Sunday, April 27, 2008

wings of desire- new treasury

i came across two new etsy sellers this week- twisterblister and winonacookie- the are both very talented artists. and remarkably, they had two angelic collages in their stores- i'm not usually into angels- but these were great. it inspired me to put together this treasury-
time to take flight and get to work!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Careless Memories

Careless Memories has been officially launched on ETSY and I've already had my first sale! After just one day! I am so stoked! The pix I took over the weekend look great and everything is coming along....

I had a great time learning to use Photoshop to take my photo of Bonnie and turn her digitally into the image for my banner- Her eyes are so expressive!

I'll be listing like crazy the next few days....

stay tuned!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Women of Courage- round robin

I'm packing up my Altered Book for the Women of Courage Round Robin- my book is going to make it's way all the way across the country and back!
So as I type- My Joan of Arc pages are scanning-
I'm scheming of something to pack in there for Linda-It is going to be something special that a lot of people who visit my blog comment about.... I'll leave it at that.
Here's the scoop on my WOC book:
1- the cover is not completely finished- I NEVER do the cover until I'm done with the entire book- but felt as if it needed something to help see the vision. so it will get a title card or raised embellishment- but i don't want to make it too tall- because of mailing...
2-The niche in the back of the book for St Joan can be added to if anyone feels like leaving devotions to the Saint. I'm not a Catholic- but I feel such a connection to this Saint, this woman, it's pretty uncanny- She has definitely been my muse- sitting right by me as I made these pages...
3-This book is about facing your fears and listening to your inner voice- it's what Joan stands for its her badge of courage- Honor it- have no fears in creating pages in this book- explore everything you are- listen to your inner voice- let your spirit be your guide....
Only when you face your fear an move through it can you reach your goal....
so with that i leave you with the litany against fear.....
I must not fear
Fear is the mindkiller
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration
I will face my fear
I will permit it to pass over me and through me
And when it has gone past I will turn my inner eye to see its path
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing
Only I will remain
inside cover
welcome and instructions        sign in page

last spread- niche 

Angels Have Wings- New Photos SPA Gallery Applicantion

The Studio Place Arts Gallery in Barre - has a call for artists for a new show


It's all about paper- which is my kind of show!

The deadline for the application is 4/25- so I have two weeks to get my act together-

I had Brian Jenkins- a friend of a friend, take some "professional shots" of angels have wings. Now all I have to do is get the rest of my application together and send it out. Brian is an AMAZING sports and entertainment photographer living here in the Burlington Area-His website 3rd Stone Images is great!

I saw Brian on Sunday at the N.A.S.A. WIP Dance Performance featuring our favorite ladies, Laura Oliver and Harper- He handed my a disc of WONDERFUL new pix of Angels- Amazing how different this books photographed by a pro!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hope has a new home!

I sold My AB "Hope never dies" today.  I'm so excited this made my week, probably my month! 
A co-worker of mine purchased it as a gift for her partner- It's a birthday present. The person who is receiving it is a collector of artists books!  I am so delighted, because I know this piece is now going to be in a good home.  
I had  put up some photos last year of this book when I finished it- right before the opening of the Book Arts Show at the Chaffee.... but some of my online artist friends wanted to see pix- hence this post.
I actually scanned the whole thing last night- I think I forgot to do the back cover.  Here it is SCANNED: Hope never dies- Altered Book

Sunday, April 6, 2008

go metsy!

the metsy team on esty is one of the most wonderful people in the world- maybe i'm being dramatic, but they are just #1 in my book. so supportive and helpful, full of energy and spirit. they have featured me in yet another treasury! i can't say enough about them. Yin and Mari work hard to keep up the blog that helps promote metsy team artists.  and there's a Yahoo Group Page so everyone can keep conected- 
hats off to them! go team! Metsy Rocks!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

WIP- Laura and Cassandra

I worked on the WOC round robin book tonight- I need to mail no later than 4.12 - almost there-the boys and i were at the library this AM and i got some new books out on joan of arc- which was very inspiring... might just have to do a treasury about warrior maidens on etsy....
I'm still having a brain blip about a sign-in page....suggestions???

and then started two new collages...

I was very inspired last night- when I went to my mentee's first gallery opening last night in Burlington. I was so proud of Annemarie! She did a great job with her prints and she put herself out there! Way to go girl!

First is Laura- Not the temptress, but a goddess who turns into a bird, maybe Alcyone. Which means i might have to do Morpheus next.  Thinking about that...

the other is Cassandra
have to keep Cassandra's hands showing... she's holding the future in there...
they are both drying. lots of gel medium love...and still need lots of work (embellishments) and blending....

nighty night!


I love to make treasuries on Etsy - but hate when they expire- someone mentioned a new site- 
Thumbalizr that will host screen shots- I'm giving it a whirl!

Here's the screenshot of a treasury that I was lucky enough to be featured in:

pretty cool! hungh?