technique...

I had a wonderful day yesterday! I spent it with my art friends Harriet, Sandy, Belinda and Sarah. We were invited to Belinda's home for lunch and creative time. Joey was included in my invite and he had a blast playing with Belinda's two children and Sarah's daughter. Belinda has a fabulous, humongous house with lots of space for doing art. Her studio is large and fully stocked with almost every supply you could want to play with!!! We were open to doing any technique, so I suggested that we try a new one (a yummy textured background using deli paper) that I found a tutorial for on Dani's Site (The Stamping Witch). I actually saw a sample of the technique first on Hermine's Blog and fell in love with her version of the background so I follwed the link to Dani's Site to get the instructions. I found that the instructions were in German and even though there are terrific photos' included I was unable to figure the technique out. I emailed Hermine and asked if she could translate for me and she very kindly did a translation (which is now included on Dani's site). So, thank you Dani for the technique and thank you Hermine for the translation. My friends and I had a really fun time creating beautiful backgrounds with the technique (sample above). We made a few substitutions since we didn't have all the materials required in the instructions, but they seemed to turn out just fine. We didn't have deli paper or PVA, so we used tissue paper and Sobo glue. Again thanks girls and thanks to my local friends for an absolutely fantastic day!

Monday, June 25, 2007

In case you were wondering...

The back of my Moo Cards look like this!!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Oooops....haven't been posting much lately

I've been slacking off in the posting department again and I haven't completed any new art recently. I do have a few projects in the works---I will post pix as soon as I finish them. I ordered and received my "Moo Cards" from Flickr! They are so fun! I was really pleased with the way they turned out and the quality is fabulous! If you've been thinking about ordering some, JUST DO IT!!! You'll love them! Here are mine....