In the palm of my hands

I received my order and these are now
available for your purchase!

I am adding something special to my etsy store, artful bliss, and I wanted to give you a sneak peek…

I love to use hands in my artwork and I had a lot of fun taking these pictures. The last picture is an example of a pendant I made for a round robin I’m participating in. I have also used these hands in assemblage and other mixed media work. I hope these will inspire you to create many beautiful and creative masterpieces.

I will be listing the first set of hands tonight. I should receive more sets of hands later this week and will add them as demand dictates.

One World – One Heart

I am so excited to be participating in this worldwide giveaway: One World – One Heart, created by Lisa Swifka. This is a fun way to get acquainted with new people. All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post. You’re not even required to have a blog or host your own giveaway (unless you wish to). On Thursday, February 12, I will draw a random participant to win the prizes below! Make sure you leave your email or a link to your blog so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

That’s it… that’s all you have to do… although I do hope you stop by the blog to say hi every once in a while.

If you would like to host your own giveaway, learn more about this event, or if you’d like to meet other participating bloggers, they are listed at the One World – One Heart site. Clicking the logo above will take you there.

UPDATE: If I get 200 entrants, I will add another set of prizes!
Stay tuned!

Here is what the lucky winner will receive: one vintage German doll torso, one frozen Charlotte doll, and five antique medicine tin lids.

These dolls are perfect for creating unique works of art. They are beautiful as the focal piece for a pendant. Add a bit of lace and make a special ornament. Alter and art them up… the possibilities are endless. Because these dolls were dug up from an old doll factory, the amount of detail, distress, and dirt will vary. The doll torso has holes for the arms and legs and measure about 1 3/4 inches tall. The frozen Charlotte is about 2 inches tall. The jewelry box and the hand are not included in the giveaway and are used for display only.

The small tin lids are very old. There are no bottom pieces, only the tops. The color is a deep yellow with very decorative trim. These would be so perfect for making ornaments or charms. Find small treasures to encase in resin. Attach to a chain and wear as a pendant. Or paint it and make a mini collage. Each tin is about 2 inches in diameter.

New Etsy listings

I only have time for a short post… I should be sleeping right now! I listed some really cute new items in my etsy store: artful bliss. Here’s a little teaser for you…

Happy shopping!

New items for sale

I think my etsy shop looks better than ever. I got rid of most of those eBay-type-mug-shot thumbnails I had on my listings. I hope the new snazzy pics entices everyone to buy, buy, buy! Click on the photos below to link directly to the items at artful bliss.

Wonderful weekend

I attended a wonderful workshop at Sally Jean‘s gorgeous studio in the Pearl. Her studio is heavenly and her personality and style is imprinted on every single square inch of the place. Spending time in her studio is an inspiring experience. If you haven’t already done so, pick up a copy of Where Women Create… you will be amazed. And Brad was the photographer! His photos are wonderful and he’s got a couple more spreads in the next edition. Great work, Brad!

The women in class were so very creative. It is always fun to meet new people and learn about their lives. Watching how others compose their artwork is always interesting. It was truly a pleasure to see everyone’s finished work. What talented artists! See for yourself…

I apologize I didn’t get everyone’s name to give them credit for their work. 😦

Going back to Sally’s lovely studio tomorrow for round two: soldered angel tree topper! Yippee!

 

My newest site

I found this really cool new ecommerce site. Setup is free and easy to use. Transaction fees are $.20 plus 2% of the sale.

You may use this coupon code (SPECIAL10) to receive a 10% discount from your purchase greater than $15. Plus, all items are listed with free shipping! Click on the picture below to access my site.

Katherine’s piece

Whew! Here are the pictures of my piece for Katherine. It’s in remembrance of her father. She told me some of the items she wanted in the composition and I tried to keep that in mind when I worked on it. Only thing: I wish I’d have taken Lisa’s workshops prior to creating this piece. Anyway, I hope she likes it. I did add one small thing after I took the picture: I added the word heart from an old book to the little doll (he needed something).