Art by Wendy paintings, crafts, and other handmade items

Monday, May 14, 2012

ATC Heaven!

Wow! I feel like I dropped off the face of the earth! It's been run, run, run the last couple of weeks and I haven't posted in so long things I have been wanting to post have piled up! This beautiful ATC is from my partner Blanche . The theme was "Springtime in Paris" over at Blissfull ATC Swap . I love the colors and my camera does not do it justice!

These are all of the goodies Blanche sent along! I love the little charm! It's always so much fun to get new ephemera from people all over the world!

This beautiful ATC is from Laura at Artfully Musing She has a monthly giveaway of her art and I enter every month! This month I was a lucky winner and received this amazing ATC! If collecting ATC's is like collecting baseball cards...getting one of Laura's is like getting a signed Babe Ruth card!

And this was an unexpected treat in the mail! Judith at Creative Studio won my bag giveaway last month and she sent this beautiful tag in the mail as a thank you! I just love it! :)

and last.. This is the ATC I made for my partner Debbie. The theme this month was "Magic in the air" but the picture really does not show how sparkly the card is. I hope she likes it! Well I'm off to do homework (on-line classes) before bed! I can't wait to show you the steampunk stuff I've been working on...but I'm going to save it for another post!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New steampunk necklaces

I belong to a local art club and every year we have a spring show in our local mall that is judged. everyone who belongs to the club can submit ten pieces of art and out of all that are submitted about fourteen pieces go to the state art show to be judged again. I did some photography pieces but I also wanted to add some of my steampunk jewelry this year.. so I made three necklaces. My favorite is the first one...I called it time traveler

This is my husbands favorite.

This one I called "timeless" and it won a red so it gets to go to the state show! Woohoo!
I have also been asked to display some of my jewelry at our local art center at the end of this month so I'm getting ready for that too!I want to create a really cool steampunk theme in the glass display cases so I've been looking for objects and ideas to set off the jewelry, so far I found a pair of old goggles in my husbands garage and I'm making a steampunk Parcheesi game from pics I saved from plush possum studio . Any ideas on what else I could display with the jewelry?  More pics to come of my display when it's up!