Saturday, June 28, 2014

some new postcards--whom to send them to...?

Collage, gelli printing, drips, stencils, stamping and general silliness.  If any one catches your fancy, please let me know and email me your address at

What good are postcards unless they are sent out into the world?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

ICADs Days 25-26

Day 25
another kind of rainbow, a skyline.
image found on Google Images cut apart and re-assembled, with watercolor crayon sky.

Day 26
Geek rainbow
Acrylic inks dripped randomly and sprayed with water, magazine bits.
Love this geeky little face.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ICADS Days 20-24

Day 20
 map, text from a movie poster and security envelope

 Day 21
 map and old postage stamps

Day 21
stamped background, sort of a rainbow and text, from a magazine

Day 23
another kind of a rainbow, found on Google and cut apart; background colored with ink pads

Day 24
Same image. cut differently; ink pad colored background.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


One of Frida's iconic paintings, altered with Fotosketcher filters and gradient map and blending modes.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

ICAD Day 19

Day 19 background is crayon, oil pastel, colored pencil and china marker; globe is from a piece of junk mail, text from a quote site, and washi tape (one of my favorite rolls.)

A one staple ICAD, made with scraps from my desk, embellished with black Sharpie.  I have absolutely no idea what KA is or where it came from...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ICAD Day 18

another map. rubbed with stamp pads, cut apart on longitude lines and pasted.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ICADs Day 17 and an extra from yesterday.

Day 17
Cutouts from a calendar featuring old maps--love the fancy decorations around the edges. and thread stapled and dangling.

Day 16-2
Background colored with stamp pads, book text and girl cut from a book about folk art

Summer of Color Week 2--Coral, Teal and White

Coral and teal gradient , applied to b/w fish print and played with blending modes.

Monday, June 16, 2014

ICADs Days 14-16

Day 14
was a busy one, not much time to play...dictionary page bit, gelli printed deli paper, washi tape-from Martha Stewart, no less--and cut outs.  Nothing like a man in a pink suit!

Day 15-1
Gelli printed and stamped watercolor paper with circles punched out stapled to stamped IC, face cut with circle punch--God bless 55% off coupons at AC Moore--and a bit of washi tape.

Day 15-2
more circles, more dictionary bits, and I am loving the look of faces torn and re-positioned.

Day 15-3
He didn't quite fit on the IC, so I cut him into bits and stuck him back on.
and I am not sure what I think about the idea of cheese poetry...

Week 3 Prompt--Maps
ICAD 16 

I really think that Canada is probably nicely fragrant--all those pine trees.
REALLY liking cutting things apart and gluing them almost together again.

Friday, June 13, 2014


 Day 13-1
Oil pastel, washi tape, cut outs from a brochure.  You may remember Dolly, the first cloned sheep.

Day 13-2 and 3

I decided to try and make a mandala--with STAPLES!  Colored with marker and sharpie. #3 id the reverse of the card, showing the stapling.  Can't decide which I like better.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Check out this amazing piece of art~

This is a totally amazing process and really blew me away.

 amazing finger painting

ICADS Days 11-12

Day 11
Markers and magazine and book cutouts

Day 12
stamping, cutouts and postage stamps

Day 12 -2
Was having such fun I couldn't stop, and the other side of the Picasso face was crying, "use me NOW"
Colllaged gelli print--the bronze color is metallic heavy acrylic and it just shines in real life--and washi tape.

Take a Word and Three Muses...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

ICAD Days 9 & 10

Day 9 
Gelli print with stencil magazine cutout, text from book and gel pen

Day 10
Circles punched from paint chips, paint chip scrap after punching, bits from another gelli pint stapled, background sponge painted with masked areas and stamped with a jar cover.

Summer of Color Week 1

I am so confused...

Monday, June 9, 2014

ICAD Days 7 & 8

# 7 Last day of week 1 prompt--use text
Sponge painted background, Butterfly stenciled and lined with gel pens, hand lettered
 Day 8  Week # 2 prompt--Collage
Gelli print Background, washi tape collaged bits from a fashion magazine spread.  The fringe is cut and moves.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

SPA--in the Garden--with Bunnie

My photo of a garden of tulips altered with a texture from Elizabeth Golden, watercolor brushes and blending modes.  Bunnie is a stamp I made, as is the postage stamp, but it's another kind of stamp.

Friday, June 6, 2014

ICAD Days 5 & 6

Stencil and sharpie, colored with Japanese brush pens, lettering and text from a book.

Painted adn stencilled with a cosmetic sponge, outlines with white jelly roll pan and text from a magazine.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ICAD Day 4

one of my hand made foam stamps, outlined with a Bic extra fine marker, text found on Pinterest, circles punched from a gelli print and stapled.

Three Muses--Sorrow

Sorrowful Mother

Two of my photos, taken at Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston, and a texture from Bonnie at Pixel Dust.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ICAD Day 3

My own text...I kinda like it.  Also a foam stamp and a 1 staple sun with rays.