Art Inspiration

May 26, 2013

Giant Tag Swap Results

Here are the Tags for the Giant Tag Springtime Swap
This is Maura's Tag 
(it was traded for Donna's Tag)

This is Mary Tag
 (it was traded with Doris's Tag)

This is Donna's Tag
(it was traded with Maura's Tag)

This is Doris's Tag
(it was traded with Mary's Tag)

May 25, 2013

Monthly Tag Swap

Like allot of us one of my favorite altered artist is Tim Holtz.
So I was thinking it might be fun to swap Tim inspired tags.
They would be due the last Friday of the month starting with June (due 6/28)
Each month for the next six months you would make 2 tags
One to swap one to keep.
Requirements would be to use a
Number #8 size tag and alter it in some way using your paints, Inks, stamps, dies, punches, embossing folders, embellishments, trinkets just about anything from your statch will do.
The theme is up to you it can be anything that inspires you from sewing, to travel, flowers, holiday, vintage or even Steampunk.
For ideas you can go Tim Holtz’s website
  or check  (type in Tim Holtz altered tags in the search box ).  Both places will inspire you.
The goal is to have fun, create and share your art.

May 13, 2013

Playing Card Swap

Take a regular deck of cards and alter 10 of them front and back to exchange. The theme is "travel the world" and it can be different countries, cultures, modes of travel...the world is your creative jump start!

Here is an example:

Sample from Desert Dream Studios

Wouldn't it be fun to end up with a ring like this? I hope you will be able to join in the fun in this 10 for 10! Swap will be due to Maura by July 15, and that should give you plenty of creative time to work on your world traveling.

Email Maura with any questions


May 12, 2013

June Gathering -Reminder

Hi ladies to kick start our new Gathering Schedule Mary and I have decided to host a Gathering in June.

Friday,  June 7th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

To be held at:
Mary Castilla
In Guilderland, NY

Pizza & Salad will be served
along with a Beverage and dessert
Two technique projects are planned for each artist to create*

RSVP no later than June 1st
There is room for 10-12 artists 
I hope you will join the us.
*Please bring tape, scissors, a craft mat,  two small paint brushes
(to be used with alcohol inks), and a water brush if you have one.
  The fee remains at $20.00 per person and can be paid at the gathering. 

Just a reminder

Just a reminder that the Giant Tag is due to me by Friday May 18th. If you are still working on it and planning on sending me your tag please let me know. So far I have received Donna's and Mary's.