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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Upcycled Art at Franklin Arts Center, The May 2015 Issue of Tulsa People Magazine, & Jessica White's Cranky Pickle Etsy Shop Feature!

http://issuu.com/tulsapeople/docs/tp_0515ds
Hooray!! The TulsaPeople Magazine feature spotlighting my Eco-Friendly Freckles Etsy art business in the May 2015 issue recently made its debut (an early release before the magazine will be available on local newsstands May 1st)! The article can be found on page 24; and the entire magazine can be viewed HERE! Along with my upcycled artwork, the two books that my art is featured in, Jen Karetnick's "Brie Season" and Julie Rawding's "The Upcycler's USA: 21 Eco Folks Who Made It" is also promoted! I'm so excited!!! My artwork can be seen in my Eco-Friendly Freckles Etsy shop section "Upcycled Decoupage Art" (my virtual online art gallery), however at this time this only includes my canister and tin art pieces since throughout the month of April all of my vinyl record artwork is on display in the "Art On Record" exhibit at the Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery in Brainerd, Minnesota. 
If you happen to be visiting the area, please stop by and admire all of the upcycled masterpieces at this wonderful art gallery
In the gallery exhibit's promo photo above, my upcycled vinyl record art piece titled "Tintype of Love" is shown on the far left, in the middle is fellow Etsy artist Jessica White's vinyl record artwork titled "Nature Walks"...I love it's whimsical charm! I encourage everyone to stop by her Etsy shop Cranky Pickle and check out all of her delightfully quirky mixed media vinyl record art pieces! Two of my personal favorites from Jessica White's collection are...

"Woman Sitting on Henna"
https://www.etsy.com/listing/177186651/vinyl-record-art-woman-sitting-on-henna

...and "Lipstick Kisses":
https://www.etsy.com/listing/220527452/vinyl-record-art-lipstick-kisses-collage

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Tour of My Art Studio and the Two Books That Feature My Upcycled Artwork!!


Welcome to my art studio! Here you will find my hand-painted upcycled vinyl record wall art...a couple of the pieces are sold, but will soon be replaced with more artistic eco-conscious creations!

 
Me in my art studio hand painting "Eco-Friendly Freckles" onto one of my original upcycled decoupage vinyl record art pieces...after my local Tulsa People Magazine "Artist in Residence" photo shoot yesterday!! 


My hand-painted upcycled art cans, canisters, and tins, and the two fabulous books that my art is featured in!!! Jen Karetnick's "Brie Season" food and wine poetry book...
http://www.amazon.com/Brie-Season-Jen-Karetnick/dp/0692277765/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_5
  
...and Julie Rawding's "Upcyclers U.S.A.: 21 Eco Folks Who Made It"...which features a wonderful variety of eco-artists, including myself! 

http://www.amazon.com/Upcyclers-U-S-Folks-made/dp/1502492857/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417062294&sr=8-1&keywords=the+upcyclers
http://www.amazon.com/Upcyclers-U-S-Folks-made/dp/1502492857/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417062294&sr=8-1&keywords=the+upcyclers

http://www.amazon.com/Upcyclers-U-S-Folks-made/dp/1502492857/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417062294&sr=8-1&keywords=the+upcyclers
For each copy of Julie Rawding's book "The Upcyclers U.S.A.: 21 Eco Folks Who Made It" sold 10 trees will be planted!! 
http://www.amazon.com/Upcyclers-U-S-Folks-made/dp/1502492857/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417062294&sr=8-1&keywords=the+upcyclers


Back to my art studio, in front of the pretty daffodil flowers are some stationary art cards printed with my original Eco-Friendly Freckles artwork on them...Thanks to my thoughtful twin sister Andrea (owner of the Etsy shop Storybook Artifact) for getting me this awesome gift! These cards will soon be available in my Eco-Friendly Freckles Etsy shop; sold in sets of four (one of each card).


Next up, my art collage assemblage/packaging station; with some of my vintage print ads and retro wares from my Etsy shop nestled underneath...



My precious Mod Podge and museum putty that I couldn't do without, along with an assortment of acrylic paint and brushes, and some of my Etsy bling, badges, and pamphlets from local art events where I've had my art shown: RAW Natural Born Artists Tulsa and The Drunken Artist...and I have Jen Karetnick's beautiful Brie Season poetry book and accompanying postcards pictured here too. I love that my artwork is featured on the cover of her book!!


 ...and that's it! Thank you for taking a tour of my home art studio...my sweet Flame Point Himalayan kitty Nozomi says, "good bye!"



I've added some of these photos to my updated Eco-Friendly Freckles Etsy shop About Page; which I encourage everyone to stop by and check out...Thanks again!

Monday, October 6, 2014

My Aunt Mary Lynn's Beautiful Handmade Housewarming and Hostess Gift Aprons!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/205167987/celtic-garden-ivy-vine-apron-green-and?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=apron

I love my Aunt Mary Lynn's handmade kitchen aprons...they make the best hostess or housewarming gifts; my sister Andrea and I cherish the ones she has made especially for us. Here is one that she has made for our Etsy in Andrea's shop "Storybook Artifact".  It's a stunning Celtic garden ivy vine pinafore apron with handsewn floral rosettes! To view another one of my Aunt Mary Lynn's lovely handmade aprons, you can see me wearing it HERE in this old blog article of mine titled "Happy Housewife".

https://www.etsy.com/listing/205167987/celtic-garden-ivy-vine-apron-green-and?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=apron

I'm also modeling our dear friend Stephany's handmade "Rose Cabochon Hair Pins" with this handmade apron! A similar set can be admired here in her Etsy shop Zou Bisou Bijoux!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/185840017/rose-cabochon-hair-pins?ref=shop_home_active_1

...and here's the vintage English ivy tea cup also featured in Andrea's Etsy shop Storybook Artifact...absolutely enchanting!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/205361240/english-ivy-tea-cup-saucer-single?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=cup
Lastly, here is another one of my darling Aunt Mary Lynn's aprons that she made with a matching cloche hat! It is so very adorable and a one-of-a-kind creation, and it can be found in my sister Andrea's Victorian inspired Etsy shop Storybook Artifact.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/193000183/patchwork-apron-cloche-hat-set-with?ref=shop_home_active_2&ga_search_query=apron

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dark Roses Paranormal Romance Box Set is OUT and Includes Erica Cope's Novel "Lark"!

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Roses-Paranormal-Romance-Novels-ebook/dp/B00N2A6HM0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411213157&sr=8-1&keywords=dark+roses+erica+cope

It's HERE! The most alluring and ultra enthralling paranormal romance novel box set has made its debut and has now stepped into the spotlight as it is available on Amazon! This captivating anthology includes eight various authors from the paranormal romance genre and stars my darling cousin Erica Cope's mesmerizing fantasy romance novel Lark!!! The eight books in the Dark Roses Paranormal Romance Box Set include:

P.T. MICHELLE - BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS  
TRISHA LEIGH - WHISPERS IN AUTUMN
ANTHEA SHARP – FEYLAND: THE DARK REALM 
LOLA ST. VIL - GUARDIANS: THE GIRL 
TERAH EDUN - WITCHES FINISH FIRST 
ERICA COPE - LARK 
CAMERON JACE - PENTIMENTO
SARRA CANNON - BEAUTIFUL DEMONS

I encourage everyone to check out this awesome box set and start with Erica Cope's Lark; you can read my full book review for Lark HERE!

http://www.amazon.com/Lark-Erica-Cope-ebook/dp/B00BBPF13Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411212995&sr=8-1&keywords=lark+erica+cope


In honor of Dark Roses, here are my favorite irresistibly beautiful rose inspired floral finds on Etsy! First up is my dear friend Stephany Gomez's stunning midnight owl rose necklace which can be found in her Etsy shop Zou Bisou Bijoux...Isn't it enchanting?!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/185584285/midnight-owl-vintage-inspired-bronze?ref=shop_home_active_4

Next is this romantic rose and hand-sewn rosette embellished Victorian lady pillow handmade with love by my Aunt Mary Lynn in our Etsy "sister shop" LaOohLaLa Boutique; this pillow is named "Grandma Hesson" because she resembles our beloved ancestor, my great-great grandmother!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/186566700/grandma-hesson-pillow-victorian-lady?ref=shop_home_active_14&ga_search_query=rose

...and a gorgeous vintage red rose American Beauty jewelry collection in my sister Andrea's Etsy shop Storybook Artifact; I am seen modeling this beautiful 1950s metal rose jewelry collection (which includes earrings, necklace, brooch, and ring) along with a romantic scarlet red vintage dress which is also featured in her Etsy shop!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/201050191/american-beauty-rose-jewelry-set-vintage?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=rose

Lastly, are two of my favorite rose themed upcycled decoupage creations featured in my Eco-Friendly Freckles Etsy shop: a "Literary Lady Legends" iPhone 4 case (for all you book lover ladies out there!)...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/151142947/literary-lady-legends-iphone-4-case?ref=shop_home_active_22&ga_search_query=rose

...and my Marie Antoinette inspired hand-painted upcycled decoupage canister art piece titled "Let Them Eat Cake In the Powder Room".

https://www.etsy.com/listing/91234377/upcycled-marie-antoinette-hand-painted?ref=shop_home_active_15&ga_search_query=rose

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brie Season Makes Its Debut Featuring My Original Hand-Painted Decoupage Artwork!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/203117738/regency-vinyl-record-art-romantic?ref=shop_home_feat_1
I recently added a new hand-painted upcycled decoupage art piece to my repertoire! I call it "Remnants Of Our Lives". I'm absolutely delighted that this art piece will be featured in my interview of Julie Rawding's (owner of Can or Can Not) upcoming book "21 Eco Folks Who Made It".
https://www.etsy.com/transaction/205092186
I feel this piece is a "sister project" to my other decoupage vinyl record album "Vivacious Vineyards and a Cat Named Brie" which is featured in the cover of Jen Karetnick's new food & wine poetry book "Brie Season" as it shares a similar artistic style with a woman at the focal point peeking from behind something...be it vineyard grapes or blue hydrangea flowers! I have a lot to be thankful for; I'm so very happy to see my art enjoyed and receiving exposure! Brie Season is now available on Amazon; please check it out HERE!
http://www.amazon.com/Brie-Season-Jen-Karetnick/dp/0692277765/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410879573&sr=8-1&keywords=Brie+Season

To view more original hand-painted upcycled decoupage artwork from Jessica Woody please check out her Eco-Friendly Freckles shop HERE.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jen Karetnick's "Brie Season" Upcoming Fall Poetry Book Features My Eco-Art On the Front Cover!

 
Oh my goodness I am overjoyed! I am honored to have my original hand-painted decoupage vinyl record art piece used in the cover art of Jen Karetnick's upcoming poetry book Brie Season coming out this fall! I can't wait to read the beautiful poetry within this lovely book! Once we get Brie Season, my husband Joe and I are celebrating with a fancy bottle of wine and brie! The wonderfully talented poet and author of this upcoming book Jen Karetnick says of her Brie Season cover art, "My publisher loves it! It's a stand out book cover that will make people pick it up.", and my response: "I think so too Jen! That is one of my favorite things about all of my art pieces; my signature look of a black background speckled with hand-painted "eco-friendly freckles"...top that with colorful collage art and it's a very eye-catching piece. The wine and brie cheese theme of this particular creation wonderfully complements your poetry book!" 

This is what the original upcycled decoupage vinyl record art piece titled "Vivacious Vineyards and a Cat Named Brie" looks like which is now displayed in the home of the author Jen Karetnick...I am truly honored! To view my other upcycled hand-painted decoupage art pieces you can find them HERE in my Etsy shop.

Friday, June 27, 2014

DIY Upcycled 4th of July Firecracker Tutorial!

http://storybookartifact.blogspot.com/2014/06/how-to-create-photo-prop-rocket.html

My darling niece and nephew are the stars of this star spangled step-by-step how-to tutorial for making your very own DIY upcycled 4th of July firecracker! Showcased on my sister Andrea's blog (owner of Etsy shop Storybook Artifact), she will explain the entire process of how we put this stunning Independence Day celebratory decor piece together! Making an eye-catching photo prop for your July 4th photography shoot or a patriotic decoration to display during this great American honorary holiday, you will go out in style with a BANG this Fourth of July with this adorable hand-painted, decoupage firework rocket!

http://storybookartifact.blogspot.com/2014/06/how-to-create-photo-prop-rocket.html

Also, featured in my niece and nephew's photo shoot are my vintage original 1950s Town & Country red, white, and blue stiletto high heels from our Etsy sister shop LaOohLaLa Boutique. Little Miss America has them propped up on a pillow and pulling them in her nostalgic Americana Radio Flyer wagon! Mama and Auntie came up with the cutest photo prop idea!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/153577288/1950s-rare-town-country-red-white-and?ref=shop_home_active