Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday!


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Sorry I have been absent as of late.....life just gets crazy doesn't it?


Here are some things I have been working on the last two months :)





















Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Copper Frog has opened!

The Copper Frog had it's grand opening this past weekend during Allentown's Harvest Festival and it was a huge success! The Copper Frog is an art gallery located in The Old Mill in Allentown, New Jersey. The Mill was forced to close down for a couple of years due to the construction of a new bridge (located right next to the Mill) and then suffered damage from the hurricane and flooding that hit our town last year. After lots of hard work from the owners of the Mill and Ericka O'Rourke (owner of The Copper Frog)....the Mill has a heartbeat once again!

I felt so honored and proud to be included in the Grand Opening event. I spent two days chatting with folks that came out for the Harvest Festival as well as the Grand Opening. I heard so many positive comments and could feel the excitement from everyone that The Mill was alive and kicking once again!

Here are a few pictures of the Gallery, including the Wall that my artwork is featured on....I get all teary every time I think about how lucky I am to be a part of this beautiful gallery!










Wednesday, September 26, 2012

a very BIG faerie!

SO....a friend inquired about making a faerie larger than my usual ones (which are roughly 12-15 inches tall) and I took the challenge. It took a ton a clay and some rethinking concerning wire and the overall armature but she is finally finished and photographed. She is 33 inches tall....and rather fun to sit and chat with.

I'd like to think she was once regular faerie size and decided to partake in some of her own faerie dust in oder to make herself a bit closer to human size :)

Meet Olwyn!







Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Necklaces....

So, I have been experimenting with some new ways to make jewelry with paper clay and I came up with an idea that incorporates prints of my artwork, paper clay, acrylic texture gels, paint and glitter. I have been very pleased with the results...little pieces of wearable mixed media art that are unique and comfortable to wear. Even though they are sizeable pieces of jewelry the clay makes them very lightweight. Here are the results.....












Friday, August 24, 2012

The UK Vegan Society.....

They asked me to donate a piece for their online auction and I was thrilled to say YES! Here is what I created.....




She was created with colored pencils and acrylic on paper...then attached to a pine backing. I added a whimsical black and white stripe border and gave the piece a more three dimensional look by adding some glass bead texture gel around the edges of the illustration. I must say...i love my little piggy! :)
The piece is approx. 8.5 inches by 11 inches.



Friday, August 17, 2012

happy friday...

a few more pieces to share....a couple of witches, a faerie wand and a serving tray!








Monday, August 13, 2012

Weeeeeeeeeeee!

August is halfway over and fall is approaching.....my favorite time of year! I am having visions of cozy sweaters, jeans and my favorite boots! I have grown tired of weeding...being bitten by mosquitos....and 90+ degrees every day. Bring on the crisp autumn air, the turing of the leaves and lots of homemade soups. I am ready!

Here are a couple pics from my studio......as you all know I have been preparing art for my friend's gallery that is opening in September so my studio is overflowing with artsy goodness. I get very happy when I take in all of the creations that have come to life this summer. The first picture is of me in my  studio, my lovely husband took this shot. The second shot is my art table covered with many of the pieces I have worked on this summer.





Friday, August 3, 2012

I have managed to finish a few projects...


"A Little Bit of Voodoo" 
This piece was started a couple of years ago....
completed last month. 
Soon to be listed in my Etsy Shoppe.




"The Blue Haired Girl"  
A mixed media piece on cardboard.





"Boo" the ghost jester stick and "Eek" the pumpkin jester stick.

These guys are made from styrofoam balls, paper clay and mounted on a natural sticks that has been painted with black and white stripes. Adorned with faeries dust, little bells and hand dyed ribbons. A fun gift for the halloween season or for your friends (like me!) who love Halloween ALL YEAR LONG!





A mixed media, mini faerie portrait 
mounted on paper clay that hangs from gorgeous 
hand-dyed ribbon. Perfect for hanging in a window 
or on a tree. This is the first in a series of four.




Second in the series.



Third in the series.




"Find your Wings"
A mixed media illustration on wooden canvas.




"The Faerie Realm" 
This illustration was done a couple of years ago 
for one of the Allentown Art Guild exhibits 
I participated in at Laurita Winery.




"Maurelle"
This mixed media piece on gallery wrapped canvas 
was another piece I did for an exhibit at the 
Laurita Winery with the Allentown Art Guild.