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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 haven't been able to be creative since we did some rearranging of furniture through the house. We call it the grand rotation of the crap. We never seem to get rid of any, it just moves to another room of the house.
I had to clean off the desk that went to the family room for the kids to work at...hence, the big pile on my workstation and chair and floor....
The light colored piece in the lower right is an old TV stand that was in DH office for lack of a better place. It should provide me more storage in the long run as soon as I figure out how to utilize it.
Hopefully I can get everything sorted out over the long holiday weekend so I can get back to being creative.
Every year I make a scrapbook page... virtually the only traditional scrapbooking I do...then make color copies to send out as our Christmas greeting. This year I am struggling with both a design and color scheme.
My first concept was this completely non-traditional color scheme. I love the colors and elements but can't seem to find a design I like.
The second has more traditional Christmas colors but just seems blah and ordinary to me.
I'm also struggling with what photos to use.
I think I just have too many things going right now and need to just focus on one at a time.
I grew up in a household that had many collections. Rocks, sea shells, fancy tea cup and saucers sets just to name a few. Over the years I've gotten rid of most of my "dust catcher" collections and now only collect items that are useful, such as my Fiestaware. These are our everyday dishes as well as our "fancy" dishes.
I also have a vast fabric stash and scrapbook papers but they fall into the useful collection in my book. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
Do you collect anything? I'd love to hear about it or see a picture.
My good friend, Elizabeth, in conjunction with UHU glue came up with a fun challenge. Use a sample of UHU glue in an altered art project using a magazine. You can read the full details here.
Since I had a book for a RR I needed to work in I figured I could use it for the challenge. Theme of the book is Beauty. Basically anything you see as beauty in your own mind is game. I've never been on a tropical beach but in my minds eye it would be absolutely beautiful!
Since I completed my Just for Fun altered book I had nowhere to play. I started a new book this morning. I'm calling this one my Playtime altered book.
This is the first spread.
I started smack in the middle of the book for a change. I was basically trying out some new supplies I acquired.
I went to an awesome sale a few blocks from here last week and got all of these supplies for $8.50!!! Everything was unopened or nearly newly! The gal ran a rubber stamp business and was moving across the country so she decided to liquidate.
As luck would have it, I didn't have much cash and the kids were along, otherwise I'd have likely way overspent my budget. You just don't come by sale s like that very often!!