Sunday, April 25, 2010

About 37

Etsy will be featuring collections on the home page from their newly designed gallery forum "Treasury East" all day Tuesday, April 27th. When the announcement reached TeamT International the wonderfully creative Amanda from Dawn Correspondence and Doilies & Daises excitedly said "Yesss I'm going to make about 37 T-Easts this weekend!!"...I just couldn't let that go so I challenged Amanda and all of TeamT International to see who could curate "about 37" galleries by Midnight, Monday. These collections must have a theme or color or something, no willy-nilly thrown together lists of randomness and they must include at least 6 teammates.

Dawn Correspondence

Dawn Correspondence2 
While many of the team members have curated some gorgeous and inspiring galleries, the contest for the “about 37” is clearly between Amanda and me.

Updated May 16th, 2010-Many of the “about 37” galleries have sold out and been deleted. If you are interested in viewing my current Treasury East galleries click here; for Amanda’s current galleries click here.

My Galleries-
1 Logically Circular
2 Blue Jean Baby
3 White Hot
4 Let's Go!
5 Haaaaaavvvvve ya met....
6 Falling in Love with a Black Bunny in a Vineyard
7 Counting Cats
8 Poppy Fields Forever
9 Peace and Quiet
10 Take a hike...
11 Refreshingly Delicate
12 Don't Wake Me...
13 Birds and Roses
14 Fruit Salad
15 Beautiful Blooms
16 "A" is for...
17 I spy....
18 Thinking Inside the Box
19 Patina
20 For Moms that Rock!
21 I LOVE my iPhone
22 Flutterbies
23 What cha gonna make?"
24 Pretty in Pink
25 Pucker Up
26 On a Mission
27 Your Special Day
29 Ooo, La, La
30 Pomegranate Mojito
31 So Many Green Thumbs
32 Al would be Proud
33 Twitchy Little Noses
34 After the rain the show begins
35 Tasty Treats
36 Starry Night
37 With a Cherry on Top

Amanda’s Galleries-
1 In Nature
2 Land and Sea
3 Game ON!
4 At the Cotton Candy Stand
5 Love at First Sight
6 Would You Like Cream and Sugar with That?
7 Knock Knock!
8 At the Train Station
9 Lazy Day
10 Cornflower
11 I Do
12 S is for....
13 Little Pinkie Running through the Field with Llamas Standing By
14 Take Note
15 I Can Read You Like a Newspaper
16 Somewhere Over the Rainbow...
17 Lovely Bones
18 Entertaining in Style
19 Handle with Care
20 Whiskers, Bandit, and a Game of Hockey
21 Golden Glamour
22 Under the Sea
23 Bite Me
24 Let’s Fly Away
25 Walk on the Wild Side
26 Queen Bee
27 Toadstool Home
28 Butterfly Kisses
29 Peaches n Cream
30 Chasing Midnight
31 Camp TeamT
32 A Moment in Time
33 Lemonade Stand
34 Pin a Rose on Your Nose

More creative galleries from the team-
Natural blue by AnnyMay
Promises by CatherineReece 
treasures by CatherineReece
Spring Greens by EdensWake
Dreamy by FiveForty
Pepper Jelly on Toast by FiveForty
the teamt blues by FiveForty 
Abstract Frame of Mind! by GlassEtc.
Emerald meets Pink! by GlassEtc.
How about yellow and fuchsia? by GlassEtc.
I'm so into Color! by GlassEtc.
It could be blue and yellow!^_^ by Handamade
Let's Make it Mint Aqua Green by Handamade
Into the blue by Ixela
Will you please be mine? by Ixela
Mother Earth by JennyNDesign
Bright and Beautiful by JulieGarland
Metallic Tones by JulieGarland
Minty Blue by JulieGarland 
A walk in the garden with Mom by nancywallisdesigns
Her Royal Highness by PipingHotPapers
blossoms and buds by SmallEarthVintage
Green Everywhere! by Trendyknitting
My favourite Etsians :) by Trendyknitting
Sunny Sunday... by Trendyknitting

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Alter Your World

Many of my abstract works incorporate collage techniques including layering altered papers. “Altered papers”? You may ask-what are those? For me, most often I am referring to repurposing pages from magazines that have been marbleized to create new designs from their printed inks that I then glaze onto the surface of my art-specifically, pages from National Geographic. The specific ink used for the amazing periodical are clay based which when mixed with a generous amount of the all-natural, all-purpose cleaner Citra Solv dissolve and swirl creating remarkable abstract patterns.


From Below-
original acrylic collage painting
on heavyweight rag board,
11 x 11 inches (27.94 x 27.94 cm).

Caught in the Net-
original acrylic collage painting
on heavyweight rag board,
11 x 11 inches (27.94 x 27.94 cm).

Thursday, April 15, 2010's in the Details

Whether it's a well planned wardrobe following trends and the latest looks, or even the lack of caring about the current must-have... everyone cultivates their own personal style. So many decisions go into creating a specific persona sometimes consciously, sometimes not. When it comes to that personal style there is no detail too small. Simply adding a unique accessory is all it takes to show you have thought about your style and are confident in your day to come.

Small Jewlery Collage
My Jewelry Collection available at
The Art Works in Paso Robles, California
or contact me for details.

Girl with Three Necklaces
original acrylic on canvas covered panel,
11 x 14" (27.94x35.56 cm).

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Life's Better Surfing

On a cool fall day I was hanging out on the beach with the teenage daughter of one of our surf buddies. In between texting her friends and listening to her iPod she started telling me about that morning  on the way to the beach. They were in the drive-thru line at Starbucks when her father was starting to wonder if they should make the 30 mile drive to the beach and waste a day surfing when he had to start his week of graveyard shifts that night. She looked over at a lamppost and saw that some other slacker had already been there and left his words of wisdom with a sticker that read "Life's Better Surfing". She of course pointed it out and any reservations he may have had floated away in the wind, because as he has known since he was a teenager-even in the worst of waves you never regret a day in the surf.



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Life's Better Surfing-MailArt, iPhone photo.

Surfin Sunday Collage

Surfer collage

Call It A Day-watercolor on canvas-7.5x8.5,E,S

Call it a Day
Watercolor on Canvas, 7.5 x 8.5 inches (19.05 x 21.59 cm).


Thursday, April 8, 2010


At the encouragement of a collector I began creating ACEO of some of my original artwork. If you are not familiar with ACEO or ATC (Artist Trading Cards), here is a quick FYI-

ACEO are Artist Created Editions and Originals: Miniature works of art about the size of a traditional baseball card,
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (6.35 x 8.89 cm); to be collected and traded.

My ACEO are very limited edition prints featuring details from my original artwork. Each print is signed and numbered on the back in editions of only five. The print quality is stunning on a heavyweight (230gram) matte finish acid free photo paper.

Road Trip

Road Trip-display

surfer notebook

These mini works make nice desktop artwork or perhaps a thoughtful gift for an art lover with eclectic tastes.
They can be displayed like any artwork or for a fun take-along check out the mini-journals with covers that allow you to display your favorite ACEO on the front from Piping Hot Papers.ACEO collageLast fall I started by offering 15 different images and am now adding 9 more to the collection.
If you are interested in a particular image of mine that is not yet available please contact me.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Life Imitates Art

One of my favorite features in fashion and style magazines "Get the Look". You know the ones...where they show you a highly trendy fashionista in her latest must have ensemble and then they break down the pieces of the outfit and show you where you can get your very own uber-cool boots or super blousy top. Well I've been doing a little shopping inspired my MY very own stylish girls and can show you how you can get more of the art of fashion into your life.

This particular lady can never be too far from her every necessity which can easily be taken with her in her Large White Bag (original acrylic on canvas, 8x16 inches or 20.32x40.64 cm). I've taken a little artistic license and found some earrings that would look fabulous  and finish her look.











From top to bottom: Avonlea Dress-Ellaina Boutique by Sue Bradbury, Baby Ruche Bag in PEARL Leather-Jenny N. Design, Golden Pod Dangle Earrings-Kathi Roussel



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