Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Custom Coloring Book

I have a pile of old folders , which has been sitting around for awhile.
My mom is in a senior home now, and she likes coloring.
My sister and I had been talking about xmas gifts, and she had initially suggested a coloring book for mom. Well this idea was brewing in my mind ..and yes, making her a home made coloring book, and using the folder as a cover.
It was an overnight project,and finished the cover this morning.
I initially gessoed the folders, and created layers upon layers until I was happy.
My mom loves happy things so I made a landscape with peace doves, stars and heart. The flowers were made with recycled cardboard.  I did a lot of glazing  to make the layers shine thru.
The inside was glued with beautiful paper, and I added a big piece of clear contact sheet (which is a plastic you lined your kitchen cupboard with) as an added protective layer for the paper.
Ribbons adorns the edges.
I found some coloring pages to d/l  in google, and printed those on 80 lb paper, which was just perfect, and some which I thought my mom would love. I found 2 special one , which I put as the last page. It says "I love You Mom".. I wrote a french caption underneath each photo, as we are french, so it would connect more with her.
Here are some photos:

I didn't spend much for creating this artwork; but I feel very fullfilled with
the love I felt  for my mom when creating it. It's also mostly all recycled objects, and that is
bonus. This,handmade,and love mix together makes a great 'melange' for artistic creativity;-)
Sometimes with little , it says so much, and the reward is so satisfying!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Panels and clay doll in progress

Trying out a new technique using printmaking and glazing adding depth.
I bought these lovely little 3" x 4" wood panel with a 1 1/2 " thickness.
Just love'em!
The little doll created in paperclay. I'm planning to use one of the panels for my little clay doll.
 Not to sure how she will develop; but enjoying where it's leading;-)


Sunday, November 13, 2011

"There's Always One That Stands Out in The Crowd"

canvas panel,acrylic,acrylic inks,modeling paste,acrylic glazing medium,pouring medium

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Angel Flying over the Mountains

My newest little Angel.
Originally painted on tea bag
Size 4" x 6 1/2"
                                                  oil pastels,watercolors, acrylics,inks,pencil, beeswax

Friday, November 4, 2011

Enchanted Guardian

'Enchanted Guardian'~ 2 1/2 " x 6 1/2" on dried teabag. Oil pastels, watercolors,inks, stabilo all pencil,beeswax
 (Click to see bigger image) I was inspired by artist her teabag technique,and just loved it.
My sweet little enchanted guardian is on her way to the UK.Listed her in my etsy, and was sold. I know she's going to a good home ;-) xox

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


The "Name The Little Witch Contest"
First of all I would like to thank everyone for playing, and coming up with fantastic
names. Your all winners in my eyes; but only could pick one for the contest
Without further ado.......


CONGRATULATIONS TO :>>>> JEN CLAIR for naming my witch.
JEN came up with the name Grimelda.
If you see this Jen contact me to claim your prize.
You have a choice of 3 fridge magnets and 2 ( 5" x 7" )prints from my shop!
I'll try contacting you as well