Saturday, 28 June 2008

Bretta Barbo

She wants to be alone. :) More altered clothes pins.

Magik Orny Goil


She has flying eyes that allow her to see through time.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Garage Sale finds :)

This drawer was to good to pass up! And now that it is home I am finding it irresistible! I think I will paint it to add more visual interest maybe crackle paint to make it look aged. What fun it is finding treasure to add to it!
The next cool find was this box. Apparently it was bought on eBay for all the vintage certificates that came in it. I looks awesome in my new studio. :)

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Clothes Pegs . . . a new look

I am in an altered close peg swap and these are my creations. This was really fun and my art group really inspired me to think outside the box. Thanks goils!!!


"June bug"
After all she was born in June. :)


The whole gang

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Caught in Canvas Workshop

On Saturday I took Suzanne Cannon's workshop "Caught in Canvas" and I am so happy with my book. Thanks Suzanne! We had a blast in the class and I have a new 6 x 6" journal to fill. :)
I ended up making something quite different that what I first planned. The theme turned to Celtic and I tried to make it look old and gnarly. I made mine with watercolour paper for the pages. I love the look of the binding and it was quite easy to stitch together.
The class was from 10 till 4 pm and when I got home I kept working on it till Midnight. I am still thinking the back needs a little something. For a closure, I added small nobs front and back that I can fasten closed with an elastic. This will allow the book to grow as I fill it with art. :)

Using the stretched canvases for covers gives you a niche front and back of the book to decorate too. Very Cool! I have a Greenman, a Chinese bottle filled with Fireweed seeds and a foot.
Suzanne had this neat stencil we got to use with a special glue that drys tacky and then you apply gold foil. Isn't it beautiful!
The inside back has a vial filled with black beads and dried Fireweed flowers, a bead and a tiny frame with a tiny picture of a Castle in Ireland.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Garage Sale June 21st

I am excited to announce that I will be participating in this event in Victoria! A list of items for sale will be posted at www.finchleypaperarts.com please check it out. I have done some major cleaning out of my rubber stamp collection as well as miscellaneous other art supplies. Come check out the deals and rub shoulders with other like minded souls.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Art Studio Update

I moved in finally! I love my door! It faces east and will soon lead you to a 12 x 12 deck. :) The most recent thing I did was the trim and installed the flooring and I could finally move in permanently. I just got a sheet of vinyl flooring that looks like slate and I love it. I am so proud of my new space. I have worked on the whole thing from the beginning and done much of it all by myself including the insulation, mud and taping, painting, cutting and installing the trim and the flooring. I started the last week of March and by May 31 the inside is now complete, at least inside. The bookcases are the first permanent fixtures in my space.
This is the opening into my old space.

Its evening so you can't see the lovely pastoral scene out my north window. I made the window ledge extra deep to sit things on. Its almost 8 inches wide.

This view looking west is where my counter will be installed right across the whole wall with the track lighting right overhead. The comfy chairs will go into the old space to the left and sit in the big west facing window. Right now my desk is there. I am brainstorming ideas for custom storage for papers and assemblage items. The whole experience has been very rewarding although it seems to take forever to get things done.

Here are a few details of the flooring and the trim.



And my funky egg shaped door nob and big ol keys.