Saturday, September 29, 2007
It's all about clouds. The majority of these were taken to the west as I waited for the harvest moon to rise on Wednesday evening, and then for curiosity to be sated as I watched the storm roll in over my home - off to the right.
I love the clouds, using my imagination of what they are, besides angels.
I would mention that if you want to see a larger version of the slideshow and also be able to see the others I've made you can click on "view all images".
Angels be with you,
Another pigeon from across the ocean brought the arTEA swap maze book, ATCs and two lovely teabags. Thanks Liiolii. They are wonderful presents to brighten my days.
I just spoke also with my dear friend Jeanne who had been very ill through the summer and had a major surgery a few weeks ago. She is doing so much better. It was a wonderful present to hear her bubbly cheerful voice telling me so.
The last picture shows some of what I've been doing, besides driving our daughter all around the countryside to her activities and taking pictures while the autumn colours were still here. Mostly I'll be working with fabric over the next while. I'm hoping to carve more stamps for altering the fabric. The freezer paper is for more of the same. I used those scissors for the pattern in the freezer paper. The fabric is just some of the stash I've found to use in some autumn creations. I've also been busy preparing books for altering. It's a good project while Greg is doing the driving. It is somehow relaxing tearing pages out of books. Has it something to do with a protest against authority? I rarely do that. It's fun. The card and little book just happened to be sitting on the table because we had to move them quickly when I accidently over watered the poor neglected plants. Whoops. Oh well. Just plants, just paper things.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
This first one was done on a piece of yellow cardstock. I printed my own background of rust onto it and then applied gold ink. After a couple of minutes I rubbed the ink with a baby wipe. Next I applied a stamp over the entire piece. I used the printed photo and sewed it on. I finished it with stamps for the words and the addition of the brad.
The background for the second was done on watercolour with acrylic and water. Then I used inks which I again rubbed off with baby wipes. I used stamps and I think some walnut ink spray. I glued the picture this time and also used a sakura goldie for some of the words. I did a tiny bit of sanding on the photo edges.
The third was just done on a piece of decorative paper.
For this one I tried using a gel transfer for the words. Same picture, same sewing, same application of brad finalized this one.
The fourth was using a blue background done with acrylic and water on watercolour paper with a bit of salt. After it was dry I printed some of my own handwriting which had been scanned and stretched a bit, onto the paper. Different picture, same treatment. I used a gold ink pad and pencil eraser to do a couple of gold stamped images.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
The questions for CaC's Wednesday "getting to know you" were about colour. I wrote a poem and put it together with a picture. These were the questions:
What color best expresses who you let other people see you to be?
What color best suits the real you you know is deep inside of you?
Do the colors match, or do you need to learn to be more comfortable being yourself too?
Why do you think that color expresses you well? Would your better half agree??
The Colour of Me
all about me
about the colour of me
on all the colours
I’d wonder what others see
the colour of me
I think blue
do they know me
they’d see ~
the colour brown
rich colour of me
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Give it a try. It's so comical.
YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Fitzo Van YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Choco Choco Chip YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
W Bur YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Purple Chai Latte
NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Lavender Marshmallow WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
Anna Wilfred TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Blueberry Tanky HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Strawberry Lilac YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour
The Quilt Rainbow Tour
Those Crazy Kids... for photo Thursday at CaCOur daughter Cat at breakfast this morning:
Our kitten Blue at the same time:
And our dog Billy who loves to be playful at any opportunity possible. I should learn from him:
I also want to share this day a very special video I found which is meant especially for Melba but I think we can all be inspired by it.
Angels be with you.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I must leave my computer as I am exhausted. Much has been going very well the last few days and I will be freed to do more creating.
Till tomorrow - "angels be with you".
And thanks for all of your kind comments and observations. I'll be back to you soon.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
I absolutely love today's calendar page from Mary Engelbreit.
Do you remember the doodle I'd shown a few days ago with the heart?
I was busy carving on the weekend and this is the result.
I'd forgotten to take any ink along to the farm so didn't get to try it until last night. I was so pleased. I hope you like it too. I'll be doing more with this fabric but not for a few days.
"What wouldn't you give... to live, love, and be happy... DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY... forever more?
Well, that's just it... you needn't give anything... JUST DECIDE... to live, love, and be happy... DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY... from this moment forward."
at Inspiration Peak
places I love to visit
MY SLIDESHOWS - please click on "original version"
the gift of time
- ► 2008 (100)
- Post two for today. Please view the first below th...
- As the chilly north wind brings the clouds again t...
- taking time to ponder life my path chosen within t...
- Autumn 4x4s: For this week's prompt at Inspire me ...
- Sunday - a quick trip to Manitou to close down the...
- Autumn - As the seasons change, I wend my way thro...
- The Colour of Me: The questions for CaC's Wednesda...
- Names: This looked like so much fun. It's a meme a...
- Those Crazy Kids... for photo Thursday at CaC Our ...
- Here's a little book I made for the ar-TEA swap ho...
- Thoughts for today:I absolutely love today's calen...
- Chalk pastels: Obvious that I haven't studied art....
- Back to the blues: It has absolutely nothing to do...
- Slowly creating: We had a school meeting this morn...
- a visit to the Forestry Farm: On Saturday we made ...
- Fabric play: I finally grabbed a couple of minutes...
- Can this be me? Can this person this creature th...
- The theme for yesterday's photo days at CaC was fa...
- An unusual, rainy day: The rain is not so unusual ...
- Angels of kindness:A number of weeks ago some dear...
- ▼ September (23)
seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "
Mixed media and other friends
Making Use of Scrapbooking Supplies - [image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/43/Scrapbooking_all_u_need.JPG] *Scrapbooking tools are essential to creating a successf...4 years ago