Sunday, November 15, 2009

I'm Back!!

After abandoning my blog for just over a year I have set out to reclaim my little space on the web, sweep out the cobwebs and bring the fairies and magic back to this place.

I found this gorgeous background at
It has truely transformed the look of my blog and inspired me to try my hand at blogging one more time.

First business at hand was to decide what it is I want to blog art, family, life... What is it I want to portray. After really looking inside I came up with the name Soul Flights for my blog title. This is the place I can reflect and talk about the journey of creating and all that goes with that. The long process and sometimes disapointing part of marketing ones craft and self as you are certainly trying to sell yourself, not just your art.

Every piece of art I create is a piece of my soul. A place for my spirit to play and take flight. I can't wait to take you on this journey with me!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Playing with Posers

I wanted to do something different with my cards. I have been using various rubber stamps and royalty free vintage images but I wasn't quite happy with the results. Some images just don't print with good resolution and I love rubber stamping but found it also very limited. I had seen digital poser art being used for creating web sets, tags and banners and found these images to be striking with the 3dimensional quality. Its as if you can see through the images. So much of the art is fantasy based so lots of fairy images available. After surfing the web and looking for images and usage policies I found some sellers of poser art. The price is exceptionally cheap and the commercial usage perfect for my needs. I purchase the backgrounds and images separate and from different artist and then make my own images from them. I've had so much fun playing with posers. The colors are so vibrant and they photograph beautifully. Here are some samples of my work so far. Lots of Halloween inspired cards.

This is Raven. I printed this on Epson High Gloss Photo Paper. Great paper!! I have a canon MP810 printer and I love the ink quality. This card was made using stickles, beadzzle beads, white linen and black tie bling papers.

This is Witches Brew. I love the intensity of her.This is printed on HP premium plus high Gloss paper. The color combination of teal and deep mauve embellished with silver accents is very elegant. I finished this card and then went back and glittered the brew inside the pot and just coming out. It was such a small thing but made the card feel even more dimensional. One of my fav's!!

This punk'd out witch is ready to celebrate Halloween. I love this image!! It came from and the background was from

Thursday, May 29, 2008

My first collage piece!!

I love tinkerbell!! She's so cute and whimsical. I went to a little girls birthday party about a year ago and kept the pretty tink napkin hoping to eventually make something with it. This piece was created by cutting the image from the napkin and layering in onto a canvas I had painted with acrylic paints and decopaged with torn scrapbooking paper. I added lots of embellishments, glitter and beads. The back was also done up to give the piece a finished look. I am very happy with the way this turned out.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Throwing out the Trash!

My favorite design elements are layers and textures. I secretly collect garbage..LOL. I start to throw things away and just before I toss it I see the potential in a future art piece. My family thinks I 'm completely nuts!! I usually have no clue what I'm going to use it for, I just know I might need it. The net on this card was made from a webbed plastic fruit wrapper. I don't even know what they call it!!

Friday, April 11, 2008


I'm currently playing around with alcohol inks. I've been in a mood to create something mystical using dark vibrant colors, especially blues. Well it's not quite finished. I will be adding the text "dream" to the bottom right corner. I used silver webbing spray for the base. Alcohol inks for the water lily background . Silver metallic pen for edging of cardstock. Embellished with beads and fibers. Mounting tape used for added dimension.