Archive for May, 2009

Or, perhaps it IS snowing!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The update for SpookyTime Jingles is coming your way on June 13th, and you might find some snow in the forecast at that time.  Perhaps this little lady will be there…………

It’s beginning to look a lot like…..SNOW?

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Well, sorta!  I have been working on some prototypes to be licensed, and this is  a teaser of two of the pieces I have submitted.   I know…….bummer not to be able to see the complete snow people, but hopefully, they will be available next year!  Yeah!  Enjoy!

For your protection!

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Last week, there was a report on one of our local tv stations about proper protection from the sun, and the comparison of sunscreens for effectiveness.  Since I live in a seaside community (Virginia Beach), this is a big deal around here.  You cannot go to the oceanfront without inhaling the fragrances from dozens of products, all designed to tan and to protect.  Having written that, here is the scoop which one local reporter uncovered.  We all owe it to ourselves to take care of our vital organ – our skin!  Please follow this link and read and take heed!

What is Plentyndod?

Monday, May 11th, 2009

OK, what IS Plentyndod?  It is a couple of things for me.  The word plentyndod comes from the Welsh for childhood.  And, it is also the name of a new collection of pieces I will be making.  Because of my Welsh heritage, I decided that I wanted to use a word which would evoke interest, tie me to my ancestors, and give meaning to these little pieces.  If you want to learn more about this collection, you will just HAVE to go to spookytimejingles around midnight Eastern time tomorrow night!  Then, you can step into the world of these new creations!  See you there!  Oh…….here’s a little peek into that world……

This is a REAL peek!

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Talk about sneak peeks!  This is what you might call a REAL peek!  It’s just a little clue to what will be offered on my update tomorrow for pfattmarketplace.

Bright and early tomorrow morning, you can see all of the new pieces by the artists on this fun site.  So, stop on by, or if you are still awake a little after midnight Pacific time, I bet you can get the jump on the rest of the fans who are snoozing!  Enjoy!

Get to USArtQuest….NOW!

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Yes indeed!  USArtQuest is THE place for the most terrific, innovative products I have seen in a VERY long time!  When I attended the Hampton, Virginia Art and Soul Retreat (see my previous post!), it was my thrill to sit for literally HOURS at Sue’s demo spot and learn about the fabulous products SHE has developed!  And, I write that SHE has developed them.  Were I to describe them in one word…..well, I cannot use just one word!

Let’s see………beautiful acrylic paints made to the highest standards, MICA Color – sparkling Mica and pigment watercolor paint which even works over BLACK – it does!  I saw it!  She has metal leaf, Craze and Crackle Paste,  Artist’s Cement in both light and heavy for your varied uses, Great Tape which has to be seen to be believed – what you can do with this!  She has mica in assorted sizes and uses, metal leaf, and, and…..well, it is seemingly endless!  She even has projects, techniques, and webisodes on the site!

Go the USArtQuest site and take a look at the exciting products and the myriad of uses!  It doesn’t matter what art form you enjoy!  Sue has something for everyone in the art world!  Believe me!  I watched many demos, and I heartily recommend Sue’s products!  You know how it is when you see some sort of infomercial on tv, and you think to yourself – oh yeah, sure……Well, I can tell you that this is the real deal!  I have seen the products, felt the finished pieces made with these products, and have talked with other artists who have used them.  You owe it to yourself to dip your creative toe into this pool of creativity!  You will not regret it!  Can you tell that I am enthusiastic about it?!  You betcha!  Enjoy!

Ready…Set…….CREATE!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I’ve been a bit silent of late – so unlike me.  I had some deadlines to meet, and have three more, but the BEEG news is that I just returned last night from my very first Art and Soul Retreat in Hampton, Virginia.   Check here for the info on this awe-inspiring convention which opens your mind to so many avenues.  In addition to the obvious benefits of experiencing new art forms, or learning more about what you enjoy, you meet fantastic artists from all corners of the world!  Such a terrific experience!  I plan on attending next year!  For those of you tantalized by this brief description, take note:  there are two conventions remaining this year, so GO to the link and look at the classes offered.  Make your plans, save your money, and invest in yourselves!  It is well worth it!  In the next few posts, I will be telling you about some of the people I met and some of the classes I enjoyed, so stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!