It may only be April, but beach season will soon be upon us.Read the rest of this entry
For decades I have walked the shores of Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota collecting lake glass, or what those of you on the coasts call sea glass.
Actually, I have been going beyond more than just one comfort zone. I have been trying a lot of new things–from starting art product lines, to growing friendships and alliances in the art industry, to expanding the kinds of art I make to opening up about last year’s health scare.Read the rest of this entry
I am lucky enough to own a massive bucket of vintage wooden spools. I had been trying to come up with some new ways to use them when I happened to see a picture of artist Cat Kerr’s beautiful mixed media tape dispensers.
That’s it! I thought to myself. I can make some mixed media spools.Read the rest of this entry
There’s a good chance you have a lot of ephemera. I do too. However, I have it stored away in so many different places and in so many boxes, that I often can’t find it when I am in the middle of a project.
To combat this problem, I made a desktop ephemera storage box. While it certainly can’t hold all my ephemera, I can keep it filled with different odds and ends that I can use in upcoming projects.
Keeping some of your ephemera nearby is is especially helpful for those of you who like to make junk journals and art planners. What’s more, it makes for some fun eye candy.Read the rest of this entry
What does your creative process look like? For me, some vintage Silver Star tickets sitting on my desk reminded me of the old Beatles song. That inspired me to search through my stash to find the perfect saucy woman.
A lingerie model from a 1940s magazine and several elements from Gypsy Soul, including a silver star, set me on the path to create this mixed media / altered art wagon.Read the rest of this entry
Sometimes people need a little help in the romance department–that’s why I invented Love Potion No. 9.
Each glass-like jar contains a potion of cherubic magic. Just open the mason jar, dab a little love potion behind your ears and let the romance begin!
If you want to learn how to concoct your own love potion, visit the good folks at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts who have posted my tutorial online.
I wanted to share a piece I finished this weekend called “No Time for Love,” and show you a little behind-the-scenes action of what went into making it.Read the rest of this entry
I began this piece in a Paper Artsy class at Creativation. When I got frustrated with the direction it had taken, I took a break and only returned to it last weekend.Read the rest of this entry
As you probably know by now, I love to inject a little or snark into many of the pieces I create. I would describe this piece as snarky + mixed media–thus snixed media.
Okay, maybe snixed media shouldn’t be a “thing”. Regardless, did you notice the shady character waiting inside they doorway?Read the rest of this entry