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Monday, March 11, 2013

Sping Break!

Yup, it's that time of year again where just about every academic person is on hiatus! *SPRING BREAK* Do you have any plans for the break?  I've decided to try my hands at making an art doll.  I think Art Dolls are so pretty.  You can apply combinations of beads, inks, rubber stamps, and just about anything.  I'm going to try to paint one.  I've done my research and feel confident to begin the task.

If you would like to try your hand at learning a new craft/technique, or brush up on your current skills I have several 'how-to' books in my shop on various different crafts.  

The books have beautiful images with clear instructions and great project suggestions.  For those of you who love to solder or have always wanted to try...I highly recommend Sally Jean's book, 'Pretty Little Things.'  For those who adore vintage items and ephemera this book it total eye candy!

Well for those on Spring Break...have a safe a fun week!

Until next time....

Friday, March 8, 2013

New Mod Podge Additions!!

Just a quick post...

I have received a new shipment of Mod Podge and with it came the ever popular Dimensional Magic in gold and silver!!!  Super cool for  jewelry bezel projects.  They have been uploaded to my ETSY shop. I also have Mod Podge available in SUPER-GLOSS which gives an amazing high shine to your projects.  

If you are ever in need in a particular hard-to-find Mod Podge, please let me know and I will try to get it for you.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 25, 2013

How do you sketch?

Hello Art Community!

I hope everyone is having a good month.  I happen to l-o-v-e February!  Not particularly fond of Valentines Day, but I simply adore all the decorations and uses of pink and red.  This is the month I stock up on just about every Valentines inspired paper product, glitter, vintage doll head, and anything with hearts and wings that I can use all year round.  For some reason February is a entire month of treasure-troves and amazing finds for me.

My second favorite decorating season is Easter!  I just go bonkers at the cute bunny decorations!!  And the Peeps!?  How adorable are Peeps?!  I'm thinking of creating some type of artwork using Peeps.  :)

This month I have been sketching.  It's been a while since I just sat and sketched.  I found that when I stay away from sketchbooks and art drawings come natural.  When using a sketchbook or art journal I often feel pressured and find myself sitting and staring at the thick blank book.  I soon loose any desires to draw or doodle.  I purchased a pack of loose sketch paper.  The sheets are just a bit bigger that an actual blank piece of computer paper.  Just having one sheet of paper on my table and a pencil or pen, I was able to sit and draw for an hour or so completing a sketch.

Still obsessed with Marie Antoinette, I sketched out a whimsical version of Marie en Masquerade...complete with bird in her wig.  This is just my rough sketch.  I had to get my idea on paper...QUICK.  I'm deciding on what kind of surface I would like to have her on...wood panel or canvas.  Suggestions?  I'm definitely adding some of Valentines treasure-troves to the finished piece.

Let me know what you think...

Until next time!