Our hostess this week is Caryl Hoobler who created this beautiful gothic arch using the theme “Mermaids” which she selected. What do you think of with this theme? Sea maidens? Sirens?
Merpeople or Merfolk? Whatever the vision may be we wish to see it here in gothic form!

A bit about our hostess:

I love the freedom of mixed media art and I love the tiny canvas of a
Gothic Arch. I tend to throw unexpected elements into my pieces, but
there is a thought process behind what items I use in a piece. I tend to
draw upon life experiences when creating and look for items that may
bring back a certain memory from any given time or place. I’ve chose
Mermaids as the theme this week as Mermaids are so magical and can live
in wildly colorful settings! I can’t wait to see where your Mermaids

You may see more of Caryl’s beautiful work on her blog:


:::Any Theme:::

We will be taking a break for the next two weeks and would like to invite you to post any style or theme here during that time. In the meantime – we invite you to share your creations here.

The regular weekly theme will return on Sunday, June 29.

:::Clown Sampler:::

We had so many fantastic clown entries this past week! From happy to sad – awesome artwork everyone! 🙂


Our theme this week is “Clowns” which was selected by our hostess Nancy Maxwell James.
What do you think of when clowns comes to mind? Happy faces? Children? Bozo? Whatever you invision we wish to see it here in gothic style!

A bit about our hostess:
Nancy is a mixed media artist, stamper and scrapbooker living in Michigan with her husband Steve. She has 3 children, and currently has a son deployed in Iraq. Nancy enjoys working with vintage images in all sorts of media forms. She loves genealogy and enjoys making scrapbook pages documenting her family history.

You may see more of Nancy’s work on her blog:

:::Spain Sampler:::

We had many beautiful arches using the Spain theme this week! Thank you for sharing your art! 🙂


Our theme this week is “Spain” and our hostess Martine (Filetta) created this beautiful gothic arch.
What do you invision when “Spain” comes to mind? We want to see it here in gothic arch form.

A bit about our hostess:

My name is Martine, I am soon 50 years old, 2 big children and an adorable husband for 30 years. I live in a small French island in the Mediterranean Sea, Corsica, in a magnificent island: a mountain in the sea ! I practice the scrapbooking recently of time, since October, 2007. It is my daughter who made me discover this leisure ! I began in our return of a journey in Senegal and since I do not stop any more ! It is one spends time who fascinates me!

You may see more of Martine’s beautiful work on her blog: