Thursday, April 30, 2009

And They're OFF!!!

The DVD's showed up last night and I stayed up lated getting them boxed, labeled and OFF!

It was worth it.

I carried a huge bag to the post office this morning and couldn't help but tell everyone how excited I was about it. Crazy lady alert.

These are all the ATC's I have left of the extras I made.
I'd love to send them out to good homes!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Race Against UPS

The UPS tracking says that your Surface Design Sampler Platter DVD's will be delivered to me on Wednesday. I've got boxes all labeled and ready to go for you and will turn them around to you immediately.

I'm determined to get every ATC (Artist's Trading Card) ready to send out by then so there are no delays! I might get carried away and make more so that everyone who orders from this batch gets their own little piece of Lyric Art! If you are still thinking of ordering - by all means do so before this energy gets directed elsewhere!

I had a lovely note from Jeanne over at All Things Quilty and popped over for a look. She has a lovely blog and has given a review of my DVD - so you don't need to take my word for how much fun the techniques are!

Here's a little preview of the DVD for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fun, fun, fun

More Screen printing fun.
Discharge printing with Cascade Dishwashing Gel.

 A variation on a theme. Music soaring on dragonfly wings.

Sometimes eye candy is as good as chocolate. 
Um. Well. Maybe not.
I really like chocolate.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear

Take the ugliest piece of fabric (or at least the one that least appealed to me) and spend a few days in photoshop and with some screens and paint.... and I totally surprised myself. I think I'm in love.

Just thought I'd share a little something pretty with you.

Monday, April 20, 2009


I've decided to do something FUN!!!

For the next several days I'll be working non-stop to create a whole bunch of funky little Artists Trading Cards - or ATC's. A little original work of art to celebrate the publication of the DVD Workshop "Surface Design sampler Platter."

The first 30 people to PRE-ORDER the DVD (see the little button on the right?) will be gifted with one of these little treasures.

The minute these DVD's are here they'll be slipped into a nice cushy envelope along with your little treasure and then we can (figuratively) sit down together for a fast and furious fun hour of painting, printing, stamping, stenciling, screening, foiling and phototransfer! Whew! That's a LOT to cover in one hour. The DVD is crammed full of lots of useful tips, tricks, and techniques - including how to construct a sweet little book cover.

I can't WAIT for this DVD to land in my hot little hands!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

You win a little, loose a little ...

So - I finally got the new screens uploaded to my website. Unfortunately I broke the whole site and spend hours trying to fix it. It's mostly better now. At least on the surface. I REALLY need to switch over to dreamweaver - can't afford it.

I had enough fabric to make three shorts, two dresses, and two tops for my little girl. The first skirt/dress combo was a disaster. Ugly, ugly, ugly - but she wore it anyway. I made another attempt today. This time doing the ruffles the old fashioned - pull the basting stitches - way. The out of control skirt was trying to use a fancy ruffling foot on my m
achine. I obviously don't know how to use it well.

Today's attempt was much better. Her favorite part is the button - which she wanted to hold and carry around rather than have me sew it onto her dress. ah well.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

New Screens

I'm in the middle of teaching an on-line screen printing course for Totally fun. It filled before it opened so we are offering an overflow course beginning on May 15th. $36 for a four week course is a pretty great deal. The discussion forum is open a week or two longer than that so that if "life" gets in the way you can catch up on your own time. I'm there to help with any questions several times a day.

Of course I got a little carried away and started working on a bunch of new thermofax screens. All music related. I should have them up on my website by tomorrow morning. I'm thinking of putting my screens up on Etsy for sale as well. More exposure couldn't hurt. If that part of my business picks up enough I'll turn it over to my very talented and capable daughters who are always in need of more cash. I'm one of those horrifically mean mothers who won't hand out an allowance. I do offer plenty of earning opportunities though.

First I need to make the Easter dress I promised to my youngest daughter. She picked out the fabric - I love it! I haven't sewn a thing other than her blessing gown for her. I still have most of the things I made for her sisters so I haven't needed to. Time to sew!