Sunday, April 26, 2009

Going to fly away

Fairy Lamp by: Iva Wilcox
Fairy Boat by: Lisa Kettell

Pictures of ZNE Convenzione 2008 by: Jillzwhimzy
pic 1) Kris Hubick of Retro Cafe & me, 2) me & Sally Jean Alexander, 3) my pink house,
4) SARK & me, 5) me & Donna "Bonnie blue denim", 6) view of CA
7)Tina "Pretty Posies" & Connie "Peregrine blue", 7) me & Tina, 8) Donna, me, Julee Hermann,
8)my little pink house, 9)ZNE zaftig chunky book, 10) building with a crown on top

I am trully looking forward to leaving Ohio for California this Wed. It's time for ZNE's annual Convenzione in Pleasanton, CA. I was lucky enough to go last year & take a class with the master of solder Sally Jean Alexander. She was Fabulous & I loved my "little pink house"

I met some super great artistic women! It will be wonderfl to see some again & meet others.

This year I'm lucky enough to go again & stay with the sweet Lyn "Glyterbug."

I will be taking 2 classes one with Iva Wilcox to make a "fairy Lamp" She is so mega talented, & I can't wait to see her again. This lamp is incredible in the picture I'm in awe!

Second I'm taking Lisa Kettell's "marionette theatre" class. Her stuff is right up my alley just ask my 12 yr old. When choosing classes he said "Mom that looks like something you'd make." Lisa is a super artist & blogger too & I'm looking forward to meeting her in person.

If you don't know about ZNE & do or like any form of altered art you should join at
It's a wonderful support system full of great friendship & inspiration.

So off I go & upon my return I will give you a full report along with pics!

Don't forget to read my previous post about the Giveaway "Random Acts of Kindness" & consider signing up :0)


Friday, April 24, 2009

Moo Cards

Are you on "Flickr?"
If not you should it's a super way to post photos & meet like minded people. If you haven't checked it out peek at mine
I have been on for awhile now & post almost all of my creations there.
I'm also in many groups. I've participated in some super swaps as well & interacted with so many Fabulous artists.

Moo cards are something you can create on Flickr & for a reasonable fee have them professionally printed in England! You choose your photo, type, etc. Mine were made from pics of several of my pieces. You have total control. They are super for mini business cards. The colors PoP! I also tuck them in my swaps & have traded with other artists.

How crazy fun is that?

So what are you waiting for get your "Moo" today

Also I'm still looking for some fun people to participate in the Random Acts of Kindness giveaway!

See my last post for details. Special thanks to Lisa & Jody for joining in - You gals Rock!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Random Acts Of Kindness Giveaway

Random Acts of Kindness

Give Away & Pass It On - Random Acts of Kindness Alert - my turn to pass this on after participating with Debra at "It's all good."

The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:
* I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. but I think you will.
* What I pick will be just for you.
* It'll be done this year (2009).
* You have no clue what it's going to be.

It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be a handmade card, or jewelry, something lovely made out of paper, beads, or a random treasure. Who knows?
* I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

And in return, all you need to do is post this text into a blog of your own and make 5 things for 5 others.

Please e-mail me with your address at
I'm so happy to be offering my first Blog give-away!

Easter Blessings your Way

"Musical Chicks" (above)
ATC's created for swap-bot's "Vintage Easter Swap" that I hosted
"Easter Lily" (below)

I do hope that you all had a lovely Easter.
I spent the day with family my Mom & 91 yr old Grandma came over for supper.
It was a nice day.
I'm counting my blessings.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Little Mermaid

Hello my pretty little mermaids. These photos are of my version of the story "Little Mermaid" created for the Vintage Ephemera Group's "Once Upon A Fairytale Swap."
My oh so sweet partner noted that this was a favorite story of hers well how could I resist. You know I have a fondness for creating mermaids. Julie took these photos & posted them on Flickr.
So my little mermaid is appropriatly living with Julie aka: Cupcake DD now in sunny California close to the water no doubt!
I'll have to post the pics she out did herself sending me a oh so darling "Thumbelina" wait till you see her, plus other goodies. Thanks Julie!
Mermaid dreams your way I'm off to bed.......

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I'm hosting another ATC swap over on Swap-bot for a vintage Easter theme ATC. You may sign up over at;

great way to use up that ephemera & express springtime via lace, glitter, etc. Use your favorite bunny, chic, egg pics.