Thursday, April 30, 2009


Here's my rendition of an altered bottle. I call her LUCKY NUMBER 3!

Now this doll's head is a rubber doll head that I painted and then painted with a shiny glaze. I really think it looks like a porcelain doll head. I can't draw eyes very well so I decided to change it up with some typewriter keys. That's why I like altered art because you can substitute something to be representative of another.

Obviously, this is my bottle and "my look". I know our little princess (you know who you are :} would say "oooow it looks weird!" All art is subjective. ha ha Your bottle can be whatever you desire. It can be a bottle for bath salts, a candle holder, a soap dispenser or like mine, something to look at.

So start thinking, can't wait to see what we all come up with at Art Meetup in May.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Teaser for May 12th Art Meetup

I'm going to provide participants of the next Art Meetup the following two items. A brown bottle and a vintage prescription.

What participants will do after receiving those two items is up to them. I'm working on altering my bottle right now and will be posting it May 1st.

Start your mojo working and think how you want to decorate and alter your bottle. If you've altered a bottle and want to share, give us a link. See ya soon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Art Meetup Day FINALLY

I was so anxious to share my new studio with my friends. I impressed myself with how much I had accomplished as I looked around the room. Whew! so much STUFF and truth be told, probably not half of what I have STUFFED away--a bag lady in the making :}

I opened my studio with the thought USE WHATEVER YOU WANT but as I saw some of my "treasures" being used in my friend's art I had that sinking feeling of "oh no, what am I going to do without that?" I resisted the urge to snatch it back and say "no, don't use that!" I like the idea of letting go of "things" and sending "little pieces of art" out into the world to brighten all our lives. So glad I did as I feel lighter and happier :}

The dresser was set with goodies and champagne glasses and tea with my grandmother's tea cups and saucers. Melanie baked little Madeleines for my special occasion. Need some baked goods for your event, check out Mel's blog

Lemonade, Champagne, donuts (thanks Maryam).

Jane, as usual, did not disappoint as she used her artist talents to make switchplate art of ancestors for her daugther. The techniques she uses is paint and pencil and more. Check out some of her art at her blog. Art Takes A Village.

Elena and Maryam mugging for the camera.

This is Bets piece of art. It's hard to tell from the picture but she made this a 5 X 7 cover. Great idea huh. She took it home and worked more on it.

She sent me finished picture of her creation....taa daa it turned out beautiful. You can read more about her finished piece on her blog.

Silly Sally made the 5 x 7 rendition of ladies tea time. She's still working on hers and hopefully she'll share when it totally done. It looked pretty darn good to me when she left but as artists we all want to add "just a little more :}"

UPDATE: Sally finished her little piece of art and email me a picture. Here it cute!

and...........she decided to do another. We all need a little bird and flowers in our home.

Maryam, although, she didn't know if she would have time gave it a go and finished a beautiful piece of art. She chose to cover the hole for the light switch and ended up with a little piece of art she can place anywhere. Like I say "anything can be your canvas". Isn't it lovely? Check out Maryam's blog as she does amazing work at the Cancer Coping Center.

Kat made this amazing little piece of art. Again, she chose to cover the hole for the light switch to make a great pallete for her art. I'm really sorry I didn't get a closer view of this canvas. Truly a piece of art!

Snack attack! Thanks Maryam!

One thing we girls can do when we get together is have fun and TALK and's so much fun.

Melanie made this cute piece of art. "Where does the time go?" So true, where does it go? All I know is it goes fast so enjoy every minute with friends and family.

Of course, our little princess, Elena used style and grace as her inspiration and it came out so cute. Do check out her website about all her charity events. Scrapbook Royalty.

Dawn made this cute and artistic switch plate "Spunky" She added a little "C" for her son, Connor. Love it!

We missed you Georgia, Bonnie, Matina and Gloria. I have a switchplate with your name on it anytime you want to come and create.

Well I don't know about you but I'm inspired to go and make somemore switch plate art!
Have a wonderful and artful day.........hugs to all my friends.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Art Meetup for Tuesday, April 21 at 10:00am

I’ve been working hard to get my “studio” ready and although it’s not fully functional and may never be :} I am ready to open the doors to my friends and have Art Meetup Day. It is important to gather and be inspired. I hope you can attend. Come, play and bring a friend!


A switch plate that has been modified with material and flowers. So Chic!

At April’s Art Meetup we are going to re-purpose some our everyday common old switch light plates into a pretty, artsy switch plate for your home. You can create a switch plate that reflects your personal style by painting, collaging, bejeweling, glittering, etc.

I am supplying a one switch light switch plate as shown in the pictures. If you want a different configuration, pull one off your wall or head on over to Home Depot. Otherwise, I have plenty of collage material, paint, jewels, paper and more so don’t worry about bringing those kinds of things.

A little Modge Podge and some vintage looking paper---new look for an old switch plate.

Buttons and Beads, I love playing with buttons!

It will be wonderful to have you all in my home again and we’ll be celebrating the “Opening” of my new studio with surprises and goodies.

Please email me and let me know if you can attend. Can’t wait to create with you!