Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Finally finished my postage art for the swap with my art sisters!

 So here you can see I used actual postage stamps in each of these mixed media canvas pieces.

I also used painted over magazine pictures thus making the art my own. Totally unrecognizable.

I also used acrylic paints!

I used gesso, aqua crayons, torn pieces of snail mail that had been previously sent to me, matte medium to adhere my pieces, some other clip art, like the boy on the forehead. Then some faux postage stamping with embossing was achieved. Wet raised embossing powders were used with archival ink.

 I even used a tag from a towel we got from KOHL'S Department store, of course painted over as well!

In addition I also printed out fonts from my own computer from famous quotes or my own ideas.

  I used some body parts from clip art and then added with my own hand drawn parts. Even some scraping papers like on the mermaid picture. Some pearls for the drawn on flowers.

 I love this piece might be adding some Steampunk work still to it as well!?!!

I love this cello art because I have five  special friends who either play cello themselves or their children do, all are males!!! This piece it also stating how important it is that we share our gifts with others. God gave us these gifts for a reason we must sing for our supper and sometimes for the supper's of others we love and care about. How wonderful a feeling that we can use our gifts in such generous ways!

In this cat picture I had drawn a large picture of our cat Grayson and decided to collage it into this piece. I chose some butterfly postage stamps and some other types because they just fit for me. Whenever I say prayers or "Jesus loves you to my cats" I swear they smile! I know, I am a crazy cat lady but still I do think the animals innately know to love their maker. 
I seal my work with Golden's gel medium.

I was inspired years ago to make postage art by a guy named Nick Bantock, who is an exceptional postage artist! Although these particular works are for a swap with a few friends.

The winner for my canvas give away is...

random .org generated number 2! That person is Kitty!~ Congratulations Kitty!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Don't forget my canvas giveaway is in just a few days!;postID=652021588299
 To find out more search my posts it's the third one down! Be sure to leave your contact information in case you should be the winner! Sanna 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

For a chance to win this class

which is an amazing artist who teaches portraits of faces! Go to this link...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New art folks! My son and I sat down together and worked on...

painting doll house chairs. It's actually experimenting with negative and positive shapes and spaces. I love how my Garrett's came out best!
We were sitting in different spots, so we had different angles! 


this was no.1 in my chair series
no.2 in my chair series

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A canvas giveaway!

I am doing a summer giveaway! Simply leave a comment on my blog here and you could win in a random drawing. Using random .org all names will be numbered and the winning number linked to your name and announced. You will have three days to tell me if you want what you won! Then I mail it out to you!!!. I will be doing the drawing mid August. So on August the 15th if you leave a comment you could be the lucky winner!  Be sure to leave your email so that you can get a contact announcement!

Every day is new!
six by eight inches

edges finished for easy hanging , no need for a frame!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I am home from my holiday at the beach!

Beach Rose shrub, smells so good! I brought one to my mom everyday. She wasn't able to take walks this trip.

A beautiful cottage garden.

Birds in the bush.

Three little cherubs!

Got something on his line!

What is it?


My little boy had pneumonia on vacation poor Garrett!

Our cottage kitchen!

Kids playing near the pier, right across from Galilee!

Algae on a dock stump.

More birds in the bush!

Beach roses and holly berries, I think!

Garrett and I at Captain Jacks!

Seth and Mom at Spain, the most amazing restaurant!

Seth and I on our way home!

Seth and Garrett at Jacks!

Mom and Seth at Captain Jacks!

Sister Kath at Spain
Mom at Spain!

Kathi's hair at Spain, so pretty!

Beautiful boats at the pier!

Hydrangea cottage garden flowers!

A beautiful garden!

Love this!

Catching a moment!
God's beach garden!!!

Jeanne's beach garden.

Use the back door when coming home from the beach, after you wash your feet!

Our back porch at the beach!

Just loved this garden statue!!!!
Head waiter at Spain, Hosea! So nice! Great server and sweet guy.
Nephew's cousins and Mimi's!
Stuffed seafood mushrooms at Spain!
I love this porch! It belongs to Jeanne!
Nothing beats the East Coast!
Jeanne's lovely garden again!
Close up of Jeanne's porch!!!
My beautiful sister! Love you Kath!
The beach!
Boat on the water at the Pier!
Another boat on the water at the pier!
Pavillion at East Matunuck.
Kath brought dessert from Capt. Jacks, yummers!
My bed at the cottage!
Rocks I brought my mom from the beach on July the 9th, in memory of my brothers death anniversary 17 years ago. We all still love you Drew!!!! And we always miss you.
The cottage next to ours!

Front door at the beach!
Garrett and I at Captain Jack's!
A little vase of flowers I painted at the cottage! Kathi brought them down! Thanks Kath!!!
Close up of our beach in Jerusalem RI!
Our beach in RI!
A view from the back deck!
Looking at the break waters!
My bro Woe! Love you Warren!
Seagull for mom!
My mixed media collage is for sale and hanging up at Skip's Dock! Half the proceeds will be going to Joseph Mawulana Kawuki to help him with his school needs in Africa, The other half goes to my two sons school needs here in America!
Skip's Dock owned by a nice guy named Bob Tragger!

The back of  SKIP'S Dock, they sell excellent food!
Another angle from Skip's Dock in the back! 

Water shoes at the beach!