Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Last Call!

I heard from Nancy and Carolyn, and their prizes are packed and ready to go to the post office. But not a word yet from Angie, the HS art club teacher. And sadly, I have no way of contacting her. So Angie, if you're out there, please send me your full name and address so I can get your prize to you too. If I don't hear from you by the end of the week, I will pick a new winner.
Angie, as a former art teacher myself, I was very pleased that the random number generator picked you....I loved the idea of your wearing my piece to inspire your students. So contact me!!!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

And The Winners Are.....

Random Integer Generator. Here are your random numbers:
20 59 29

It is Sunday morning, and as promised, I have used a random number generator to pick the winners of my one year blogoversary giveaway. It has selected #s 20, 29, and 59. So, I would love to hear from Nancy, Angie the HS art club teacher, and Carolyn. As soon as you email me your home addresses, I will send the pieces out to you. Thanks so much to everyone for taking the time to visit my blog and I hope you will come back again.
Have a great week!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

More Jewelry

Yesterday I received some of the new Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces that have just come out. And a pack of the new grunge paper. That stuff is awesome. It's just like grunge board, but thinner, and can be inked, stamped, painted, distressed, embossed, cut, curled.....I made some flowers with it and used them in two new jewelry pieces. I attached a dual pin back/bale (from Suze Weinberg), so they can be worn as a pin or a pendant.

I still haven't figured out how many pieces to give away on Sunday, so it's possible that one of these will go to one of you! Don't forget to leave a comment on yesterday's post for the drawing. But please, don't let that stop you from commenting here. I LOVE to hear from you!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Blogoversary Giveaway

As promised, I am celebrating my one year of blogging with a jewelry giveaway. These pictures are representative of what I've been doing with my Tim Holtz Idea-ology bits and pieces, as well as anything metal I find that catches my eye. One of the three above is going to a friend, but the other two are up for grabs. And I may get another one or two made in the next few days. I'm giving away at least the two. More if enough people stop by. So, if you'd like a chance to win, just leave a comment on this entry only. I'll give you all until Sunday, when I'll announce the winners. If you don't think you'll remember to check back, make sure you include your email address in your comment.

Thanks for your interest, and come back Sunday morning to see who won.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My Blogoversary

In just 3 days it will be one year since I started blogging. When I began it was a struggle to upload a photograph. I didn't have a clue how to add a link. No one visited and left comments. I've learned a lot in this past year, made new friends (mostly due to OWOH), and have come to really enjoy keeping this artistic journal.
I've been thinking about my blogoversary give away. I want to entice you, and yet I want it to be a bit of a surprise.
Yesterday I was looking at Wendy Vecchi's blog and was blown away and inspired by what she's done with a few bits of metal embellishments, the kind we often see in scrapbooks, cards, altered art.
I've been working on my versions of her project. She did wall hangings; I'm doing jewelry and that will be my giveaway. Check out Wendy's awesome blog for a hint, and come back Wednesday for a chance to win.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Great Blog and Giveaway

If you're like me you already spend a whole lot of time catching up with all the great blogs out there. You probably don't need to hear about yet another one. But......I urge you to visit Bluebirds Living In The Meadow. Not only is it a visual treat, but there is a wonderful Blogoversary giveaway going on right now. C'mon, you can make room for one more blog visit...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Through The Eyes of an Artist -- Circle Book

I'm in the midst of getting my circle book ready for it's journey around the world. How cool is that? I'm in a fantastic group with 13 other mixed media artists. Just picture a circle with each of us spaced around the perimeter. We create covers and an introductory page, include enough blank pages, then send our book to the next person. In about a year, each of us will have done pages in each book, and we will see our own book, all finished when the circle is complete and the book has returned home. We have our own little website where we chat, exchange thoughts, and post photos of our works in progress.

The photo above is of my cover, and the one below, of my introduction -- who I am, what I do, where I am artistically.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blog Candy

One thing I've noticed since I started this blog almost a year ago....bloggers love to share! I came across Paper In The Works, and the author, Kim from Vancouver, is hosting a gigantic give-away.
Kim's blog recently recorded its 100,000th hit. Wow! Visit her, and see all the wonderful things she's giving away.
Good luck!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday Challenge - "Time"

This week's challenge at the PID yahoo group is "time." I did an ATC:The background is alcohol inks over the Tim Holtz clocks mask on acetate. Behind that is some cardstock run through a Cuttlebug folder. The images are PID.
I also did a bookmark for this challenge:
I stamped some patterned paper with clocks from Maya Road, and put Avery, one of my favorite PID images on a stack of books I found in my clipart files. I also put a book under Avery's arm. A scrap of ribbon and some Tim Holtz Idea-ology hardware finish it off. You can't tell from the scan, but the bookmark opens and is secured around the page with hidden magnets.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Kreativ Kudo -- Again!

My friend and sister-in-art Teri, bestowed the Kreativ Blogger award on me this morning. This is my second time receiving it, and I am as thrilled and honored as I was the first time. Here's the dilemma...I need to list 7 things that I love, and then pass the award onto 7 additional worthy bloggers.

Not wanting to repeat myself, I have to think of 7 NEW things I love and 7 NEW bloggers to receive the award. (Check out my 1/8/09 blog entry to see what I wrote the first time around). Hmmm.....

7 things I love:

being on the PID design team

being retired and having so much time to create

living in NYC

LOST -- love that program!!!

old time rock n roll

my view of the Hudson River

vacationing in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

7 very artful bloggers:


Mary Beth

Misti Rose

Miz Carla


Shelly Rae


Now, the above 7 will be notified and each of them will get to do their lists and spread the award around. Cool!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Altered Picture Frame

On Sunday I had the best time making an altered picture frame at my good friend Heidi's meetup group. I used a variety of patterned papers, some rub ons, inks, ribbon, punches....When I got home I decided that instead of putting a photograph inside, I'd do a little collage piece that goes with the feeling of the frame. I used some vintage newspaper, a few scraps, and some gorgeous PID images on transparency film.