Saturday, November 19, 2011

Steampunk Hearts

Added to my etsy shop for the first time are my steampunk hearts.  I made these to send into Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine and they are going to be published in two magazines.  In Jan 2012 the hearts will appear in Belle Amoire, the artistry of clothing and assessories, & in March 2012 the hearts will be in Belle Armoire Jewelry.  I have only made a limited amount of these and have about 10 left including the five that were sent into the magazine.  I spent a lot of time creating and designing these hearts. If you are interested in any of these let me know. Not all of the ones in the picture are available but I have a few more available that are not pictured. Please see my etsy shop for more pictures.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Paper Mache Snowmen

I just recently attended Terri Brush's paper mache and soldering class.  We made little paper mache pieces, including snowmen, santa, birds, owls, dolls, ect.  The class was three days long and the second night several of the ladies and I went shopping at:" The Bed of Roses" store in Farmington, UT and then went to dinner at the Mandarine resturant.  Unfortunately life got in the way on the third day and I was unable to attend. I was really sorry to have missed the third day and stressed about missing class. I love taking classes and getting to know other people with the same interests as me.  I still feel sad that I could not be there but decided to make the best of things and was able to work on my pieces last evening and am just about finished.  I still need to solder the glass on top of the little boxes and make the glass box to put some of the snowmen in.  I love this medium  and have plans to make some more figurines for the holidays. For those of you that do not know Terri, she is a great instructor and lives in Washington state and teaches lots of workshops.  I hope she comes back next year (hint, hint) A big thanks to Lorraine who hosted the class and cooked up some fantastic food and deserts. She is a wonderful cook and did a great job taking care of us. To see Terri's upcoming classes go to:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

JoAnna Pierotti Classes


Fairy Dolls
Art Doll Necklace
Paper Clay Birds
Brown bird

I have taken two of JoAnna Pierotti's doll classes and they are absolutely wonderful. I learned so much and was inspired by her amazing talent and creativity.  She is now hosting online classes.  I highly recommend her classes because she is a super talented instructor and artist. If you would like to see more of her art or find her blog the link is at: 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Micheal DeMeng's Class

I do not know where October went and am finally trying to get caught up on things. I cannot believe it is already November with everything going on.  In Sept (that is how far behind I am) I had the opportunity to go to the art-is-you retreat in Petaluma, CA. I took a class with Micheal DeMeng called pretty vial things.  We transformed bottles into fun and scary works of art. 

This is my bottle with the skeleton and I decided to step out side the box a little and do something scary.  I put dolls eyes inside the sockets of the skeleton and painted them red.  On the bottom is a transparency of the man the skeleton belongs too.  I used the hair from the dolls head to fill the inside of the bottle.  Clay and an old stamping was used to do the scrimshaw pattern on  the bottle. It was so much fun and Micheal has a great sense of humor and is a fun instructor.
This is the front of Diana Frey's bottle which I really liked.
Don't you just love the one with the eyeball.  How creepy is that?
The middle bottle is Riki Shumaker's and the fleur de li belongs to Debby Anderson. I loved this class and want to take more classes with Micheal in the future and I hope I get the oppportunity.