Wednesday, February 18, 2009

First sale of the year

I have been intived to the Morgan Arts Centre to sell my work at their Vernal Equinox Art Fair. Check out their site The sale is the 21st and 22nd of March. I will have some framed pieces, some boxes and journals as well as a few cards.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Juried Show

I just got a call for artists for a gallery in Cannon Beach. I have been thinking about getting my work in that area for a while now. The theme for the show is "Just Desserts". I can have three pieces in the show. Here is the first one!

It is a box shaped like a piece of lemon cake complete with a slice of lemon and "frosting" flowers sitting on a quilled plate. I am hoping to do the juried shows until they ask me to join their gallery. I think I will attempt a Marion berry pie next.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Watercolor papers

Here is a class sample showing the versatility of water color papers. There are so many ways to use them. It's almost like painting with paper. Just when you think you have exhausted the possibilities you discover an new way to incorporate them. I like the Paplin colors the best.

Adding color to your strips

I love all the edged papers but they are kind of pricey and come in limited numbers of colors. I have tea stained paper strips and I have used small scale rubber stamps on the width of the papers. Now, I am running the edges through ink pads to get just the right look.

Have you checked out all the rub-ons at the craft store lately? Check out all the crystals and pearls on the crystals link at the side of the page.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day always gives me a great excuse to make a special card for my special someones. I hope you don't miss out on the fun by quilling a little something too.

Vintage cards

I have been working on vintage cards as of late. I got a Dover Publication CD full of vintage prints. I love going on a tour of antique shops but the economy has made me rethink my tours. I have been enjoying my trips but I now frequent the postcard and greeting card bins. But it doesn't stop there. I color copy them so I can use them over and over for my greeting card creativity.

The Santa was a vintage card so all I had to do is add a bit of quilling. I am doing a series of Valentines and Mothers Day cards too.