Monday, May 30, 2016

Funereal Victorian Goth Memento Mori

I acquired an object that apparently used to be a clock but it had either broken or was removed from the base and thrown into the thrift bin, because I bought it for a couple of dollars. It was very gothic looking and I needed to think about what I was going to put into it to make it an art piece. 

I obtained a bunch of Prima Relics and Artifacts by Sandra Evertson and decided to use the skull out of one of packages and a digital art piece from Mischief Circus (Etsy) of a "Victorian widow-like" woman. I touched up parts of the clock base with black acrylic then decoupaged the circular background behind the skull and the widow on the base. 

I stained the skull with inks and an acrylic wash and placed black rhinestones in  it's eyes. I also had black half-pearls that I positioned around the circular area as a finished border. 

I also decoupaged a piece of wrapping tissue that had the Latin word "Caritas" on it in the inside of the circular space.

I am very happy with my creation - which I have yet to name, and don't know if I will keep it for myself to put in my hearse for car shows, or sell!! It's perfect for Halloween or for that person who loves Gothic adornments.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

More Jewelry Pieces from Incarnations!!

I have a show coming up in May that is part of the 2016 Edmonton Beltaine Festival. So I am working on pieces for that show, making wands, putting magic symbols on animal bones and creating jewelry.

I am going to post some more jewelry photos, not necessarily pieces that are going into that festival, but ones that I have never posted here.

So here they are:

Art Nouveau Style Pendant

Hand Painted Sugar Skull Pendants

Steampunk Pendant with antique watch face and brass and copper embellishments.

Czech Glass Button in centre of pendant with brass setting and embellishments.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Spring is Coming, Time to Show My Stuff!

I have been very neglectful of this poor little blog. But now I am getting my "s*#t" together and want to post some of the jewelry and art pieces I have made over the last couple of years. 

Lots of found objects, metal settings: silver and brass oxide, antique watch faces, old medals, animal skulls, pieces of broken jewelry, glass beads and rhinestones are just some of the materials I use in my jewelry.

A friend and I have started a little venture called 

Haunting Haberdashery 

where we have been making Victorian and Steampunk hats for people to wear. I am also making costumes and headpieces, but for myself mainly. 

Anyway, here is the link to it on Facebook:

This is just a start of some of my creations. I have tons more to post and hopefully I can do this once a week so I don't fall behind.
 I have a page on Facebook for my art and jewelry. 
It is called Incarnations
That is the name for my creations/business.
Here is the link: 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I Love My Hearse!!

I have a hearse, I call her Banshee. You can see her and her stats on the Edmonton Bone-Wagon Association website:

Having a hearse is wonderful; you can put Ikea furniture in it, have a tailgate party, put tons of Halloween props in it, and get every kind of look imaginable from people as you drive by.
She drives like a dream and I love to dress up in Victorian Goth or some other style when I drive her.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Incarnations Display At Stanley Milner Art Gallery

I was fortunate enough to be chosen in 2012 to display my art at the Stanley Milner Art Gallery in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. It is situated inside the main library branch.
I was allowed so many pieces and they had to fit in acrylic cubes. My theme was Whimsy, Wonder and Women. 
The majority of the pieces were gothic and dark themed so they chose to put me in the October month slot. Which really was perfect!! They were there for the whole month and had some very good reviews. I was also asked to do a workshop in Mixed Media Collage but October is my busiest month of the year and I had to decline the offer. Now I need to find a new gallery to display my work because I am running out of storage space at home!
Here are the pics from the gallery:

To see more of my work go to:

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Store Windows

Paris and Venice have some incredible store windows. Their displays are amazing. I had to take pictures of some very compelling ones, although none of the store owners there like you to take pictures of the windows. Too bad, right?

This photo and the one above are from Attilio Codognato's store. I can only pray that one day I can afford to buy 1 tiny little piece of his jewelry. I think his creations are incredible.

Photos from Paris

I was in Paris in June 2011 with my sister Corey. I loved the architecture and most of the food. Pére La Chaise Cemetery was my all time high for cemeteries and I love to do cemetery photography. Here are some cemetery pics, some of which are also on my new website: