Tuesday, December 23, 2014


It's come with a rush and caught me unawares...well almost.

There have been a few signs of the  festive season around the house.

....including the inevitable Xmas tree....

....and I've made a little jewellery for the occasion (sorry about the photo)

...and the odd card, that also doesn't photograph too well.

(it's actually silver, tho' it looks grey)

I guess that's as creative as I get at this time of year. Am pretty good in the kitchen and have been cooking up a storm... and sharing the bounty with lots of great friends.

That's what it's all about isn't it?

I wish you all similar joy, surrounded by family and friends.  May you all enjoy health and happiness in 2015.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

When you give, you receive.

The great thing about trading ATCs is that for every one you make you get one in return.  As a result I have a growing collection of mini-art pieces from all over the world....but mostly the USA.

Cathy Calamas (USA) is one of my favourite traders.

An 'eyes' theme resulted in the following:

From Noora Jarvela, Finland.

From Debra Claxton, USA

Using postage stamp heads is such fun, and results in some very amusing cards.

From Barb Adams, USA

From Marion Bockelmann, Germany

Two Heads - by Corrine Gilman ,USA

Of course not all are collaged, tho' I'm a bit of a collage 'freak'.

Homage to Jasper Johns by Laura Mahutchin, USA

Beautifully drawn and painted by Debra Claxton, USA

Halloween produced some interesting cards:

From Eileen Kirkban, USA

From Mary Szymanski , USA

These are but a tiny fraction of my gallery of mini-art from all over the globe.  The best part is that I get to correspond with these clever people, and exchange ideas and inspiration.