Tuesday, June 26, 2007


This was created for a swap at the Embellished Circus. I feel like I am finally reclaiming my creative groove after going relatively dormant for the last year or so. I got this little chunky frame for a dollar at Target and knew it had potential. I wish I had a before pic of the bright turquoise frame with the picture of a cartoon orange crab so you could really dig the transformation! Anyway, this one was done, as usual, with a bizarre wabisabi, mad scientist approach. The outer frame is coated with acrylics, alcohol inks, twinkling h20s, pearl ex powders, and a nice coating of UTEE! The focal frame has a background of twinkling h20s under the glass (and some stars) with a polymer clay face and resin dragonfly on top. Ah, lets not forget those microbeads I love so much!

The next Circus Swap I am playing in is a birdhouse exchange. Here is a work-in-progress glimpse...feathers, acrylics, pearlex, twinkling h2os, embossing powders...that is just the first

Friday, June 15, 2007

An Exceptional Boy

Well, last night was the sixth grade award ceremony ( a pseudo graduation, if you will). Spenser took home several awards!

Spelling Award, Math Award....

Most Improved Writer Award....

And most exciting, the President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Acheivement! (Accompanied by a letter from President Bush and a pin, which Spenser's is proudly sporting today.)
Six years ago when he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, if you had told me this could happen, I would have been stunned and in disbelief. Now that I see it, I am overjoyed, amazed, humbled. I am so very proud of my wonderful, extraordinary son.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

"Out of the Blue" Art Party

I feel so lucky! Artist Pattie Mosca invited me to play a fun art game, started by Deb Silva...

Pattie is creating 3 small works of art. She will send one to the person who invited her to play, and one to the two people she invited to join...myself and another artist.
I in turn (as will each player) will create 3 works of art. I will send one back to Pattie, who invited me, and one on to each of the two artists I invited to play along.

Next, they pick two art friends to invite to play; make 3 art pieces, send one to me and one on to each friend with instructions as to the nature of the game.

Did that make any sense? You can read more about it here,on Deb's Blog.

Well here is what I crafted for Pattie; a little funky handbag using papers, pearlex, embossing powders and acrylics, with a finishing flourish of fancy fibers!