Friday, January 26, 2007

linked to empty bowls

I received this information about the Collaborative "Linked By Art" Charm Necklace that appeared in "Belle Amoire" Magazine in the September/October issue. I thought I would pass it on as I know some of you were interested in bidding on it.

Linked-by-Art Charm Necklace Update! We finally found a loving organization for our necklace. (due to legal/privacy issues with the battered women's shelter, we were unable to do an on-line auction) Instead, we have donated the necklace to the Empty Bowls Fine Art Auction for the Larimer County Foodbank! They picked up the necklace and the corresponding article in Belle Amoire yesterday.
The date for their auction is February 27th, 2007 at 5:30 pm. The auction will be held at The Hilton here in Ft Collins, Colorado. I know a few of you were interested in bidding on this divine creation...if you are still interested, you may contact Jill Lysengen at the Larimer County Food Bank, phone #970-530-3113. She will be able to take your bid over the phone PRIOR to the 27th. If you are interested, PLEASE contact her BEFORE the 27th.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

inspired by...

My Enchantresses are appearing in an article in the Spring issue of Art Doll Quarterly Magazine. I used my artist papers as backdrops and so enjoyed putting these little ladies together.

There is an article about the Theatre de la Mode doll sized mannequins in this issue. The original garments, hand sewn, hand beaded and hand embellished garments were inspired by the top designers of Parisian haute couture houses in the late 1930's and early 40's.

I can just imagine the detail and beauty the original mannequins wardrobe must have. I hope I can make the exhibit up in Maryhill Museuum in Washington sometime to see them in person. I still have some of my original Barbie doll clothes and I love the details that went into those original clothes. Real silks and cottons, authentic tiny pearl buttons and the tiniest zippers. Their hair is a little on the dry side after all these years, but the workmanship in their wardrobe is still apparent.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

chill zone

It's been chilly here. I love it. I love putting on socks and sweaters. I like the brisk smell of the air and the energy it gives me. The days have been clear..and I have been busy. I have some bulbs on my windowsill...they are just about to bloom. Every day a little more open...everyday searching for the sun.

The end of January is almost here. That is when I will be attending the CHA Crafts and Hobby Show in Anaheim. I have several places to be...meeting in person my editor Mary Ann of In This House-A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques and my second book Mixed Emulsions-Altered Art techniques for Photographic Imagery and the rest of the crew at the Rockport/Quarry Publishing booth. I'm looking forward to that. I'm also greeting the good folks at Ranger Inks and talking. Then I will be at the Stampington and Company booth #3984 11:30 on Monday morning to sign my AC Artist Papers and meet and greet...I'm looking forward to seeing all that is new out there and digging the demos...Come on by to say hi if you find yourself there. You may see a few of my Enchantresses...inspired by Theatre de La Mode dolls.

I'm very excited that it is almost Monday again so I can have my '24' adreneline rush as Jack faces his 5th hour of the day. It may be too violent for the weak of heart...a bit gross for others (what won't Jack do to escape...yuk) but I love good TV...I love good movies...and even a slip up of no blood on Jacks shirt after his encounter with the ice pick, I can excuse...cause the show is so well done. The man is super human...and the suspension of disbelief is evident. So Mondays I may have to have a glass of wine...or two, before watching Prison Break, 24, and then Heroes via Tivo...

Well I must get back to work now. I'm trying to wind up the writing on "Mixed Emulsions" I'm off to alter something artful. Enjoy your Sunday and the week ahead.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

the day has arrived....

This is a picture of my Christmas dishware...I lost a bowl this year...I can't believe it is the middle of January already. Time is flying by.

Yesterday the four gals from "The Sound of Music" got together for an autograph show. As always, it's fun to reunite. The show was slow though and I left after a couple of hours. I have a deadline on this new book looming, and had so much to do. It was fun to see the gals again though.

Well after a long wait of 8 months, the day has arrived. I am looking forward to watching "24" tonight. But now I must get back to work. I have not had much time to post any new art, as what I am creating now is for the new book. But here are a few shots from an altered book swap I did on 'stars'...the celestrial kind...using Black Lava texture gel. Cool stuff.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

272 hours and counting...

Can't wait till January 14 and 15th...that's when Jack Bauer starts his next sleepless day. I cannot wait...
We received the '24' DVD boardgame for Christmas and 5 of us tried to play it. We are definetly NOT secret agents...we could not figure out how to manually reset the computer at CTU for the clue to destroy the submarine...we got told off many times by Jack that we were wasting time...we were all devastated. We have decided to let Jack save the world, as we were all hopeless secret agents.
Thank heavens there are Jacks in the world to save our planet from allows us to remain artists and do our job of contributing in our way. Wish we could save the world with art...but what can you do...only the best we can I guess.