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Interests: I love creating altered art and collages, making jewelry, traveling around the world, digging for treasures at flea markets, shopping, eating, and blogging. Please send me a note and let me know you are out there!
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I found a fabulous new place to hang out - Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria Va. Once a month, the group meets to just share art "stuff". We trade ATC cards (for those who are interested) and any art we have been working on. There are also short presentations on various... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at ma vie trouvée
I am super excited to be teaching another class at GoldensHill Papercrafts in Clifton, VA. This class is Basic Collage 101 and here is my description: Do you have trouble starting a collage? Not sure what techniques or colors to incorporate? Do you freeze up when it comes time to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at ma vie trouvée
Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái “wishing you a prosperous new year” 2018 is a Year of the Dog In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to a 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year. Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at ma vie trouvée
This quote is so true and something that has become a reality for me in the last few months. I am selling my cards at Chick's Picks this weekend! It is a new design I have been working on using batik fabrics from "my collection". The image below is the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at ma vie trouvée
I am participating in the 2017 Liberate your Art postcard swap hosted by Kat over at kat eye studio. The image above is the one I selected for my postcard. You are not supposed to use original art, but a copy in the form of a postcard. This piece was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at ma vie trouvée
I am so excited - I am going to start teaching collage and altered art classes at Angela's Happy Stamper in Herndon, Virginia. When we lived overseas, and people asked me what was I was going to do when we returned to the United States, I always replied - "I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at ma vie trouvée
A truly AMAZING place! Wait until you see the full post!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at ma vie trouvée
An awesome view of the Acropolis from the balcony of our apartment! Tomorrow we move on to the mythical Peloponnese Region. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at ma vie trouvée
I have had these metal plates for over five years. I finally created little collages using vintage images. I made magnets using old buttons, charms, etc. Sweet for Mother's Day or a gift for a bride... I will try and sell them, along with my cards at the Great Falls... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at ma vie trouvée
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at ma vie trouvée
Happy Birthday EVERYONE!! (traditional tins from chinese new year cookies) Today is Ren Ri or Yan-Yat (Birthday of Man or Every-man's Birthday) and everyone is said to grow a year older. According to Chinese legend, the Goddess Nuwa created chickens on the first day, dogs on the second day, sheep... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at ma vie trouvée
Gong Xi Fa Cai 2017 – The Year of the Rooster! The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at ma vie trouvée
The hubby had business in Paris, so of course I said OUI - YES when he invited me to go! Whenever I am in Paris on Sunday I have to hit the Vanves flea market. Many of the vendors really take the time to set up their goods. The prices... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at ma vie trouvée
"I can feel every inch of me craving balance" Hello blog... it's been a long time... too long. I have missed you. And all the wonderful friends I was in contact with. I introduced this blog in March of 2010... I was living in Brussels, Belgium. It is hard to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at ma vie trouvée
Enjoying the city...... Great Friends. Great Food. Great View. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at ma vie trouvée
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at ma vie trouvée
Joyeuses Pâques Happy Easter! Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at ma vie trouvée
Spin*Off Magazine by Interweave Spring 2016 It is always flattering when a magazine contacts you for permission to use a photo from your blog. I am not a "spinner" so I was not familiar with the magazine, but I am very familiar with their sister publication Cloth, Paper, Sissors. My... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at ma vie trouvée
Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái 2-8-2016 “wishing you a prosperous new year” This year is the year of the monkey. According to Chinese astrology, each year is associated with an animal sign: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon (me), Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. You are a monkey if... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at ma vie trouvée
I am ready for the big reveal of my dream bathroom.... We really needed to remodel the master bath nine years ago when we left for our overseas assignment, but it did not make sense to do it while we were renting. So it became first on the "to do"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at ma vie trouvée
Siem Reap/Angkor Wat, Cambodia February, 2015 Exactly one year ago today, Cousin Maria, Jane, Sue, and I took a "girls" trip to visit Siem Reap for Jane's 50th birthday. It was also part of Sue and Maria's big Asian Adventure. Visit the full post here. In honor of this being... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at ma vie trouvée