Thursday, March 16, 2017

For the second time I have won from Alpha Stamps   I am so thrilled with this company
I have won a circus themed product package.  I can't wait to make something with it

I also have won stamps from Visually Speaking which I am waiting to receive and I am
sure I will make something with those as well.

Thank you to these two companies and especially Alpha Stamps I just love all your
products~~

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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"