Thursday, November 13, 2008

Check out this great handmade guide for all your holiday shopping needs!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I've Moved!

Visit me at my new site for handmade finds, craft demos and daily musings on art, craft & miscellany!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Blog Interview

I've recently been featured on a few blogs...

California Crafter's Club of Etsy

Photographer's Favorite

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wren in Silhouette

The last time my mom came to visit, she brought me a silhouette portrait from when I was around 10 years old. Since I've been working with animal silhouette's lately, it just seemed natural to create something from my own. I'm really pleased with how they turned out.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Shiny Happy Things

Just like little pieces of candy!

I have some new items brewing and as usual not enough time to make everything! I love the new style of pendant I am now making from my art and ephemera. I am also excited that I was accepted as a Capsule SF designer, which means I get to participate in their shows! The next one is October 19th, in Hayes Valley. Yay!

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Items and Breathing Space

I finally had time to post some new items in my shop. I plan on doing more of these sets as they are fun and I love making cards! I will post a Renegade update soon. Still trying to wind down after the mad rush for that show!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Renegade SF~ 48 Hour Countdown!

If you are in the San Francisco this weekend, make sure to check out Renegade SF. With over 180 vendors, you are sure to find something unique and handcrafted. And make sure to stop by and visit me in booth #12!

This event is admission free!

For more information check out their website... Renegade Craft Fair

One more thing, check out this article re: Renegade SF on Etsy.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Craftaluma Recap

Front, center view of my table. See more pix here

I vended my first ever craft show this past Sunday. It was so much fun and I met so many cool people, not to mention some of my fellow CCCOE teamsters.

Although a small event, there was a steady stream of people until about 3pm. There was live music and a raffle giveaway! (I won a book, Bazaar, Bizarre)!

Many thanks to my pal, Adrienne for helping tend the wares and styling my table!

Next one up is Renegade San Francisco, I have only 2 weeks to prepare! Yikes!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Work

Sea Bubble

Beach Leaf


I shot these new TTVs during our road trip to Los Angeles. We had such a great time and I got quite a few new photographs for my new series.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

These Chicas Rock!

Photo Credit: Sarah Quiara

My new favorite band, Girl in a Coma, hails from Texas and they are seriously bad ass. They will be playing at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on July 13th.

Check out the video for "Say" here

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Eons & Eons

Can it really be 2 months since my last post?! I've been busy for sure. I'm happy to announce that I will be participating in 2 great craft shows this summer. These will be the first shows I have ever done! I am excited and EEEK! freaking out as well.

First up is Craftaluma, put on by the Petaluma Craft Mafia. The idea of any sort of mafia having a presence in Petaluma is just hilarious, but the gals are cool and are excited to put on a good show.

Come check it out Sunday, June 29th


Next up is the First Annual Renegade Craft Fair-San Francisco! This is the big one folks. I am so happy that I will be there to represent! This is a two day event and was super competitive to get into. I will be sharing my booth with 2 great artists, Beetle Lady Books and Curbside Treasure

If you get to any craft fair this summer, make it this one!

July 12th & 13th, Fort Mason, San Francisco
Booth #12

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Wished, © wrenay gomez charlton

Trace, © wrenay gomez charlton

Happy Wednesday! I've been having fun with my new camera, experimenting and learning the ins and outs of my new toy!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Featured Artists

Every now and then I like to share some of the great things I have come across on Etsy. It really is a wonderful place to discover new artist's and add to your collection.

"Against The Wind", © Roberta Murray

The work of Roberta Murray is truly amazing. She creates her composite images by combining photography, paint and digital techniques. Her work is other worldly and evocative of a long forgotten memory or dream. Perusing her shop is a must.

"Delve", © Diana Crites

I just love this painting. The desconstructed cuckoo clock and its little inhabitant waiting for the perfect time to strike. I had to own a version. Fortunately, for me and you there are limited edition ACEO's available of this painting. You can see more of Diana's delightfully, surreal work

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ticket To Ride

"Ticket to Ride"

Another new collage today. I have cabin fever and long for a trip-anywhere! This newest collage is inspired by my need to venture out!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

New Collage

Perilous Migration

Another collage this week-but I just received my new Canon XTI today-so I will be busy shooting photos for a while!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

I Love Collage

Hopeless Intentions

Separated By Chance

Collage work is great because you can basically create art from bits of rubbish and detritus, smack some acrylic gel medium on it and you have a finished piece! O.k. maybe its not that easy, but it sure is fun.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Some Experiments

See more on my flickr page

I've been working a lot at nothing! At least it feels that way. I have some new client work (work, work) then there is the fun stuff (play, work). I shot some new photos this weekend, using a waist level viewfinder and my digital camera. I love the look of the photos, and plan to experiment shooting through other old cameras with my digital. There is a whole group of people dedicated to this type of photography (TTV: Through the Viewfinder). You can see some of their work here.

Monday, March 17, 2008

About Her III

Here is the latest from my series "About Her"

I've been busy working on so many things, that I have neglected my blog for a few days. I plan to post some new photos to my etsy shop soon. I am also working on a new project featuring ATC-which I will blog about soon.

Have a breezy day!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Inspired Treasury

Fly, from the series Diaphanous Visions

Today I was pleasantly surprised to find that a fellow CCCOE member created a treasury inspired by my photo "Fly".

See all her wonderful picks here....

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Things to Ponder on Art and Money

So, I stumbled upon this really great site today, that led me to this really great blog, that led me to this very interesting post by Jen McCleary. I think as artists, we have pondered the same points she brings up. It's a relevant topic...join the discussion.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sweet Feature

Sweet little "Marmee" at Marmeecraft has featured my work on her blog. She has created such a cute little nook on the www, so please check it out if you get a chance.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

RAG ATC Trade and ATC History

Richmond Art Gallery in Richmond, BC Canada, hosts an ATC project. The last one was in February. If you live in the Richmond area and want to participate in the RAG trade or find out about future meetings, contact

From the RAG website...

"A little history…"
"The original concept was developed by Swiss artist m. vanci stirnemann, who wanted to make a catalogue to document his activities with other artists. Because the cost of printing a catalogue in hockey-card format was prohibitive, he decided in 1996 to produce 1,200 cards by hand. This led to the first exhibition of Artist Trading Cards in April 1997. During the show, visitors were encouraged to produce their own cards to trade with stirnemann and others at the closing reception. From then on, a Trading Session has taken place at on the last Saturday of every month...."


"About Her I" Wrenay Gomez Charlton

Lately, I have been making a lot of art cards. I enjoy working on the smaller scale and pretty much anything goes, if you follow 1 key rule: art cards must be 2.5" x 3.5", horizontal or vertical is fine.

Art cards fall into 2 categories ATC or ACEO. An ATC (artist trading card) is for trading with other artists. It's a great way to meet other artists and amass an art collection for the cost of postage. You can also organize artist trades to meet other ATC enthusiasts in your area.

A good site to check out ATC groups is Flickr. The following sites may be of interest as well.

Now for the ACEO

ACEO's (art cards, editions and originals) are the same as ATC's with one key difference: they are for sale-not trade. This is quite the point of contention for some ACT artists, since the spirit of the ATC is to have art available to everyone, without placing monetary value on the card. However, there are many collectors who are not artists and the ACEO market provides them a way to expand their collections.

ACEO's can be found at craft fairs, etsy, ebay and

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Just a little drawing I am working on....

Although the challenge is over, I am determined to keep making something each day-even if it's in progress. Sometimes I feel all my work is in progress.

Friday, February 29, 2008

The Wrap Up!

Broken Serif I-III, Film Stills, Wrenay Gomez Charlton.
More details here

Well, fellow makers, it has been non-stop fun to host this challenge. I enjoyed meeting so many great etsy artists. I hope this challenge helped to promote all of your hard efforts and great products.

Below are the final posts for the night! Congrats to you all on job well done!

New today from MoonMystic. Check out her shop for more inspired jewelry.

One more from MoonMystic...

New participant tonight...Vintage Inspiration...

This Spring Ring can be viewed here.

Another for the Final Day!

These stick pins look like yummy lollipops!
See more creations by Far'ha, at her etsy shop.

SSmart Raggs for Friday

More wonderful knit pieces from Ssmart Raggs. See them here

Orange Theory for Friday

See this great card set here

Nancy Rose Friday

This is another wonderful example of the art created by Nancy Rose.
Visit her shop to see more.

And We're Off!

Today is the last day of the challenge! Congrats to all of you who participated. It has been much fun and great to meet some of the people running their businesses on etsy.

Here are the first entries of the day...

A cool note card set from Gaudy Goddess, see it here.

Another super cute pouch from Midnight Creations. see more at her etsy shop

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mine For Today

This is from a painting I did on 16mm film. It is about 100 feet long. I have decided to make prints from sections of the film.

MoonMystic for Thursday

Love the bands! See more photos of this pendant here

Gotta love these little birdies! Find out more about them here.

One-A-Day Treasury

Great news all! I grabbed a treasury and dedicated it to the challenge participants. You can see it here...

One-A-Day Treasury

New Item from Ssmart Raggs

This cute hat has a detachable flower, see more pix here

Another for Thursday

LinkElegant earrings from Bella Luna

Orange Theory for Thursday

Another colorful card from OrangeTheory

I have this fantasy...

I am behind on posting challenge updates today, mostly due to work and reading the blogs about Project Runway. I've come across a couple of good ones, this one will crack you up.

Now for my fantasy...

Ok, I am not a fashion designer, but I sooooo want to be on Project Runway. I would be the girl that constructs all her pieces with fabric glue and Heat-n-Bond. Everyone else would bitch about me not knowing how to use a sewing machine, but I would totally win the "Design a Couture Look from Garbage" and the "Create a Ready to Wear Piece from Found Objects" challenges.

Nancy Rose Thursday

OOOH, AAAH! Need I say more?!! Well you can see more here.

Challenge Updates for Thursday

This set of ACEO's is called All Girl Band. Each one is sold separately and can be viewed at
Ginger Lime's etsy store.

Challenge Updates for Thursday

Another cute/funtional item from Midnight Creations. Visit her store to see more items.