Tuesday, May 29, 2007

2nd YOUTUBE to see!

ACEO ~ Art Cards Editions and Originals group has a second ACEO video to view on YouTube. We have this huge group of ACEO artists (nearly 4,000 now) and only 130 views of our lovely video. What the heck...click on this link and show us your support and see some great works by various artists.


Friday, May 25, 2007


I've been dying to have wings added to my vintage photos and love the look of butterfly wings instead of angel's wings...and finally found a free source to cut&paste! Just had to share!!


This site also has a bunch of other vintage photos to share for free ...so check them out!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Blogging Without Obligation

Tiffini Elektra X...a great blogger and fantastic Altered Art mixed Media artist came up with this idea!!

I join in her cause and added a banner below if you wonder about it....all I know is, I will feel less Guilt. To know I can just blog when the time is right..is a blessing! ....her site is http://www.tartx.com/

*Because you shouldn't have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill.
*Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine.
*Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing.
*Because sometimes less is more.
*Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog.
*Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone.
*Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be "bloggable".
*Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won't be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

DIY...New Fav!! Scott Petti

Found a new Favorite artist to watch on tv....Scott Petti!
Tim Holtz will always be a favorite, he has great books and DVDs and once in a while you can catch him on DIY. He has a great product line and shares new stuff on his website. But this new guy, Scott Petti,has a daily show on DIY called SCRAP. He's like the Jessi James of scrapbooking! lol! I guess the reason I like these guys is they just do rustic, prim, nostalgic and maybe even masculine altered art. They make the kind of stuff you can actually display in any decor...no girly pastels or retro mod that I have seen!

SCRAP comes on DIY at 3:30 eastern....1:30 here.


Tuesday, May 8, 2007


ACEO ~ Art Cards Editions and Originals - is a group of people over at Ebay Forums that are always coming up with great challenges. We're going to have an ACEO Doodle Art Competition in June. Do You Doodle??? I used to....back in college or when I used to spend lots of time on the phone doing real estate, but I have to admit..I'm Rusty!!! I am now packing a mini tablet of paper with me everywhere I go..to the bus, dentist office, rides to town, even here at the putor. I am really going to TRY and loosen up!! Maybe some will be good enough to picture here...we will see..lol!

I did try my hand at making some altered doodad 'Shards' for some of my upcoming projects...it was fun!
These are real easy to make...use polymer clay, rubber stamp them, bake,paint with metalics or any color and then antique. They have little holes that you can't see for attaching them to paper pages with brads or for jewelry...they can be page titles, glued to collages, added to altered bracelets/neclaces or anything altered...endless, as I am finding out...lol!!!
A couple have torn edges, like paper...I kinda like that look....and the rubber stamp is pressed in, but you can just ink stamp them too....and you don't have to use stamps, anything that will leave a funky imprint will work. I did one tonight for a collage themed "I'm Tired" where I used one of the boys tonka trucks and drove the tires over the clay...lol! Oh...and you can embed stuff in it like rhinstones for some glitz...see, you can go nuts...

Friday, May 4, 2007


I am always on the lookout for great places to pick up vintage ephemera. Judi Foster from my Arttechnigues group told us about Twisted Paper.com Gotta share how great these guys are! And what beautiful images! Some free downloads too!!
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Also another highlight for today....My brother Steve stopped at a garage sale on his way to the ranch here today for our branding. He found a made in Italy top of the line...pasta machine for $2.00!!! He loves to cook and had no clue of what I would do with one.... but when I started to squeel with delight he decided I needed it more than he did..lol! How COOL is that!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Chunky Charm Bracelet

Just finished a fun Chunky Charm Bracelet. Seems like it took forever, but had a ton of fun watching it come together. The Theme is "Altered Artist."
-There are wonderful glass beads that have metalitics and amber swirling dyes much like background papers.
-There are mini ATC's made of shrink art that are stamped and distressed.
-There are spiral wire wrapped charms in amber, gold and silver.
-There are recycled antigued gold rose beads, amber leaf beads and more oddities like fishing swivels.
-There are 4 silver charms...a cup full of paint brushes, a paint brush & palett, scissors and I love 2 scrap and what all artist enjoy...a tea/coffe pot and cup.
-AND the grand finale...a 1x1" mini collage of a 'vintage artist' and text that is soldered. It is made just like the glass microscope slide pendants and are a real challenge to solder. It's listed on ETSY and I will have more soon as I think I am Hooked!