Art by Wendy paintings, crafts, and other handmade items

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

One little tutorial still going strong!


Back in 2011 I made a blog post tutorial of these little mini-books. Three years later it's still my most popular post and I still get daily traffic from it! Everyone seems to really like them as much as I do. The tutorial has been re blogged several times and the latest bog to feature my mini books is The Beading Gems Journal and the link to their blog and the post with my mini books is here:book charm tutorial . I love that something I created has been all over blogger land :)


Here is a link back to the original tutorial: mini-book necklaces

Sunday, January 19, 2014

2013 highlights




Here are some of my favorite artistic highlights of 2013. First is this painting I did for a fundraiser for our library. It was a commissioned piece and it took about a year to complete!


   
Next is a few samples of the new Steampunk jewelry I made this year. I had so much fun coming up with new and creative ways to put my "junk" into a new piece of art.








 This was at an annual fundraiser for our local art center. I really enjoy going to different events and talking to people about whatever I am working on at the time.


 
    

Another fun project I get to do every year is our high school one-act play production. I help with the makeup and I have so much fun working with the kids. 






This year I had one of my Steampunk necklaces go to the State art competition and I got an honorable mention!  Its a very tough competition so to get anything is awesome!



And my best highlight of 2013 is my first grand-baby Kalie! She is the cutest baby ever as you can see and she has grandma wrapped around her finger. 2014 should be a great year and I look forward to showing off my newest art projects!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I'm a grandma!!!!!



This is my beautiful new granddaughter Kaile Jean! Born November 21st. to my son and his wife. My husband and I are so thrilled! We can't wait to spoil her rotten :O)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Industrial Chic Style


This is a slight departure from my usual Steampunk look. It's not extremely different but I think it's a little more industrial and less blingy. I will be adding these pieces to my ETSY store soon. Let me know what you think of this look....I love comments!!!!










Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Steampunk Style


Here are some new pieces I've been working on for upcoming Christmas craft shows. I will also be putting these into my ETSY shop (link is on the side bar)











Tuesday, October 1, 2013