As an art teacher for almost 30 years and nearing retirement from that career I decided to embark on a new adventure that combines many of my interests. I am blessed to be able to carry over my people and organizational skills as an educator along with my love of design and architecture. Finding my clients their home sweet home is a very gratifying feeling.
Here are three of my latest digital collage sheets available at my Etsy store. They would be great to use in summertime artworks, scrapbooks, invitations, Route 66 displays.... so many fun things to do with these!!
My favorite art of all times to make is collage. I love the way you can mix photos, ephemera, paint, print, and found items to create a whole new thing. This project used an old "Dick and Jane" reader that I found at an antique store. I removed pages with images I didn't want and then cut out some of the art on those pages to use to decorate my altered book. I also used vintage images from my collection, paint, washi tape, and my favorite form of lettering-ransom style letters cut from magazines. Into this mix I added copies of favorite family photos that had to do with school or family. I am teaching this at a class in on March 13 & 14th in Sand Springs at Yesterday to Now. Enjoy!
Just finished the sample for a new class I will be teaching Saturday, February 7th. It is a Valentine's Paper Bag Book. Ever since I saw my first one of these, I have loved the clever way you can use simple materials to create a beautiful and useful art album. Cleverly hidden in each fold are little pull out pockets where tiny trinkets, small photos or bits of ephemera can be kept. Fun to make and fun to personalize with your treasures!
These treasures are my latest finds from the Flea Market. Two sets of many vintage candle clips. Not sure what I will do with them, but their cool color and patina and just the sheer thought that they are so old enticed me to buy them. Three vintage Shiny Brite ornaments also called my name! The little Putz house ornament was something that I have never seen and I had to add it to my other Putz houses that I inherited from my mom. Looking forward to the next Vintage Show or Flea Market...what will I find?!!