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Sunday, September 27, 2009

I am back from my weekend with Claudine!

Here are some of the artists that were there this weekend. I can't remember all their names right now but we traded atc's so I have their names on the back of their cards. This lady on the right was such a sweet spirited gal. We might get together and play art at a future date! She loved Halloween decorations and had never even heard of Zetti so I'll have to fix that for her!


The gal sitting down was named Gail. She was an exceptional watercolorist!






There's Claudine in between two of the sweet ladies! Claudine is so pretty I love her nice white teeth when she smiles so sweetly/ Wish I was as photogenic as her! On the right is a Bostonian named Diane she came with her daughter Rebbecca, they shared pizza with me on Friday evening. The daughter named Rebbecca also serenaded us today at lunch time. She is a music major at UMASS.

On the left here was my table buddy Deb. She was shy at first but turned out to be a wonderful spirit. I really enjoyed sitting next to Deb. We rode together on Saturday and went out to dinner on Saturday evening for THAI FOOD, AND IT WAS YUMMERS!
On the right here was the youngest artist her name is Christine she was so cute and very talented too.





Here's my pal Deb again with a wonderful painting of her husband as a baby turned into a sweet painting/collage.
This gal was heat setting something she seemed very nice wish I had spoken to her some mopre then I did.

Here we have the owner of the art studio(on the right) , her name is Catherine, and the weekend chef. She made all kinds of delicious food for our lunches. Like lasagna, chili,col slaw, brownies, It was wonderful eats. The house where it was held is a delight too. All quaint and inviting. they teach all kinds of neat classes I would love to go for a Saturday metal class sometime. Maybe next month maybe not. Depends on my funding and availability, but I would like to go back one day! Thanks Catherine for being a great host!
Here are Cindy another one of my tables mates she was pure hilarity and positive energy I loved sitting with her. Would also love to have an art gathering with her again anytime!
The other gal standing is Shoshana she was a sweetheart as well. Her art although she said she is not an artist was very beautiful and inspiring!!!
Here is the youngest artist CHRISTINA! Ah youth and to be young and photogenic again! This kid had great Moxie with her art and was very creative, wish I had a daughter like her!















Now these two ladies sat to the right of me. They were sister in laws and it was so nice to see the shared loved between the two of them. Both were exceptional art talents as well. So glad to have some of their atc's! Aren't they cute! Plus they looked alike to everyone!




This was Catherine she is a well published artist with exceptional talent. I loved seeing everything she made and am thinking about taking an online paper sewing class with her. I could really benefit from that knowledge if hers!




Here again is my new friend Deb!














Everybody should know this is the one and only Claudine Hellmuth! Look at how precious her face is! She is a wonderfully nurturing teacher and so much fun! Her paints were so pretty and fun to mix and create new colors with. My favorite products were the sticky back paper and the glossy gel. I am looking forward to using the sticky back on some of my fabric atcs as they can be used in the printer and cost about as much as fabric transfer paper but are thicker and better. I also liked the glossy medium which sold out. I liked it because you can used it after a gel medium transfer to get the fuzzy extras off of the fronts of the transfers! I also bought some of her paint brushes. They are inexpensive and have all my favorite sizes and shapes in the package.



Here is the podium Claudine taught from with some of her supplies still on the table.










Here is a picture taken from my hotel front yard!














Another of the sandy beach below and a neat berry plant...












Isn't this beautiful! Wish I could have had a bit more time to just relax there. The hotel staff is run by campus students and they were so accommodating and nice. I watched boats from my window at night. Even though I was alone in my room it was romantic.














This is the hotel Merkinon! Where I stayed. The hotel was filled with artists from the class and a few others, but mostly us.












What a way to end my show , eh! This is so everyone will say oh poor you and show me mercy! LOL!














I had a good time but didn't sleep very well. , back and hips both hips now are still killing me. Plus my neck for some reason! Here is a new picture of my boo boo! I will post more detailed info and pictures of stuff I made from the weekend when I finish some of my projects! Hugs, Sanna the Lame

Friday, September 25, 2009

Three reason not to race on scooter when you are nearing 50 with a five year older!

1 I think a pebble lodged itself into my finger crook.
2. MY coolots got dirty. and 3. I got a road burn so bad On my thigh, but the worse part is I landed on my good hip and EVERY SINGLE bone in my body hurts right now. Can ya all believe I have my Claudine Hellmuth class starting tomorrow for the whole weekend? I'm am going if I have to hobble in and sit on a doughnut cusshion! LOL!





Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This is a special collage card I made for my friend

Marta whom I have really grown to love over the years. She was recently diagnosed with colon cancer so please pray for my Marta. Marta is an excellent artist I mean really excellent. She is the queen of all acrylics. She can bring anything to life through painting. I don't think Marta is religous but I thought she should know during this particula trial how much God loves her. I love her too. I actually felt God inspired me to make this collage for Marta. If you know that song about Mary it's very touching. I mean just think about it when Mary gave birth to her Son did she really really know what she was in for. Did she know one day when her heart would burst with love for himn she would have to follow him to the cross and watch Him die for even her?
I used paper fancy paper then a collage bit from Collage stuff, some word program words from that song, Next I added a transparency that had these white paint flicks on it. I added the bird who is apparently asking this question of Mary or(MARTA) as this case may be. Lstly the painted on roses and then I stched on the green rickrack and aroung the edges to make the piece extra sturdy.
The back of the card hold the title which is Did you know GOD LOVES EVEN YOU? So Marta during this time of trial if you should need faith I wanted you to know God loves you dearly so dearly His son died for even you. I love you Marta and you are constantly now in my prayers, Sanna

Here are some paper dolls I made for ARTCHIX



I had blast making these paper dolls. I knew I would be making them eventually so I collected doll parts from some of my favorite shoppes. Artchix and collage stuff and a few others. Now I need to replenish and build my stock back up again. Artchix just put out some great new doll parts so I had to get those of coarse so you can be sure I will be building some more in the future!


The name of this doll is The Christmas Present. She is in the shape of a tree and holds a gift. The quote I used from Corinthians is stating the greatest gift is love, so that is what's in her box! Really for me it is about how Jesus came to earth and sacrificed Himself in the form of a man and even a little baby. I love her short furr jacket coarse now ya all must know it's only faux fur! LOL!

The two saluting buildings is all about 911, and is titled Salute to the Fallen. It's a fun but actually very serious piece and who ever gets it gets a two for one. They are the twin tower so I made a mirror image using an artchix head. The towers are really empire state buildings but that doesn't really matter because the point is pretty well taken/ Then the words are TWINS, NEVER FORGET. What I am saying is two fold basicallyy one is to never forget those who died and the sacrifices all Americans have made since that day. The other is if you are a twin you never forget the life of your other half. I hope this piece does not offend anyone. It was made during the date of 91109. So it was hevay on my mind and heart.

The 1st paper doll is simply a pajama party goer. She has her sweet doll made with an artchix head as is the bigger doll in thispiece her arms and legs are also Chix but the outfit is Jolees again. I hand painted the little doll body myself. What fun!
The second doll is titled THE BALLOON BRINGER. On one side of her balloons it says Happy Happy Happiest, on the other side which are interchangeable it says... COME ON... AND BE MY...PARTY GIRL. Afterall these dolls are all sapossed to be party dolls!!! She holds a purse to match her hair piece andthe purse has a real metal chain. The balloons are real hellium no cheep stuff for our dolls so they are held up with tiny metal wires! She can fly anyways to bring her balloons because she has rose CHIX WINGS!
Now here I have created what is title The three Faces of ALLHALOWS EVE. I will not really say what I feel about Halloween but her head is that of a witch, the head is collagestuff! The body is a background atc from Artchix I placed a pebble over Mary's face because she is a saint. I used the edge scraps to untie the piece inside of her wings. Then for the third face another ARTCHIX bit is the moon.
This silly paper doll is titled OH SOLO MIO! The face is from collagestuff as is that dress, two different collage sheets though. I love the circle collage sheets Lisa has there on her site, go check em out they can be used in so many ways. The wings , arms and leg are Chix. The roses and doll heart is also Chix! I pained the hair and finagled it to fit on my singing crazy Italian doll!

This doll below is called LUCKY THIRTEEN! I made 13 my lucky number when I was a freshman in High School. It was on Friday the 13th and I can't tell you everything that happened that day but believe me it was lucky! Hense her purse with a number 13 also ARTCHIX. Other bits are from Collage STuff.



Next in line is Twiggy the Wigged Out Flapper doll! She has a porcelain head which I love from a different dealer whom I love and have to look up the name, shame on me.










I named this doll FISH WITCH. Because she hides behind a mask and eats her fishy lollypop. She is my only moveable doll as I wanted her face and mask to be interchangeable. Isn't she a hoot!













This doll just makes me crave chocalate and a party! Her heart says Best Friends Bring Chocolate! Isn't it true though doesn't a best friend always know when your need is great? My husband is my best friend and he always knows just the right time to bring me some yummy delights!


I think this might be my favorite doll. I call her Eclectic Player. Why? Well because she is made from all different parts and collage sites and pages. She has a royal straight flush in her winning hand and an umbrella or parasol in the other. On her midriff she attires a horse and cart and a queen wih a bejewlled crown. She has it all -rick rack, fancy paper and for her legs the top part of an ARTCHIX dress tuurned upside down. No how cool is that! Oh her hands are those palmest hands and her arms are hand made by moi.


This particular doll is titled CHIX WITH PICS. I hope Helga likes it because I sent her a special Chix package all chicked up! This doll has real feathers and jewells,I turned the wings inward to make her look like a chick holding a picture of her baby. I gave her feet which were originally only shoes -chicken toes! Is that what one calls the feet of a chicken? Man I am getting old


Monday, September 7, 2009

Been so busy haven't even had time to post, but here goes....

I made this heart for a friend named Belinda! Still have to finish my own page for this special little project. Sure hope Belinda likes it, she wanted something like in True Colors so I did True You and True me!


Here are some Frida Kahlo charms I made for a charm swap in Melissa's group. I like how they came out and I have two more sets to come yet. This first set is a cane and it came out so cooliuo but I did paint on it a little to bring them more to life. I have been reading all about Frida this week and I never read so believe me she's an interesting artist and one of my new favorite personalities too! Always liked her art though.


This next set is just some tiles I made with textured rubber and I added some Mexican type crosses to Frida them up even more. On the backs I glued burlap like coverings and trippled thicked over them.



I found thess absolutely perfect little Frida charms on Lisa's Collage Stuff one of my favorite places to shoppe.



These are all hand painted and beaded with felt as a backing and also tripple thicked as well. The front is just a satin finish. I used a generic face from a textured rubber and gave her a unibrow!



These are lady faces that reminded me of Frida I added these neat colorful beads to top em of with a Frida flare!


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