Pages 01/24/10

Just listed a Day of the Dead skull ATC on eBay. This is a hand colored linoleum block print. I carved the block, printed it and then went back in with watercolors.


Pages 01/16/10

A Way to Use Old Christmas Cards in Your Artwork
I recently took down a stack of Christmas cards. There are so many neat papers, foils and textures on the cards I hate to throw them away. Every year I go through each card and trim off the prettiest parts of the cards and throw them into a lunchbox I keep of scraps. Last night I made some ATCs with some of the scraps.

I discovered that I could take long strips of paper, glue them on and stack them on top of each other to make a really nice layered background. It didn't matter if they were even straight, in fact it looks better if it's NOT straight.

All the cards above are made from Christmas cards. I used the same image of the woman on each of the cards to practice this technique.


Pages 01/09/10

First post of the year. I've been busy, what can I say. :-) These are a couple photos of my work that is in a gallery boutique in Campbell, CA. I've been there about a month and stopping over tomorrow to restock. There are alot of great artists displaying. From glass, to cards and jewelry. It's a delightful little shop. Campbell's a great day trip too. Lots of cute shops and good places to eat. They also have a really good farmer's market on Sunday. More about the boutique here: Itty Bitty Boutique.