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Saturday, February 28, 2009

The spread I made for my friend Caryl!

This was the tag I made for her to go along with the spread. The tag actually came from a pair of natalists jeans I bought some time ago. I thought it went perfect for "N" for nest! I used many artchix inchie images and a transparency from Artchix too.

I designed the little birdie one so thought it would be cute to use it!

I love my Artchix inchies!

Caryl is really the queen of collage so the statement rings true! I always love her art! I made these two pages for my friend.Her theme was birds with subdued kind of colors. I loved this crown broach I found at an antique store it went well with the rusty birds! That is a boy Robin and his wife the queen! Just like Caryl and Craig! LOL!!!

Hope Caryl enjoys it!

Walk into my studio with me!

OK I am not finished but at least I can walk through my studio now without breaking a bone or destroying valuable art meterials!
I bought a clothes rack for my canvases that are unfinished, as you can see my pressed flower mural is drapped across it!

Then I purchased a few more totes of the plastic variety for holiday embellishments and collage pretties!
Still too much on my floors though. I need a few more shelves, one behind the large display rack
The other would be beside it, that would make a world of difference, if I can talk hubby into building them. I am also keeping my eyes out for a few sewing tables on caster wheels. I want white ,and nice storage spaces underneath them too. So maybe two more tables with extended but fold down table tops and shelves under.

I got this neat antique set of draws for a pretty good price and I just love them,people actually give me compliments on it too!

I used black and white for this shot as it appears less messy that way! hehehe

Here you see my work space in prep for a turquoise spread I am about to create! Then I'll actually be caught up. Although I am signed up for a postcard swap and I absolutely want to play in Helgas True color twinchie swap as well! I better get busy eh?
I even organized my table with my machines here. One of them is my new embellishment machine which I used once and loved, by Babylock!

This is a cabinet my DH made me for some of my fabrics No longer holds them all so had to clean off my book shelf and throw away old magazines to make room for fabrics and more real art books.
This is one of my skylites you see it is collage with all my Artchix stickers and some of my pretty Collage bit postcards too! Very inspirational for me when I sit at my work space. Eventually I want to paint this entire wall with this magnatized paint I already bought. Then I plan on using it for an inspiration wall, being that my studio is over the garage I have some limitations. Slanted s really limit the shelf space allowed. So I must figure out new ways to utilized everything I do have completely and in a more artistic fashion too! I want to take my little atc's and put magnets on the back and hang em all over my magnitized inspiration wall! It's exciting for me to see it all evolve!

Here is another view of my work space and some tiny draws I have stuffed full of fun embellishments! I also love and utilize my Ott Lights often! I actually could also use two more inverted ceiling lights which dh has agreed to install one day.

Here you see my one exit, wish I had one to the exterior wall too but noone saw the need like I did while we were building ten years ago!

Here is a neat wall of shelves my dh built for me, also a new turnstyle holder for my books and magazines. I also stuffed it full of bits for collaging by color choice. That took me hours but now everything is easy axis and ready for twinchie making! No longer strewn about in sepreate boxes everywhere being made useless. Organizing things by color was even a bit relaxing seeing all the stuff I actually have. Still need to organize all my magazine clippings but that will take me like what a month all by itself!

Here's my new Janome not yet used I got for Christmas. The table was extra but it was such an expensive additiion I wanted it to have it own! For preservation purposes! Also easy access and I am so excited to use it! Soon very soon!

Another view of my baskets hanging from the ceiling the other side anyways!

Aren't they pretty all in a row, I am so grateful for my dh doing this for me!

Here is the beautiful job DH did on hanging these gutters so my ribbons would be easily accessable. I love it, and I even double stacked. I read about this somewhere and it fit my studio so well with the slanted wall what better way for a bird like me to hand her huge ribbon collection?

So now I am off to art! Glad you could all jon me. If you have any other suggestions please do tell them to me. I am always looking for a better way!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My runner up for the OWOH never came forward so I chose another player to win!

If she comes forward her name is Laurie and she is from Maine. I did try three different times to contact the first runner up and she never responded.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ATC's I made for the Brown and Pink swap.

Hi all! I made these cards for the little colour swap Helga Strauss from ArtChix is hosting on one of my smaller groups. We are trading colours on a bimonthly basis, and it's work but it's so much fun. Not only looking for the colours but getting other peoples packages when they roll in. I am late this month just a tad so hope the gals won't mind, vacation and all else has held me up a bit. The ArtChix image I used came from here:
it's from the Mini Mix collage sheet, I simply enlarged it and copied it 19 times for my cards!
I tried to make my own flourishes on transparencies like Helga sells at ArtChix but mine came out more like weirdo funky color forms instead! LOL!!!! So I tried to make the best of them and I even painted then from behind too they took a while drawing and all. I used several different backgrounds just to see how they would look and for a diversified feel. I made 19 of them in total but silly me wrote my series as 1 thru 18, so someone is getting 19 of 19 and the rest of you are getting the 18's of a series, daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Leave it to the worlds largest dyslexic. I used brown rick rack and some pink lace, buttons, and fun pen drawings on some. Hope you all enjoy! Hugs, Sanna

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Last two Valentines!

I made these for my friend Bevs swap. I belong to her group and never have much time to play and since I had some left over from the swap I hosted I only needed to make two more for hers. So I felt justified even though I am sinking in the mire of due art swap stuff. Right now I have to finish up my ATC's for the Pink and Brown swap then I have my two really overdue journal spreads and I'll be finito! That's right all caught up! So sorry Caryl and Betsy! Today I went and treated myself to three rectangular canvases wrapped and ready to paint. I am going to do a triptitch for a local psychiatrist I am fond of as a healer. His walls are really blank and deserving of some coolio art. I'll post those when I get done in how ever many years it takes me! hehehe
I also went to an antique store today where they were having a half off sale for anyone wearing red. So I donned a red shirt and found two great finds. One is a medical encyclopedia and the other is an old fat dictionary with loads of great pictures. The medical book was 2 bucks published in 1944, and the fat dictionary was a steal at 4 dollars for half off. Now I just need time and energy to collage the heck out of them!!!
I am having a sugar crash right now from way too many Valentines sweets but hopefully tomorrow I'll be back into the healthy groove! Happy Valentines Day all!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I chose the winners of my OWOH contest!

They are the two following ladies! Eleatabitapinkheaven and pinkglitterfae! Funny they both had pink in the headers of their names! I used random .org and it chose number 67 as my winner and 54 as my runner up. So my contest is closed and the winners will be receiving their prizes as soon as I get their addresses. If I don't hear from them within a week I will chose new winners! Hugs everyone! Sanna

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Zetti Valentines

Here are a few of the Valentines I made for the swap I hosted. Hope everyone likes their returns! Happy Valentines Day! Sanna

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