Sunday, July 27, 2014


this week i celebrate 5 years of sobriety.  and every year at my celebration meeting i give my sponsor a gift.  this year i kept it simple - much like our program. 

a small wood block, painted using blue, turquoise, violet and yellow.  i printed out the word 'believe' and did a photo transfer technique using packing tape.  covered the block entirely with a gloss gel medium, wrapped wire and a bead and called it done. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


i love the look of steampunk.  i tried to capture it here on a blank wood birdhouse acquired at a garage sale.  first thing i did was seal it with some clear gesso, and then i painted it a lovely blue... (go figure, right?).  from there i started gluing on used car parts and various doodads from garage sales and a junk drawer.  a few rubons from my scrapbooking days and some spray ink ... and VOILA. 

i wanted to put this in the shop for sale, but it is extremely heavy - shipping would be outrageous.  since i'm probably doing an art show in october, i think i will add it to my stash of items to sell there.