Friday, October 29, 2010

Check it out...

LuLu Too Beaucoup is hosting a giveaway. Check out her blog and see how creative she is. Go chickie.

I really loved the Drunken Scotch Technique. Totally inspiring.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tennessee or Bust!

Well, I am about to embark on my next road trip to Tennessee. I am traveling with my Sofa King Cool Girls for a week of Crafting, Exploring and just plan acting a fool. I will state this now, what happens in TN stays in TN. (hee hee hee) Well, we will share some of the visit. I am so excited. We each will be teaching an art technique and then off to find some flea markets, outlets and antique malls. Wow, the week will probably fly by. I am blessed to have such a cool set of artsy friends. I will be sharing more on my return.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


The winner of the Art Contest is...


Let's give her a big hand!!!!
Congratulations honey!
You goody bag will be arriving soon.

Best wishes and big thanks to all that participated.
It looks like Gut Art will be a new way to go.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Mixed Media Monday "Past Loves"

Mixed Media Monday
Theme: "Past Loves"
Hope you enjoy. Also take a moment to vote in my August Contest. All the details below.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Contest

New Technique: "Gut Art"

Old Technique: "My Style"


Hey Guys:
For those of you who know me well, you know I am a workshop junkie. I am always looking for a workshop to attend. Being roadtrip or online and with everyone I attend I pick up a new technique. So I thought for this contest I would let you judge which art piece you like better. One is my old technique and the other is a new technique called Gut Art by Mystele. Mystele shows you how to let go and not try to control your art. Check out her website. "Little Glimpses Studio" really cool stuff.
One winner will be selected from the voting list. Please vote and leave a comment in the comment section. This way I will know what you like about your choice. The winner will receive a goody bag of vintage/vintage style ephemera.
With all that said here are your choices. Cast your vote in the voting section.
Thanks a bundle,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Upcoming Classes

Another Clay Print Design by Kimberly

Clay Print Design by Kimberly
Now that I have returned from Artful Journey in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. I will be preparing to teach two classes. The first being greeting card design at Greetings from Geralyn's in Asbury Park, NJ. Date: August 27th. The next being Clay Printing at Art-Is-You Retreat in Danbury, CT. Date: October 8th. Both classes will be packed with fun and great ideas. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Art On Display

Check it out on the same page as Nelson Rangell. Awesome!!!!

Ok, I have my first ever mixed media art show and sale Sunday July 11th at the Paint Place 605 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ. Time: 3-6 pm. Come on out and spend the afternoon lunching and strolling the beautiful shops of Cookman Avenue. Its Central Jersey's Gem by the Sea.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Alter It Monthly - July

Alter It Monthly theme - Home Sweet Home
My home sweet home dwells within my spirit house.

Keep those creative juices flowing...

Well, I have discovered a way to keep my mind and creativity active. Joining these cool blog sites that feature a monthly theme. First one I joined was Mixed Media Monday and the next Alter It Monthly. What a cool concept. No mailing and no pressure. Simply create, download and share. How easy is that? I remember so well what Leighanna Light once told me. "Do something everyday, even if its just painting gesso on a canvas. It keeps your creative mind flowing". That is so true. So, maybe this is the new thing in the A/MM world? Love It!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mixed Media Mondays
Theme: Something Borrowed
Mae West's Charming and Cheeky Wit

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Greetings from Geralyn

Heading to the shore this summer? Check out Greetings from Geralyn located in the Arcade Pavillion on Cookman Avenue. Wow, finally it looks like we will have a cool spot to create and shop in. So well needed. Geralyn is a doll and her shop along with others inside are real gems. She carries an array of greeting cards, craft supplies and artwork. Please stop in and check out her class schedule. I will be teaching a greeting card class from 3-5 pm on August 27th. Looking so forward to it. Best of Luck Geralyn!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

"The Paint Place"

Wow, I finally did it. I set up a show and sale at The Paint Place in Asbury Park, NJ. The show features my collage art pieces. I can't tell you how many people have asked me when I would show my work. Well, I dabbled a bit at the local gallery in Red Bank, NJ and it boosted my confidence. It is really a test to put yourself and creativity out there. I've been out there before, but since 9/11 things have been pretty slow. But my faith is strong and God told me its time move it along. I can't get anymore push than that. (smile)
The Paint Place is a lovely boutique that carries an ecclectic collection of beautiful handmade italian mosaics (created by the proprietor), jewelry and local artisans work. It is located at 605 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ. My show runs from July 2 - 19th. You can meet me the artist on July 11th between 3-6 pm. Hope to see you there.

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Just got back from giving my sinuses a vacation. How does that work? I went to Scottsdale AZ for a week. I just have to say 2 things, beautiful city and I could breathe. I was taken back at how lovely that area of Arizona was. We drove from Las Vegas to Scottsdale and it was fabulous. We stayed at the beautiful Pheonician Hotel and Resort. I have never been before but one thing is guaranteed, I will be back. I had fun visiting the art museums, shops and the very very cool stamp stores and their owners. The city people were wonderful and friendly. I want to thank both proprietors of the Frenzy Stamper and the Creative Quest for keeping my creative juices flowing while on vacation. If you go to Scottsdale stop in their shops you won't come out empty handed. Guaranteed. I can attest to that. (hee hee hee) For me, this was one of my favorite vacations. "Hot Fun In The Summertime"!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Breeze Winners

Congratulations go out to the creators of Entry No. 1 and Entry No. 3. Lulu and Maureen. Entry No. 1 had the most votes with Entry No. coming in at second place. I really appreciate the artists who took time to enter and those who took time to vote. All three will receive a prize from me. Happy Crafting.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Voting has begun...

for the Summer Breeze Contest. Choose your favorite. Wish all the participants luck!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What's New on My Etsy

I know I do a variety of different art pieces and hopefully I do them well. Paper arts still seem to be my favorite draw. With hundreds of different techniques and thousands of different products (I am sure I have one of each in my studio) I am able to experiment and create pieces that hopefully bring pleasure and delight to the eye. Its amazing how much I have grown from the first time I sat at my kitchen table and created my first ATC over 3 years ago. I have since defined my own style, migrated up to traveling to different workshops around the country and even landed a teaching gig with some fabulous women in CT. This is from a chick who used to be scared to fly. I still am a little but I will drive somewhere. (chuckle) I have met some fabulous people and engaged in the most interesting adventures and conversations. I neatly pack all of this in my art memories, so that years from now I can reflect back and say I really came to life with that one ATC.
Take a moment and check out my etsy site. More items are added often.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Summer Breeze Contest Entries

Entry No. 3

Entry No. 2

Note: The Entries Posted on this site belong solely to the Entry Artist and Kimberly's Mixed Media Blog. In other words don't use them without permission. Just ask me. Thank you.

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Summer Breeze" Contest

Its been a bit. But here is a new contest. Just like before I have posted one of my original drawings "Summer Breeze" for you to use and design. Once you complete your version, they will be posted and a vote will commence on the specific date. Feel free to use any medium you like. This time I have added a twist. There will be a first and second place winner. First Prize is $25.00 money order and second prize will be a surprise pack. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please post your JPEG file in the Comments section, new deadline is May 15, 2010. I will post all entries as I receive them. Good luck and have fun.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Romare Bearden Experiment

I have always been facinated with collage work. I think one of the best was Romare Bearden. His work had so many elements and each time you see a piece you find something you didn't see before. He was amazing. I only wish I had had the opportunity to meet him. I believe we could have had a good chat. Anywho, here is a piece I fashioned after his style. Sorta my little take on Romare. If he's watching hope he likes it. Title: "Her Fragile State","Fried Dyed and Laid to the Side" by Kimberly

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Artella Land is one of the Aahh moments...

in a crafters life. They are jammed packed with all kinds of goodies for your creative muse to play with. They feature downloads, e-web workshops, e-web articles etc etc etc. Check'em out. I have a few free downloads for you to try on the right side margin. Don't worry no spam or nonsense. Tell 'em KMMA sent ya. You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Home - Art Is...You - The East Coast Art Retreat

Home - Art Is...You - The East Coast Art Retreat

Come and have a Wickedly Good Time. Best east coast retreat! Sign up for my clay printing class and see how something so simple can be turned into fine art.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow Play

Did I mention that I really don't like living in a 4 season state? Well I don't. Simply because this year we have had over 20+ inches of snow in the last week and a half. Ugh!!!!!! I am really ready to move to a warm climate. I am really reaching that point. Between getting stuck in the house and sinus issues. I think I'll risk the rattlesnakes and move west. (smile).
Well, now that I have vented. Here's what I did while I was snowed in. I love vintage photos and work with them more than I paint sometimes. So I created some funky backgrounds and added a some vintage beauties to start a series of Diva Pages. Its amazing what boredom can produce. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fresh New Look

Hey, I decided to give my blog a new look. Let me know whatcha think.
Thanks a bunch,

Saturday, January 16, 2010


photo courtesy of Sara Fishburn

When devastating things like the earthquake in Haiti happen, we want so much to understand and know why. But, I remember long ago my mother telling me never ask why God does things it is not for us to question his actions. But understand that there is comfort in knowing he does everything for a reason. My heart bleeds for those who suffered such an overwhelming experience. I did what was in my power to help and I know I will do more. Its my prayer that if everyone in the US would just send $1 to the relief fund it would be amazing how much money could be raised to help these people. I know some good will come out of this. Already, the world has stepped up to the plate willing to help people who have known nothing but strife. I hope everyone will try to do something, because we never know when it could happen to us.