Made ~ Tulips

Before kids I used to paint quite often.  Life happened and now I don't really have the time to focus on my oil paintings.  I miss painting but I have found solace in mixed media for now.  Mixed media is faster in a way.  I can also stop and start as needed which I could not do as easily as with painting.  Here is one of my favorite paintings.



Made ~ Hope Springs Eternal

I fell in love with the image of this cherub from an old Happy New Year postcard.  I adore how the fabric flows around and down.  To emphasize the blue of the sash, a blue velvet ribbon was placed down the left side of the canvas.  Then the ribbon was overlaid with a length of lace and accented with pearls.  Pale pink paper roses are held in the cherub's hand to accent the other pale pink flowers in the piece.  A crowned bird flies away in the lower right of the canvas while the word "hope" is highlighted in the background.  Another one of my favorite creations.


Made ~ Mon Coeur Always

At my work, employees adopt families at Christmas.  We raise money year round by have hot dog or spaghetti lunches, a motorcycle run, raffles and more.  Our biggest fundraiser by far is the online auction we have right before Thanksgiving.  Our company has a lot of talented bakers so desserts are usually the most bid on items.  This year I decided to offer a custom mixed media collage to the winner.    The winner would have a one-on-one consultation with me before I began work on the collage.  Debra's only specification was to use angels in the piece.  Otherwise, I had carte blanche in creating the rest.  Below is what I came up with.  The image of the three angels really inspired me and was the basis of the whole piece.  Debra was so thrilled with the collage that she showed it off to nearly everyone in the office and proudly displays it in her workspace.  

Custom mixed media collage are available upon request.  Just message me.  Thanks for dropping by! 


Made ~ All About Audrey

I created a couple of mixed media collages inspired by one of my favorite fashion icons Audrey Hepburn.  Let me know what you think.  Message me if you want to purchase.  I need to pay for my art supply addiction before the hubs kicks me to the curb ;)


Made ~ Marilyn's Best

A friend of mine requested I create a collage of Marilyn Monroe to give as a Christmas gift.  This is what I came up with.

This is the reaction of the gift recipient when she saw the collage for the first time.  I was so flattered by her reaction.  Thanks!


Made ~ Craft Queen Prize Ribbon

It's no lie that I love ribbons but I had never created a prize ribbon until now.  Michelle over at Creative Wings held a prize ribbon swap this past summer and I participated.  I had so much fun designing a prize ribbon for a "Craft Queen" using an old Jell-O tin for the center.  I thought it was whimsical, fun and oh so girly.  Using my favorite colors of aqua and pink made it that much more special.


Made ~ Dream Fairy Page

I created this page for a swap over at Karla's Cottage.  I love the little fairy.  It looks as if she is deep in thought.  I used an old book page, lace, velvet ribbon, dimensional Mod Podge and sparkle Mod Podge, not to mention a few other embellishments.  This is one of my favorite creations yet.