Thursday, April 24, 2008


I thought I'd post some of the ATCs I've made recently for the Indy Altered Arts group. This group has really opened my eyes to altered art and I'm learning so much.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Bianca from the Indy Altered Arts group tagged me the other day. I have to list 6 weird things about myself and then tag 3 other people. Here you go:

1. I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue
2. I can tie cherry stems in a knot with my tongue
3. I secretly want to be a Charlie's Angel
4. I have 7 earrings in my left ear and only 2 in my right. Everyone thought I'd "outgrow" them but at 36 I have no plans to let them go.
5. I superstitiously turn the volume down to a certain # in my car before I shut it off
6. I'd wash my car every day if it were warm enough

I'm tagging Mitzi, Nicolette more person I have yet to figure out!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Still A Chick

I'm so NOT a girly girl. I'm not into doilies and frilly stuff and I get very irritated if I can't wear jeans. I like to say I'm unique. One of my most favorite compliments came from a guy friend who said "You're one of the guys but you're still a chick." I love it! That pretty much sums me up.

Since I'm "still a chick" there is just SOMETHING about dress forms that I love. I found this one at Home Goods the other day and HAD to bring it home. I want to put her in the studio but there just isn't any room. She's not as tall as me but is definitely life size at about 58" tall. Right now she's in the corner of our bedroom hanging out and looking cool. I think I might spray paint her black but I'm not sure yet. Yes, she has this weird birdcage-like hole in her belly but I'm thinking a bucket of colored pencils or some other art supply would fit nicely.

Unfortunately the husband doesn't share my enthusiasm. He keeps asking if he can bring home a neon Miller Lite sign. I say find a Sam Adams one and we'll talk. See, I can still hang with the guys ;)

Long Time No Blog...

Wow has it been a long time since I posted anything here! I HAVE been busy, just not blogging about it! I thought it was time to at least post a pic of the studio so here you go. It's pretty small but much bigger than the kitchen table I used to work on so you won't catch me complaining! The kids and husband still call it the "office" but I say once there are more art supplies than office supplies, it's a STUDIO!

I was going to have my very handy husband built me the dream table but then I found this one. I did have my husband build me the rubber stamp shelf hanging on the wall. I designed it and he built it out of 1x2" pieces of pine and then I painted it black. LOVE that too. It's so nice to have them all out on display instead of crammed in boxes. This way they actually get used.