How to Make a Tim Holtz Inspired Tag

A blast from the past.  This is my very first Tim Holtz inspired tag.   I grabbed a set of his distressed markers and a few additional items and got started on my tag.  Here are the results. Love. Love. Love!   First I stamped, and water colored my images. Also tore the bottom edge, inked edges, added … [Read more…]

Success in life comes when…

you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure and loss only act as motivation.  BAM!  And here I am. Tiare Smith Designs… rebuilt, refreshed, renewed!  Now relaunched!  Thank you to everyone for your kindness, encouragement and well wishes. It has been a long couple of weeks.  Now it’s time for ice … [Read more…]

Sweet Home, Chicago

My Hometown: Sweet Home Chicago. My art represents: memories of needing to be home before the streetlights came on the brown and grey represent buildings and the “hardness” of the city while the blues represent the beautiful skyline and lakefront the word caution is stenciled on the bottom and side (cause you should be cautious living in … [Read more…]