Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I just started selling some of my artwork on Facebook.  The page is Ivy Newport's Creative Community  If you can, stop by to see what I have, maybe you need some last minute Christmas gifts?  You can also follow me as I am trying to get my number of followers up.  Thanks for looking and here is the link https://artiswithinme.blogspot.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2016



I just learned that I will be published in Bella Crafts Magazine coming out this Thursday
One of my collages will be in the magazine, it is titled "Doorway To Beauty"  This was made on a 16x20 canvas, painted with gesso and hues of red paint  I then added some scrapbook paper on top  I put the lady in the center and proceeded to add different ephemera to the canvas.  I also added Vintage lace to the top and bottom.  As you can see, I added a doorknob, so that is why it is titled "Doorway To Beauty".
"Doorway To Beauty"

I just learned that I am being published two more times.  One in Just Steampunk again coming out next year will be this Vintage Circus Train that I made from Altoid tins.  This train has all the hints of an old time circus.  The bearded lady, the fortune teller with the snake and crystal ball, it even has a fun house and a cannon.  The front has a locomotive with a puff of smoke coming out of it.  Miniature cotton candy and lollipops adorn the refreshment car, It says Barnum & Bailey on top and I added lights and a music box.

Vintage Circus Train


YAY! I got published in Just Steampunk's Winter issue, This is the magazine and my work is below
I made a Steampunk top hat with a mask and eyes with eye lashes.  The second is a Steampunk bra I made for Adelphi University as I have said before on my blog, it was a charity event and silent auction and all the proceeds went to breast cancer,  My bra sold for $250.00

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I have been continuing my pastel classes but unfortunately the teacher fell ill and we don't know when or if he is returning.   This is very upsetting to me because I was very excited about the work I had been doing.   I am praying he comes back.  Here are some pieces that I did:
The Sea

Snowy Night

Girl with Red Hair

Blonde Beauty

Baby In Red

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Here is my attempt at a portrait, it is the niece of a friend of mine
She was pretty hard to do as I think all children are but I took my best shot.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Again I have been lax in keeping up with my blog.  Not a lot has happened since I last wrote.  I entered a few photos of my work for submission and hope I get in at least one magazine.
I am planning to be in Just Steampunk and am working on a Steampunk hat for it as well.
They came out with Just Mixed Media so there is a lot I can do with that.

I started art school again.  This time I am working with pastels.  I never knew how hard it was
to work with them but I am hanging in there.

Here are the first two that I did and thought they
came out pretty good so I framed them.  The one on the top is a summer scene and on the
bottom is a winter scene.  I am really enjoying it.  Portraits are the hardest to do but I am
working on it.