I'm an artist and SAHM from the upper mid-west. In addition to my passion for paper art and mixed-media; I enjoy sewing, painting, photography, jewelry making and gardening. I love finding ways to reuse, re-purpose and recycle everyday items into art or other basic utilitarian objects.
I'm working at getting back to the basics: healthy food, reduced chemical load in our home, exercise and spending time with family.
Hoorah! I was able to get "T" completed today. The tag reads "Take time... before time takes you." This was a quote by yours truly a couple years back. I had envisioned putting a tombstone on the page as well but didn't find one I wanted to use.
I'm working in the second book of a 10 person round robin. This book has an ABC theme. We are each to pick 2-3 letters. I've decided on "M" and "T" but have only completed this one so far. I have my idea and materials picked for the second...just need time to put it together.
Time has been scarce as of late...it seems that we've got something going every day during this winter break. I try and sneak in some art time before bed but some nights I'm just too darn tired!
When I saw the Illustration Friday theme: Horizon, I immediately thought of this altered CD that is part of my perpetual calendar. It was painted with a children's watercolor set on standard card stock.
I'm done with my shopping! I even brought back a few small stocking stuffers today. I still have a couple handmade things I'd like to get done but if I don't have time it won't be tragic. Thought I'd leave you with this vintage Santa image.
I'm finally done with the kids treats for their classmates. I had to make a total of 54 of these...that's 108 snowflakes punched for the candy cane to slip through. After the first few I knew my hand would never be able to do that many. I figured maybe I could whack the punch with a hammer and IT WORKED!!! I was able to whip them out in no time doing it that way.
I don't think there will be much on the crafty list for the next couple days. I made a B-day card for my brother-in-law but that's about it. My hubby is on vacation this week so I have a feeling I won't be spending much time crafting anything.
Tomorrow we'll be having a PIRATE DAY. We bought the 3rd installment of the Pirates of the Carribean series and plan to watch it sipping on our rum drinks.
I'll leave you with this page I made for a junk mail swap a while back.
I've been at it again.
After moving snow yesterday afternoon and this morning, I thought I'd play a little.
First I took out watercolor paper and started making some backgrounds. I used paints, inks, gesso, embossing powder, PearlEx powder, foam stamps and papers scraps.
LAYERS, LAYERS, LAYERS.
While waiting for those to dry I pulled out a book I started long ago with some tip-in from a swap. My theme for the swap was quotes. I used the book All I really needed to know I learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum as my base. These are the pages I added today. They are worked in directly in the book...not as a tip-in.
************** After my backgrounds dried I cut them into 4x8's for chunky book page backgrounds and 2.5x3.5 for ATC's.
This is the ATC was made with one of my new backgrounds.