Blue Owl Postcards

I made these postcards using the owl stamp I carved and my Derwent Inktense blocks.

We didn’t have much of a winter here in central Texas, so the only snow I’ll see  is the sn0w in my art.

I stamped the owls in blue, then added more color with the blocks, and then finally added some more details with my .03 black pen.

A phrase crafted from book text…

Using a water pen to blend the Inktense colors in the background…

Red cheeks and red berries added with the Inktense blocks…

Lots of sparkly glitter in the forest…


I used some white ‘Fun Flock”  to add snow to the branch…

Thanks for visiting my blog and looking at my art projects!

Have a great week~


Music: “Angel Eyes” by Tommy Flanagan

Tidings of Joy 6″x6″ Canvas

My first Christmas project of the year!

I sculpted two angel wings out of Sculpey UltraLight clay.  Then I took a 6″x6″ canvas and covered it with fiber paste just like I did with  these smaller canvases.  I pressed the words “Tidings of Joy” into the paste while it was still wet and flattened them with my fingers.

After the paste was dry, I glued on the angel wings.

Added some red berries, ribbon, and white tulle at the top.  I also dabbed some glue on the wings and sprinkled them with prisma glitter.

This Christmas canvas was made especially for one of Knox’s therapists. I hope she likes it!


Be sure and check out the two sets of Christmas cards I just added to Knox’s shop. All proceeds from his store go to Cockayne Syndrome research.

I wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving!

Music selection:  From the “Hamlet’ film score, “What Players Are They”,  by Patrick Doyle

Christmas Owls, Package Toppers

My old gray wool skirt.

Style: outdated

Size: outgrown

I decided to cut it up and make package toppers.

I had black and white toile scraps leftover from re-covering a chair, along with some assorted trims and vintage buttons.

I cut out simple shapes for the bodies, wings, and front pockets (to put stuff in).

I also cut a pattern out of the toile to see what it would look like.

I sewed the eyes, beaks, and pockets onto one of the front pieces, then sewed the two body pieces together, filling them with a bit of poly-fil stuffing.

Lastly, I sewed on the wings and added the trims, bows, vintage buttons, and red berries.





Here’s #2…

She’s literary and has lines of poetry stamped on her scarf.


And here’s #3…


There are times when I’m working on a project and I just know something is wrong but I can’t put my finger on it. Does this ever happen to you?

Then when I see it posted on the computer screen, I see the problem right away!
Such is the case with this last one . She needed more contrast: gray for the pocket, perhaps,and black around the eyes.
Love this vintage button! It looks like glass.

I think they turned out so cute!

When I showed them to my 4 year old, however, he said, “They’re too pointy.”

Too pointy ?

Well, pointy or not, we now have 3 under our tree and I’m not telling ‘whoo’ they’re for. :)