Saturday, December 22, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I have been busy with Life and a bad back ( oh the joys of life) LOL.
I had the opportunity recently to do a two day class with Robert Danick in Melbourne.I learnt Faux Bone and Forming meaningful attachments this class was all about cold connections and to say it has change my way of creating is an understatement.Robert made me think more about the creative process and putting things together to form great attachments.He is an amazing teacher giving and sharing freely of his ideas.I learnt rivetting which robert I have used on this piece.I will share my faux bone piece in the next entery.
PS Im going to start selling my jewerly Finally stay tuned
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Teacher, me well I know I have been playing teacher lately.I had the pleasure to teacher 9 mature (I use the word loosley) ladies last weekend in Melbourne,I taught the small house necklace below and my junk bracelet.The girls where wonderful alot of lollies were consumed we were high on sugar and creativety!!!
Im just a country girl and these girls turned my everyword into something naughty!!! LOL
The girl were also treated to a quick soldering display as well.
Thank you to Gail,Greta,Joanne,Donna,Kathy,Sarah,Liz,
Janine,and Theresa.For a fun day
Ps Hi Maggie this is for you I updated finally!!!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Yesterday was a great day not much really happened but while looking for some supplies in Nicole's room (sorry Nicole) I had all sorts of inspirations sometime we all lose our mojo and yes it has hit me as well, I think I try to force it to come but it wont raise its ugly head LOL.
I found by looking through my rusty bits N Pieces and my LOST treasures my mind started to work over time with all sorts of idea's it was good therapy.
This piece was made with as the title suggests a set of old braces (suspenders) they were a great find and have those amazing metal findings on them I also used the suspenders elastic it was too good to cut off .I then added a tin photo I have to attach chain but as normal I had to show you.
So if the mojo is low, look through your supplies it really worked for me. Think outside the square when you look at objects
Saturday, August 11, 2007
People who Rock me with their blogs are people I have known for a while, have never met, but rock my world
1.Julie Van Oosten - Your just plain rock JVO
2.Dawnie - You rock my world girl you're a legend
3.Michael Demeng - The legend of rust
4.Nina Bagley - You rock in art and life
5. Deryn Mentock - Your jewerly rocks me daily
6. Tim Holtz - Your work rocks me day and night
I was to truely touched by this award from someone I admire so much, her work is totally amazing, and inspirational is an understatement Judy Wilkenfeld from Red Velvet. Thank you Judy.
Here are My 5 people who inspire me with their blogs. I know some of you have already be tagged but you inspire me daily;
1. Judy you inspire me so much I have to tag you again
2. Kelsey O'Mullane: the queen of techinque
3.Rande Hanson - I love your work it's amazing
4. Debbi Baker - amazing work
5. Linda Lynch you inspire me in life and art, you are an amazing woman.
Well it has been a busy week, I just want to thank everyone who commented on my glass house book. I was overwhelmed with your wonderful comments so THANK YOU guys.
This necklace was a challenge for me I wanted to do cold connections on it and after alot of work holding my tongue the right way here it is.
It is an old optical lense. I chopped the top off with my trusted dremel, then sanded it to remove the bright red paint. Then using Tim Holtz alcohol inks, I using a metal punch to add the words "Lost Art". I followed Richard Salley's free workshop link to make a cold connection necklaces and here it is.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
1. I have been married for 23 years to my husband Mark. I have two children; Nicole, 17, and Matthew, 14 . A dog maltese x, Cassie.Three guinea pigs; Audrey, Peggy and Fluer dela Muffin.
2. Matthew has a chronic lung disease called Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes. It is a genetic disease and Matthew is the first to have CF in both our families. It brings our lives many challenges. He is my hero as he handles this challenge in life with more maturity than people double his age.
3. I wanted to be a chef when I was young. I have worked as a curtain maker, worked in a chamois factory making clothing from it. I know chamois, the stuff that you wash your car with, yes I made shirts, hats, you name it. Worked at a printers, breakfast tray runner, brake factory making brake pads, Mother and now a florist delivery driver, wow I'm tired! LOL
4.I have an American sister, well... we are like sisters if not closer. I met Linda via the internet, our love and passion for art brought us together. Linda makes totally awesome typewriter jewerly and optical Lenses jewerly as well.Now she is going more into fabric work.
I visited her a couple of years ago which was a wonderful experience. Linda is a inspiration to me she has fought and survived ovarian cancer,her health issues are a daily struggle but she never looks on the down side and is a very positive lady. Her health means she can never visit me, so we will look forward to when I can come and see her again,and just run up our phone bills instead
5. Nursed my dear Mum at home who was dieing with Lung cancer (she wasn't a smoker either). This was a life changing experience for me, life is far too short to sweat the small stuff.
6. Worked as a volunteer at Sovereign Hill a historical park in Ballarat for 11 years. You dress up in period cotume from the 1850's (NOT A GOOD LOOK). It's alot of fun and you meet some wonderful people.
7. LOVE LOVE TO JUNK shop! My art is my passion and my saviour at the same time. (I think everyone who knows me will say this isn't a random answer but I had to get it in somewhere.)
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Found ART hm when you look at this entery you will find this in many ways.
Good news everyone Nature Boy got into Somerset Studio Aug/Sept 2007 which I was wrapped in (haven't seen it yet though!!!)
Had a wonderful time in Brisbane teaching last weekend although the Flu that has followed me home isnt that great LOL.Vanessa Henry was wonderful I couldn't of done it without you Ness.
I had great classes and met some wonderful and Talented ladies.
I was tagged awhile ago for your workstation photo by the Lovely Dawn Thomas .
Dawn is from Perth she is a wonderful Girl very Talented and a barrel of laughs.
This photo is for you Dawn I call it like the title Found ART if you can find something your lucky LOL .I have no Art Studio only a Dining table I use the word DINING loosely (dont know when we ate there last!!! and My poor and understanding daughter Nicole who see's mum coming with some new junk from the car and shudders yes its bound for her room or should I say half her room (luv you Nicole)
Here is a piece I just made haven't added the chain yet had to share first I found this brass fitting in Brisbane with Ness and the rest is history
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Another new Fab product from yes you guessed it Collections that girl JVO certainly has out done herself with her new range of products coming out now.
Its fun how things start like JVO do you know how she got that name????
It was my Husband Mark he was sick of writing Julie Van Oosten every time she rang.
He couldnt write Julie as I know to many so hence the legend was born JVO the rest is history.
Have a great Long weekend
Friday, June 1, 2007
I'm looking forward to it,the lovely and talented Vanessa Henry is helping me out with all the bookings and arrangements thanks so much Ness couldnt do it without you.
The classes will be a Keyhole necklace, and Junkaux box on Friday night.
Saturday Im doing the Arch book and the new House book by collections I cant wait for that one.
Sunday arvo will be the November house which is already posted on the last blog entry
Brisbane or bust
Sunday, May 13, 2007
November House was created by me using "Collections" by the talented JVO new House product.
I have been addicted to House's (not House work) since I dont know when so when this Little Beaut product came along I was like a duck to water.
The images on the front are from the beautiful range from paper Whimsy stunning images.
But I just couldnt stop there I wanted a surprise inside thus a folding bit!!!
The finally reveal with lots of goodies inside
Hope you like it
Ps sorry I havent posted much as work is getting in the way of art How rude LOL!!!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Well today was Metal Day for me, and Im so Happy with what I have turned out !!!! well the day isnt over yet.
The first piece had a old fuse with a tiny piece of wire mesh in it as well as the word time.A old light bulb which was placed over a metal number 50 as you look through it.
The second one has a old watch winder for a pocket watches with an old typewriter key glass on top you can vaguely see the letter A still on it with a hidden surpries underneath a man just peeking through.
The last one is an old key with a man peeking through Mica.The wire around the key was as I found it at a Trash and Treasure twisted already and copper to boot, Mark thinks it was old fuse wire for a car.
The metal they all sit on were a special gift from a special friend thanks you know who you are!!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
This was not a stage picture Linda just took a photo of it to show me.
For your information :Guess which one is Jim???
He is the one on the left of course Hot N Spicey and as a little bird told me the one with the hangie downie bit!!!!
I will never look at Linda and Jim the same way again LOL.
Now if you dont mind I have to go and change my undies I have never laughed so much in my life
Sunday, March 18, 2007
This is done on canvas with golden crackle paste. It is kept very simple as the image needs no help.The crystal piece I picked up at a junk store so I pasted the words behind it onto the glass and used a rub on the top saying "the story so far".
The halve piece is from Papier Valise another wonderful store in Canada
Monday, March 12, 2007
This is a old cigar stand I thought it would look cool as a display of some of my art work and my Little collectables
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
Monday, February 5, 2007
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Here is the front cover I didnt want to alter the cover very much as I love the look of it as is.
Between you and me !!! the editor asked me if I would do one I had only ever try a page.
I let the time I should of been working on the book go by with out a care until 2 days before then only then did I start the book all up it took 24 hours in total to do the book I know Im naughty.People spend months on there books,but you know me I work best under PRESSURE !!!
Monday, January 1, 2007
Well its 2007 another year has come and gone, projects I didnt do and I still havent tryed so many new things.
I decided to jump into the new year with some Altered Canvas work boy Im addicted.
I love this !!! My creative juices are flowing again after a very busy end to 2006 I realised I hadnt really done much as I havent had time.
So I made time and how Im enjoying my art again.
so I hope everyone has a Happy and creative New Year.
This is a picture of the reverse side of the above canvas