Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Every now and then I come across an image that really touches me. I fell immediately in love with the couple from Tumble Fish Studio's new element pack: Miscellany. The way they were holding hands was so sweet and charming they seemed like two parts of one being.

Marsha (Tumble Fish Studio) has some of the most unique vintage images and ephemera that I have ever seen. If you aren't familiar with her element packs please head on over to and take a look at her stunning collection.

Please see my Flickr page for full credits

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Shining Star

I really like art mixed with words but it has always been challenging for me because I can never seem to find the right thing to say.  So, when Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio released her latest element packs I was really excited because I had recently found a quote that I loved from Storypeople and I knew just what I wanted to do with it.

I don't know about you, but personally, I find raising children to be a bit of a challenge as well.  We get so bogged down in the day to day "parenting" that sometimes the important messages get lost.

In "My Shining Star" I used the following element packs fromTumble Fish Studio @ DeviantScrap: Twinkle Toes, Big Whimsy, Angels and Froo Froo.  Thank you Marsha!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Little Princess

Reading is one of my favorite things to do.  When I was young it was my primary means of escape.  As you might have guessed my genre of choice is Fantasy.  Who'd have thought? lol!

In "The Little Princess" it was my goal to show how reading can make other worlds come alive around you.

Please see My Flickr Page for credits

Monday, June 21, 2010


"Oh, Mother Night! Fold your dark arms about me. Protect me in your black embrace."
 -- Darkness, Legend (1985)

I love the night.  I love the way it transforms the mundane world.  I love the way darkness and light work together to hide the ugliness and highlight the beauty.   I love the silence and the mystery.

Void, the new kit from Holliewood Studios, was such a pleasure to play with.  It's all about the darkness and beauty of the night.  Below are my first two images.  Please see my Flickr page for full credits.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I've been wanting to redesign my blog for awhile now and I finally found the time to do it.  All of the figures around the edge relate to my artwork.  I went through several versions before I settled on one I liked and who knows, it may change again. 

I would like to thank the following people for their images:  Holliewood Studios @ DeviantScrap, Tumblefish Studio @ DeviantScrap, Studio Maya @ Scrapbookgraphics, Christina Renee, Obsidian Dawn and from Flickr: JoesSistah, paperscraps, carbonated, Suzee Que and Essence of a Dream.

Oh! And take a look at that dinosaur blinkie on the right that Clementine created.  How cool is that?!?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I've been hearing about Somerset Studio for awhile now.  Usually it's in reference to someone saying "free images from Somerset Studio" or "I was just published in Somerset Studio".  So, while I was at the mall the other day I stopped into Borders to see if they had any of the many Somerset publications.  I was really excited when I saw almost an entire section full of Somerset!  I picked up Somerset Studio, Somerset Digital Studio, and Somerset Apprentice.

Then I started flipping through the pages. 

I was blown away by the talented artists featured in each one.  The coolest thing was that every few pages I'd find myself saying "I know that person!"  It was like an Artists Yearbook filled with my friends from Flickr, Deviant Scrap, and Creative Souls!  Plus, they were all talking about how they created their art.  Talk about inspiration overload!

I've been toying with the idea of trying mixed media art and actually getting my hands dirty but I've been a little intimidated because I have no idea how to start.  That's why I was really happy to find Somerset Apprentice because it's all about step-by-step tutorials and techniques.

So, my next step is to set up an area in my house dedicated to art.  I'm really excited to get started!

I'm going to stop babbling now and go drown myself in these magazines.  Then it's off to the art supply store!!

In the meantime, I'd like to share a new image called "The Architect" that I recently created using the new City Limits and Juicy Grids kits from Tumble Fish Studio.  I love these kits!!

As always please see my Flickr page for full credits
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