Sunday, November 11, 2007

Check out Jennifer Perkins SHOES

Ok...I admit I TIVO her everyday. I delete the shows with cooking tho. I taught myself that sort of stuff back in Jr High. Really!
I just wish she was older. I sure could of used her when I had to teach myself how to make balloon sculptures for a girl scout troop event when the kiddos where doing the scout thing. THAT has to be the hardest thing to teach yourself.

I brought my camera...ya never know WHAT you can take a picture of. Thats me with J. Perkins to PROVE to Jessica (daughter)I went. She says I am agrophobic...and she might be a tad right. I would much rather stay home and work on art than anything in the world. Since I can...I do!

Back to the STICH event.

I also got my hair done! Isn't that COOL? It really looked awesome from the back. There was such wonderful things there. I recommend it to the hip or stylish young chicks and to COOL Hens like me.
Well. How come I took a picture of her shoes? I didn't do it on camera was dropping and it when off when I caught it. THATS A CONCRET FLOOR THERE! I just happened to get a picture of her fab shoes. be able to wear fab shoes again. Hurts my feet to even THINK about wearing those shoes. You can't get me out of paint covered tennyboots anyway.

Easy Copper Charms...

I just wrote my first how to and it was published. To see it the link is:

Let me know what you think! Truely fun to do. I do use them a lot. Just punching the circles and embedding in resin like I did this morning really adds a nice touch.

TTL ....Places to embellish, things to see!

Pam Sisler

Friday, October 19, 2007

Paper Beads..

You can click on it and make it really large.

I was LATE with a swap for paper beads. I hate being late. REALLY hate it. So to start I asked myself:

What makes a bead?

Most paper beads are the rolled up type. I always like to think outside the box. Usually gets me in trouble but still I do. So I "folded" mine not rolled them. I also tried a few that were two flat sides put together with technique papers...didn't like those at all so I went with these. OH...I also tried papermache ones but those wont dry fast enough. Made soft of big beads. It took me ALL DAY TODAY and I still have to package them. YICKES!

Hope people like them at least. I also tried different techs on them. They don't burn well. I did cut outs then filled them with UTE. Hung the cutout on it like a bead. I added wire to most. That was fun and added to it. Micro glitter and of course that powdered stuff. Love that stuff but I can't think of the name of it right now. Love it tho.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

More purses...and using the dremel I am so purse oriented lately but I can't seem to stop it. Tonight I have another easy to make pattern in my head. Actually two. I am to tired to do anything but sketch it. Tommorrow. Today I worked on wooden cigar type boxes and some straw purses and one childs shirt. I have 9 cigar boxes going. The are so FUNNY. The one I am going to show is carving with my dremel. I belong to the dremel group and thought it time I show some work. I am taking pics in progress. It is being layered with paints and crackle glazes to antique it but eventually the main color will be a black purse. Don't let the colors throw you off. It is for subtel colorings. What is being shown here is the horse being carved into the front using the dremel and the bit.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Ok...I took a break from adding all those art purses to my web site. Since I haven't updated it in 1 YEAR and 4 MONTHS I guess it is about time. I only have about 50 more to upload.

My pal Maria and I are thinking about starting a group that is for just CREATING. Not bogged down with only one technique or style. This should distract me a bit from working on the web site. LOL. So I have to post SOME pic of what I am working on so I am going to post some scans and chaulkings I am working on. Other than I like them I really don't know WHAT I will do with them. I have about 15 of them done. Another six to do...which I do while I wait for the computer to catch up with. (I DIDN'T MEAN IT COMPUTER GODS >>>PLEASE DO NOT BURB AGAIN).

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Pimped out Pants

Well my computer has been ill so I haven't been able to use the computer. Of course you know that not blogging doesn't mean I haven't done anything. Today during the game I got to meet face to face ...Maria! Another purse nut like me. What a delight she is. I showed her all I have been doing...INCLUDING the messes!
One of hubbies pals and his daughter Christi came over. She is so cute! She is in 9th grade and wants to create too! Since neither of my daughters create it is so NICE to have someone I can pass on all I have learned over the years. Someone who is interested! Hopefully I did not over whelm her. I can be pretty intense when i create.

Anyway Christi brought over a pair of pants and we pimped them out. Are they not the coolest! I am going to make me a pair too. The brown, lime green and purple are so nice together. I was hesitant about the purple but Christi had great instincts on it! The butterflies really add to it too.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

tommorrow is day

I made a heck of a mess this week. Did that dresser, stool and thing over the fridge. Made new curtains for Jessica while she was away at an Arabian horse show. Took almost 40 yards and i made me a purse out of some scraps. To match that big pattern on that material there where several pieces big enough to make a good size purse. In fact I plan on changing it alittle and making another.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Altered cabnet step stool and wall hanging

This is the cabnet I have been painting and antiquing all week. I also did a step stool and a wall hanging.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Jazz my crafting buddy is at it again!

Jazz is at it again! Mondays I normally clean (yeah right). Well hubby was home so we just today I was going to clean. Jazz decided we didn't need to do this and actually grabbed my shirt and tried to pull me into the kitchen to work on stuff like we usually do. She is SOOOO funny. I have never had a dog like her. Short haired german pointer. ...but I don't think that has anything to do with it.

She unstuffed the retrieve teddy bear we toss about and went and dug it out of the trash and hid it...or thought she did. She only has a box full of these things but hey...that was her fav.

Monday, September 3, 2007


I stumbled to the coolest web site. Take a look. The lady that runs the studio is super nice too. What a fun bunch this group must be!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Aside from Evil Butterfly Ladies

This purse isn't done. I need to add hardware and carve handle.

Ditto on this purse

Ditto on this purse

Cardboard memory boxes. Here are a few I did. There are about three I didn't take pics of.

Round wooden boxes. Three more under work

Did seven of these are a few. All are different. Are my pics better?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Those Evil Butterfly Ladies part 2

well. They make pretty good backgrounds for poems. However, I don't write poems. I did try tonight tho.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tuesday play

I did do a gesso wash over the background. Interesting effect. I am not sure I like it i hated it from the get go. WHY OH WHY did I waste my time. Maybe if I did over the butterflies and then painted flowers over that? Maybe or MAYBE...and I am thinking I am liking this compose a poem and write it over it. yeah...that is where I am going with this I think.

Tuesday I painted seven wooden heart boxes I got for 90% off. I thought while I am at it why not the 90% off star cardboard boxes I have and then of course there is the three wooden purses I need to do and the thing I bought to hang on the wall to put my paint brushes in for 1.91.... SO. I spent the day priming, base painting, and then doing effects or techniques on the boxes. Some I painted about SIX times at least to get the technique in. And now it is Wed and I need to go get some sealer becuase i am done with them all except one and need to seal them. So technically I guess I am not done but egads it has been a lot of work. After I get back and spray them (in the Texas heat it takes no time to dry) I will take pics.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Mondays are cleaning days

One day a week I devote to cleaning. Sometimes it is more like working on the house after doing some cleaning. Sometimes it is deep cleaning. Today it is working around the house mostly so nothing to show anyone.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Those Evil Butterfly Ladies

I don't know WHY I did them. They have been a bane to my exsistance lately. No church this morning. Everyone is slow moving so I am taking the day as a total day of rest....IF IT WERE NOT FOR THESE THINGS! Each is an 8X10 but I combined them to get it in one pic.
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Ok...I will show them. Don't know WHAT I will do with them. They just are. It did give me an opportunity to recycle some more boxes and make some book marks.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Altered Shoe

Forgot to include my painting buddys work.
Jazz is working on her own masterpiece. Jessicas old shoes.
She loves to make altered shoes

Two more famous pigs and another pig

Let Sleeping Pigs Lie.
William Oinkspear

Billy the Pig.

I am thinking of doing a confederate, another pigboy, and a general bacon...I am PIGGING OUT! So strange. Its a really late start today but it is Saturday! Now for those stupid butterfly girls.

Friday, August 24, 2007


Major Horace????? Did this today...and the following. BUT WHAT TO CALL THEM?
This is LOOSELY based on a portrait of Fredrick of Prussia