Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Treasure Tuesday

Some of you may know that I have two online shops on Etsy; one shop features my artwork and a few art supplies. The other shop has a variety of vintage and antique items. Some come from our own collections, and some come from our treasure hunting at estate sales or thrift shops. (It's addicting!) 

One of my fellow vintage sellers made a comment today that totally describes what I do when I come across something that appeals to me: "I rescue  it, bring it home, care for it a while and then send it on to a new loving family". 
Similar to pet rescue, only different. ;)  

I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of the treasures from Etsy - from my shop and some of my favorite Etsy sellers too. 
Every so often I'll have a Treasure Tuesday... like today! 

This week just a few from the collectibles section of my shop: 

Colclough Bone China Tea Cup and Saucer circa 1940s

Wild Rose Porcelain Trivet - hand painted in 1950s

Large Porcelain Piggy Bank circa 1960s
Ohio Pottery Pink & Blue Flower Vase circa 1950s

Enjoy your Tuesday! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hand Art

I had fun creating some mixed media hands for a swap on atcsforall.com. We used our own hand as a template and created whatever type of art that spoke to us. 
And this is what I created. 
The owl is the one I kept for me. :) 


Backs of hands

Linking to Paint Party Friday

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Along the Trail

New in my shop:
Along the Trail
8 x 8 Mixed Media

My interpretation of the trail to the bluff at Ft Ebey on Whidbey Island; one of our favorite camping destinations. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Nature Prints

Spent some art time with friends yesterday. Wendy showed us a new trick with her large die cutting machine that was very cool. Mono-printing/pressing with dried plants. Ink/acrylic paint is applied to the cutting plate, dried plants arranged and then pressed onto heavy paper in the machine. 
Here's my first attempt - using printing ink. (Colors are not true)

First print - 
The plant material was then removed and remaining ink pressed next. 

Second Print - showing the paint left behind. (This is my favorite)

Final print laying the plant material with ink side up. 

I love the possibilities, and will be revisiting this technique. And I may need that large die cutting machine. ;) 

Happy Friday!  

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