availspace Available Space: October 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Lots of art and Pasticcio Review

I got mine! My jaw actually dropped when I opened it and saw the artwork. The fantastic duo of Angela and Sarah have done it again! Absolutely gorgeous! Crystal clear imagery, witty journalism, and an easy to follow layout make it a zine that you will actually read. I mean, how many zines do you really read cover to cover? They also featured one of my fav artists, the fab Tiffini X. Did I mention it also had recipes? No kidding! If you are interested in mixed media art, journaling or are a collector of zines, this one is a must for any collection. Here's the link so you can have your own, shiny, 8.5" zine.

This piece is in Pasticcio and can now be yours on ebay.

These are also available on ebay and vary in size from 4" to over a foot long. Early Christmas shopping! Oh, and if you purchase one of these pieces and tell me that you saw it here first, I will pick up the shipping. Pretty good deal, no?

Click here to go to my ebay listings

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I can breathe!

"Pretty Things in a Row"
8" x 19 1/2" - 1 1/2" deep
I have been somewhat busy this past week but for good reason. Our house is sold! Now I can take a deep breath and focus on fixing the new house. Can't tell you the weight that has been lifted!
Finally got a new camera but haven't quite figured out how to use it. When I do, I will post some pictures of the fabulous autumn we have been having!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Cleaning up...

I work on several pieces at once and sometimes they sort of take over each other. That has happened this time so these pieces have been listed together. Here's the link if you want a closer look.

We have started moving things in the new house. I have many pieces started and many pieces in my head that I plan on getting to work on. Therefore, I am listing some pieces that you have seen before here and on my website. This piece, for example, will is now listed on ebay among others:

And would you take a look at this? I am so happy that I blog! My Norwegian cyper pal Kathrin sent me a fantastic surprise a couple weeks back. Still haven't found my camera but did manage to dust off the old one and take a picture! These handknitted washcloths are fab, so soft, and a new washing up brush? Who doesn't need that! I am saving it for the new house!

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Finally, one major task out of the way. Yesterday, the photographer came to take pictures of the interior of the house. We spent the entire week moving as much junk out of our house and into the basement of the new one in preparation for the open house. Of course, now that all the stuff is gone, our house echoes and feels a bit empty. Now I have a week to get it all clean for the open house next Monday.

I have been tagged by the dear Sarah. Thought this one should be easy as my middle name is only three letters! Here are the rules...

Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blogpost containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and to read your blog!

A - Anxious! Oh, for so many things! Getting Noah into daycare a couple of times a week to start having time for ME! For a bigger house, so that we all have some room to move and grow.

N - That is an easy one, NICE! Raising three boys isn't always an easy task and I am trying to teach them the value of being NICE over everything else! I consistently tell them that they will get far in life by being NICE. I think that teaching children the importance of being NICE seems to be a bit underrated these days.

N - is for Negotiate. Yep, there is definitely a lot of that going on here in regards to weekly allowances. I am negotiating new furniture and appliances for the new house. Half way there! I figure as the kitchen is ripped out and starts taking shape again, he will see the IMPORTANCE of a built in espresso maker!

Going a bit against the rules here, and tagging some folks that initials are not in my middle name!

Jennifer B
Corey M
Lisa C

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Join the Revolution!

After waiting patiently for a couple of weeks, it has finally arrived! Mixed Media artist Linda Woods and her sister, Karen Dinino have done it again with another fabulous book. Everything you never knew that you needed to know is in this book. Their witty writing style combined with new innovative techniques makes this book a necessity for any mixed media arts and/or journaler. Their first book, Visual Chronicles, inspired me to dust off one of many blank journals and set to work. I have contributed a small piece along with many other fantastic artists. I am flattered to be part of their Art Army! Buy this book! You will be filled with inspiration!

Admist my daily chaotic life which has currently contained two with head lice, a 10 year old with attitude and a husband sick after a week in India, I have managed to finish a few small pieces. These and others will soon be listed on ebay. Have a look if yer interested.