Saturday, December 1, 2012

Attack Of The Giant Pumpkin!

Ok, it's a little after Halloween, but how could I resist?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Digital Collages

I have been having fun creating some new digital collages over the last couple of days :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Etsy Store Studio Sale!

I have decided that I need to make room for new artwork, so from now until December 15th, I’m having an online ‘studio sale’. Everything in my Etsy store is now 20% off! Simply enter the following code when you checkout – FALL20

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Portraits

I absolutely love Halloween and every year I try to do a series of self portraits. I just have fun with it and it almost feels like another part of me comes out to play on All Hallows' Eve :) Hope you enjoy!



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Etsy Shop

I have been listing new work and other fun bits & pieces into my Etsy store the last couple of weeks :) I keep updating every day, so check back often!

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Season, New Work

Sadly, I had to back out of this years Sammamish Arts Fair at the last minute due to ill health :( I certainly missed being there this year, but that means I now have lots of new work to share and list in my Etsy store :)

I absolutely love this time of year, I feel so creative! I think I'm just inspired so much by the autumn colours, aromas of leaves burning and the crispness of the mornings. Here's what I have been creating lately. I hope you enjoy! xxx

Friday, August 31, 2012

New Work :)

When I first started collaging about 12 years ago, I loved working with vintage photos.  I have been creating some new 5x7 inch collages this month using vintage photos again and I have been having so much fun! I hope you enjoy :)



Monday, August 27, 2012

My Latest Collage Sheet

I have quite a fascination with crows! I'm not sure where it comes from, but I love photographing them! Here is my latest collage sheet with my crow photography - hope you like it :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hide & Seek Dibley

Well, I just couldn't resist posting this photo I took of my crazy kitty Dibley! She loves to jump in the bathtub when she sees me and then waits for me to throw one of her mice to her to play with :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Altered Photos

Some people find these a little strange, but it's simply another way for me to express my 'other' creative side :)


Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's Been A While!

I have only just realised how long it has been since my last entry! It has been a busy couple of months:)

I have worked as the receptionist at Hairtune for 6 months now. I created a simple website for them and a facebook page which has been fun! Here's our new website I also started selling my beaded and mixed media jewellery at the salon in the middle of May which is just wonderful and I have had a great response so far :)

I also made the decision to finally study to become an Aromatherapist. This is something that I have wanted to do for the longest time and I'm so excited! I'm looking forward to helping people and creating natural products for health, beauty and home. I've just completed my 1st lesson and loved it! I'm a firm believer in learning and following your passion and I'm so incredibly lucky to have the most supportive Hubby! We always encourage each other to do what we love and I believe that's so important.

A shadow photo of Joel & I taken near Leavenworth, WA. June 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Video Demo

I have had a lot of requests for a new Artist Trading Card demo, so here it is :)

Buttons Anyone?

I recently acquired a large amount of wonderful buttons, most of them are vintage and will look fabulous in your creations :) I will be selling them in my Etsy store in packages of 25 for $3.00 - what a deal!

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Collage Sheets Now Available

I have a few new Collage sheets available for sale! Simply visit my website for more info :)

Here are my new sheets - I had so much fun creating them!

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Seattle Collage Sheet

I really do love living here in the Pacific NW and I especially love to take photos of Seattle! I decided to create some collage sheets with some of my altered photography. This is my first sheet and it is available as a printed sheet or digital download for $3.50.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Our First Snowfall Of The Season!

I do love it when it snows here in the Pacific NW! Everything brightens up and looks so cheerful, especially when you can be indoors with a big mug of hot chocolate! Here are a few photos from my garden :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Collage Sheets

I have started working on some new collage sheets and here are my latest two :) As with all my collage sheets, they are $3 each. You can request them as a digital sheet which will be emailed as a jpeg or I can order them printed which takes a few days. I'm having so much fun putting these together! I'll post samples of work soon :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I can't believe it's 2012 already, where on earth does the time go??

I remember moving to the US in February 1996 and certainly did not envision myself still here, but I'm certainly glad I stayed! If Joel and I had moved back to the UK when we planned, I may not be an artist today and now I can't even imagine being anything else! I love teaching what I have learned, seeing what my students and friends create and enjoying seeing the creative side come out of people who swear they are not 'artistic'. It's amazing what one can achieve with a little encouragement, lots of fun materials and a little bit of time. I have always said "You all have a creative side, you just haven't discovered it yet" I really do believe that!

As I move forward into 2012, I do so with a new perspective. I start a new part time job in a couple of days, which will leave me plenty of time to keep creating my art and to allow me to keep teaching. I'm looking forward to my new challenges ahead and also thinking about new classes, demos and art to create. I feel it's going to be a good year and I wish the same for all of you!