Thursday, August 11, 2011


Lenna Young Andrews has been hosting various swaps on her blog for so long that she is celebrating her 1000th (WOW!) post with a fabulous giveaway.  Hop on over and join in the fun - remember to leave your e-mail in order for her to contact you if you win. 

And, if you have never participated in one of her swaps, I can say that I have never been disappointed in any of them.  So many fabulous artists to swap with and a lot of different venues, too.  Check it out!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Hello, blogland!  Yes, it's me.  Actually posting on my long-neglected blog.  Hope I can be more productive and get back into some collage work!

I signed up for the Sketchbook Project 2012 a few weeks ago.  My choice for theme was:  Untitled!  This gives me lots of leeway as to what I actually put in the book.  Here is one of the spreads that I have finished:

For the background, I laid a paper doily on each side and sponged color through it.  Then I added some rubber stamps and used tea dye distress ink to "age" the pages a bit.  For the focal images, I used the front of an old dress pattern envelope.  I love finding these patterns at garage sales/thrift stores.  The description of the pattern was cut from the pattern envelope and used as the title of this spread.  (thus the color scheme, too.)  Some other words cut from magazines were placed here and there.   

This little sketchbook may just be the trick to getting me back into paper and glue!!

Anyone else out there doing the Sketchbook Project this year??