About Me

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Sublimity, OR, United States
I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby. After 10 years I quit the day job to pursue my art as a full time passion.

28 November 2013

Free images for your creative muse!

It has been a while since I shared some of my digital art with my blogger friends-----

Here are a series of vintage postcards that I cleaned up the colors on and overlaid  on a toile background.

They are free for you to use in your personal tangible projects. Commercial users please give credit to my etsy shop Cottage Rose Graphics

Click on each image to enlarge and right click to save.

17 November 2013

Printing images to fabric


I have had a lot of requests from customers in my graphic art shop on how to print images onto fabric. So I decided to publish this on my blog as a quick referral.

Yes, there are pre-made printer fabric sheets that you can buy, but they are expensive. A few years back I learned how to use the freezer paper method and this saves big time money. I put together this tutorial in 2010 to present at the Smoky Mountain Retreat for the members of ShabbyLaneShops. It was later published in the ShabbyLaneShops magazine.

Since it was originally formatted for printing, it is posted here as images. You are welcome to enlarge and print out for your own use, even share, but please do not remove my personal and business information

05 November 2013

Support Handmade and Vintage this holiday season

I have been AWOL for the last month...actually did not realize I was so far behind in my posting. I have been so busy sewing and designing graphics for my website and etsy shop, I have hardly looked up!

A couple of  graphics that I have long had my "to do" list was something to share with all of the art and vintage seller community was to have a pretty graphic we could shout out a reminder to all holiday shoppers.
I have seen a few floating out there but they weren't "pretty". So, please feel free to copy, save, share to your blogs, websites, facebook, even as an extra image to your etsy listings. I only ask that you do not crop out my watermark at the bottom right hand corner.

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Where we reside

Where we reside

The Oregon Coastline

The Oregon Coastline