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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.
This ATC was made with aluminum HVAC tape randomly placed on a recycled cereal box. I then sanded it then smeared on some paint. After the paint was dry, I sanded again revealing the metal tape. I stamped the stems with Staz-on ink.
My friend Theresa sent me 3 pieces of a larger children's puzzle to alter. The completed puzzle with pieces from various artists will be donated to ART FOR AUTISM NOW.
Before I began I tried to think of what I wanted to say in this piece. I just sat back and thought of my boy and how sweet and loving he is. He is my totally unique, one-of-a-kind, sweet boy who just happens to have autism.
A good friend and neighbor asked me if I could make a paper bag scrapbook for her niece that just graduated from high school. She brought a pile of pictures and some tidbits about the grad. Luckily for me, I know the girl as she babysat my kiddos before and we have spent the last few 4th of July's at her folks house which is right on the parade route. Handy, besides being a really fun group to hang out with. :)
For obvious reasons I can't show all the inner pages of the book but here's a sample for you.
We got hit with the first round of storms earlier this afternoon. We snapped a couple of quick shots of the hail out the doors.
The weather folks are saying we'll be getting another round overnight. Joy.
Upon our preliminary inspection the, up to quarter size hail, didn't do any real damage to our house but we'll have the roof inspected by a pro after this week of storms in finished. Yes, I said week. The forecast is chance of thunderstorms every day for the next 7. Joy.
Before clumsily falling down the stairs on Saturday, effectively taking me out of commission for several days on end, I had been planning on posting this.
I have been playing with the macro setting on my digital camera.
I thought this was a pretty cool one. The camera was less than 3 inches from the subject. The roots under our crab apple tree are sticking out of the ground and this cute little moss is growing around them.
Keep in mind this is an 8 year old digital camera...the media storage that it uses isn't even produced anymore.