Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mr. Cock and his little Hen

Finally completed another custom painting today ~  a hen to mate up with Mr. Cock. 

taking time to enjoy spring ~ 2010

I haven't been feeling to great this month. Between spring cleaning projects and trying to force myself to get back in my studio ... I had to make time to enjoy the nice warm, sunny temps today.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

spring sightings

We finally had some sun in KY today … even warm enough to shed my jacket.  I'm all over these warm temps, out planting pansies, cutting back dead heads that have weathered the cold brutal winter and enjoying soaking up some rays. 
Stopped by my local Lowes store and found this adorable birdbath.

The birds and I are ready for spring now!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Urban Market ~ March 13, 2010

Enjoyed participating and meeting lots of fun customers at the ...

Urban Market at Lexington Hilton Suites/Lexington Green on Saturday, March 13th.

Lexington's Urban Market offers specialty boutiques; tasty food, 
fresh cut flowers, unique jewelry, fashions, pottery, 
original art, wellness products, girls accessories and more. 
Free Admission!  Style Show 5:00 - 6:00 PM  featured local 
fashion designer Soreyda Benedict Begley.   
Style show proceeds went towards Capacity Inc.'s mission to sponsor a village in Ranquitte, Haiti.

Urban Market's March Style Show images.

Additional photos from March's Urban Market can be viewed at  TopsinLEX:


Other great photos taken by Jessica can be viewed on the Capacity Inc.'s Facebook page:


The Blu Sash ~ Donia Simmon's custom announcements, invitations,
and party favors. Each month Donia's table is designed to
compliment each Urban Market theme. It's worth your time to
visit UM each month just to see Donia's talented displays.
To view more images and party ideas click here:
Click on photo image to view up close views of art!

Purty Girl Designs ~ Anna Cox creates the "whimsical ..... worn".  View other creations by Anna here:
Click on photo image to view up close views of art!

Kitty Lane, director of The Amazing Tea Tree: delivers an informative wellness seminar on Melaleuca Products: 
For more info visit:

Joann True, (on the right) of True Beer Cheese, LLC.  - incredible dip. 
To order your supply for all the KY games click here:

Also, Stephanie Bryan, (on the left) owner of Family Traditions - Meal Planning Services: is on hand with some delightful food samples and meal planning ideas.  Contact Stephanie at 
Steve Heartsill's Ceramic and Metal Designs: Unique pottery, gifts and garden art.
View what Steve makes here:
Click on photo image to view up close views of art! 

The Gift by Barbara Eblen ~
extending ecological, physical and financial wellness info.  
Otto's Creations ~ handmade jewelry including Swarovski crystals, sterling silver, 14-kt gold and assorted beads.
You name it Otto has it.  
 Click on photo image to view up close views of art! 

Linda Stephenson of Jazzy Jewels
Click on photo image to view up close views of art! 

GG's Functional ~ art you can use.  
Coasters and Trivets, one of a kind unique gifts. GG Burns 
has years of experience in creating both fine art and graphic 
design creations.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ravens ... out on a limb

retro coasters

resin added, felt backs added and being packed up for art showing this weekend

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Buckled Time Warp x's 2 - Mixed Media Monday Entry

8" x 8" collages on ceramic tiles retail at $60 each.  I used several pages from a 1959 Montgomery Ward vintage catalog collaged with Golden’s Gel Medium. The buckled shoes are hand-illustrated right on the surface and then hand-painted with Jacquard© Lumiere Metallic Paints. Both pieces have several coats of Envirotex Lite©, (looks  like glass) and the backs are covered in fel ~ resulting in a very durable functional art form.  These can be hung on the wall in a large plate holder, placed on an easel to decorate your table or shelf, use as a candleholder, coffee table trivet, kitchen or bath hot pad.

Looking for something different ~ this is it!  I will have several similar collages and coaster art on hand at the next Urban Market on March 13th.  Check out my Facebook page for other works.  :-)