Friday, May 22, 2015

Spotting Trends with Prima

Prima Marketing Inc is spotting the newest and hottest Trends!
Pop over to their blog and read all about it!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

RELICS & ARTIFACTS Chandelier Pendants!!

Create something Dramatic with these unique curvaceous Chandelier Pendants. I know this may sound crazy but I am already thinking about holiday ornaments and these are going to make amazing tree decorations, or added to festive garlands, or to top off a special gift tag. I have a friend who is a grade school teacher and she's going to have all of her classes decorate them to give as gifts to their parents! Just imagine adding the child's name and year and some fun, colorful finger painting! I'm working on some right now that will adorn a Cleopatra style necklace. Or your could create a whole croup of them dipped in glimmering chunky gold glass glitter!! We now have them in stock in my shop:

Monday, May 18, 2015


Change of plans. I had a different post planned for today but...I received an astounding email from an ultra talented artist named Jackie Peters aka she teaches at a wonderful shop in Oklahoma City called Paper Crown What you are about to see will BLOW your MIND!! I LOVE every last imaginative little detail... prepare to be WOWED and totally inspired!!! Thank you Jackie for sharing your delicious work with us!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Inspiration Strikes!

RELICS & ARTIFACTS  Prima Marketing Flowers 
I collect my passions and now have the pure joy of creating with them too. This whole thing started because I couldn't put holes in an amazing antique Milagro. I wanted to create a necklace but couldn't bring myself to alter the original. I looked around at all the odds & ends scattered on my shelves and there it was!! Of course, create some craft blanks, RELICS & ARTIFACTS was born!!
Monstrance: CHIVALRY 941697 I painted the entire piece a deep brick red then used 3 tones of gold acrylic craft paints, bright gold, a metallic gold and an antique gold. The wood backing was custom cut... Prima will have them available this Summer! Vintage found objects are incorporated there and there, an old candlestick, a child's ring, a small brass wax seal. I use E6000 to adhere everything together. Add in some tiny accent touches of turquoise, mahogany, emerald and dark brown... helps bring the piece to life. Finish off with garnets and smokey quartz trimmed in dresden and Finnabair Mica Flakes on the wings.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

RELICS & ARTIFACTS Artist's Projects!!

Just want to share some of the amazing works of art created using my RELICS & ARTIFACTS resin craft blanks line/ Prima Marketing Flowers by artists: Debby AndersonMichelle TalleyKatherine Korsnick Barrus, Susan Harkness-Williams, Linda M. Cainand Kim Collister.
I will be sharing more artist's works, I am astounded by the diversity and creativity shown in these wonderful creations and know you will be too!
I would also like to invite everyone to come and join the fun in the RELICS & ARTIFACTS Tribe Facebook art group. Please feel free to share this post!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WHERE WOMEN CREATE Magazine Summer 2015

I am a lucky girl. I've had the pleasure of working with Jo Packham for more than 10 years, since the inception of Where Women Create magazine. I had the honor of being included in Where Women Create the Book published by Sterling/Chapelle 2005 alongside amazing artists like Victoria MacKenzie-Childs, Jo Packham, Wendy AddisonDebbee Baxter ThibaultSuze Miller WeinbergNancy WileyCarolyn Westbrook and many others... all of whom I admire to no end. Now here we are in 2015 and the magazine is more popular than ever, I pore over every new issue like I have just discovered the magazine for the first time! It's always beautiful to look at, its always an interesting read and more than anything else I always learn something I didn't know from talented women who are doing whatever it takes to follow their dreams... which as we all know is never, ever easy. This issue is especially wonderful, from Jo's editors letter "from my Kitchen Table" where she talks about just how Complicated what we as artists do, to every artist featured, Bethany Kramer, Melody Nunez, Anne Freund, Jill Davis of , Coco Bush and many more... it is a not to be missed issue! Oh and it has a tiny peek inside my madhouse of a studio!!