Monday, August 30, 2010


I just returned from Portland Oregon yesterday.  What a great place! Will be posting all about it!  First things first.  I did this ATC for the ATC group at Paperwhimsy. What a great group of Artists!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I love vintage textiles.  I especially like old tatting, lace and embroidery.  I usually look for inexpensive damaged goods that can be incorporated into mixed media.  I just picked up this hankie on e-bay.  I tried to learn tatting but I really didn't quite pick it up.  I admire those that can.  On this piece not only do I admire the tatting, I find the hem to be a bit unusual.

 I'm going to be traveling to Portland in Oregon this week.  I'll be there 10 days and I hope I will be able to do a little antique mall shopping.  I hear the temperature might go down to 59 degrees.  I sure hope so!  I haven't had a breath of cool air in months. I hope to post from there, but if not I'll be back in two weeks.  Hope you are having good weather in your corner of the world!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hollywood Beach

My lovely girls came back for a visit with their Mom and Dad.  We had a very pleasant week.  The water was calm and even though it's been very hot here there was a slight breeze.  We rented a surrey on the broadwalk and had a lot of fun with a brief stop at the playground.  Besides swimming, visiting local eateries and catching up on events, Isabel (just turned 5) kept me company making jewelry, painting and playing dominoes Cuban style.  I was never blessed with my own children but between my husband and myself we have ten godchildren and many nieces and nephews.  One of my favorite quotes from Brian Andreas  is

"There are lives I can imagine without children but none have the same laughter & noise."

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Digital Art

I have decided to try making some digital art.  This is my first effort.  I purchased the elementary images from Paperwhimsy  and followed the tutorial written by Rande Hanson for Paperwhimsy. You can learn more about Rande at her blog r2artstudio.  It is a lot easier than I thought it would be and can hardly wait to try some more.