Sunday, July 15, 2007

Trashion pre trunk show sale!!!

From July 15-july 27th save 15% in my shop and in other participating shops. Most of the participants are using this avatar in place of their usual one.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Journal page dedicated to Frida Kahlo
The link is for anyone interested in learning more about Frida Kahlo. I am pretty pleased with the way my drawing came out although I had to scrub out her mustach a bit. The marker I was using wasn't fine enough. Well, it's not a great drawing but considering I haven't done much drawing in years, it is decent. At the top is a picture of Frida transfered onto metal mesh and the one on the bottom is transfered onto a piece of metal tin. I stamped leaves all over the background and then added a light green glaze over the top to give it the jungley background she used in many of her paintings.
The sayings are some of my favorite Frida quotes:

I drank to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim.

I hope the leaving is joyful and I hope never to return.

I am not sick, I am broken, but I am happy as long as I can paint.

Some pictures I took this morning of the flowers in our fromt yard.

The pompas grass is doing well!

The fire pit in the back yard.By our front porch are some tiger lillys.The little garden area by the mail box is finally looking decent this year.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Day of the dead

This one is calle the Ghost Ship. After I stamped the ship in permanent ink I wiped some away to give it a ghostly appearance. I had a ghost punch, and I thought that would reiterate what I was trying to show in this piece.
I hung charms on this one to reflect the use of milagros.

I have been having a blast making these cards for After Midnight Art Stamps. This one uses an encaustic background of melted wax.