blue bird collage on canvas

here’s another canvas collage! this artwork actually sold shortly after i listed it on etsy! hooray!




collage on 5″x7″ canvas board

using book text, ephemera, stencils, acrylic paint, antique cut outs, distress inks, charcoal pencil, liquitex inks, solvent ink pad, rubber stamps, gel medium


Seth Apter’s Buried Treasure

Each year that awesome Seth Apter over at the Altered Page hosts an annual blog treasure hunt. You can see previous years here: 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009

In Seth’s own words – “Buried Treasure is about digging deep to uncover some hidden gems. The premise is simple. On Wednesday, June 12th all participating bloggers will re-post one (or more) of their favorite posts that ever appeared on their blog.”

I’m fairly certain i discovered a ton of new art blogs to follow last year and the year before this way – So this year i am participating! Check back on June 12th to see a repost of my favorite blog post. And remember to check out the Altered Page for a list of all participating blogs!

Etsy treasuries!

Just in the last 24 hours two of my items have been featured in etsy treasuries – i’m so excited!

First one was one of my rings in Circles and Spirals from LadyGraceCrafts


And then a while later one of my collage ACEOs showed up in Mixed Media and Abstract Collage from Lara Eckerman


This makes me soooooo insanely happy! it feels really good to have people favorite my work and follow me or my shop. I can’t wait to start making treasuries of my own!

Meredith Dittmar

Words cannot describe how much I adore Meredith Dittmar‘s work.

One of her newer pieces


We saw her first at the gallery at Compound in downtown Portland. And I was blown away…

From that show


I’d been playing with polymer clay for years and was amazed at what she was doing with it! I wish my mind thought that way…

Visit her site at
(all images from Meredith’s site)

Long weekend – super excited!

Had a nice long four day weekend! Conveniently got my first order from dick blick yesterday – squeeee!!!

Got a couple items that I’ve wanted to try out for a while now plus the main set of things I wanted: a few of the letraset promarker sets



Thank you to Suzyblu for showing off how amazing these things are in her YouTube videos…I couldn’t resist them!

I’m off to play some more…