Sunday, March 30, 2014

Exciting news!

OMG.  Ok.  Last time I talked about exciting news that I couldn't actually talk about.. NOW, though, I can!

I am ecstatically excited to announce that I'm going to be on the Artistcellar design team for the next six months!!  Every Wednesday I'll share a new project on the Artistcellar blog using stencils and other awesome goodies.  The first stencil release during my time is SACRED HEARTS, which is extra awesome.  They're doing a blog hop right now, so you should totally check that out.


Here is the information about the team - they're all awesome, and I can't wait to see what they come up with!

gabreilleGabrielle Javier-Cerulli is an artist, art journaler, and archetype consultant (are you the goddess? the rebel? or the storyteller?) She’s the author of No Ordinary Woman: Tips for Conscious, Creative, and Healthy Living. She is also the creator of the iPad/iPhone app Archetypes4U. Her favorite colors these days are fuchsia and vermillion orange. Her new best friends are ink sprays, however, her long time companions are acrylics.  It’s all about texture, color, and abstract flow in her mixed media work.  She also holds a M.A. in expressive arts therapy.
jackieNealMy name is Jackie P. Neal from Upstate, N.Y. Since I retired last year, I have renewed my love and passion with Art. There are so many new and cool things in this wonderful artsy world, that I am attempting to try each and every technique and product! What I have discovered, is that my favorites at this point are stenciling, doodling, BRIGHT colors, and collaging with papers and elements. I like to get up around 5 am grab my tankard of coffee and head for the studio- usually not reappearing until 2 or 3:00pm-earlier if a tasty snack is announced! I look forward to creating with you and hopefully inspiring your muse to dance with your creativeness! and remember- Art Is Not Optional.
reneeRenee Zarate: I am a mixed media artist living in New England.  I have been married to my very supportive husband, Joe, for the past 20 years.   My favorite art medium changes often but right now I am working a lot with spray inks and acrylic paints using stencils to achieve unusual backgrounds for card making, art journals and other projects.  I love a challenge so I have been submitting my art work to different magazines for many years now and have been published in 5 different Stampington publications.  I also teach classes sharing different techniques.
sarahTSarah Trumpp is a mixed media artist known as ‘that weird girl with the tattoos’ in a teenytiny town in rural New York where she lives with her husband, three kids, six fish, and a tiny goofy Chihuahua.  She has an almost frightening stencil addiction and enough art supplies to open her own store, but she is especially drawn to water-soluble media, spray paint, and acrylics.  She loves circus sideshows, zombies, old mythology, toasters, and glitter nail polish.  She blogs regularly with her BFF at and less regularly at  She thinks you’re awesome.
Wonderstrange Arts
theresaTheresa Plas is a long time resident of south Florida who works in a variety of media.  Her art is inspired by the brilliant hues and textures of nature. Theresa’s artwork ranges from representational to abstract.  She has developed several series related to the human form.  Recently, printmaking has been added to her body of work.  Theresa’s exhibits include the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray Beach as well as the Boca Museum of Art School in Boca Raton.  She has been selected to be published in the May/June 2014 issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


MAN.  Life is crazy.  I have exciting news to share, but I can't share it yet.  Suffice to say, IT IS EXCITING!  SO EXCITING!  OMG!

While waiting for the time when I can talk about this exciting news, I have been making journals with some of my 50 Canvases pieces:

I have two more in the works and about four more on the back burner.  They have all sorts of different pages, including pages from comic books, music sheets, nursery rhymes, Shakespeare, etc.  They are bound with coptic stitch, so they open flat and have little half pages like the one I use for my Chronicles project.  I reallllly love binding books.  Even when yanking the super long string around makes me dump my tea on my laptop.  Whoops!  It survived, though, so yay. 

I found this picture on Facebook with no information about the creator or design, and I love the pattern but can't actually find it anywhere, so if anyone has ANY information about it, I'm all ears.  I can probably figure out how to do it, but I'm lazy.

It looks like a Chevron afghan with spike stitches every two rows.. until that top row where it looks like there are more than two rows.. so confusing.  I love it though.  

Thanks for stopping by!