Monday, February 20, 2017



I am so excited!!! I just signed up for a class with Finnabair
She is one of my very favorite artists and she is now doing online classes due to so many requests
I signed up right away and it starts March 1st.  Can't wait

In the meantime, Izzy, Theresa and I made collages, each of us did a little different one but we pooled our supplies together and here is how mine came out.  I am very happy with it and it is now hung up on my wall.


Sunday, February 12, 2017


Vintage Circus Train













Well I didn't win the Crafty's award but I was a nominee.  The ceremony was held at
Baruch College in Manhattan and they even had Lisa Loeb there as a guest.  My train
was shown on the big screen and we got a shot of it from home.  It was exciting to watch
the winners from home since I couldn't be there in person.


Well here it is 2017 and I have been pretty busy making a journal and altering books.  None are finished as yet but as soon as they are, they will be on my blog.

I have been taking drawing classes but they have been very difficult as the teacher had us drawing upside down!!  I plan on taking more pastel classes in the near future.  Landscapes are my favorite

Next week some friends and I will be making an altered canvas of a lady and I am looking forward to that as the final product looks awesome.  That will be another addition to the blog when it is finished

Some GREAT news, I was asked by ALPHA STAMPS to be in a pool of guest designers
as they had seen my blog and liked my work.  This is very exciting for me and I can't
wait to get started.

So things are progressing and as they do, I will keep adding to my blog

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

Published

BELLA CRAFTS MAGAZINE

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"
JUST STEAMPUNK

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


JUST STEAMPUNK


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