Well, I haven't posted in a long time about Artsy stuff but I so need to get back into it as it really is what I love and think about most of the time when I am not otherwise occupied with everyday life.
A while back I received another wonderful box of rusty goodness and some other items from my friend, Julie. I am just so lucky to have her as my friend and trading partner. We have been having a lot of fun trading items. She is also a big time thrift store, garage sale, swap meet person like myself. I would so much rather do this than visit any Mall around.
How about a game of horseshoes....way too cool........all rusted up.
That heart piece is really great, and the buckles, springs and odd pieces of rusted goodness will be nice for certain projects.
All different kinds of things in this box including some rusted wire.
Flat pieces of rust and such. On the side of the cigar box is an old rusted frame and a really cool old rusted rake. Way too cool and long flat pieces to work with.
Oh my, look at all those faucet handles, knobs and such. Way too much fun.
You can never have enough old bottle caps.
The mesh that she sent is just so cool. Will look great in an altered project or two or three.
Now I need to get going and make some things with all of these goodies that my friend sent me. I hope it is cool wherever you are because it is Hotter than Heck here. Oh how I miss the Pacific Northwest on days like these..........it is over 100 degrees in the SW Desert.
I am a mixed media artist and dabble in all kinds of art. The most important thing to know is that I am a big thrift store, swap meet, bargain hunter for art supplies and will definitely be telling about it on my blog. Back in 1994 my Mom got me into rubber stamping but I quickly went from that to decorating papers, making journals, working with acrylic paints, doing found object jewelry and altered art. My creative life really changed after attending art retreats like ArtFest, Art and Soul and Art Unraveled. I now do a little of everything.
This was my favorite doll who had red hair just like my Mom so I named her Juanita. This will date me but this picture was taken around 1950. I am sitting at the front of the home that my father built in Canby, Oregon. I still have her to this day and she still looks as good as new. I think everyone was really shocked that she stayed in such good condition as I don't think I was that careful with other toys. Lots of special memories since my Mom is gone now.
Full Tilt Boogie Journal Class with Mary Ann Moss
Remains of the Day Journal Class with Mary Ann Moss
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