Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

These are a few of the things that I am thankful for...
Allie and Katie
my desire to create!

May the joys of the Holiday touch your heart!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Art Unraveled 2013 the introduction of my Junque Jarz!

I thought I would throw a pic of Charlie in!

I have over 40 jars for sale!

Vintage baby head jars!

"Junque Jarz for sale" 
 back side of Hazel
filled with vintage treasures
 "Betty's profile
"Janie Sue"

"Janie Sue" filled with magnetic words

For description and price please contact Shirley at 480-274-1451 or email me at: artsyfartsyfairy_2@msn.com

Monday, March 11, 2013

My "Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition"

 Wizzard of Oz matchbox perpetual calendar

Circus matchbox perpetual calendar

Alice in Wonderland matchbox perpetual calendar
with altered cigar box for month storage 
Curtain Call matchbox perpetual calendar 
These are a few of my favorite Graphic 45 calendars!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Junque Jarz by Artsy Fartsy Fairy

It is time to present to you my latest obsession and creation..."Junque Jarz".  My idea was inspired my 9 year old daughter Katie bug's addiction to Vlasic dill pickles (in the one gallon jar).  Let me explain.
Over the years I have accumalated lots of "little treasures for my calendars.  I am a visual person and I am always more inspired to create something if I can see my "stuff"such as; buttons, vintage tin molds, cupcake toppers, cracker jack and vintage gumball machine prizes, metal found objects, sewing notions, game pieces and bottle caps.  I think you get the idea! 
 I emptied my storage bins and drawers and loaded my shelves with giant pickle jars loaded with stuff.  After the task was completed I thought about a creative and fun way of using all of the empty jars of various shapes and sizes that I would see at Estate Sales.  A few years ago I took a soldering glass so I combined the both together!
I sold some at the last art walk that I attended.  Check them out!  The prices range from $17.00 and up.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013 to all of my friends!

This is the logo of my up and coming non-profit called Art Around my Heart.  I asked my daughter Allie to draw me something with a heart.  I was racking my brains trying to come up with a name using the word "heart" and "art".  I was pleased to see her picture of an arrow around the heart...so I said "this is it, Art around My Heart" perfect!!
My dream for 2013 is to move forward with my on going dream and desire to start a non-profit organization for art therapy for special needs, developmentally disabled and troubled children and adults.  They will create "one of a kind" art and crafts using a wide range of materials which include "up cycled" material.  I have been collecting art and craft supplies for the past three years.  My mind is bursting with ideas.
The legal process of starting a non-profit is very lengthly and overwhelming for me.  I plan to start one step at a time.  I will began by marketing my idea to local agency's and began teaching on site.  All supplies for the projects will be provided at no charge to the student by Art around My Heart.
Wish me luck and much success!