Thursday, February 26, 2009


I finished my little house to donate to the OzBushFireAppeal shop. It isn't in the shop yet, but should be soon. You can check out all the other wonderful pieces my fellow Metsy artists made if you visit. The shop will remain open thru the end of March. All proceeds go to the Australian Red Cross.

I also listed a new pincushion in my shop. I love the color combo.

I'm having fun with my art journal and will share some pages with you on my next post. I usually work on it at night and have to get some pics during daylight.

Well that's it for now. I have to go do boring life things.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New endeavor

Well after reading the issue of Somersets Art Journals I have been inspired to start one of my own. I've never been a journal person as I always felt silly writing down my thoughts. What if someone read it? Plus My life isn't all that interesting. Then I discovered art journals. You don't have to write anything or you can. You just do whatever you want. It is very freeing. Before whenever I would create a new piece I would hold back a little not wanting to mess it up. With the journal I can't mess it up. I will bring you with me on my journal process. The pics today are my journal before and in process. I am putting gesso on the pages for some extra support.

I am working on a 3D house for a wonderful shop on etsy which is donating all proceeds to help the victims of the wildfires in Australia. It is called the OzBushFireAppeal please take a moment to check it out. All the items for sale are donating by fellow etsians. They shipping is free and it is a wonderful cause. My friend Stacey from ArtSnark graciuosly donated all the houses for our Metsy group to make and donate to the shop. Here's some in process pics of it too.

Well I'm off to drink a cup of tea, vanilla caramel Yum-Yum! Then must get to work!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tattered Heart

That is the name of my newest collage. I made it for the February challenge at Mind Wide Open. It will be on display starting tomorrow along with other artists versions of the image we were given. Please take a moment to visit over there and check them out. If you are so inclined I'd love a vote! It is listed in my shop if anyone decides they'd love to take it home.

So what do you think of the new banner? It just got put up today and I love it. Now I'm not a plain Jane anymore.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New listings...

Well I've finally gotten around to listing some new items. One is a new pincushion and the other is a collage. I've had the collage for awhile, but wasn't sure whether I wanted to list it or not. I decided may as well and it is at a great price. I'm trying to clear out some of my older items to make way for new ones.

I haven't been doing much with my felt because my carpal tunnel is really rearing it's ugly head. Before it would act up occasionally, but now it is pretty steady. A couple nights ago it woke me up with the pain and stabbing. That was the first time that happened and it shook me up quite a bit. I need my hands for my craft. I have no insurance so there's not much I can do but rely on my home remedies. Anyone have any they'd like to share? I would appreciate it. I already take lots of vitamin supplements and have some cream I bought online. I'm really into natural healing especially since that's all I have.

Well enough about that. I have a new banner in my collage shop and put some items on sale if you'd like to check it out. Createitcottageart