Friday, April 24, 2009

Brushstrokes Now Available

Well, here is another one of my babies.  This isn't the curly-headed kind I'm known for, this is the bright, joyful, balloon dog kind of baby.

I created the line using hand-painted boards and individually created icons just like I do in my (much higher-priced) fine art collages.  
The process is so much fun, that I've developed a wedding and baby line (coming out this summer and next winter respectively!)

The line was created not just for scrapbooking but also for card making and other paper art projects.  The 12 x 12 stickers and the rub-ons have multiple of each image so you can make invites or thank yous, place cards or favors.  
The dimensional stickers are just too cute, make a series of birthday cards or use them as special touches to memory pages or books.

The four different papers are all double sided cardstock with bright, vibrant colors.  Pair these with any coordinating solid color cardstock for a real attention grabber.  And while the line as a whole was designed to be a Birthday line, there are many many different parts of this collection that could be used as just wonderfully cheerful paper.  I hope you enjoy!  If you local store doesn't already carry this line, please request it!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Making Art for Kiddos!

This piece entitled "All in a Row" is a piece I completed for the John Pierce Elementary School Auction/Fundraiser.  It measures 20" x 16" and is on a museum quality birch canvas.

I usually use standard stretched canvas but was introduced to these wonderful structures when creating my piece for the Kent Street Project.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them, especially when you need strong support so you can drill or screw into them.
The photo on this piece is an actual toner transfer done with a toner copy, gel medium and a bucket 'o elbow grease.  The photo is a picture of a class at Pierce school in 1905 (the school was already 50 years old by this time!)
The book on the bottom is a front cover from a primary reader circa about the same time and the other images are from the inside pages of this book and a national speller book.  I love the illustration on the right hand side, it's hard to make out here but it's a teacher at a black board and the first thing she's written is a is for ale.  LOVE it!
If you're at the auction, bid early, bid often and bid loudly!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I don't see how I can advise someone to keep up with their blogging or to be consistent with their blogging if I, myself, am REALLY REALLY bad at it.

I do take comfort in the fact that I am running a pretty wonderful new site,, that encourages people to live more creatively every day regardless of their age, or career path.  We have already had thousands of visits from over 44 different countries.  We are still in our BETA launch but hope to have even more wonderful additions by this summer.  Oh, and did I mention that there are daily weekday blogs!  

So I haven't stopped blogging, I'm just bad about blogging everywhere.  I'm also twittering not too!

In the meantime, I'm almost ready for Brookline Artists Open Studios coming up May 2 and 3.

This piece to the left was inspired by the piece just below it.  

You may be surprised to know that the second piece is 6" x 6" and was created for my new wedding line I'm working on for Creative Imaginations.  The piece above is 24" x 36"!  My first time working this big with text and boy was it FUN!  Expect to see a lot more of this kind of work in the future.