Friday, May 23, 2008

We're Published!!! Check out "Create Collect Trade!"

I received my copies of the book "Create Collect Trade" a few days ago, and could not be happier with them! Thank goodness my son doesn't pay any attention to this blog, because he still has no idea that he is now a published artist! I can't wait to see the look on his face when he opens it.

This is an image of the front cover. Notice that "Groove-iti" van in the upper right corner. That's my son's van and a print of it is available for sale at his Etsy shop:

These are my pages. Some of these are available as prints in my Etsy shop.

Copies of this book are still available for sale at http://art2the
Congratulations Nicole, on a job well done!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Old plastics take on New Life in "Spring Bloom"

Spring is well in bloom down here in the deep South! Since the first blossoms of spring are a celebration of new life, I thought this week's Blog Carnival theme would be the perfect time for me to introduce my niece's brand new Etsy shop, called "New Life Mosaics". Her username is "pinksniece" and this link will take you right to her shop.

Here's the really great thing about her mosaics. She creates these beautiful works of art out of old, plastic or metal items, like plastic prescription bottles, shampoo bottles, CDs, etc. She has special tools that she uses to cut these old items up into tiny pieces, then uses the pieces to create these magnificent mosaic artworks. I just love the idea that these exquisite pieces are made from items that ordinarily end up in a landfill. She is basically taking what most people consider trash, and giving it "new life"! These mosaics can be framed and hung in any room of the house. They actually remind me of the impressionist paintings of the old masters like Monet and Renoir.

All images on this website are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced in any manner without the written consent of the artist, pinksniece.