Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Booking NOW for Spring and Summer 2015

Spring and Summer are the busiest times for ArtyPantz Storytelling Events. If you have a certain date in mind then please contact me as soon as possible at or call 610-644-8088. My calendar is starting to fill up now. There are many stories to choose from including insect, gardening, friendship, ocean themes and more, and each story comes with it's own matching craft. Click HERE for more information about the stories.


 The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice the Baby Mermaid in which one of the humans in the story travels alone in the middle of the night through the ocean encountering sharks and pirates to return the mermaid to her family. 

Admiral Giddy-up and the Seahorse Brigade to the Rescue is also hero themed. The seahorses lead the rescue of the humans when their boat sinks. The mermaids and fish are heroes too.

These stories are suitable for ages 3 through adult and when offered in the library should be advertised as family entertainment. Everyone participates.

A flyer for you to customize will be provided.  

Click here and scroll down for more information about these and other stories.

Looking out the window this morning, there is still snow out there in the the story Going on a Sleigh Ride is still an option for the next couple of weeks. All the kids dress up as winter animals and crowd into a sleigh. The sleigh won't move until everyone is in.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine Card Hack from Artist Victoria O'Neill

 Here's how I hacked a Valentine Card for my sweetie from the Dollar Store today.
I picked this somewhat dorky one, because it had a lot of metallic highlights in it.

front of card 
inside of card

found a stash of beautiful handmade metallic paper
and a piece of white art paper.
folded white art paper into accordion, by folding it in half first,
then again and again to make accordion
measuring about 16" long by about 4" wide.

ripped the store bought card in half then cut out pieces  of it.

cut panels of handmade paper and sewed them into the "pages" of the accordion
then sewed the pictures from the insides of the dollar store card, added some birdies on each end. Birdies were made by glueing handmade paper to both sides of cardboard, to create sturdy tabs to open it out from folded position.

There was really no good spot on the front to put the recipients or givers name, so added that to the back.
back of card when opened, love the stitching all over the place!
front closed

back closed
Ta Da! quite the bang for a buck.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Woman With Rooster

We are hunkering down out here on the East Coast for a big winter snowstorm.
This picture was taken outside, so there are a couple of snowflakes here and there.

Woman with Rooster
Acrylic on Canvas 30 x 40

close up

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fox in the Garden

Fox in the Garden
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30

Fox in the Garden close up
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30

Fox in the Garden close up
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Liberty Carriage House in Phoenixville featuring Wearable Art by Victoria O'Neill

I am no longer selling my wearable art, etc directly. We recently moved and my new art studio is in the process of being built in part of the barn underneath our house!, so really don't have anywhere to spread out to work.

I am starting on a series of fine art acrylic paintings inspired by birds in folk art all over the world. Stay tuned for all that. :)  Once the studio is done, everything will be available directly from the studio, including art workshops for all ages! I plan to apply and hopefully be accepted into the Chester County Studio Tour when I'm ready.

In the meantime, you can go to Liberty Carriage House at 176 Bridge Street in Phoenixville PA (610-360-8080) and find a limited supply of my one of a kind wearable art hooded scarves with matching fingerless gloves, wool fingerless gloves, pin cushions and wearable collage art shoulder bags, plus bee necklaces.......

Liberty Carriage House is a beautiful store, and features comfortable elegant upscale clothes from unique, talented designers plus jewelry/accessories and unique random vintage findings for your home.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Beautiful Inspired/Inspiring Anthem for 2015

This is such a beautiful video. The internalization of the concept of the oneness of humankind is the key to our future.

Music composed and produced by Ali Youssefi 
Text from the Bahá’í Sacred writings

 “Unite and bind together the hearts, join in accord all the souls........
..........Make these faces radiant through the light of Thy Oneness........

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Gingerbread House Auction at The Colonial Theater in Phoenixville

Here is a GingerBird House for the Phoenixville charity Gingerbread House Silent Auction following "It's a Wonderful Life" at The Colonial Theater today Sunday Dec 21st.

Volunteers create one of a kind houses to benefit
The Clinic, offering health care for the area's uninsured or underinsured. Last year's auction raised $750.

So, if you are in the area, stop by and see this, and other houses. Pick your favorite and make a bid!