Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

CD giveaway

I will give away one of Earthen Vessel's debut CDs, "Arising."
Earthen Vessel is a contemporary Christian band in Juneau, Alaska. My husband is the lead vocalist.
The production for the CD was paid for in advance via donations. All band members donated their time and talents free of charge. The proceeds from the CD sales will go to missions. (I have purchased the CD that I am giving away.)
It took one year to produce this CD, primarily due to difficulty scheduling all the members!
You can hear my husband sing here. This song is not on the CD; it is a song I wrote in 2003.

To enter the giveaway:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post. Make certain that I know how to reach you if you win. (To leave a comment, click on "comments" at the bottom of the post.)
2. Only one entry per person please.
3. Entry deadline is Oct. 2, 2009. On Oct. 3rd I'll select a winner via a random name draw. If I am unable to contact the winner within 48 hours, a new name will be drawn.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


My youngest son is attending the University of Alaska Southeast and holds a student job with the School of Management. Yesterday he sent me an email that said he works in an office primarily made up of women who consider him charming, and that due to the menial tasks he is assigned, he suspects he was hired merely as eye-candy. And then yesterday one of the women took this photo, which my son says proves his suspicions were correct.

Earthen Vessel

Some of you know that my husband, Nathan, is the lead vocalist for a rock and soul Christian contemporary band called Earthen Vessel. They're about to release their debut CD, Arising, this Saturday night, Sept. 26, at a free concert which will be held at St. Paul's, Juneau, Alaska, 730-9 p.m.
The CD was a year in the making! It's so exciting to have it finally be ready for release.

Order forms.

Friday, September 18, 2009

good intentions....

well my goal for 2009 was to blog everyday, but lately it seems i'm only blogging once a week. life is just too darn busy!

here are a couple of journal pages i made last weekend! "reflections: is for my dear friend, roc. the quote is one i've heard her use a few times. the other is for week 52 of nancy baumiller's crowabout challenge.

i'm getting into giclee prints. this week i picked up a small order of large giclee prints of my bestseller, "she refused to let a little rain get her down." the prints are about 13x19. i had one matted and framed into an 18x24 frame. ooh la la--i love it! i spoke with the owner of the venue that carries my art yesterday, and i think/hope she's going to put this framed print in the streetside window display....

Friday, September 11, 2009

phasing out my prints

I am phasing out my prints. I have a few in my etsy store (click on icon at right). And for some of those, I do have more than one copy. But when they're gone, they're gone, so if there's anything you're interested in, now's the time to snag them.

I am shifting over to giclee prints. They will be larger and printed on heavy archival paper. They cost a lot more to produce, so they they will cost a lot more to buy. I will only be offering a few select pieces of artwork in giclee.

Monday, September 7, 2009

more postcards

here are a couple of postcards i made for challenges. "Live well..." is for a monthly challenge. For Sept. we were asked to include an inspirational quote. The card is mixed-media. I drew the character, added collage elements, + rubberstamped the text.

the other postcard is for this week's challenge at Sunday Postcard Art. The theme is "school." The 3 girls are from a collage sheet I purchased from Donna. I added a few other collage elements plus some vintage text, math problems, etc.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

more art

the whimsy goth girl is an ATC (2.5x3.5) for a monthly whimsical challenge; the peacock is an ATC for a monthly bird challenge--this month's theme is peacock; and the haunted house fulfills this week's (week 51) challenge from nancy baumiller (see previous post), plus it is a page for a chunky haunted house swap i'm in. when i have all my house pages done i'll post them together. this is the 2nd page i've done for the swap.

we scored an unexpected bit of nice weather yesterday, so my husband + daughter went camping, which gave me a nice stretch of laundry, housework, and art time.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Crowabout Challenge

For 50 weeks now, Nancy Baumiller has hosted a weekly challenge wherein she provides a sheet of images, and participants are challenged to create a piece of art using at least 3 images from the sheet. A winner is then selected via a random name draw. You can learn more about it on one of Nancy's Blogs: http://somethingtwocrowabout.typepad.com/
I haven't played in a while, but week 50 offered some whopping prizes plus 3 sheets to work with in celebration of 50 weeks of play.
Well, I had mine done in time, but I didn't get it uploaded in time. So I missed out on a chance to win any of the killer prizes. But on the other hand, just getting to use the images is a prize in itself.
Here's my 6x10 journal page I created for week 50.

Friday, September 4, 2009

another week's flown by

i'm always busy; i always have more to do than i can actually accomplish. but this week was more insane than usual. somehow i've made it through and got most, tho' not all, things done that required my attention. it's been a while since i've posted some art, so here you go. i didn't make any of these this week. i haven't had any art time this week at all. so sad, i know!

"think" is a 4x6 postcard for a phrenology challenge. the two floral pieces are for a new monthly journal trade i'm in with several others. this journal is to be nature inspired. the crow is a 3x3 magnet for a zetti crow magnet swap.