Tag: vintage

Reghan My Heart Mixed Media Canvas

August 8, 2015 at 3:27 pmCategory:Altered Projects


Check out this canvas that I created to feature this amazing picture of my niece and me. I surprised her at her very first band concert by getting to PA from New York City! This picture is from the moment her mom called her into the hallway and she saw that I was there. It was one of those amazing moments that needed to be treasured forever. ALWAYS have a camera ready!

I had a great time ripping and tearing paper. I used to do that a ton in my crafting but have become a bit more streamlined in my aesthetic. It was fun to go back to something familiar that I haven’t done in a long time. Spraying, glitter and bling…oh, and one of my favorite colors. This project was so much fun!

I think everyone has a “style” or a “look” in their art. I believe it is always evolving from the inspiration and ideas around all of us. But, don’t hesitate to go back to those things that work for you. Keeping adding to your creative toolbox and GO MAKE SOME ART!




Take A Chance Mixed Media Canvas

February 2, 2014 at 12:15 pmCategory:Altered Projects


Recently, I received an email from a childhood friend asking me to create a canvas for her inspired by a picture that she saw on Pinterest. Here is the canvas and a step-by-step video tutorial using Art Anthology products.



Garden Of Flowers Card

January 25, 2014 at 8:00 amCategory:CARDS


Cards-I don’t make them very often since I stopped teaching classes in NYC. I have so many and still love sending them out. Sometimes, I get asked to make a special card for someone. This card is for a colleague who is retiring. She is someone that is special to me for a ton of reasons. We have a beautiful garden in front of our school and this fabulous lady tends to it with love and kindness. The card packed with gorgeous Prima flowers seemed perfect for her. I hope she loves it. She will be missed but she touched my heart–you can’t take that away. That lasts forever.



Deep Thinking-Art Journaling

January 2, 2014 at 9:24 pmCategory:Art Journal


LifeBook 2013-as you know I love it! This is a lesson from LB 2013 but I didn’t do the whole thing. There was a self-reflection part of the lesson but I just couldn’t connect with that segment. I am working so much on my growth in my drawing. This girl ended up looking so somber and self-reflective…I felt that this quote suited the feeling of this drawing. I have noticed a trend in the colors I use. I can’t seem to move away from the purple hair-it just makes me smile!




Organizing My Vintage Embellishment Tray

January 1, 2014 at 1:49 pmCategory:Heidi's Art Studio


A few Summers ago, Marty & I discovered this amazing vintage printer’s tray. I knew it was just perfect for embellishments. I guess I didn’t realize how much of a mess it was until I started this organizing process. I also didn’t realize how much “junk” was being stored in there. (ugh) So, I moved quickly-I didn’t spend time over-thinking each bit & bauble. If it was something I “might” use…I got rid of it!

After digging through the mess, I organized things and really found some gorgeous treasures that I can’t wait to use on future projects.


The next picture is of my process-things were looking more organized, cleaner and more stimulating to my creativity! IMG_2980


Here is my newly organized vintage tray! It makes me smile to look at it. I was able to clear out so much stuff. I had things in random containers around my room so now everything is here (and in little drawers in a system on my wall-more about that later). I have some additional things to fix up on that table and will be doing that. My room is really taking shape and I can’t wait to get in there each day! It feels peaceful and an amazing place to create art. Happy 2014!


What the FLOCK?! Purging & Organizing The Mecca

December 27, 2013 at 8:00 amCategory:Heidi's Art Studio


Marty laughs and says that I LOVE organizing! He’s right. But, my lens for organizing has changed drastically. I used to move, organize  and reorganize the “stuff”. Ya know, the stuff I “might” use someday or the projects that I “might” make. But, as an artist…I NEVER EVER do that. I tend to create what is in the moment. What makes sense for my creative soul at the time. Like right now, I have been flip flopping between my art journal and scrapbooking. On January 1st, I will take the plunge and start Project Life. So, you see…I never go back and make those “maybe” projects.

With that in mind, I have been off from school for the holidays and I have been a PURGING machine. I have taken garbage bags (yes, plural) of nonsense out of my studio. I even organized my Prima flowers! If I look at something and think “maybe”…it goes! It has been such a liberating (and very time-consuming) process but I know exactly where everything is. How freeing is that?!

Now, am I done?! nope! I have some small areas to tackle and one HUGE closet that tends to be the dumping ground. I can’t wait to get in there and clear out the “maybe” stuff and the swaps from different groups that are just in there taking up real estate. I keep things from others that are significant in someway. But, honesty, how many Convention Swaps does a girl need in her closet? (you know what I am talking about if you have followed me for a bit)

My first battle of this big war was this shelf! I know many of you have one. This whole purge started with looking at all of the FLOCK-yes, bottles & bottles of the fuzzy crap. Most never used. I used to rearrange it by color but now…it is far, far away. Gone. From there, I opened Pandora’s Box and started organizing this shelf with all of the things that  I use and love…


I like to have my supplies by type and then by colors. So, all of the alcohol inks together and all of the glitters together…you get the idea. IMG_2856

Here is the beginning of what I cleared off of that shelf. BYE BYE!IMG_2857

This box of yummy glitters and embossing powders was stashed away. It was barely used. Why?! I had no desire to dig through it. I don’t operate like that!

But now…here is the finished product! ALL things I love and will use. I can find everything. Look how it sparkles and shines! Now, instead of being distracted by FLOCK…I am distracted by the beauty of everything on that shelf. IMG_2858

October Afternoon Santa Sack #5 Haul Video

December 23, 2013 at 8:09 amCategory:VIDEOS

Webster’s Pages Warehouse Sale Box Unpacking

December 8, 2013 at 8:00 amCategory:VIDEOS

I never buy warehouse boxes but I love Webster’s Pages so I took the risk and am THRILLED that I did!

A Beauty Created WITH Instructions!

October 14, 2013 at 8:00 amCategory:Jewelry


I love making jewelry, well…ok, I must confess. I get stuck when I attempt to make jewelry. Sometimes, I just sit and stare at the beads and hope that something magical will inspire me. I created this necklace at one of Marty’s gigs over the Summer. Yes, it has taken me this long to post it. (not sure why)

I went to a bead show with some friends a few months ago and picked up this kit to create this necklace. I’ll tell you it was so much easier to create a necklace when I didn’t have to pick out the beads and other goodies. This came with all the stuff I needed including directions and it was done before Marty was done tootin’ his trumpet at the gig! IMG_1791



Season Of Style This and That

October 11, 2013 at 8:00 amCategory:CARDS

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