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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.
I'm a bit frustrated that I'm working on an altered scrapbook of memories but am not comfortable showing my completed pages with the world. I am quite protective of my children's images (and my hubby is "off the charts" security wise, so showing pix is out of the question.
AAAGGHHH!!! I love the latest spread I made but if I blurred the photos on a graphics program the post would be completely meaningless.
Sorry, I guess I just needed to vent...or let people know that...yes, I am still working on stuff, along with spending countless hours outside in the heat watching my kiddos play. Ok, I'm whining but with the high temp and humidity it feels like forever!
After finally getting around to ordering a ton of digital pictures, I figured I should really have somewhere to put our memories. This is the title page.
I'll likely add a picture of both kids below the word Cherish.
I tend to do a *summer memories* book each year but I'm not going to limit myself to that this time. I'm not really sure how this altered book/scrapbook will evolve. Since I'll be including photos of family and friends I won't be showing many pages. I will show the completed book, at least from the outside, when finished.
Quite a while back I showed my circle for the anniversary swap on ABC.
Here's my completed book.
I used CD's that had been sitting in my UFO (unfinished object) bin forever. They were colored on both side by pouring blue and green metallic inks on then swirling a bit. The black swirls are two different rubber stamps and plain old dye-based ink.
Can you believe the size of these tomato plants?!?! Actually, there are 2 plants in each pot. I did that because I wasn't sure they'd even make it.
My hubby bought this organic garden soil. After potting up the tomatoes and a bunch of herbs I discovered that it said on the back of the bag "NOT FOR USE IN CONTAINERS". I just crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. It certainly worked well!
The white pot has regular tomatoes, I believe Celebration was the name. The other is the little yellow pear shaped tomatoes. A childhood favorite of mine. :)
To give you a little perspective, the deck railing it about 5 feet off the ground. The plants are at least 3.5 feet by themselves and the stems are at least 3/4 of an inch in diameter.