Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Workshop Samples in Progress

Getting ready for a workshop on Saturday at the Sharon Arts School of Art & Craft and busily creating class samples. I already had a few prepared, but wanted to have a couple more to show a few different mixed media techniques. Looking forward to a full day of artful goodness and "Mixed Media Mania!"

© Nancy Lefko

Friday, November 25, 2011

She's Here!

My wonderful "treat to myself" arrived today!

Ever since meeting the lovely and talented Kecia Deveney at the Art Is...You Retreat in October I have wanted to own a piece of her wonderful jewelry. (I have repeatedly kicked myself for leaving vendor night during the retreat without making a purchase!) Since returning home I have checked Kecia's Etsy shop time and time again, but knowing that she was traveling and very busy, I wasn't surprised that her shop hadn't been re-stocked since the vendor night.

When I read on Facebook that Kecia's shop was back in business, I made a bee-line there and saw the sweetest necklace; one I'd had my eye on last October. With a few clicks of my mouse, she was mine!

Happily, she arrived today just in time for me to wear to the art fair where I'll be vending tomorrow. I can't wait to show off this little beauty.

She arrived carefully wrapped in dressmaker's tissue, which immediately went into my stash to use in mixed media collage. (A little bonus!)

Kecia has an amazing talent for jewelry assemblage and her shop is a joy to behold! Thanks, Kecia, for this gem. She is a joy to wear and a reminder of the special person that you are.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Illustration Friday ~ VANITY

"Unfortunately, Marge realized the cellulite hadn't vanished overnight." She merely made an observation...she could never be accused of VANITY!

Be sure to visit Illustration Friday and follow the links to all the great art created for this week's prompt.

© Nancy Lefko

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

*broke: The Affordable Arts Fair

In a very short time I'll be vending at *broke: The Affordable Arts Fair to be held in lovely Peterborough, NH on Saturday November 26th from 10 am-4 pm. This is the only vending I'll do this year outside of my Etsy shop. I hope that if you live in the southern NH, northern MA or western VT area, you'll stop on over to see a great gathering of art and artists!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Illustration Friday ~ STRIPES

In the past month I haven't had time to relax and play in my art journal. I was really itching for some time to do so, and found that time today.

Working the Illustration Friday theme STRIPES into my journal page reminded me of a time when MANY of the ladies in my artwork wore striped stockings. Not so much anymore. But it IS fun to add that element to a collage...or journal page...from time to time.

© Nancy Lefko

On My Desk

Creating a workshop prototype and daydreaming about the wonderful time had with my art peeps in workshops at the Art Is...You Retreat last month.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Royal Pear

And the commissioned piece is DONE!

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Lots to do and so few hours in the day! Funny, it feels that way sometimes, especially when there are so many "irons in the fire" that need tending.

I've been trying to seriously tackle my to-do list...I LOVE to cross things off! Today I have 'nearly' finished a custom piece (just waiting for a reply from my customer), started a workshop sample and have completed and sent this series off to my licensing agent.

Of course, all that 'mom stuff' needed to be done as well, so I juggled laundry and cooking and chauffeuring while going back and forth to the studio and/or computer.


Featured collages soon to be available in my Etsy shop.

© Nancy Lefko