Monday, September 29, 2014

Design a Textural Painted and Collaged Card in Ten Minutes!

Select a few images that you like (from your collage stash) and cut them out.  
Recycle a postcard.  This particular postcard was extra long.
Paint using your fingers.
Take something like a wooden spoon and dip in paint to add dots.
Let dry (drying time not included in the ten minutes!)
Once the card has dried, begin gluing on your collage elements.
Use a black pen to enhance and highlight areas.
Use other colored pens to do the same.
You're done!

This is what I started with...

To get this! 

Try it and send me your completed project! 

If you're in the LA area and want to learn MUCH more about my fun and easy techniques be sure and sign up for my class on November 15th at Make Art In LA!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

That Face...

I've been collaging since I was a wee one.  Back then it was JC Penney catalogs I went to for my inspiration.  I also used to create my own magazines that consisted of interviews with friends, illustrated make-up and perfume ads and fictitious stories about my favorite music groups.

In the last ten years I have been drawn to Piero Fornasetti's famous "girl" face, Lina Cavalieri who was his muse and professional opera singer.  Here are just a few of the collages I've made through the years utilizing one of my favorite faces.

I will be teaching at Make Art in LA on November 15th.  Hope to see you there!  Click here to read more!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Custom Necklaces Utilizing Your Special Keepsake

All of these custom orders were created with a special keepsake.  Message me if you have a treasure you would like incorporated into a unique necklace.

Visit my handmade jewelry website at:  

Have a fantastic day!


Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I Will Be Teaching at Make Art in LA in November!

I will show you how to capture your dreams in a small book of chronicles that will be filled with vibrant and inspiring imagery, powerful thoughts, stories, and words. Along with your storytelling, you will learn how to add pretty petite illustrations and layers of color, paint, and fun textures. You'll utilize vintage books to pull words and portions to create clever and unique narratives. All of this will be wrapped into a fun little BIG book of dreams!

The above are just a handful of examples of the pages we will be making in this 4x4 book.

Visit Make Art in LA for more class info!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Italian Beauty Necklace

This little showstopper is a lot of fun to wear!  Pretty vintage charms consist of a Fornasetti face with pretty vintage cross and heart with fleur de lis. 

Visit for this and more!

Have a fantastic day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Custom Necklaces! Order Yours Today!

Visit my website or send me a message to place your unique-to-you order! You choose your picture or special word, the colors, types of beads, pearls, rhinestones, etc.  

Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

I Will Be Teaching The Little Big Book of Dreams Class at Whimzy in Tustin, CA

I will be teaching again at my favorite shop, Whimzy in Tustin, CA on August 16th.  I'd love to have you in my class.

Click here to sign up.

It’s all in the tiniest of details with this visual dream recorder. 

Capture your dreams in a small book of chronicles that will be filled with vibrant and inspiring imagery, powerful thoughts, stories and words. Along with your storytelling we will learn how to add pretty petite illustrations and layers of color, paint and fun textures. We will utilize vintage books to pull words and portions to create clever and unique narratives. All of this will be wrapped into a fun little BIG book of dreams!

In my class you will learn how to create 4x4 pages covered with beautiful papers, figures and images and a myriad of other elements to depict a story. 

Lovely raw silk ribbon will tie all of your pages up into a luscious whimsical book.

All of the visual imagery along with lots of other special extras will be supplied in your class fee.

Check out the Whimzy website for a list of supplies and to sign up. 

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Have a fantastic day.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Custom Dog Themed Necklaces!

How about wearing your beloved canine's photo in a pretty pendant attached to a necklace?

Here is my sweet Phoebe Genevieve AKA PG in a lovely antique gold pendant set in resin.

Please send me a message to special order a custom piece of your beloved child or pet.

And be sure to visit You Look Good In That for newly added necklaces!

Here is the picture that I used for the pendant.  

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

You Look Good In That Is On Facebook!

"Like" my Facebook page by clicking here!

Phoebe poses in some human jewelry.  She thinks she looks good in it!

Hope you're all having a marvelous day! Happy June!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Vintage Brass Sweetheart Pendant Necklace

Newly added to my You Look Good In That shop!

A darling vintage brass Sweetheart pin has been turned into a pendant necklace. Pretty hand beaded sparkly crystals enhance a lightweight antique gold chain.

Chain measures 16 inches

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Aqua Pendant with Tiny Hand Linked Chain Necklace

Available on my YOU LOOK GOOD IN THAT website!

Cool links in copper, bronze and silver with a pretty aqua pendant and tiny silver hand.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My New Website Has Launched!

Please visit my online necklace shop, You Look Good In That here!

Every piece is original and sure to appeal to many different personalities!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Phoebe and Her Friend Jingle

Phoebe Genevieve and her friend Jingle Monroe... smelling Springtime!

Phoebe loves to explore

but she never goes too far from me

Jingle has the biggest, prettiest eyes

They both fit into Phoebe's car seat (sort of)

Hope you're enjoying this beautiful month of May!  We were in the 90's just a couple days ago and today is was a very chilly low 60's, with lots of wind.

Have a lovely day!


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A Faux Bunny for Easter

Now that's my kind of bunny!  

Check out this sweet Easter-themed necklace in my Etsy shop.  Hop over before its gone!

I remember my mom making my brother and me the coolest Easter baskets.  One year in particular we each received the prettiest, softest plush bunnies with satin ears, a multitude of beautiful candy eggs and even a chocolate bunny.  I recall little jelly beans were in various pastel colors and speckled with tiny dots to make them look real.  Everything was sitting on top of the prettiest plastic grass in the brightest colored basket.  Oh it was all so very lovely!  

I hope you are having a lovely month of April.  We've skipped Springtime here in L.A., or so it seems.  We're in the 80's this week and it's quite hot.