Sunday, September 28, 2014


The Road To Radiance: Day One!

Today kicks off a nine day series leading up to Radiant Faces' Opening Day on October 1st! Every day of our Nine Days will include a chance to win one of three free seats in the class, so keep coming back!

Today I want to introduce you to Jane Davenport, our first stop on the Road To Radiance!

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What I love about Jane's work is that she is adept at creating faces with a great deal of emotional range. Some of her faces are whimsical, some thoughtful, some wistful, some mischievous, but they all emote through the features she gives them. It's as though her creations have lives off the page. I can imagine them having sock drawers and stories and best friends and adventures.
Jane will be joining us in Radiant to teach a class in the painterly style. She says "I selected the ‘Nymph’ as my theme for Radiant Faces because in our legends they embody transformation. Being neither one thing or another they are restless and curious about the world round them. I went to the Tate to see these paintings because when I think of a ‘Nymph’ these are the images that come to my mind. Ethereal faces fill of yearning for what is to come and what is left behind."
Jane's class will go live along with all the rest on October 1st. I will be stepping up to the plate on October 10th with my interpretation of her class.
There will be a lovely interview with Jane in the classroom, as well, so you won't want to miss it!

Here's Jane's Bio

jane-danger-davenportJane ‘Danger’ Davenport is a professional Artist, prize-winning author and her artwork is featured in magazines, books, movies and her own stationery range. Jane designs signature art products for Artistcellar and Peerless watercolors, hosts ‘Escape Artist’ retreats around the world and her first Mixed Media book will be released with Quarry on Jan 1st, 2015
Danger is a popular workshop leader and her online Art School is home to thousands of creatives from all around the world. You can find her at

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Come back here every day between now and October 1st for more chances to win as I introduce each of the teachers featured in Radiant Faces! There will be THREE SEATS given away, and you could win one of them! Don't let that stop you from signing up, though! If you sign up and you win a spot, you will receive a full refund OR you will have the option to give your free seat to a friend.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Halloween Paper Dolls

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and hopefully enjoying the beginning of Autumn weather. :)
Here in Florida it is still warm and rainy! But the rain is always welcomed especially by the flowers, trees, birds and lawn! :)
I can't believe that September is almost over.....only 7 more days left and then October will be here.
With that in mind, I have been working on some Halloween art.
I love making Paper Dolls and just made these two for an online swap. One had to be a Boy and the other a Girl with removable masks.
The Girl , I named Pumpinella (she has a pumpkin costume) and the Boy, I named Catspurr  (he has a Cat costume) :)
                                   THIS IS PUMPINELLA. DRESSED AS A "PUMPKIN!"
                                           THIS IS CATSPURR. DRESSED AS A "CAT!"
Hope you like them.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and having a lovely day so far. :)

Hope none of you have been affected by the floods in Arizona and in Nevada!

Over here on the Treasure Coast of Florida things have been wet. It has rained almost everyday
but the trees, flowers and lawn are happy! :)

Here are two Art Dolls that I made. The first one is "The Dancer with her Tambourine".  and the second one is the "Keeper of Secrets!" with his key around his arm. :)

Hope you enjoy them and please leave a comment

Friday, August 22, 2014


Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your day!
Recently I was in an Envelope Swap, so I made 10 envelopes and received 10 back.
I love making envelopes! :)
When I receive a decorated envelope (Art Envelope) in the mail, it really makes me happy! So when I make them and send them to friends, I am sure that is the first thing they open from their stack of mail......I DO! :)
Here are Four of the Ten, I made:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

From Ugly to Beautiful!

Hi Friends,


Recently a good friend of mine and I, decided to have a Challenge Swap.
We would each send each other something  whether it be strange or not and each of us would make something from it.
My dear friend is always thrift and garage sale shopping so she found something weird for me to transform. :(
When I say WEIRD what she sent really exemplifies the word weird! :)

The first photo below is what she sent to me. A set of Rabbit Fur Cuff Links and Tie Clip...
I had a few ideas but none involved me using them as they arrived. I decided to deconstruct them (take them apart) and then create something from them. I think , it worked! :)

The second photo shows what I created from the Rabbit Fur Cuff link Set.
Much better and Elegant!

Hope you enjoy viewing them and pleas leave a comment.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

My Fabric Cuff Bracelets

Hi Friends,

I was playing in my studio since yesterday, making fabric cuff bracelets. I really had a lot of fun
going through my STASH of fabrics, embellishments, buttons, yarns etc.  Even though, I had other ideas for them using other fabrics , I ended up making two of them more Victorian looking. The third one I made is my" Funky One". :)
I couldn't stay away from making something COLORFUL....I LOVE COLOR!
So here they are and I hope you love them .

Hugs and until next time.....

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I AM BACK!!!!!!

Hi Friends,
Sorry I have been away from my blog for so long but it wasn't my fault.
Google was acting up and I couldn't post and it was driving me crazy! :(
Then in June, had to have surgery so I am still recuperating.
But I am so happy that now hopefully everything is resolved thanks to my dear daughter and husband.
I have missed ALL OF YOU SO MUCH!!
The following tags were made for an online swap. Hope you enjoy them and please remember to leave a  positive comment.:)
Hope to hear from all of you soon,