Sunday, April 29, 2007


Time is
longest distance between
two places. Tennessee Williams

Some samples of the ATCs for next week’s class.

There never seems to be enough time to do the things you have to do let alone the things you really want to do.

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Our task must be
to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all
living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Albert Einstein

Took a few pictures this afternoon enjoying the sunshine and hiding from the lizard that has moved in under the sofa.

If you are interested in wildlife conservation and rescue this is a link to one of the local groups that my daughter works with. We know the names of most of the little creatures in the picture gallery there.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Idiot’s Guide

Allyson Bright Meyer's book has been released & am really excited to see my art included, see colour insert pages ... and ... pages 103, 104, 120. Link through AMAZON for Idiot's Guide to Altered Art   if you can't find it at your local book store.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Kit & Caboodle

That time of year again, counting down to the next round of
Kit & Caboodle training days. Or is that play dates?
Don’t you love teasing sneaky peeks?
We have lots of fun getting out and meeting folks
and seeing what creative things we can do with paper.
Details are a click to the left on the Magic Moments site.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Everyone is a Butterfly

Everyone is like a butterfly,
they start out awkward and
then morph into beautiful
graceful butterflies that
everyone loves. Drew Barrymore

Like the quote more than the bag
EK’s Art Blanche, not recommended
for a whole lot of reasons.
Maybe their square bags are easier
to work with but this pretty little
darling had way too many issues
or maybe it was still morphing?
art: Mandy Collins

Sketch Calls

Are you into sketches?
As a mixed media person you know I have a hard time trying to color inside the lines. All the Rage has a sketch call for people who can do something with these templates in any medium that works for you.

Scan or digital picture (no larger than 72dpi) with the subject line of: May Sketches can be sent to the editorial staff at More details

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Teaching again
after a little break
ATCs at
Magic Moments,
check out the schedule on the link to the left

“Before you can be creative
you must be courageous
is a destination,
courage is
the journey”

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Thank You

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through your day and like a magnet will find iron, so you will find in every hour some heavenly blessings.
Henry Ward Beecher

Monday, April 09, 2007


Sneak Peek of some of the projects we are working on for All The Rage, can’t wait to share with you all soon.

“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise
If we have waited in the dark”


begins at home,


it is not how much we do
but how much love

we put in that action.

Mother Teresa

Photo: Canada, Mandy Collins

Sunday, April 08, 2007


A thank you to friends & family who support and inspire me

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Saint Thomas Aquinas

Art: Pearl Maple playing in Mixed Media

Saturday, April 07, 2007


In celebration of a couple of major successes.

Publication in
Allyson Bright Meyer’s

Complete Idiot's Guide to Altered Art Illustrated &
a regular column in All The Rage Magazine.

So many dreams at first seem impossible
And then they seem improbable
Then when we summon the will
They become inevitable Christopher Reeve

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Launching a dream is the mind taking a breath of fresh air
Like a surprise gift waiting to be opened
And a journey to a favourite place


Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle, a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl, the anticipation nurtures our dream.

Liked this verse as it is a bit like what working with All The Rage is like right now. All kinds of great articles and stories and art all waiting to burst forth. . . . . soon. . . . sometimes soon is not soon enough

Till then hope you are all taking the time to register your interest on the blog and submitting all kinds of altered via this information link