Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Canvas Chat: Meet Katie Garcia

Katie Garcia and her daughter, Guinevere
This week I had a chance to interview a photographer, Katie Garcia of Katie Garcia Photography. She is a wonderfully talented photographer that has taken many beautiful photos that inspire and capture the imagination. Katie's work also captures beautiful moments and memories.  I own one of her prints myself from her trip to Japan. The print hangs in my bedroom, it's called "Ancient Gardens." I have loved her work since I first saw the piece "Ancient Gardens" a few years back.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mermaids and the Beach

Recently, I decided to dust off my paintbrushes. Watercolor is often my weapon of choice. There's something about the way you can make shadows and light with it that I absolutely adore. This piece started late one night after studying the female figure. I started sketching working up my concept.

Typically when I paint I rush the piece, not this time the image shown here to the left is only part of one session of painting. Previous to this I did a quick work up of a painting using watercolor pencils. I love mermaids and have always found them so very fascinating.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Canvas Chat: Meet Grace Roselynn

This week's interview is different, I met with an artist of literary the world, Grace Roselynn. She's the author of Samirah: Light and Shadows, a romance novel that debuted this summer. Its the first book in the series. Her book is currently available on Amazon and many other ebook dealers.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Arrgh! Pirate Attack: Let's Decoupage a Bangle

This week's project focuses on Decoupage. I had a lot of fun making this. It's pirate themed by choice of course. The finished piece even includes a photo of me and my husband from my 23rd birthday. This project is fun and easy. Another great part of it is how inexpensive it is. I bought my bangles for this project however you can up cycle an old bangle and bring it new life with this. They also make great gifts for birthdays and the holidays. To make this project check out my tutorial here:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Turtles and Zombie Roses

Recently, I received a commission for a very special necklace. I really enjoyed this commission, because it was for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle necklace. Each turtle is sculpted from polymer clay and measures 1 inch. The necklace is 18 inches with green accent beads. I always enjoy when I get to work on a Geekery project. I'm still trying to finish my series on Avatar: The Last Airbender, element necklaces. I'm on the last element in the set, air. I am still dreaming up ideas for it.

Roses are Red.......
Dead zombie flesh is green...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Canvas Chat: Meet Kaura!

I enjoy interviewing artists. So with a short introduction I'd like to introduce Kaura of Wire to Bling. She's a chainmaille artisan with a passion!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Let's Make a Fairy Wand!

This is one of my fun "just because" tutorials. I set out to make my niece a fairy wand. Not just any wand a pretty pink handmade wand! This project is fairly inexpensive to make and fun, because it can be customized any way you like. Check out my Instructable here: