Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Art Overload

I have been busy with a family reunion and trying to get pictures of my art ready for a web site I am hoping to launch very soon. I didn't realize how much art I have done until we took pictures of it all. Holy cow, that's a lot of stuff! 60+ pieces of art. I can't put it all up on my site because it would just be overload. Some stuff is still in the process of framing.
I have also promised myself I will do more Goth-themed art in the next couple of months because I have done a ton of Victorian and Whimsy stuff. And there's nothing wrong with that, it's just that I need to be true to my Goth style.

Pretty Dead things... my little dead babies. I like to bring them out for Halloween but I thought I'd show them now to go with the Goth theme.

This piece is called Nocturne. I need to get it framed. Part of the Goth collection.
Special thanks to my friend Rebecca at for taking all the pictures that are going to go up to the new web site. I will put a post about it when it's ready.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A Wedding Gift

Our friends Troy and Donna got married Friday June 13th. To commemorate the occasion, I decided to do a gift for them (even though they requested no gifts) and create this love portrait. The adornment at the top reads: "God bless our years together with so much love and happiness". I used 2 kinds of scrap booking paper and some ribbons, a button and some stick on adornments. Then I framed it with a solid black frame. Hopefully, they liked it. I had fun making it. I hope they have a place to hang it up.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I had said a couple of weeks ago that I would unveil my Portals project. There has been a lot going on, and I finally got around to taking some pics of it. The base is a keyhole chipboard that I got on sale at Treasured Memories for about $3.00 and some change. I thought because it resembled a keyhole, it was a way to unlock something. So I thought of Portals because they are everywhere and it would be cool to come up with the different ones that people are aware of.
Heaven, Hell, Spiritual, Door, Entryway, Explorer, Energy, Mystic, Window, Mind, Time, Infinity. On the back of the front Portal page, I have a definition of portals. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of that page. Oops.
I decorated the metal clip that is binding it together with ribbon, yarns and beads.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Cigar Box Purse

This is just one of the "cigar box" purses I have made. It really isn't out of a cigar box, it is a light wood that has been painted, decoupaged with a middle east theme, and aged crackle effect added for that special look. There is a protective coating put on at the end, inside and out. It has a jeweled handle that matches the colors in the outside design.
I have a New Orleans Voodoo one that has to get a handle on it. Once that one is done, I'll put it up. These purses really are more for decorative purposes. They would be nice for some kind of special item storage or just a decor object.