September 26, 2007

Trash to Treasure - Holiday Cards

It is getting close to the holidays and usually there a plethora of cards that get sent around this time. If you are not one of those people that collects and reuses cards, PLEASE consider sending holiday cards to St. Jude's Ranch, a nonprofit home for youths that collects old holiday cards for reuse. Either cut off the backs of the cards or leave them intact. Children at St. Jude's earn money by creating new holiday cards from the old.

Mail the cards UPS "ground" or "bound printed matter" to
St. Jude's Card Recycling
100 St. Jude Street
P.O. Box 60100
Boulder City, NV 89006

There are many cool ideas and projects to using the cards for craft projects. Just google “recycle cards” and see what fun project you can come up with.

Send me one of your projects and I will post them! Deadline is December 31, 2007. Everyone submitting a project will get an envelope of "sprinkles" for their trouble.

September 24, 2007

Busy Week

It was such a great creative week. Up at 4 am most mornings cranking on the art and lovin' it. Friday night I went to see Owen Plant with Ryanhood, what a great surprise they were fantastic.
Saturday I went to Belchertown to visit artist Sharon Macarthy at her home with her new studio addition. What a dream studio and beautiful house she has. I also went to the Fiber Arts Center to see the exhibit "Fiber + Book" which was an interesting exhibit. I enjoyed the natural fiber aspect and the creative expression of the book.

September 20, 2007

Creative Energy

It is so amazing how the creative process works. I spent a Saturday with my friend Jessica Burko and since that day the creative juices have been overflowing. So many new projects in the works. I just got accepted to "Women's Night Out" here in Grafton, MA so come visit on October 19th from 7-10 pm. I will have brand new journals (the beginning of these are pictured above), tin lid collage and many other surprises. I am also working on recreating my website and my new business cards were ordered yesterday. Oh I can't wait to see how they come out!!!
GO CREATE! and have a creatie day

September 16, 2007

Trash to Treasure - ATC's

A new feature will be my trash to treasure posts. Having been thinking about the artwork I do and where I get my supplies I have come up with a before and after if you will. Obsessed with rescuing items from the trash I found these papers and chipboard. The buttons came from a swap.
Participating in a Welcome Swap with Boston Handmade of ATC's I thought these supplies would be perfect. I cut the chipboard to 3 x 2-1/2" Then I sew the hearts to paper or fabric. Punching holes in the chipboard I sew through the paper/fabric with yarn. Finish it off with sewing or gluing on buttons and wallah ATC's for trading. Email me at if you are interested in a trade.
Have a creative day

September 11, 2007

Where life takes us

There has been 6 years since our towers have fallen and how has life changed for you? Do you remember where you were? Do you remember the feeling you had? Take today and remember your life and where it has taken you.

September 05, 2007


With the summer over I look back to see where the time has gone.
Having many "BIG" projects to do the month of May was a little overwhelming, to say the least. My sister was to be married in July and the invitations that I was making needed to be done. With a last hurrah weekend we finished assembling them and out in the mail they went. WOW what a lot of work.
There was also my first Providence Open Market show which was a great experience but at the wrong time. I set up with my friend Natalie Gillihan of Lake Quinsigamond Pottery and we had a fantastic day.
To finish out the month my first CD design job was completed and sent to the printers. Check out Lisa Martin LIVE Lisa is a singer songwriter and is very talented. Acoustic Folk Rock is her genre and she kicks you know what.
Well with School ending and a Girl Scout finale of camping and bridging event where I was honored with the Leader of the Year, to my surprise. Thank you all who wrote letters and nominated me, you are all very special.
My sister's bridal shower, that had a lot of coordinating and planning, I breathed a sigh of relief that it was over.
With doing all of these things in such a short span of time I decided I would just hibernate. We moved down to our summer camp after the kids got out of school and vegged. I didn't pick up any artwork until late July. I was burnt out. No more shows I said. NOTHING....
July was the rejuvination month which lasted until August. Being by the water and just chilling. Not having to be anywhere, no deadlines. Well except for THE wedding day which was such a beautiful day and went very smoothly. My children were like a princess and prince and I saw them as wonderful beings who are so bright and innocent from this world. "What a wonderful world" - Louis Armstrong