Friday, August 29, 2008

Acrylic Nail Artist for over 25 years.

Yeah. This has been my mainstay for many years. As with most of my art, I have stumbled upon things that I didn't know I could do til I tried. I guess most of us discover our hidden talents that way. This is what i did today.

I'll add more later...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thanks Claudine!

I just started my first Claudine Hellmuth inspired collage! I love her cheerful & silly & whimsical! I'm trying different styles to expand my repertoire of art. I love the effects of multi-media at work. I haven't quite achieved my own personal style yet but, i am working on it. That's just my opinion though.

This piece is not quite done. I'm waiting for my mini epiphany's...AKA brain cells to warm up & be creative.

Mask is complete!

If you look closely you can see the false eyelashes with sparkly things on them...i love this last added touch. It gives great "face" and profile!
The lining is doubled & padded for comfort. And, silky soft.

Of course I added my label! It's definitely a one of a kind (OOAK)!

The mardi gras Ball is close so I have finished my mask...had to attach the eyelashes & do the liner on the other side to make it a comfy fit. It's important NOT to smudge the wearers makeup! As a makeup Artist I would definitely think of that element...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bees Wax Collage~

So. I created this collage with bees wax. Not my first time trying this. Although it has been awhile.

It's an anniversary gift for my neighbors! Hope they like it...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Just found this cool new website I think I'll spend a lot of time there.

Try it FREE!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gettin' with the Bloggin' thing.

Not so great at journaling...but, love what I've seen in others blogs. I want to become better so here I go. A jouney of a thousand miles begins with one step!

This will probably be an art blog as that is my main source of stimuli.

This Mardi Gras Mask came about from a client of mine planning to attend a themed Ball.
She has seen many things I've made & has bought some trinkets in the past. I love new ideas & always love the thrill of the hunt. I research as much as possible before I even heat of my glue gun!

I just might have started a new thing! My special order may become numerous orders as everyone going to the Ball will want there own masks. When I attend the sponsorship meeting in September I will bring samples of my work & keep my fingers crossed to get some more orders from the attendees. YESSSS!

Just my first quickie blog. Feel free to visit My MySpace as well.
I've been creating a lot of things lately. Would love to know what to do to make it a home business & make REAL money from it. An amount that can be lucrative into my senior years. I do multi media art. I get bored easily...sometimes frustrated. But, that all a part of learning. Wonderful ideas can come from so-called mistakes!

Here's a recent project I've done...A mardi Gras Mask!