Two Months Wow!

It’s been such a long time since my last post. Busy season but no excuse.  I wanted to wish you all a Happy Valentines Day.  This is a piece I am working on.



I drew the face using a beautiful new Zig Art and Graphic Twin I got through Art Snacks in the January box.  I love this and want more of them!  I used some muted Liquitex inks and SG stencils by Carolyn Dube A Colorful Journey.  Love her new stencils over at Stencil Girl.

I also did some metal embossing using plumbers tape (aluminum).  It is so fun.


I am hoping I am back on track now.   See you soon.


Holiday ATCs

Today I stayed home with the start of a cold.  Felt awful.   I rested and was restless.  After an afternoon nap I started playing with ATC sized cards.  Don’t know why, no plan just bored.  Here they are.  Don’t ask how carrots wound up in the mix.  I used paints, distress crayons, pens and Stencil Girl stencils.  Tomorrow Heraldry stuff.

Stencil Club Voices posted for the December club stencils.  I was in the post along with Sherryt and Mary.  What fun and how different we all are, it makes for delightful experimentation and results. I am looking forward to seeing new voices next month.

I will post a bit more this weekend.  I will share some info on heraldry and my piece.

Have a great day.  Be sure to check the link above.



What do you do?

When I create, I use lots of baby wipes and towels.  This is in addition to my paint cloth.  Sometimes they get layers of beautiful color, sometimes they are muddy/grungy.  I love them.  I saved a collection of them and pressed them flat.  Now I will be planning a project. Maybe for my fiber guild show.

Do you save yours?  What do you do with them, let me know, post pictures in the comments or on FB.

Recently I did some ATCs with these and scraps and posted earlier.  Here is a picture of my pressed scraps.  What do you think you would do.



Happy Thanksgiving

And so the holidays begin!  Lots of things to do, hours to work, etc.  I am quite happy with myself as I lost a little weight.  That always seems to be a struggle.  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to a fun weekend.  I am doing some art projects.

Here are some ideas I am playing with using my club stencils from Stencil Girl.  Last post had the links for the November set.  Here we also have play from some prior months too. These are on top of my very full box of stencils.  I need a new box for sure!


Last time I posted about my art group project.  I still haven’t finished mine but here are some pictures from my friends.  The first two are from OLGA and Traci.  The third is my background.  The next are my mom in the 40s and my baby sister. Not sure which I will use.

Art Group Monthly Meeting

I belong to an art group that happens to be a favorite group of friends.  Each is so talented and fun.  Today Jeanne showed us a project using a photo transfer technique.  It was beautiful and fun. Jeanne has an affinity for old worn things and her work is always soft, textured and beautiful.  She also showed us a cool rust technique.

Everyone’s work was so different and unique from holidays, to the beach to childhood. They looked wonderful.

I didn’t get pictures of the work in progress but I did get photos of the samples.  You can see how delightful the project is.     I Have to get the name of the book we used. Here are the samples. What a great day.

Stencil Girl November Voices

Today was rhe post for Stencil Girl club November release.  I was lucky to be one of the artists for is release and had so much fun.  This is the club stencil announcement.


My contribution led me to make a wooden house with a girl who looks a lot like the “Frozen” character to me.  I stenciled and started drawing and that is what came out of my hand and heart.  You can see my post and all the other great ideas at Stencil Girl post today where I explain how it was done.  I hope ypu will visit.  Stencil Club is so much fun and a great opportunity to learn and make new friends. You can click to enlarge the photos below. Thank you Jessica Sporn for these beautiful stencils.

October Stencil Girl

I am honored to be part of the Stencil Girl Club Voices where I get to sample and post about the months club stencils.  This month we have stencils from Mary Beth’s private collection.  You can see the SG post here Stencil Girl Talk.

I fell in love with all three but the large stencil really spoke to me. I am a New York city girl and it made me see the cities in all forms.  Gritty, construction, high rises, parks, trees, flowers in the midst concrete and steel.  Reflections in windows and water. The 6×6 is very garden/park like to me.  And I love the mini stencil for its curves and knowing how Mary Beth made it!

Well this post is a few days late but here are some of my pieces.  I am still exploring these stencils and will post more as inspiration comes.

Workshop Progress

In my last post I featured Deborah Boschert’s book.  We are having a signing at our next Dallas Fiber Artists meeting.  It will be a fun night as we also have a very enthusiastic speaker on a process he created and calls Turmonite.

That said, I took a workshop with Deb and wow!  It was wonderful, based on techniques she will be teaching in Houston International Quilt Festival.  I just loved the process.  I wanted to show you a progress picture.  I have a lot of stitching, embellishing and finishing to do but couldn’t  wait to show you! Links to Deborah and DAFA are in my last post.