Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I'm curious...

Albert Einstein once said about curiosity: "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. "

This Altered Postcard was made with Curiosity in mind...
Synonyms: inquisitive, snoopy, nosy...
I think that People are truly curious by nature...
Are we looking in at these curious onlookers or are they looking out at us???

I just joined a group called Artwords
A new Artword is posted each Sunday. The object is to create an entry interpreting the topic in any way you wish.
This week the Artword was CURIOSITY...How curious!

This altered postcard is for sale on Ebay this week

Friday, May 26, 2006

"The cat did it"...Dog collage...Try it Tuesdays week 2 transparency

In this 8X8 collaged piece, the text is the transparency...
I added colored chalk to the back of the tape to add a little color before gluing it down :0)
Sorry about the picture...My scanner is picking up some funky digital stuff...It really looks a whole lot better in person!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Altered book cover using Try it Tuesdays background

I decided to use my background piece for an altered book cover...I will add it to the front of the book with eyelets and possibly embellish it a little further with fiber or beads...

Try it Tuesdays acrylic background week #1...

try it tuesdays background
Originally uploaded by createdbyamber.
This is my acrylic background done for Try It Tuesdays challenge group...I used antique white, butter yellow and wild rose...This is definately one of my favorite new techniques!!!

New art Challenge...Try it Tuesdays Group

Monday, May 15, 2006


Balance...what a powerful and convicting word!
When I was a little girl we had a very large and ancient Cherry tree bordering our property.
I looked forward to the time of year that all the cherries were ripe. I would eat the cherries, spit out the pits and watch them fall to the earth, from my sturdy branch.
As the summer days waned along with the selection of ripe cherries, I would find myself stretching and reaching for the red cherries that were just beyond my grasp. That desire would tempt me and lure me into positioning myself on a less secure branch to get the desired fruit. Toward the end of the season I would even be brave enough to perch on a branch that would bend and let me stretch and reach the tempting red fruit. Looking back its a wonder I didn't fall and break my neck!!!
Balancing all aspects of our busy lives, I find, is somewhat like climbing that cherry tree.
We need to know when to stop climbing even though there are a few perfect inticing juicy temptations outside our reach and be content with the knowledge that not all things are attainable or even necessary for fullfillment! Balance is not having everything but being happy with what we have and knowing when to stop!

Friday, May 12, 2006

When I grow up I want to be an artist


When I was a little girl they tell me I was a dreamer...I spent most of my childhood outside playing the daylight hours away...
My mother had a rock courtyard garden edged in all kinds of delicate roses and that was one of my favorite places to visit and dream...It was there that my heart shut out all the traffic noises and only heard the beautiful call of the swallows and the hum of the bees...interacting with the tiniest details in nature...
In our backyard we also had a gigantic willow tree... It's leaves rustling with the's branches covering me and protecting me in my imagined adventures...
These were the seeds that were planted in my heart... I only need remember these wonderful memories of childhood and I am transported there once again...
Art makes me feel much in the same way...I love creating art in its many forms...interacting with the tiniest details... when I grow up I want to be an artist!!!

New art challenge

I just signed up for a fun new art project called Try it Tuesdays
Every Tuesday a new artsy technique will be unveiled…
The Mission? Is to try it out… and share the results..
The idea behind this challenge is about the process, not the product.. and creating a bit of time each week for art.

Sounds fun to me! Watch for details...

My art in Southern California


In March I was invited to participate in a Folk-art show called All-I-Day at the Disneyland Hotel...It was my first show and I brought 100 ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) for the show...I wasn't sure what to expect but it was so much fun and there was much interest in my art...
I was pleased to have been approached by someone who wanted to carry my art in her shop in Southern California! Her name is Ruby Lang from the shop called SOLO in Solana Beach, by San Diego Califronia. If you are in the area please stop by and see my art and other unique and fun items by other artists also.
She will be carrying some of my Whimsical dog Collages soon as well!!!

Here is a Dog Collage that I recently sold on Ebay

Thursday, May 11, 2006

My own Blog spot finally!

I have been wanting to have my own blog for awhile now...This will be fun!!!