Sunday, August 23, 2009

Truth of Spoof Giveaway

It's good to be back to blogging, the kids are back in school. I've gotten used to the old routine, I've not been making any art recently, but that will all change as I've got my "Big show" coming up next Saturday the 19th. It's a local even called Laurel Oaks Craft & Hobby Festival. I'm looking forward to it!
Now on to the Truth of Spoof Giveaway goodness. Recently while visiting fellow talent MizMollye's blog she had the cutest darned giveaway ever! She graciously said I could copy it & extend it my way - woo hoo - what fun.
Now you simply must pop over to her blog she's a most interesting gal & very talented artist.
The give-away is one of my faux cupcakes as pictured above in case you wondered what in the world the pic was. LOL
per Mollye: "I will list 15 jobs I've held (well actually 14) for various lengths of time during my life & ONE will be a spoof.
All you have to do is read my list & comment on it telling me which job you think I'm spoofing about.
The game begins Now & will be open until the end of the day next Saturday Sept. 19th. I will randomly choose a winner & post it Monday Sept. 21st.
And the best part you do not have to guess the right answer to Win!!
So here we go & good luck!
1.) Newspaper Asst. Editor
2.) Graphic Artist
3.) Clown
4.) Waitress
5.) Medical Asst.
6.) Costume Character
7.) Art Teacher
8.) Animal Tech.
9.) Optician
10.) Dog Groomer
11.) Secretary
12.) Candystriper
13.) Restaraunt Asst. Mgr.
14.) Game attendant
15.) Photographer
heehee I have quite a list I know & I've worked for the past 36 yrs. so have fun guessing & once again best of luck!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

My challenge

Jack's collage
Kay's collage

Sibling collages
Recently I was commisioned to do something very fun with free reign on creativity.
The challenge: to create 2 pieces of art for a sister & brother, using ephemera contained in her mother-in-law's vintage "button box"
Now this button box was mine to keep - yep I know what you're thinking how lucky! But I had to use the front & back of 2 postcards on each piece. I requested a photo of them as children to tie it together more.
So I did embrace this challenge & the box of buttons with vintage post cards, & keys & ran with it!
The pics were taken with my phone & are not very good but the collages turned out pretty well. Here's how it played out:
Step 1: paint background using walnut ink onto a sheet of canvas.
Step 2: choose my ephemera, including postcards, buttons, keys, pic of the 2 recipients
Step 3: begin gluing into place
Step 4: Matte medium over entire piece
Step 5: frame
Simple & fun for me & the smile was worth it~
She was surprising her brother with it & I'm eager to hear how he liked it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Did you read yesterday that Aesop's Fable may have been true?
Turns out that these clever birds "Rooks" have been studied & are in fact quite smart. They figured out that by dropping pebbles in a tube it would elevate the water level thus in turn raising up a worm as well. It was pretty interesting. Read about it here;
I've always liked that crows love things that are shiny & pretty. Trully a girly bird at heart wouldn't you say? Plus one of my favorite movies is "The Crow." They also happen to be the perfect bird for Halloween which I so love.
I think a pet Rook would be rather fun.