I've been married 37 years to an amazing man. We have 2 beautiful kids, a handsome boy and a gorgeous girl, a lovely daughter-in-law, a marvelous son-in-law, two cute granddaughters and wonderful family and friends, boy am I blessed.
With my families loving support I've followed my path to the world of ART. I create mixed media collage pieces using vintage compacts and jewelry, altered tins, cradled panels and artist trading cards. I love shopping antique stores and flea markets for special pieces to incorporate into my art.
After 2 years of trips to the ER and 5 hospitalizations my doctor's finally did a test to determine how my gallbladder was functioning.......it wasn't (no surprise to me)!!! My gallbladder was taken out last Friday so I'm home recuperating. Since I'm suppose to take it easy I figured I could stand in my studio and work on art. Well I managed to finish this piece but was tired afterwards, guess I'll have to rethink that one!!!
I've had several friends ask if I could show my pages from the Winter 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios Magazine since they missed it on the newstand. Well here it is, that's me working on a mermaid compact. I was so pleased to share my studio with everyone but I have to admit I've made changes in the past year and it's certainly not as clean as it appears in the magazine! Since my space is small I have to come up with unique storage ideas, as you can see I've incorporated my pottery collection into brush, paint and glitter holders. I'll share more of my storage solutions in the future with additional pictures of the space.