Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Just wanted to blog a little about my latest piece called "Organica". I am biased but I just love this piece. It took on a life of it's own as I was creating it. It's a large piece at 24" x 36" with the thick gallery wrapped sides so it's ready to hang. I have many more photos in my flickr photostream to see details better. It has green little micro beads, archival paper, rhinestones, gold leaf flakes, molding paste and more. It's coated in some great smelling beeswax to finish it off. This piece has a lot of depth and would be a great focal piece for a room. It has a soft earthy feel to it with all the greens and browns. If you would like more info on it you can view the listing for it or email me. Thank you for looking!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Maureen from the Jeweled Rabbit was the tagger! I was also tagged last week from someone else but I couldn't read the post due to a widget overlapping on the text. :( Anyhoo here's some info about myself!
- I have been to Europe 6 times and to 10 different countries including Russia.
- I've done missions work in different countries and was a part of YWAM right out of high school.
- I am the oldest of 4 kids and I have no sisters at all.
- I've driven on the AutoBahn when I was 21 and LOVED it!
- I've been skydiving and would do it again in a heartbeat!
- I have my motorcycles license and had my bike before Lorelei was born, I'll have another one someday!
- I'm a DIE-HARD JEEP girl and totally miss my big wheeled Wrangler, especially driving on Florida beaches.
Shelli at Studio Mela
Paulette at Paulette Insall
Suzan at Thrifty Collage Artist
Lauren at Sunbasilgarden
Krissy at KrissysArt
Jenn at NoodleandLou
Tascha at Time with Tascha
If I've tagged you, here are the rules for playing along:
- Link to the person who tagged you (That would be me. :p) and list these rules on your blog.
- Post seven random facts about yourself on your blog.
- Post the names of seven people at the end of your post and leave the links to each of their blogs.
- Let each of them know you've tagged them by leaving a comment on their blogs.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Just wanted to show you my latest mixed media piece. This is a little washed out because this piece has a lot more dimension in person. I think it's because my Ott light was on directly above it. You can see more photos here. It's a 24 x 36 inch canvas with the deep gallery wrapped sides. I've used a little bit of everything. I'm probably going to do this as a private sale or auction. If anyone is interested please contact me. I won't be putting this on Etsy I don't believe but may change my mind. I've used metal flakes, scrapbooking paper, pencils, water soluable crayons, Steward Gill paints, stencils, tissue paper, glitter, molding paste, acrylics and probably more. I would love some input. I'm also probably going to put little orbs of light in it in a few places to make it a little more magical.
LoLo and I have been sick all week and I haven't been working on it as much as I would have liked. Send some prayers our way if you get a chance, we have colds with coughs and runny noses and my ear is completely blocked right now. So not fun!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Felt like my blog needed an update. I wanted something a bit cleaner and fresher. Whatcha think? I updated my banner to go with my business cards that are on my way to me from Overnight Prints, (love that printer!) Anyhoo, feedback is wonderful, good or bad so feedback away if you must!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Just did a HUGE shop update today and these are the latest and freshest designs for you! If you have any questions feel free to email me. Hope you're having a wonderful Saturday!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Today is a day to unite bloggers and people on the web to bring to light the issue of poverty. There are many people living in poverty in all parts of the world including here in the US. I thought I would share some links that are doing their part to help end poverty. I am also going to donate any sales I get today to Compassion International. I have sponsored 2 kids for the past 2 or 3 years. We sponsor 2 little boys, 1 in Bangladesh named Sunil and 1 in Burkina Faso named Aristide. It's been such a blessing to help take care of these 2 boys. We write letters back and forth and it's wonderful. Please consider sponsoring a child.
Here are some useful links:
Bread.org (this has a list compiled already for you!)
Thank you for reading. Please do your part to help!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Well this is the first time I've planned an update but my stuff has been building up and need to start listing it. I figured I would do it as a big update instead of just one at a time.
The image above is called "Urban Melody" and it's an OOAK mixed media original. I listed this today. This piece was created while I was taking Paulette Insall's Organic Dimensions class and I couldn't think of a name so Paulette named it for me! Thanks girl! Anyways this one was listed today as well as a print because I forgot I was going to do the update like this. OOPSIE!
Well anyways here are a few more images of items I will be listing this Saturday some time. I'm not going to give a set time because not sure when my sweet daughter will nap so it's up in the air. But by Saturday night I should have all new items listed.
I have a few new book marks and book mark sets:
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This beautiful set of jewels nicely donated from Hesperion Designs goes to: JanetFaye!
This super cool original piece of art donated from Twisted Figures goes to: Suze
A 3 pack of these lovely cards donated from Cinnamon & Honey goes to: JeweledRabbit
An ACEO print of your choice from Wild Gypsy goes to: CupcakeDD (please contact through her store link and let her know it was for my birthday giveaway, she'll ship direct to you.)
A wonderful bar of handmade artsy soap from Sunbasilgarden goes to: Jen. (she has the best soaps ever!!! I use them all the time. Please contact my friend and soaper Lauren through her shop and she'll take care of the rest, let her know it was for my birthday giveaway.)
A super cute Halloween premade banner was kindly donated by the lovely Belle of Papergirl Productions and this goes to: Krissysart! (Please contact her through her shop as well.)
Now for the gifts I am giving away:
1 Print of your choice from my shop goes to: SusanCone!
1 Print of your choice from my shop goes to: Jenny!
1 Print of your choice from my shop goes to: Miss Knits!
1 Print of your choice from my shop goes to: Miss Bliss!
1 pair of Boo Halloween earrings/print of choice goes to: Donna!
1 bar of Sunbasilgarden's Sweetie Pie Birthday Cake soap from me goes to: Katie & Aubrey!
I want to thank all the lovely people who donated for this birthday giveaway, you would have just gotten prints from me otherwise! Be sure to visit them on their blogs and in their shops! I am putting permanent links under my favorite links on the left so you can always know where to find them. For the people who didn't win this time I'm sorry but I'll be doing more giveaways in the future! Please drop by sometime and say hi! Thank you all for making this birthday special all of your comments were wonderful! Here's to another year!
Blessings to you all!
Friday, October 10, 2008
I just found out today I won something pretty big!!!! I won a PERMANENT account on EBSQ art which I usually pay $7.50/month for. This is valued at $650 dollars!!! I entered on a blog post by Burgh Baby. I NEVER win anything!! I'm thrilled!!!! Just wanted to share!!!
I will be tallying up the names and entries today and tomorrow and will announce the winners on Sunday! Thanks for making me feel so special and all the sweet birthday wishes! The entries are now closed.
Excuse my photo this was me after waking up this morning. I had no birthday photos yesterday, it was an extremely crazy day.
Thanks for reading my little art blog and I hope you keep visiting, giveaway or not.
Check back by Sunday evening and I'll have the winners posted!
Hugs and blessings!
Monday, October 6, 2008
As some of you know this Thursday is my 35th birthday, (can we all say woo hoo, without enthusiasm?) I'm not looking forward to turning 35 but you all can look forward to some freebies! YES that's right FREEBIES! I'm giving away things, some are mine to give, others are donated from some wonderful Etsy shops and friends. Here's a sneak peek list to name a few:
Cinnamon & Honey - Handmade Card
The Wild Gypsy - ACEO Print
Hesperion Designs - Necklace
Twisted Figures - Original Art
MazerDesign (me!) A few things, earrings, original art, prints, bar of soap
Papergirlproductions (NEW!) - Premade Halloween Banner
Sunbasilgarden (NEW!) - Bar of Candy Cane Soap
and maybe a few more. Please be sure to visit these wonderful shops and say hi!
My hope is to have everything in by Wednesday or Thursday and have the giveaway between Friday and Saturday. I will announce the winners on Sunday!
Here's the rules:
1. Add a comment on my blog (this post) to enter (that's not hard right?)
2. Tell me which shop you want to win something from
3. If you want bonus points add a link on your blog about this giveaway and you'll get your name entered 3 more times!
Good luck to all who enter!!!!! You'll love the prizes!!! I may post a sneak peek of the items in my flickr account not sure yet! Thanks for entering!
**ANYONE qualifies** international or not! ;)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME AND YOU! :)
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I am going to be having a birthday giveaway HERE on my blog. My 35th birthday is next week, Oct. 9th and I'm looking for people willing to donate an item in this giveaway! It would be exposure for your shop and items because I will be linking your shop to the item itself! What a fun way to get exposure right? Well if you're willing to donate to me to give to others that would be awesome!!! I would have you ship the item to me and then I would ship to the winner. Please contact me via email aimee[at]mazerdesign.com and let me know if you would like to take part in this!!