Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Merci beaucoup, I have been awarded this prestigious awarded from my little studio friend, Tracey at Thank you girl...(p.s. are we ever going to play in the studio again...hahahaha. Between your schedule and my schedule we should opt to put it on the calendar for sometime next year!) LOL! In order to get this award ... HERE ARE THE RULES:

We MUST follow these rules so Queen "P" does not throw a royal hissy fit!

********SO PLEASE**********

1. Add the logo/button to your blog
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links to those blogs on your own blog
5. Leave a message on their blog letting them know the honor has been bestowed upon them.

Now...Here are the wonderful inspirational, creative,fellow BLOGGERS I have bestowed the "Major French Award" upon:


Let's all keep creating!



Ok, instead of posting a piece of Art today, I have chosen the following Books to Post here. These books are all wonderful and you can never have too many books, especially ART BOOKS! So if you find yourself browsing on the Internet on Black Friday, or hoping around the books stores on foot, here are some suggestions for you. I have found all of these books to be truly inspirational and helpful in my creative process. Some of these books are full of techniques, supplies, etc., and some are just meant to kick back with a fine wine and get inspired!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and survive BLACK FRIDAY. I know I will be locked away in my studio creating new treasurers and working on my Holiday Orders....Yipppeesss or Yikeeeesss ....there is just not enough time..where does the time gooooooooooo....out the window! However, while the time escaping or going into a time warp.... I will be blasting "Pink Floyd" in the Studio as I work on a Custom Collage Painting.... Let the PAINT FLY...right out the window!

Take a peek at these books...I know you will love them and enjoy them as much as I have!
Lynn Perrella...She never disappoints. I believe this is her 3rd Book. She has also written books for Stampington & Company... Great Artist! I love her assemblages!
Rice Freeman-Zachery (Rice also writes for various Stampington & Company's Publications, such as "Somerset Studio" and "Art Doll Quarterly." This is great book to read with that fine wine I was talking about.
Kelly Rae Roberts ...What a Great First Book... Kelly did a fantastic JOB on this book! I love it!
This is another great book to sit back and have a cup of tea, coffee, beer or wine!
Karen Michel...this book is filled with numerous techniques. I especially love Karen's techinique on gel transfers!

Traci Bautista makes painting paper towels fun! I also got her DVD Workshop...Brilliant I say!

Enjoy your shopping!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Whimsical Houses - Posting in Etsy Shop Tonight!

Good morning my fellow bloggers...have we had a cup of coffee yet? Well, I have had at least 2 pots and it's only 9:16 a.m.! It's raining here in Pennsylvania and as I look out my office windows, there is a mist that is taking me back to my travels over in Europe. It has a Jack the Ripper feel out there today....only if it would snow! I am wishing that this year for Christmas, we have a WHITE CHRISTMAS.....I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Here are a few pictures of some completed Whimsical Houses that I will be posting later night on my Etsy shop Make sure you check them out. I have some custom orders that I am working on and that have to be completed by December 17th...wish me luck! All of these houses are approximately 20 inches tall and are ready to hung on the wall or propped up on shelf. I used various papers, and trinkets, wooden numbers or letters and I finish them up with several coats of beeswax! Let me know how you like them!

Side view...the depth is about 1 1/2 inches thick. I'm actually playing around with themes on these. I'll post some pics when I'm done with them.
All three in a row!

I hope you all have a very a SAFE and WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING! Until next time...


P.S. Don't for your eggnog!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weekend In The Studio....What A Wonderful Thing!

This weekend sure has bought surprises...My Computer CRASHED and after spending 8 hours trying to recover, I had to call in the big guns...and he couldn't get to work...Technology....what is one to do? BUY AN APPLE COMPUTER I SAY!

After resolving the computer issue... here is what I was working on...LOL! Enjoy.... These EBs are going to the Gallery and will be making their DEBUTE on December 5, 2008 at 5 p.m.

I will be posting some new EBs, Mixed-Media Collages, and of course... my Whimsical Ornaments this week.... Stay tuned!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Magical Decorations!
These bridges are all over Pennsylvania!

Everyone should get a chance to visit Paris during the Holiday Season...there isn't anything like it in the WORLD!


Can't you just see yourself walking in that picture?

Hopefully we will have our Christmas Decorations Up! Going for the look of this picture! LOL

Can't you just smell that fresh COUNTRY AIR! I wonder if they some hot chocolate in that sleighed?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, as I will be in the Studio until Monday morning when I have to head back to the day gig! LOL

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Hello my little bloggers out there...I have finally started to update my ETSY shop ://! I decided to have a RE-GRAND OPENING of my shop because I have changed my graphics, added new sections, and have been creating like crazy and it's about time.

Here is a sneek peek of some of the EBs that will be going in my shop.
I will also have sculpted ornaments: and I will be listing them one by one with many photographs so you will be able to see them from all sides.

Here is a sneek peek of some ornaments I made for my upcoming Gallery Show on December 5, 2008 at Out of Our Hands.
*************NEWS FLASH FROM THE STUDIO****************
My amazing Sister-in-Law, Lady Lynn made arrangements with "The Patriot" our local newspaper here in Berks County to come to my Studio to do an editorial on me. This lovely writer, Devon came out to my studio last Thursday, and let me tell you, we had a lot of fun! I think if we didn't have to work the next day, we could've been up all night discussing life and ART! The article will be appearing in the paper on November 20th. Once I get my hands on it, I'll post a copy here. What a great experience and Devon made it so much fun. Thanks again Devon...can't wait to see the editorial!

************************ETSY PURCHASES***************************

I purchased a few items off of Etsy and here they are.... I love getting little packages at my door.....Check out these great items and the sellers! I love ordering my supplies, trinkets, and special finds on Etsy...extremely talented people wonderful supplies!

This weekend is going to be all STUDIO TIME, until Monday morning when I have to drag my butt out of bed and head to my day gig! I will be posting some collage houses that I have completed on my Etsy shop, hopefully Saturday or Sunday. There is still lots to do and I'm trying to get caught up with Custom Orders that need to get finished for the Holidays.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and make sure you stop into my shop to see the EBs and other magical treasurers.

Ciao for now...Cheers!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


244 Main Street, Emmaus, Pennsylvnaia**********

Come meet the Artist...(That would be me) at Out of Our Hands Art Gallery, located at 244 Main Street in Emmaus, Pennsylvania is having a gallery show for me on DECEMBER 5, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. After the show, you can enjoy the walk through Emmaus as the light the Christmas Tree and have their Traditional Christmas Walk through the town. I hope all of you who are in the area, will join us and if you are not in the area, please check out their website. They wonderful art that has been hand-made from local artist.

I cannot wait to show off my Holiday will be forth coming...but here is a little peek into Eb land....

I have had so much fun designing these new Ebs and I can't wait for people to see them. Each Eb has a special name that the Eb Fairy came up with. I just placed an order for a bunch of new holiday fabrics from different sellers on Etsy and I can't wait to get my packages and make the Eb's holiday outfits. Their names are not being will have check back the week of November 24th when I do my Re-Grand Opening on my Etsy Shop I'm also in the process of re-designing my website. That should be fun....I don't know anything about computers, but I'm getting some help...Thank God! LOL

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and make sure to check back...



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