Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Studio Space

It's so nice to have my own space at home to work at. While my daughter was emptying out her bedroom and moving into her new home, I started shopping for work tables. I love the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, Illinois. It has a great mix of items - especially antiques. On my first trip, I found the vintage chalkboard. I've never seen one with so many cool details. The top has a picture roll - I can change the picture scene whenever I'm in the mood. It's a great little display shelf, and holds some of my brushes, pencils, and papers. My husband actually found my work island on another trip to the flea market. It is made from a kitchen/pantry built in from an old house. The top surface is the lane from an old bowling alley. There are wonderful drawers and pullouts on two sides.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I promise to get over my blogger nerves and post on a regular basis. This is a page from my journal that I wanted to share for Valentine's Day. Most of the work was done with acrylic paint, pens, and pencils. I like to collect quotes that I wish I had the wisdom to write myself. The heart seemed to be a good spot to record these wonderful words.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Finally Blogging!

Well, I have finally taken the plunge and started a blog. I've had such a fun few years working as a designer for Altered Arts. I'm looking forward to sharing a little more about myself and my work. I've been collaging ever since I was in fourth grade. It was then that I realized that teachers would actually take this form of artwork as homework! I've been hooked ever since. I live near Chicago with my husband. I have two grown daughters who live nearby - which is so much fun. I have always loved working on art with my girls, and these are some of the most fun memories I have of being a mom. Both are very creative adults and we continue to make art together. Recently, my husband found an awesome work island for my studio at a flea market. It is one of my favorite pieces of furniture! I am also a teacher and love to create art with kids.