Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Moonie 2011

Class piece from CIFI 2011. Sherry Goshon and Jean Bernard were the instructors.

CIFI 2011 Judges Cholce

Challenge piece for CIFI 2011. "Never Ending Support". Inspired by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law's art work. It has close to 1000 hours into the piece. Materials range from driftwood from Oregon Coast to Arizona Aloe seed pods. I use my own pattern, Beyond, and covered it with paper clay. It was a live changing piece.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Reno Retreat

What a wonderful retreat. Teachers and Creators Jean Bernard and Sherry Goshon are truly awesome. Saw friends and met some new ones. We had snow and sunshine. Shopped till we dropped....ohhhhh the fabrics I came home with. Celebrated birthdays and just laughed till our sides hurt. I finished my creation at home. To say I was stretched is an understatement.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spirit of Wings

I came across this rock, shaped like a face, several months ago. Thinking it was actually remarkable I bought it. The rock kept me up at nights tell me that she was a "Spirit" and need wings to fly. So I began to generate this wonderful piece. It truly is out of the box for me. I have continued to look for more inspiration in nature for my next creation.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Challenge Doll

The Dolly Mama, the Fabric Floozies and Mary just had their Christmas Challenge Doll Exchange and Party. We had a celebration…..what talent and imaginations! The doll I designed was inspired by R.T. Erte’, a famous artist-fashion designer in the early 1900’s. He was featured in Harper’s Bazar from 1915 to 1936. After seeing the movie Burlesque I begin to look through some of my early century books and came across some of his work. I loved the “doll” purses he designed. Motivated to sketch one of my own, and the Christmas Challenge just around the corner I went to work on this new pattern and doll. That is how the Lady Jane Purse was produced.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Art Saves Lives

 The latest Artwork donations have pushed the total number of Mixed-Media pieces for the silent auction to 36, with a combined retail value of nearly $5000!

New raffle item donations include BRIO Tuscan Grill Dining Gift Certificates, Allegiance Air Round Trip travel vouchers (two), Famous Dave's BBQ VIP appetizer cards, and many more.

This is an event not to be missed. Come join us for the fun, fantastic art and prizes, and to help us support this great cause!

I just finished my two "Wine-ners" for the Silent Auction. Check out the blog, just click on Art Save Lives to the right! Hope to see you there.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


 Dollie MaMa and the Fabric Floozies doll club are having a auction "Save the TaTas", with Gallery 225 in Gilbert AZ. It is  in coordination with the Susan G Komen and Breast Cancer month. you can check it out at artsaveslives2010.blogspot.com
Artist from the recent Reno/Iowa Retreat and I worked on this creation. The retreat which Sherry Goshon and Jean Bearnard have annually was one of the most enriching times of my life. If you ever get a chance to go to one of their classes or take an online class, do so.......it will make a world of difference. Out of the box.