It's All About Me

My photo
Old enough to know better, but at age 50 I started a second career as a Mixed Media Artist. Inspired by a friend who suggested I research Altered Art I found what I do, and what I need to feed my muse. I have been published* I have been purchased* I have been SOLD! at an exhibit* I have been invited to share and teach* I have been blessed that I have friends who "get it";

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bubba Helps

Bubba is keeping a close watch on my basket of scraps

And I discovered my MOUSE needed cleaning, she was full of dust from the demo, and I had to put her back on her clock..

I do not understand why we didn't cover the clock before we started working, as it is right next to the room.. don't know...

Called It's A Mystery to Me


Art in the Blood (a quote from a book)

3' x 4' wall mounted mixed media

still needs her hair fixed and the ghost heads... lol

I moved her into the studio, and printed off the ghost heads... lol I am SO happy to have my new printer/scanner..

This will be something to work on when I am "resting" from my surgery on Friday... if I am not passed out from the Darvocet...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Its a mystery to me

The name of my art thingy

The Sherlock thingy

DH said he wanted to keep it in the Master

Now he has second thoughts, the bastid

I moved it this morning and it spoke to me

I put it in the livingroom, and then it started telling me

Do something woman!!

So I am making a ghost head .. you will see

I envisioned something and can work on it quite well in my current space!

I am going to start taking before fotos

I moved it to the STUDIO and set it up on one of my foot stools

The damm cats better leave it alone...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Don't Rush ME

I think that is a song...

Oh Yeah, it is

Anyway, this is about not having the JOY of organizing and setting up my new space, because I am having pressure from my partner to get the stuff out of the LIVING ROOM

And since the weather is a nice cool 70 F with ragweed and mold in high levels, we need to open up the house and then get back to work moving stuff around... wow...

NOT a good IDEA

So I am not getting the rush of adrenalin to get organized, cause I can't get behind it... moving stuff but not organized


That blank wall was calling me, and I am still hoping to work on a clock key on that wall.. Maybe I will just MAKE one... and then I will be able to work on it at will, not on a ladder.

That should give me the incentive to get my work table cleared off and find my supplies.. lol...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

un countable


I tossed down the carpet squares like I was dealing a hot hand of poker

YES! plenty of extra for the little experiment I wanted to do at the "entry" area.

OMGOSH - I was at least 12 short.

I counted, I measured, I counted before I laid down the last box of tiles, and dammit if I was WRONG... I was really WRONG..


I worked my tushie off FRIDAY - SATURDAY AND Sunday moving stuff in..

AND I am still working my tushie off...

Can NOT WAIT to start painting that entry wall tomorrow... and bringing in MORE STUFF!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

close only counts ...

with hand granades and horse shoes

My touch up painting was not as complete as I thought.

The light is very poor at 5 am, and I didn't see some stuff that was very visable at 5:30 pm

DH told me I also missed a spot that requires standing on top of my desk, and I did that space this morning.

The transition between the flesh color of the hall paint,[real name is buttered toast] which is still in excellent condition, and the creamy tan is a strange situation...

If I paint down the entire wall, will I like it? Well, sure.

Do I want to paint down the entire wall? Well, no.

So to say I am DONE, I may opt to put in some art in the guise of a distraction... to take the transition away from the spot light.

I did think about using the transition as a real jumping off to another wall treatment... which may still happen... [a giant clock key comes to mind]

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

5 bins down and counting

Last night I emptied some of my bins of books and loaded the bookcases back up

The idea was to start placing the dis-placed supplies into the now re-useful bins

Unfortunate for me that I am a possesser of many books of different genre.. and they were put helter skelter into boxes and bins so that I could tear out carpeting

The once organized is not

And considering the number of books sent to the Village Book Store I assumed I would have a lot of shelf space for my clocks... not

Well, this early a.m. I did the final touch up painting so I will actually start the clean up of the other half of the room to lay carpet squares.

My Wednesday day off is not

So I will see how far along I will get tonight

Unfornate for me, I have an idea for the entry wall... dammit

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Artsy Wall - Clock works

Adding the Minute Hand for the GIANT CLOCK
Yes, I really do this at 5 AM
what I do at 5 am
From the counter
The view from my seat at the counter
a closer look from the counter
Will be adding the Metalic effects over the weekend I am sure
GLAD that I still have the staircase in my space! It makes it easier!
And I did the "self portrait" in ONE SHOT... now I wish I had my good clothes on instead of my baggy work clothes!
Heck, I can do it again tomorrow morning before work... lol...

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Unknown Artists of Warrenton MO: Great Give Away

The Unknown Artists of Warrenton MO: Great Give Away

Starting to End

Getting there...


Added some fabric to my wall by the bookcase, I thought blue was a good contrast to the screaming yellow and MANGO MADNESS...

I am going to add similar fabric to the shade I found last year at AGAPE and hang that in the window.

this is a fun blog!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Great Give Away

I love some of the crafting websites, and one that really has things I enjoy is FAVE CRAFTS Quick and Easy.

And the cool August contest right now is from Sakura, and the give away is for supplies.. gel pens, inks, papers... everything that I would drool over is there.

You can enter the contest at FAVE CRAFTS Quick and Easy! There is a link to the contest on the website.

And while you are there check out the different craft ideas.