Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Challenge #25

Here's the tag I made for this week's challenge, I'm sending it out with a treasure box I made for my friend's birthday.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Challenge #24

Rock Candy is yummy! If you haven't purchased this awesome product it's time to dash out and get some at your local craft store!

Poetry "The Gila River Review"

David and I both had poems published this week in "The Gila River Review". Here's a link. As always, I would love to hear your feedback.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Masquerade ~ Shadow Box

Today's shadow box has a Steampunk theme. I'd love to hear your thoughts...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fairy Watch ~ Shadow Box

Poem by David Wood:

a spark of insight
shining bright
the fairies dance
to bannish night
their wings ablaze with morning light
a gossimer and silk delight

shimmers in a blinking eye
a wish, a whim,
a fleeting sigh
a lighted path, a way to see
to each and every,
blessed be

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Here's my latest tag CCC #23. Decided on an Egyptian motif. ENJOY!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


with stone talons
gripping his precarious perch
the gargoyle observes
the strange creatures

Poem by Judy Wood
Fall 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Well, this week I realized the alcohol inks might be causing my headaches, so I asked for permission to use the papers and techniques with watercolor instead of alcohol inks. Here are the results. I'll be sure to use my ceiling fans if I try the inks again.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Wow, how time flies! Studio L3 is hosting a lovely challenge to complete all the techniques in the Tim Holtz "A Compendium of Curiosities". We are finally feeling a little fall weather here in sunny Arizona! Thought I'd use some fall colors in my tag challenge today! ENJOY!

I'm going to add something else I made using Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls. Just for fun... Takes a little 'drawing' talent as well *wink*

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wish Bag

Here's the lastest in a series of Compendium of Curiosities Challenges using "Industrial Grunge" on the little oval on the gift bag... Make a wish!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Poetry by Judy Wood

My self published book of poetry is now available for purchase. A signed copy of my poetry book is $5 (including shipping). Please send me your email address and I'll send you a PayPal invoice! Thank you for your order.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I am amazed at how quickly a dream can become a reality... I am attending an Artist and Writer show at Superstition Mountain Museum on Saturday (November 6) . I am self publishing a book of poetry with photos and illustrations. A few months ago this was only a dream...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Colors of Fall

I love fall colors. I really enjoyed our challenge this week: Extreme Masking. Here are the results. I think I'd like to use this technique on a series of greeting cards...

Sunday, October 24, 2010


WOW! Week 18 already, time flies. I've been busy with various artshows this month, I've never submitted a challenge so late in the week! Here's my attempt at Compendium of Curiosities page 37.

Friday, October 15, 2010


So, I've been making and selling little one of a kind gift bags, I thought why not make one for this week's challenge! I found Tim Holtz Charms at a local store and the package had been ripped open so I reached around behind it and bought the next package in the row. I found out this morning that it's not the charms, it's circle and oval fragments! Thought I'd use the fragments on my little gift bag, ENJOY! Wizard of Oz style...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Angel Store and More

Tonight I will be at The Angel Store & More from 5 pm ~ 8 pm ~ Southwest Contemporary Landscapes. This show is part of the Scottsdale Thursday Night Art Walk.

The Angel Store and More has invited me to do a 'trunk show' Saturday Oct 23rd, you might find a bargain or two.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Warrior Women Blog Hop ~ Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Welcome to my blog. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month I've created a simple greeting card to honor my friend Sherry Goodloe who is winning the battle against breast cancer!

If this is your first visit to my blog, stay a while, read my poetry, look at my paintings, tags, jewelry, greeting cards, photos, and collages. Leave a comment if you'd like.

If you have a friend who's a breast cancer survivor, reach out to them this month.

We're celebrating the healing journey of our dear friend, Sherry Goodloe (please link to http://gotart4u.blogspot.com ), who's recovering from her recent surgery, and has just learned that she won't have to endure chemo or radiation! Sherry is our official Warrior Woman Muse for this hop, and is someone we all love and admire. Of course, so many of our friends and loved ones-- if not we ourselves-- have faced breast cancer, and our art is intended to honor each and every woman who has, is, or ever will fight this battle.

Please join in by visiting our blogs and finding some inspiration for your own art. In many cases, there's blog candy to be had for those who leave comments!

The Pink Ribbon Warrior Women Blog Team is:

Ellen Vargo - http://1036art.blogspot.com

Hels Sheridan - http://pinkleart.blogspot.com

Jennie: The Artistic Stamper - http://theartisticstamper.blogspot.com

Linda Ledbetter http://www.studioL3.blogspot.com

Nancy Crissinger - http://whatsnextnancy.blogspot.com

Sharon Sutton - seraph1959.blogspot.com

Tracy Jacobs - nosparemoments.blogspot.com

Judy Wood - http://creativearts-jwood.blogspot.com

And our fabulous sponsor is eclectic Paperie! www.eclecticpaperie.com

After visiting each blog on the hop, please create your own work of art in celebration of the Pink Ribbon Warriors, and upload your masterpiece at the Warrior Women Blog Hop Flickr Gallery: http://www.flickr.com/groups/warriorwomen

Friday, October 8, 2010

SunDust Gallery Opening Tonight!

My photo and original poem was accepted in the show "Urban Motifs". I'll be at the gallery this evening. Look for "If you blink you'll miss Nothing".

Here's a sneak peek...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Coffee Tag

Our latest challenge was to create a Wrinkle Free Distress tag.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The lighter side of grunge

Another collage, will be available for sale at The Angel Store and More in October! This technique was quite challenging!

Friday, September 17, 2010


Here's the latest in the Studio L3 Challenge! My hope is to sew this on an art tote. Just need to learn to sew first!

Day Old Cookies

I traveled alone
from Scottsdale, Arizona to Portland, Oregon.
I can still see the smiles of aunts and uncles greeting me at the airport.
All the hugs and “oh look how she’s grown“. All but one are gone now.
I walked up those four cement steps in front of the gray house with white shutters.
The grass was so green, the trees so tall. The neighborhood so quaint.
The counter tops in the kitchen were very short.
Grandpa’s typewriter, worn with years of use, sits in the corner of the tiny living room.
I was only 12.
I took bubble baths in an old style tub with four ornate feet.
For two weeks I stayed.
I slept in a big double bed with lots of soft pillows.
When I thought I could drift off to sleep, I pulled the chain over my bed to turn off the light.
I remember hearing the soft footsteps of my Grandpa’s slippers
walking down the wood floored hall.
Every night he would open the door ever so slightly to make sure I was resting.
I heard the house creak in the night.
I felt the rumble of trains in the distance.
I awoke to birds singing softly in the trees.
I explored the old house and found an old washer in the half basement.
There were carved trails in the dirt in the old basement.
My uncle drove cars on those tiny cliffs long ago.
I found the attic. It was small and warm.
There was something familiar about this place.
Something in my memory, just out of reach.
We drove to see the ocean cliffs
We ate ham and cheese sandwiches on salt rising bread.
We had broken cookies and a pear for dessert..
I can almost feel the delicious crunch of those day old cookies.
I wish I could remember the smell of dinner cooking on the stove at my Grandpa’s house.
I long to feel the damp gray sidewalks on my bare feet again.
I wish I could remember when it felt like home…

Poem by Judy Wood
Spring 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010


For the latest challenge, I decided on grunge paper butterflies instead of flowers... Made another little 'treasure box' as a gift. ENJOY!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

White Rose

Creativity Quote

A man is a fool not to put everything he has, at any given moment, into what he is creating. You're there now doing the thing on paper. You're not killing the goose, you're just producing an egg. So I don't worry about inspiration, or anything like that. It's a matter of just sitting down and working. I have never had the problem of a writing block. I've heard about it. I've felt reluctant to write on some days, for whole weeks, or sometimes even longer. I'd much rather go fishing, for example, or go sharpen pencils, or go swimming, or what not. But, later, coming back and reading what I have produced, I am unable to detect the difference between what came easily and when I had to sit down and say, "Well, now it's writing time and now I'll write." There's no difference on paper between the two. Frank Herbert Author of Dune

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Love Notes

Here's the latest in the series of challenges. I must admit, I like my distress powder undisturbed. ENJOY!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Local Interest

I've decided to start a second blog to discuss some of my favorite hot spots in Arizona! I'm also doing a series of Trompe l'oeil (French for "fool the eye") paintings for local restaurants. Here are a few of my Trompe l'oeil paintings. The third painting is my bulletin board from my college days. To continue the series, the first and second paintings are of napkins I picked up a few weeks ago. ENJOY!

Check out my new blog at http://aztreasures.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Collage

I lost a nephew about a year ago, he was so young. His sister (my niece) asked me to make a collage for her to remember him. This is the result of that request.

Remember, EVERY DAY is precious, hold on to those you love...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This is a page layout from the latest Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. The original poem was written by David Wood.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A painting is a poem without words...

I found this quote today on Facebook, and I started thinking... Why do we create? I'd love YOUR thoughts on the subject, and I may add a few of my own...

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Sometimes... I wonder if I like the idea of forests in my artwork because I live in a desert, longing for cooler weather, the wind in the trees. I must write a poem about the trees...

Here is one of my favorite forest drawings...

Inspired by a photo by D. Sharon Pruitt

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


A beach themed card...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Things with Wings

This is one of my favorite mixed media collages titled: Wings of Love.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Surf's Up!

Surf's Up! I am also including pictures of the Compendium of Curiosities Journal I started the first week of the challenge. Every week I include the image (if it doesn't fit I print a photo), week number, and page number. When the challenge is over and every page is filled, I'll use some of the new techniques to decorate the cover. ENJOY!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

1909 Family Photo

This is a photo of my grandfather, his sister and brother taken in 1909. Amazing to think this photo is over 100 years old.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Altered Box

I've had these little boxes for a few years now and never really did much with them. Well that changed yesterday when I was looking for something to alter with paper per the challenge. First altered box titled "Travel". Second altered box titled "Treasure".

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Two more forests done... Here's a sneak peek! You can purchase (for a resonable rate) at Evermore Nevermore: the COOLEST store in Mesa!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

1912 German Postcard

I was antique shopping in Carefree/Cavecreek a week ago and found this lovely postcard dated 1912! Thought I'd make a precious collage or a set of greeting cards using this image. So sweet, so pretty... There's a canceled one cent stamp and a lovely birthday greeting on the back, one cent? Can you believe it?


Future Journal Cover ~ and CCC Challenge #5

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vintage Tag

Here's my latest challenge tag. Some very old vintage lace on one layer of the collaged piece. ENJOY!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Star Dust ~ Poem by Judy Wood

Shooting stars are simply grit from space colliding with air molecules high up in the sky.

Tonight the air is cool. The night is still.
The scent of night blooming jasmine tickles my nose.
The blanket around my shoulders feels soft and warm.

As I gaze into the starlit sky, lost in thoughts of the coming day
I hear the door creak open.
I feel his breath on my cheek as he moves in close to comfort me.
Together, we fought through the grit of life.

We’ve overcome many trials, others give up, we go on…
I see a shooting star and make my wish…

Poem by Judy Wood
Winter 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Colorful Tag

Experimented a bit with some alcohol inks and distress inks. Here are the results.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Travel Journals

I've created two journals, one places I've visited, one for places I'd like to visit someday...