Thursday, March 29, 2007

I got some very cool supplies from Crafty Secrets and had to share with you...these paper pads are heavy, double sided 6X12" paper...There are some really beautiful designs in wonderful colors and patterns...One of the things I liked about their size is that it is so easy to cut the paper in half to make two different Art Squared 6X6" collage bases! WhooHoo...Easy Peasy!

I will be posting what I have been doing with all this inspiration as I create it

...for now, here is a Prim tag I made using an image from CS "Joys of Life" vintage booklet...I made this for the ZNE group Style try for March which was Primitive ... Watch for more fun to come!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New contest!!! I had to join in...

I was invited to participate in the Altered Diva Collage contest on Flickr by Karyn Gartel...
The idea is to use Karyn's fun and colorful collage sheets to make up art including (altered books, collages, cards, scrapbook pages, assemblage, or ??) and enter your art into the group pool on Flickr...If your entry is the chosen one, you get some of her newest collage sheets...WhooHoo!Deadline for entering is midbight on April 30th, 2007.
I'm a sucker for a contest but more than that I have really admired Karyn's artsy style and couldn't resist the chance to explore and bring out my more colorful side!!!
I will post my entry here as well as on Flickr when I have finished playing...I'm anxious to see what I come up with!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Happy first day of Spring! Today is the Day...

Drumroll please...The winner of my One Heart One World giveaway is...

#62 Seeking Simplicity!! Whoo Hoo, you made it just in time :0)...You will get the ATC and all the ephemera pictured and a few extras thrown in for fun!!!

The runners up are...
#42 Shelle, #54 Paper Moon and #37 Angela!!!
Shelle will get a suprise ATC and a few pieces of ephemera to create with...Paper Moon and Angela will each get and suprise ATC for being the lucky names drawn...

This has been so much fun! Way to go girls!!!!
I will try to contact you through your blogs and if you don't have your email on your blog, you can email me (through my blog profile) with it so I can get your sddresses to send the goodies too!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tomorrow is the big day!...Drawing on March 21st!

This has been so much fun...When I first read LISA's blog, I thought what a great idea...there is something really wonderful about joining hands, hearts and blogs all over the world :0)
I have been having fun getting to know each one of you better through your blogs and I hope to have made some new Blog friends along the way!...

I am adding some more great ephemera and photo images to the giveaway because I'm having so much fun and would like to see them bring a little happiness to whomever's name is drawn on the 21st...
Don't forget to add your name (see previous post, below) for a chance to win the ATC and ephemera listed....
If you don't have your email addy on your blog profile, please check back here on the 21st to see whose name was drawn and I will also draw the name of two runners up for a small surprise also!!!
Hope you are all having fun!!!
Artful hugs,

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Feeling a wee bit Irish???

Do you have a wee bit of the Leprachaun blood running through your veins? I thought it would be fun to suggest a few fun ideas for you and your family to enjoy the day even if you aren't a bit O' Irish...

Start your morning with Lucky Charms, corn pops (looks like gold nuggest) or fruit loops(looks like a rainbow) cereal...
Lunch could be brocolli soup or spinach salad or try a veggie sandwich (cucumber,green pepper and sprouts on cream cheese)...
and don't forget a favorite Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage with new red potatoes...and dessert of mint chip ice cream!
I hope you have a wonderful St Patrick's Day and don't forget to wear green, otherwise, you'll never know when you'll get pinched (or by who LoL :0)

Monday, March 05, 2007

One World One Heart ART giveaway...

... on March 21 to celebrate friendships World wide there will be a grand scale Spring fling giveaway...created for us all to draw a little closer together by Lisa Oceandreamer...
"The celebration will not only be for the winners - it will also be a celebration that our worlds have come even closer together, our friendships expanded and our hearts beating as one."

If you would like to read more about it and see the list of everyone giving away a prize go here - ONE World ONE HeART Giveaway.
Spread the love, spread the giving, spread the word!

I am giving away an ATC and some Ephemera and for your collection...
Just leave me a comment
if you would like to be
added to my drawing.
You will recieve...ATC (bottom left corner), German scrap images, striped paper, (on right)vintage photo images and vintage foreign book pages...
Please feel free to leave a comment to win, even if you aren't participating in the One World One Heart Giveaway!!!
I hope you are looking forward to Spring as much as I am!!!
Please don't forget to view my previous post below for another chance to win some of my art for a very good cause!!!!

A chance to win an altered wall Quilt and Altered purse...

If you missed the chance to bid on the altered art quilt that I had created to honor 7 yr. old Josh Phillips and his courageous battle with cancer...
here is another chance to enter a drawing to win
the art quilt
and newly donated altered art purse

A winner will be chosen on March 15th from among the entries....
My good friend Chel from ZNE will be donating ALL proceeds to the Full OF HOPE Fund, in memory of a brave young boy, Josh Phillips who tragically lost his life to cancer earlier this year...
Please click on the above link to get more details of the's coming up don't hesitate!!!
Many blessings,

Thursday, March 01, 2007

This is recent artist interview by Deb Silva of Artella Daily Muse...

Sunday's Artist Profile: Amber Heagerty

Daily Muse: How would you describe your art?

Amber: Probably the best way to describe what I do is Altered Art or mixed media.
DM: Tell us more...
Amber: I love taking either a blank piece of paper or canvas and start layering little bits and pieces of ephemera, paint, stamps, fibers, charms and images until I am satisfied with a textured collage...I LOVE texture and layers!!!
DM: What is your favorite piece of your own art and why?
Amber: My favorite piece of my own art would be my first altered art piece that I ever did...It is a sculpted and altered cold plaster bust with a collaged hat...Kind of funky but I felt like a true artist creating it!
DM: What art supply can you not live without?
Amber: Hmmm tough choice...but I'll have to say my fingers...I just couldn't live without them, I use them all the time to spread paint, blend colors and smooth down glued paper! I'll also have to add my's my one greatest asset! But as far as something inorganic, I would have to say a good adhesive like Gel Medium.
DM: Is there music that you love to hear?
Amber: I most always listen to light classical...It lightens my mood and makes me feel creative!
DM: Which artist(s) do you love?
Amber: I really admire Angela Cartwright and her style...I love how she incorporates her beautiful photos into her art...I have had the good fortune to be currently working with her in an Altered Book Round Robin in one of my art groups and have been enjoying seeing her art in person!
DM: What books do you love to read?
Amber: I usually find myself reading the current art magazines for inspiration and I read Claudine Hellmuth's books, Traci Bautista and Lynn Perella's books.
DM: Do you have favorite movies?
Amber: One of my favorites is Sound of Music...I also love Mary Poppins, Wizard of Oz and Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (gee, guess who never grew up! LOL)
DM: Which artist(s) inspire you?
Amber: I am fascinated by Maggie Taylor's work and the whimsical/surreal feel to her pieces... There are more but too many to list.
DM: Whom do you admire most and why?
Amber: I have a friend who is a incredible artist and recently found out that she has breast cancer. She is JoAnna Pierotti of Moss Hill Studio. I admire her honesty, her faith and strength in sharing her struggles and growth through battling such an uncertain future. She is truly an inspiration!

Amber is a self taught, mixed media artist who has always had a very vivid imagination. She has always loved art and creating things since childhood. She challenges you to find a little bit of that childhood imagination in each of her pieces. Her items are one of a kind designs full of whimsy, full of texture and vintage touches.

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