Friday, April 16

Steampunk'd Halloween Queen & The Castle Bootique

I am fortunate be a part of a wonderful group of talented Halloween artists and we are known as the "Artistic Halloween Queens". The group recently had a "Steampunk Halloween" challenge and I just couldn't resist taking part in it.  

"Steampunk'd Halloween Queen"

It's not too early to get your gears spinning for Halloween!

This unique Halloween Queen was made from layers of real copper sheet which had been chemically etched & patina-ted for beautiful depth and color. The metal has been sealed with gloss lacquer to prevent further oxidation. The background collage was created with a variety of images and surrounds the inside walls of the 6" x 8" shadowbox frame.

Although this queen has a new home, there is plenty of more Halloween art still available at the Halloween Queen's Bootique. If you haven't visited in a while, be sure to visit to check out the new updates which have been added recently.

Sunday, March 28

I'm in Somerset Studio!

Somerset Studio magazine had a call for "Alice in Wonderland" artwork last summer and since I still had my "Down the Rabbit Hole" assemblage, I decided to send it in. I have always loved Stampington & Company's publications, but I had never submitted anything before and I had no idea what to expect. When I picked up the the latest March/April issue, I was so excited to see my art published on page 117. 

Saturday, March 27

It's about Time...

There has been quite some time that has past since my last post. The adventures of life have been a little overwhelming these last few months and had kept away from doing anything creative. 

Fortunately, a few weeks ago, I came across an awesome book, Creative Time and Space: Making Room for Making Art. It is full of inspiration, guidance and a valuable information for any type of artist. Not only was it a beautiful book to flip through and a joy to read, it has helped me to learn how to manage my time a little better.

I am also extremely fortunate to have a wonderful group of  friends and artists, who have been so supportive and have given me much needed motivation to be productive again.

Without further ado, here is my latest creation....

"Once Upon A Time" 

This is a beeswax collage which I created on 8" x 20"canvas.

The background consists of pages from an antique storybook . All of pages are stories that begin with "Once upon a time...", which can be seen along the side edges. A few of the titles included are: "The Sleeping Beauty", "The Little Red Riding Hood" and "Little Snow White".

I also used vintage flash cards and a clock face which I designed and made with metal sheet which was hand embossed, distressed, and painted. It has been formed for a raised dimension and back-filled with beeswax for support. I embellished it with transparent iridescent stars and glitter and finished it off with antique finish brass corners.