Thursday, January 05, 2012

what's new, eh? how about a GIVE AWAY!

So, I guess I took a two month absence from blogging. These things happen.
That does not mean that nothing is going on in the studio.
Lot's going on- lot's of new stuff.

I have a new line of paper goods created by my very dear friend Shari Kratoska- or- Shari theToska- as my kids used to call her. Shari is a self taught artist who has mastered the gelatin printing process. She has tried to teach me a couple of different times but I just can't achieve the same effects as she does.


Shari uses acrylic paints, rubber stamps, and all sorts of found objects to create the most interesting textures and compositions. My favorites are the ones she makes up using old slides for a slide projector.
Pretty cool aren't they? I really like the one in the top row left hand corner. I think these would make wonderful pins or embellishments in collage work.

Shari also makes tags. I will admit I have not quite gotten into the tag thing. But I can see where these would add the perfect touch to a gift or scrap book page.

Shari needed a name to call her paper goods venture so she said- you're the creative one! Think of something!- Oh please- she is just as creative- but this is what I came up with
Shari makes note cards and books and gift bags and doo-dads for scrap booking; wall pieces with quotes on them and large sheets of hand embellished papers so other people can create with her images.

Now, here is the fun part- I am going to give away an assortment of Paper-toska goods to one lucky reader and a friend.

There is more than one way for you to enter-

1. suggest my blog to a friend -have your friend leave me a message saying- so and so sent me

 ( make sure you are also following my blog- leave me a message too!)

2. like my page on facebook Artworks Studio - make sure you leave a message on the blog and facebook page telling me you were here and if you are the friend tell me who sent you!

Winners will be chosen from all the "my friend sent me" messages on January 19th. Please make sure you leave me your email address so I can contact you.

(can you tell I love getting messages!)

It appears that people are having a hard time posting on my blog. Well, we will just fix that! Follow my blog and then POST on my facebook page (link is above) I will pull the winner from there. Take THAT blogger!