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 feel as if it's been ages since I've posted anything.
At least I had my Friday freebie scheduled to post... I threw out my back on Thursday and today is the first day I've been able to sit at the computer without a great amount of pain and back spasms.
I have been slowly working on a couple things over the past couple weeks. Some miniature terrain and a 12 days of Christmas swap(which I can't show full photos of until they are opened).
My girl and hubby carved some nice pumpkins over the weekend. I roasted the seeds and they are oh so yummy!
Stay tuned...I promise I'll be back in gear soon. Feeling better each day!
that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month? Well, it IS in case you were confused. About a week ago, I added a new badge to my sidebar stating as such...
Breast cancer has special meaning in my life... My mom is a survivor. I was actually born AFTER her radical mastectomy...even more shocking was that I was born within that critical 5 year window. My parents met AFTER mom's cancer.
All that being said... Be aware of your "girls"...know your body... something seems odd...get it checked!!
I had my first mammogram at age 26 as a baseline... Nothing to be afraid of. Take charge of your health, of your body...it's the only one you have!
I will now step down off my soap box and return you to your regularly scheduled programing...thank you and good night.
On Thursday I decide it's time to bring in my plants for the winter...not realizing the very next day it will be 88°F.
So yesterday afternoon I come around the corner in the family room and find this....
It's a tree frog!!
And it has adhered itself to the INSIDE of my brand new sliding glass door!!!! Are you kidding me!?!?
Apparently I moved his home indoors without an eviction notice.
I gently evicted him with the help of a plastic cup and spoon...wishing him a happy life somewhere in the OUTDOORS.
So here I am...a week past the October deadline for the Dress-up Project... But on the bright side...it IS still October!!
Since I seem to be doing nothing but raking leaves lately, this seemed like the natural choice for October. The bodice of the dress if cut from suede scraps. The skirt is made from a pack of silk leaves. Hot glue holds the whole works together. Feels very woodland nymph-ish to me. I even had to give a light spray of spray adhesive with a sprinkle of glitter for this one.
I thought this was an art blog!!! For some odd reason, I seem to be making less art than ever lately.
My time seems to be split amongst school volunteering, outside winter prep, my mother's appts and the dreaded housework, as of late.
I SO need to be creative but the rest of it won't wait. I'm beginning to get the shakes....
I have been working on some Miniature Terrain, which I have moved off onto a secondary page for those curious enough to venture there. Refer to tabs under title frame if interested....