Thursday, January 19, 2012


 It was a tough weekend.

My youngest sister passed away a year ago


I wanted to DO something, anything, that would honor


I decided to create an art piece using a piece of her jewelry as a focal


She loved all things vintage, especially art deco, so I started out with this:

 a piece of 3 3/4 x 5 inch plastic and a 5 x 7 canvas.

I transformed the plastic into this:

using alcohol inks, crackle medium and distress inks.

I then applied it to the canvas and built up the layers with
molding paste, acrylic paints, glaze and embellishments.  The 

flower was die cut from fabric paper I made using Beryl Taylor's


I love how it turned out and she would have, too.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A new beginning

A New Year...

always means new beginnings to me.

A time to start fresh.

A fresh start for all those things unfinished and

all those things I've been 'meaning' to do.

Reviving my blog is the first step in that 'fresh start.'

This is my first little art piece for the new year.

I must take baby steps.

Hugs to you all...