Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I'm going to be in couple holiday art show in a couple weeks.   I have a pile of Gelli Plate printed fabrics.  So I decided to make prayer flags with them.....I also used some hand dyed fabrics and did a string of flags in charka colors and a few I printed some of my artwork onto canvas :-)

a few I printed some of my artwork onto canvas :-)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ghost Angel

 I started and  five week online class yesterday with a woman in Argentina called Ghost Girls  ...this is my interpretation of week one's mixed media project! It was done with spray inks and gesso. Loved it!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Finally a new mixed media piece!

My many months of sewing upcycled clothing was rewarded with some fantastic shows!...But, I have missed playing with my paints....I had time to play yesterday!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Upcycled dresses

Summer shows will be here soon!  Here are some pics of a few dresses I've made...You can see more on my FB page  The Upcycled Closet

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Up-cycled clothing

I am getting ready for summer shows!  First one is in  two weeks.  This year I'm making skirts and dresses!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tamara LaPorte"s Rainbow Mermaid class

 If you love online classes.  Check out the link below! You can get Tamara LaPorte's Rainbow Mermaid class just by donating to Charity Water fund.  Help to make sure everyone on earth has clean water to drink and you will have new art to create...What a deal! Such a great cause!   Here is my sketch of this sweet little mermaid.....I'm on vacation for another 10 days, so I will finish her when I get home!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting for the storms to pass!

My hubby and I are visiting family and friends in Mobile, Al. Being from upper Michigan, the spring storms that just past through were quite an experience!  Yikes!  Heavy rain, high winds, thunder, lightening and alarms going off warning you of flash flooding and tornados!  I'm used to snow!
So I did some sketching  while we waited for the storms to pass .   The background on the colored photo was done with alcohol inks before I drew on it.
...Today the sun is shining!!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Great Hair Day!

This painting was inspired by an online class with Natasha May  that I took last year.  Her hair is done with gelli print papers!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

LB2014 with Ania Dabrowska, Finnabair

This is what I did in LB 2014 this week.  I did not finish a lesson with Tamara LaPorte on spray inks a few weeks ago, so I decided to used the face I drew for that class in this weeks lesson by Anna Dabrowska...what an amazing class!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gelli Plate Art Quilt

I do love playing with my gelli plate.  I recently painted  fabric and made  an art quilt.  It may look familiar because i did the same design in paper last year.  I have also made a throw pillow usinging my gelli plate to create the fabric first!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunset in the Imaginary Flower Garden!

Yesterday I painted some canvas fabric....I used masking tape to section off some areas, so I could do some color blocking. I had a background that I made a while back, so I thought I would challenge myself and used the painted  tape, that I removed from the fabric, to create some flowers...I had to add a few paper scraps for three of the flowers, because I ran out of tape... and the circles are masks from a gelli plate project! 
It was inspired by Carla Sonheim's class on LB2014.  Making it was such fun!

Thursday, January 2, 2014


I joined Lifebook 2014 this year.. and I was a member in 2013.   My goal is to do more of the lessons this year...This is week 1

Spring Fling!

It's only January 1 and I am so tired of cold and snow! So, yesterday I decided to make flowers!  My background is Dylusions ink sprays.  My flowers and stems were cut from gelli print papers I have collected.  I was inspired by Traci Bautisca's work!....think spring and stay warm!