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Winter Pieces 2012



itty bitty witches


 What do you do with bits of leftover lace and an abundance of cabinet card photos with a holiday approaching? My solution: make lots of little witches!! I love working in little spaces and trying to make a big impact. [...]

great book lot for sale


I have just listed this great lot of books on Ebay....been cleaning out the studio!!

Winter is in the air.


I love how the weather can inspire me to create. I am enchanted with the way that mica replicates the beauty of new fallen snow and compelled to create the sight of snow with shades of white and creams.(image)

fun,fun, fun!!


My talented, wonderful friend, Valerie Weberpal is the feature artist tonite on the Earth Angels blog's "Artist Spotlight".... Please stop by tonite at 8pm est at Earth Angels to see her amazing, colorful, adorable, tons of fun creations. They are as magical and adorable as their creator!!!(image)

New summer creations


Thank goodness the nice weather has finally arrived and I have been able to get out to some flea markets!!! Here are a few creations I have made with my marketing finds!!! [...]

Spring Fling


I had such a wonderful time being part of the Earth Angels Spring Fling this past weekend. I thought I would share some images of the amazing work of my fellow artists!Here are Nicol Sayre's dolls..... Nicole Bowen's creations....My favorite piece, I just fell in love with this adorable face!Valerie Weberpal's creations....... Purses by Melody Elizabeth.......Paintings by Jennifer Lanne........Laurie Meseroll's paintings........ some of my pieces with Laurie's.....Jewlery by Dara DiMagno......some more of my pieces.....If you missed this show don't worry, the next Earth Angel's event will be June 11 & 12 in Lafayette, NJ at the Rose Petal Porch!![...]

Packing up and heading to Saratoga Springs!


I have been busy lately creating and packing up the new pieces that I am taking to the Earth Angels Spring Fling event that will be held this weekend in Saratoga Springs, NY at Schuyler Pond Home and Garden. If you are in the area please stop by on Sat or Sun to meet all of the amazingly talented Earth Angel artists. I hope to see you there!!Here are just a few of the pieces that I will have there![...]

Back to playing with rusty junk!


Seems like it has been a while since I have been able to create some new work but with the long winter this year, I just was not able to get out and do some junkin and pickin to find goodies to play and create with! Now I just need all the rain to stop so I can get out to the flea markets and garage sales to stock up on supplies so that I can get ready for the next Earth Angels show in Sarasota Springs, NY in May. I think I need to move somewhere that has sunny skies all year round!!

Luckily I was able to find some interesting pieces to work with at the antique stores to keep the creative juices flowing.(image)

Happy Easter



I cannot believe Easter is here already. I hope that you all will have a wonderful Easter holiday, may it be a day filled with love, family and happiness.



in the jewelry box again!!! It has been a while since I have made some necklaces and I had a ball making these 5. I just love the process of taking a bunch of jewelry apart and then putting the pieces back together in different combinations. So much fun and it makes me feel like a kid again dressing up with my great-grandma's jewelry.[...]

Waiting for Spring


I am anxiously awaiting the Spring weather so that I can get back to rooting around at flea markets and garage sales to find all those rusty, worn out goodies to create with! We have had a horrible winter and I am ready to get out into the sunshine and get to pickin. I am dipping into my precious reserves to create with but I am still creating away!This little flower has put me into the Spring mood and I cannot wait to see the real things blossoming.The colors in the wood plinth made me also think of Spring with the yellow, purble, blue and green peeking through. I so love this quoteThis large change purse was just begging for a chain and a pretty Spring flower to be attached, along with some lace and bling of course!This piece would not photograph well for me but I hope you can get an idea of what it is like. I had an old coffee tin that made the perfect little home for this sweet pair of children and I attached it to a metal base with fabric wrapped wires entwined. I think that lace and little butterfly added a touch of Spring.So please Mother Nature can you stop the snow, the rains and the flooding we have been beseiged with and bring us a little Spring weather here in Northeast Ohio, pretty please???[...]

Wooden boxes


I just love old wooden boxes, doesn't matter the size or the condition, they are my favorite place to start an assemblage with. I got out my stash of favorite boxes and got to work!This is an old drawer and a great size to use this wonderful larger photo in, I wish I had that beautiful long, dark hair.This was an old telephone box that had been painted silver at one point. I loved the depth of it and had such fun creating this piece!This old cream white box had made me so excited when I found it, I just loved the aged patina of the wood so I added one of my favorite photos to it, a perfect match, I think!This old drawer is so sturdy and heavy that I tried to balance it out with the delicate little girl and her butterfly.This old box worked perfectly with the rusty old oil can which I found still had oil in it when I saw the spot of the floor of my car! I finally drained it and got it dried out and love it so much as a base for this piece.This little angel has found a perfect home for herself in this wonderful aged paper covered box.This was the lid from the old telephone box so I could not let it go to waste!!and finally 2 more fabric hearts made just because I so love working with fabric and needle! to see close-ups of these pieces just stop by here.[...]

He loves me, he loves me not.......


With Valentines Day approaching I wanted to get into that romantic spirit and create some pieces that celebrate love. I love romantic poetry and it always inspires me to create a visual to go along with it.I hope that all my ladies are happy with the gentlemen that I have paired them up with, I tried to pick the most handsome of the lot!This is my favorite piece, I love the muted color of the old photo album cover.This piece was made in an old vintage toffee candy tin, maybe some lucky lady received it from their sweetie on Valentine's Day.Is he not the most dapper of gentlemen?? I love his eyewear and his attire.I found these 2 wonderful fabrics with birds on them and just had to create something with them even though the fabric was not vintage. Fabric was always my first love and it is fun to work with again and to get to use needle and thread.To see close-ups of all these pieces just take a peek here.[...]

Rusted and reborn


It's a new year and time to get back to creating some new work! I had a yearning to work with the rustiest pieces of "junk" I could find and give them a new life. These creations are what I came up with.This is one of my favorite tintypes, I love the black lines running thru it, to me it makes it much more interesting. After I completed this piece I went to stand it up and it fell face down because of the weight of everything I had added to the front. So after much deliberation I came up with the solution of adding this heavy metal piece to the back and voila it balanced it out so that it stands!I think this piece the girls are in was an old toaster, but I could be wrong. I just loved the shape of it.I finally found a use for this old rusty coffee can and love the addition of a piece of lace given to me by the wonderful Laura of 52Flea!I think this is my favorite rusty one. I even found a tintype with rust on it, just perfect for this piece. To see more photos of these pieces just take a peek here.[...]

Happy New Year


I hope that for all of you, 2011 will be a year filled with love, creativity, prosperity, and joy!(image)

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas wishes to all of you amazing people out there in blogland. I am so thankful for all the wonderful people I have come to know and so appreciate every comment left. It is such a heart-warming joy to be able to make friends online and have them enrich your life. (image) I hope all of your Christmas wishes come true and the time spent with family and friends will make your heart sing. May the coming New Year be filled with joy, peace, prosperity and laughter.

Hugs to you all, Cheryl

Inspired to journal


I bought a journal the other day to write down ideas and thoughts and had so much fun altering it that I was inspired to create five more! I thought I would offer these for sale in hopes to inspire the desire to journal in others.(image)

Christmas in the air.


I found these wonderful cardboard ornament blanks at a local craft store and these are some of the ornaments I created with them. I love creating "smalls". It is so much fun to put little bits and pieces together and create away!(image)

Happy Turkey Day


Happy Thanksgiving wishes, may it be a joyous day to give thanks and blessings for family, friends and everything else that makes you happy!(image)

A great time at the show!


It was a wonderful weekend spent at the Merry Maker's Show. I met such amazing artists and such wonderful people perusing all of the art. I wish it could have lasted longer! I wish I could have photographed all of the booths but just did not have the time. Here are some pics of the ones that I did get. Here is the art of Laurie MeserollLaurie CorelisMy good friend Amy DabbsThe Onion PatchScott SmithIrene GatesHere is my spaceI cannot wait to attend next year's show!I do have some work available, if you would like to take a peek just stop by here.[...]

More creations for the show


Here are some more pieces for the upcoming show this weekend![...]

It's begining....


to look a lot like Christmas!! Sorry I have been away for awhile but I have been busy getting ready for this upcoming show on Nov. 20 and 21. For more info about all the great artists that will be there stop by here and take a peek!Here are some close-ups of a few finished pieces, I will share more when I have them done.[...]

Witchy creations


I got the chance to use all the wonderful photos and orange-colored pieces I found antiquing last weekend. I took the large round tin and created this piece using the lid, with an old plastic clock piece attached to it.(image) Then I used the bottom of the tin and another clock case and other goodies on this piece.


I used the photo of these 2 women and one of the orange buttons on this one..

another one of the photos and the pair of sparkly black earrings found there way into this one

The last orange button and one of the wood blocks compliment this witch

The last piece used was the little old case with the orange velvet lining. To see close-ups of these pieces just click on my available work link on the left.

Now I have to start creating with the xmas goodies I found, time to break out the mica flakes!!