Monday, October 29, 2007

Letter to the Living

To those warm bodies still living,

Due to a constant gnawing of my conscience, I am prompted to put pen to paper and give fair warning to the living who still have time.
You may think you have all the time in the world
left, but let me assure you it is later than you think,

While I could write volumes on what to expect once on this side, I won't waste your precious time on
that but rather hope you will focus on the now.

Never question the reason for your presence on this great planet. You were given life as a gift from
God. Yes Virginia, HE IS.
You are exactly where you are supposed to be in
this great space in time.
I questioned everything, even His existance and was never satisfied with my place in life or time.

Never take the gifts given you for granted. You
are a unique being. There never has nor never will be another exactly like you. EVER.

Use your gifts wisely to bring forth your own
happiness and to serve others.
Yes, you are your brothers keeper.
I was lazy with my time and talent never using
my gifts to their fullest.

Never think you are owed a perfect life. Everyone
must suffer loss, setbacks, and much disappointment at times. These times bring you closer to God and
make you aware and thankful for the happy, peaceful
I became bitter and never learned that there is a
balance to all things. Worst of all, I never looked
to God until trouble descended upon me.

Seek Love and Happiness each moment. Take
advantage of every opportunity to let others know
you love and care for them. You never know when this precious gift will be finished, complete and done with for either of you.
I left this world in the blink of a eye without time
to tell those I loved and cared for goodbye.

Remember, being happy is a twenty four hour a day
job. It will not be handed to you nor can it be
So, I end this with the hope that you the living will take heart to my words.
Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is
made of.
And.....Dance while you can, it's later than you

Sincerely, A Voice From The Past

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Letter to the Living Tip In

This is my tip in for a exchange on the OddArts yahoo group. The theme is letters from the dead. I had to do a second one because I misunderstood the correct size. Nothing like reading the directions correctly the first time lol.
Open windows. The scroll has a "letter to the living" written on it.

This is the front with the windows closed.

This is stamped images on black paper I embellished with gesso. I love that two ghostly figures show through.

Monday, September 10, 2007

I like the stamped images showing through. If you click on the picture, you can see the stamp of the girl looking through the grid.

Graffite Paper

This began life as a stripped piece of scrapbook paper that I did not like so I altered it into graffite paper. I really like this and now do not want to cut it up.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

This is a drawing I did today. May try to work it into a art bag.
The spine of my RR fabric book. These are binder rings with beads wired on.
Gypsy Art Bag. I enjoy these but need to come up with something else to avoid burn-out on doing these art bags.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

One of my students gave me this so I altered it to put on my embellished paper.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

A bird in the hand etc, etc.

This is my first experience with beeswax. I like the foggy look it gives. I wish I had a pretty handwriting. A beautiful handwriting would be even better. This began life as a piece of foam core , as well as the "face in a crowd" piece.
This piece is attached to a piece of cloth that will eventually be made into a book. I added a transparency over the picture of a face. His eyes, nose and mouth are visible to the left inside of the little girls face. ( you can see it better if you enlarge the picture.) Also there is a face under the glass pebble. There is a paint brush that I had used for years attached to the left. In a desperate moment, I grabbed it and used it to stir some gold UT embossing powder so now own a " brush dipped in gold".

Thursday, May 10, 2007

New Collage

I added beeswax at the bottom right of this collage.

Back of my art box.

I collaged on my supply box that I keep drawing supplies in. This is the back side.

Bird Nest

I took a photo of a nest a bird had built and drew it out. I added a stamp to enhance it. I love adding rubber stamps to my art.

Another carved stamp

Frame Work

I bought this frame at a garage sale and added gold and olive green rub-on then burned designs in it.


Close up of a collage class I took at Art & Soul with Ann Baldwin.

Hmm, got a long, long way to go before I do this up right. Gotta start somewhere.

First Attempt

First attempt at stamp carving. Hmmmm, got a long way to go before I master this art.


I am going to try to do this in fabric pieces. Not sure how that will come out.

Fish Drawing

Clown with bird hat

I used this face on a fabric page RR I was in.

Drawing of stamp images

I think these will be cool in a daily journal to jot notes on the lines.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

My granddaughter created the page on the right side for me as a gift.

This is the cover of my absolute most favorite book I've ever made. Unfortunately, it was sent as a proposal for a class and never made it home.

Collage using fabric and paper elements.

Paste paper.

Art paper. My hope is that when my journals are purchased, these pages will be written on.

Art papers in one of my journals.

This is my favorite art journal.

Circus Dreams

I love this book. This is a prototype but I hope to start another one soon and work out the mistakes.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

New Collage

This is a new collage I did using my new favorite line of stamps, I love this new line of rubber stamps, very artsy.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

This is some of the pages I worked up.

I love, love, love this book. It is spiral coil bound with lots of neat pages inside.

The spine has charms and beads attached to a metal chain.

The back has a oriental mermaid stamped on it.

This journal is thin metal covering heavy bookboard. The word JOURNAL is dimensional and the front and back have stamp art. The pages are white watercolor paper for art and journaling.


This journal also has embellished watercolor papers for you to do art or journal on. It has a three dimensional butterfly on the right hand corner and clip art glass slide under the butterfly. The front is embellished with charms and the spine is coptic stitch so the book will lay flat.

New Journal

This is one of my new journals. It has embellished watercolor papers for doing art or journaling on. I love the face. I have "Her life" spelled randomly on the front. The spine has beautiful fiber and bead embellishments.