availspace Available Space: August 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Red Bamboo

I mentioned a quick blurb about this is a previous post and thought I could share a picture or two from my new series of paper collaged works. "Red Bamboo" comes from the name of the handmade paper I am using in each piece. I like the way that the pieces can have completely different themes but can always be tied together. My idea with this is to force myself to create daily but also limit myself to what materials to use. Sound strange? I find it somewhat frustrating but very rewarding once something finally comes out of my madness! The above piece has been added to my etsy shoppe.

I have also been trying to post these little pieces on ebay, just to keep my name out there and my ebay account updated. I find that the same people repeatedly check my listings and purchase these little gems and I am thankful for that. I will have more later.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


This interesting specimen is now on ebay. Follow the link if ya want a better look. :)
Also, the lovely Lisa Wharton from Urban Bird has most generously tagged me and knowing how much I love to spill my most intimate secrets, I was eager to play along.
I am sure that the folks that read my blog would love to hear some 6 or so unspectacular quirks of mine, so here it goes...
1. I carry a large purse but have nothing but garbage in it. Literally! My wallet followed by misc. gum wrappers, receipts and flyers.
2. Almost every article of clothing (including my expensive Odd Molly faves) has paint or medium on it. I just bought a new apron from Daniel Smith but am secretly thinking that I might pawn it off on a friend as I will never take the time to get it on.
3. I can't stand a lot of noise in the form of talking, playing or laughter. This is fairly odd being that I have 3 boys under the age of 12. However, music can NEVER be loud enough. go figure.
4. Can't stand snotty noses. Seems obvious but you would be surprised by how many kids/ people you seen with dried snot on their faces. ewwww.
5. I don't watch a lot of TV (only a couple of shows) and rarely can sit through an entire movie whether at home or the theater. I get bored.
6. I LOVE to snuggle and drink red wine. I could do this everyday, all day. Not sure with anyone, but at least my immediate family.
Now, to tag some folks I am certain will give some interesting facts about themselves.
Wendy Lee Lynds - you know you want to! Really, you do!
Claudia Roulier - your answers better be as interesting as your art!
Jennifer BLack - because I always tag you and love your witty remarks!
Bridgette Guerzon Mills - because we never can know enough!
Denise Lombardozzi - we know we will get something good!
Corey Moortgat- please inspire us with your talent!
Now, here are the rules:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking to them
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged bloggers blogs letting them know they've been tagged.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

in the studio...

I have spent almost 3 days working on a small portfolio made specifically to hand out to potential clients. My idea was to make these as economical as possible but with a personal touch, therefore, I have decided to handbind them. They are small, just about 4 x 6" but I like the format and feel like it presents my work well. I am going out tomorrow to start delivering. Nervous? Yes! But, I have to be grown up about this! I am ready and have to spend the rest of my day convincing myself of that.

After being away from my tiny studio for the past months, I was ready to finish up pieces I have had laying around. I have now told myself that I will not start a new canvas until all (or most of them, there are a lot!) are finished. I did get a larger piece (above) finished as well as some little guys. I like to do these little 4" canvases as they are quick to do and I am able to utilize my scrap. Plan on listing some things both on ebay and etsy tonight. Follow the links below if yer interested.

I am finished with the "H" gocco cards and will add them to etsy shortly.

To see other works for sale you can go to ebay or etsy.

Monday, August 25, 2008

-- A is for Arrow

Yep, more cards. And you better believe there will be more where this came from! Actually, I have "P", "T", "G" and "K" done. You will see these shortly. Also have some fun cards in the works promise to share some with you soon. Have a happy week.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

hot off the press

Been working hard the past week designing a new logo and gocco cards. Starting with the letter "E" (no, not because it is MY initial but because I liked the design the best.), I will try and list a new letter daily. I also have a series of small original paper collages entitled "Red Bamboo", which will also be listed daily until I run out of paper (or inspiration). These I plan to offer sometime next week.

Worked 9 hours today, who hoo! Think I will let my gocco machine rest tomorrow. :)

click here to go to my etsy

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

vacation from vacation

Yes, we are home. After 7 weeks in the states, a wedding the first weekend back as well as a couple of weeks of visitors, we have decided to take yet another break. I am slowly trying to get back into the swing of things by updating my site, blog and other places as well as get cracking on some new and exciting pieces. Having had the summer to regroup I am now semi-rejuvinated and inspired, something which I needed! I have decided to lay low for the rest of the week and play catch up, but then it is back to a strict schedule something which I intend to follow!

(picture above: Jonah and I at day 2 of wedding celebration)