Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It's Official!

I am now a design team member for Alteredpages.com, come check it out. All sorts of artsy goodies for sale and lots of awesome ideas for the goodies you have or want to have, all in one spot!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Some exciting news

just a teaser for now. Big news coming for me in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Shifting Perspective = Thinking Small

I've kinda gone tiny... Started another blog on my current obsession so this page stays, for when I can art big again (having another hand surgery) but for now you can see some cool posts at: http://jensminimakes.blogspot.com/

Please come join me on this journey if it interests you too.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

So this is a new piece I will be putting up for sale in an upcoming show in October. 10 x 10 canvas, originally my thought was to make the 4 seasons, and she could still be a part of that, however, as I was pulling out bits and pieces of my vast collection of junk, I decided to go this route. Acrylics on background, then I put stickers - I KNOW STICKERS!! hush hush, don't call the art cops.. They were clear backed fall leaves, at the time I was still thinking a fall piece. Then I put acrylic washes over the piece in red and quin gold. Added some blue stencil accents and some crackle medium to some spots. When the crackle dried, I rubbed over with gold and copper but the picture doesn't show that very well. Then as I was wondering whether to paint the face or not, I spied a ombre fall colored piece of tissue paper which said... put me on... you can always paint over me if you want... So, that is what happened to the paper-clay face (my sister Meri Wiley is a designer for Creative Paper Clay so she gives me cool stuff she makes). Once that was done, I kind of swerved off in the other direction. Didn't want the dimensional face to be lonely so I decided maybe just a piece or two of something rusty would work... Then this... Rusty nails, chain, wire tie, grommet and a itsy rusty heart. The "body" is a drawer pull, upside down, because I liked the look of wings. I found this cool watch crystal still intact with top case and a cool old glass evil-eye bead which was just flat enough to fit under the watch piece. I painted some tiny color on the inside of the watch crystal just to give a pop of color there. So here she is, not sure of her name yet but will think of something..

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mini's and Me...

So for the last couple of weeks, I have diligently been working on making many MANY miniature items to sell online in an International Miniatures show http://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/. It's a 3 day show ending on Saturday night.  I am hoping to sell a few items but it's stiff competition as there are quite a few dealers.  So cross your eyes and fingers for me.  Here are a few pics of my product: