Thursday, August 13, 2009

Found Treasure

Look what I found on a recent antiquing trip, the babies are so cute........hmmmmm what can I do with these?????

In the Studio

Looking at the vintage brooches in my previous post I've noticed a number of star fish, sea horses and fish pins......looks like I need to start a new mermaid compact. Here's a sample of my previous pieces.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In the Studio

Boy am I out of my comfort zone....I've been working with acrylic paint (at least right now anyway), very different then layering paper. But guess what, I love blending colors and using tools to scratch, layer and change the texture of the paint. And gold, love adding gold to the paint, adds such a richness to it........but that's nothing new, I've been adding a gold border to my ATC cards for years. I was very pleased with the way this piece came out using acrylics, ephemera and printed images.

In the Studio

Do you ever regret selling one of your favorite art pieces? Don't get me wrong, I'm always very happy when I sell my art but sometimes I look back at photos and think.....ooooh I really love that one! Here's a favorite of mine......I'm very happy it found a good home. (note the vintage brooch in the corner).


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Found Treasure

Hello and welcome back! I didn't follow through with my promise of posting more often did I? The problem is I don't like to write, so I've decided to change this blog into something I do like to do.....decorating, antiquing and using my vintage finds in my art.

I'll show pictures of pieces I've found while antiquing and how I change or use them. I'll also post photos of pieces I've inherited and how I mix them into my home. My newest art pieces will be shown with the vintage item(s) I've used in their creation, so sit back and enjoy.

Take a look at these beauties. I love to wear vintage jewelry so some of the pieces I find I wear on a blouse, jacket or attach to a pillow and others are just right for that special art project (note the vintage Christmas pin in the previous post).




I used the site Picnik to add the frame around my photo. How fun, be sure to check it out!