Saturday, May 29, 2010

Art Project Update and FREE Orient Express Kit Part Three

I'm working on a book of 20 themed humorous collages, vintage 50's with a slight girl-power attitude. The book will be called "Feminist Rantings"; here's "Good Housekeeping", the cover illustration:

And this is "Coffee Break", the latest collage I've made:

And now for your free stuff!
Today we are celebrating my husband's return from the hospital. It took the doctors a week to get him at a safe level on blood thinners so they could send him home, and my poor sweetie barely slept at all the entire seven days he was there. Hospitals make him nervous, and every time he did fall asleep they promptly woke him up to take his blood pressure or give him a pill or change his bed linens. He came home yesterday morning and within half an hour he was fast asleep on the couch, where he took a six-hour nap with Godzilla. Apart from being sleep-deprived, he's doing very well.

So here's the free stuff!

Today you get Part Three, the first pack of Elements:

"Orient Express" is a four-part kit, so come back soon to get the second pack of elements. Hugs!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Three Muses and Orient Express FREEBIE Part Two

First up, the Three Muses Challenge site has reached its first year milestone! Bravo, Muses! This week's challenge is "Cards"; my entry is called "Always Some Joker":

To view all the other FABULOUS entries (Three Muses has some very talented people participating!), or to post one yourself, go to:

And now for your free stuff!!!!

Part Two of the papers:
Come back soon for the elements!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Orient Express FREEBIE, Part One

Sorry I'm late posting this, things have been pretty crazy here! My husband suffered a pulmonary embolism Saturday - he's fine, and we were lucky that it was a mild episode that didn't cause any permanent damage, but he's still in the hospital while they get him stabilized on a drug regimen. We didn't know this, but the cancer put him at risk for developing an embolism (a fancy word for a blood clot), and they can be very dangerous (even fatal). So the first thing we're celebrating is that he's OK!
Here is my new kit, "Orient Express":

Today you get Part One of the papers:

Come back soon for Part Two!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sunday Postcard & FREEBIE

Here is my entry for this week's Sunday Postcard Art. The challenge this week is "Mirrors"; my piece is called "Through a Glass Darkly":

To check out the other entries, go to:

As of this afternoon, I am OFFICIALLY out of school for the summer!!!!!!!! To celebrate, I've put together a collection of Butterflies - and a few loose wings, one butterfly body, and some French encyclopedia illustrations. There's 45 all together.

You can snag it FREE here:

On Sunday I'll start handing out my new Kit, "Orient Express".

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Free at Last, Thank God I'm Free at Last

OMG, I thought I was NEVER going to get out of this semester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been working on school projects the way the Israelites were building pyramids - work till you drop, and dodge that cracking whip if you know what's good for you! BUT the last pieces of my final project are drying downstairs on my kitchen table as I type (and it's due on Friday, so I'm AHEAD of schedule! What a concept!).

Get this - all I have to do is drive to school on Friday and turn my stuff in for my final grade, and then I'm FREE for FOUR ENTIRE MONTHS. I haven't taken a summer off since I started school in January of 2008, but THERE ISN'T ENOUGH MONEY IN THE BERKSHIRES to pay me to go to summer school this year. I am going to sit on my well-upholstered fanny and BLOg, and design freebies, and BLOG, and make snarky collages, and BLOG... you get the picture.
This is my entry for this week's Three Muses challenge. The subject this week is "relationships", so I opened up the folder labeled COUPLES in my library of vintage photographs, and decided to work with a pair of bathing beauties I call "Hard Bodies."

I also made a piece for LAST week's Three Muses, when the subject was "legs":

To check out the great artwork over at Three Muses, go HERE:


"Precious" has 11 papers, glittery stuff, and 42 elements. Here are a few layouts I made with this bright, beautiful kit:

mITSYBELLE's other kit is the very elegant "Madame":

It's available to purchase HERE:

Here are some layout I made with this gorgeous kit:

Your freebie today is the jeweled frame shown in the layout above; you can snag it HERE:

Come back soon, we have LOTS of stuff to celebrate, which means FREE STUFF for everyone!