Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I've got the Midas touch

Where would I be without challenges? This is just a quick post for the current challenge at that one of my favorite artist Emily choose for this weeks challenge going metallic. This was fun to create I just dry brushed black and gold paint in the background. Used some yummy red paint with a stencil and added buttons and brads for more bling! Just a little of the Midas touch :)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Art to the last drop

I love this page I was able to create due to my printer running out of ink while printing a sheet of photos. I love how the image matches the clip art (ala Anahata) so well. She really has some cool books/images to play with so check her out at
This has been a BUSY weekend for me working on fun projects and getting to play with some new materials from the fabulous SCRAPS in SF. I must plan another trip soon I had so much fun buying cool art supplies for pennies.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Ode to Sabrina

I've been so inspired lately that I thought I would stop and take a break to share a little of what I have been up to with you. Let's see a couple of weeks ago I drove to the city to go to Sabrina Ward Harrison's open studio! Yes, I know I tried to play it cool when I was actually screaming on the inside she is so talented, sweet and inspiring. This isn't the first time that I have met her as I have been to 3 of her book signings and took a Spilling Open workshop with her at her old studio in Berkeley. However everytime I am in her presence she just sets my creativity in overdrive. I had a great time and got a chance to also check out Scraps a creative re-use center for teachers, kids and artist which was so worth the trip. For a mere $3 bucks I got a vintage wallpaper book with some of the coolest papers inside I'm talking velvet vintage wall paper samples just yummy (I used a mustard floral print on the look within journal page above with the cool "Hambly" transparency on top). I also managed to walk out with a shopping bag full of art goodies papers, envelopes, mat board and more for just $2 bucks!! That was less than the tolls I had to pay up and back.

Since being in Sabrina's presense I started working on altering her latest book, "The true and the questions". I know if you are a Sabrina fan as most of us are you should definitely pull out your copy and get inspired. I admit I have another copy to keep on the shelf but I am cutting loose in this journal and it feels great! What can be cooler than doing a collaboration journal with Sabrina?

On Friday the Scrapbook Expo was in town where I got to finally see the Hambly paper company. Yes, I lost my damn mind there sheets are so cool and all silkscreened by hand. Ah more on that later......