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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.
After a long delay on my part... I finally finished the first set of pages in the colors round robin.
I was so surprised at how difficult just having colors to use was for me. Without a theme, I was spinning my wheels and not able to focus on the task at hand.
The colors were chocolate brown, turquoise and ivory...we could splash black if needed.
This first page was the only one I had in my head from the beginning. This is actually the middle of a signature. These pages will be sewn into a plaster page book for a class, if I understand right.
These swirls are on the back of the signature. You can see the fold mark down the middle.
This next set I actually started with the back. I had the papers picked out long ago. Of course the scan isn't showing the color properly. I messed around in Photoshop a little trying to fix it but only seemed to make it worse. So imagine the colors are proper...which they are in real life. :)
This is actually the inside of that signature. I liked the poem and the color was right.
So for all my fretting about these pages, everything just sort of fell together when I put my mind to it.
I sure hope this is what Marilyn is looking for in these pages.
My in-laws were over for Easter. They surprised me with an early birthday present.
It is so cool!!
Since I normally drink bagged tea, I popped into a little shop next to the dentist's office yesterday to grab some loose leaf tea. They only had black or green tea. I opted for the green.
The tumbler is so pretty...the blues are just gorgeous. Such a unique piece.
I used Photoshop to try and correct the color since it's such a cold and rainy day.
Time for more tea!!
You can find the full list of Tea Tuesday participants over on Kimmie's blog.
Personally, I think every day should be Earth Day or at least treated as such. Being aware of what we buy, what we dump, the resources we use and how it effects our planet.
I think so many of us forget about our trash once it hits the can. Out of site, out of mind. I know I've been guilty of this.
We are fortunate to live in an area with really great curbside recycling. And I've sought out options for a few other items that aren't curbside recyclable such as #5 yogurt cups...which our county environmental center will take.
Other things we do in an effort to be eco-friendly are:
buying in bulk at our local co-op
shopping local which includes farmers markets, buying beef from a farmer and shopping at our small local hardware store whenever possible so we aren't wasting gas driving to the big box store.
Seventeen years ago today...a Tuesday, like today...I married the man of my dreams in Las Vegas.
We were young and impulsive...I'm sure many thought it would never last. But here we are...17 yrs later, happy and very much in love.
Stop on over at Kimmie's blog to see what my Tea friends are doing today...
The second book in the round robin has arrived.
The theme: Magic.
The thought of magical portals came to mind immediately. A world brought to life through the power of imagination. Our imaginations are magical...they can take us places, experience things, create a world all our own...suspend reality...
I have a more traditional "Magic" thought for the second page in mind.
My daughters teacher is getting married. She is such a sweet and fun gal, so I wanted to do something special for her.
Of course, because I am the way I am I wait until the final moments to complete it. That works out okay I guess because since she's already opened it I can share it with you!
I can't believe it's been 4 years since I started blogging! I wasn't sure it was going to be for me but now I can't image not blogging!
My very first post was on a tiny handmade book that I sent off to North Dakota if memory serves.
I'd like to celebrate by having a giveaway!! Doesn't that sound like a great idea...
So if you'd like to win this set of 5 blank greeting cards...
Just leave a comment on this post, making sure I have some way to contact you if you win, by 10pm CT on April 17th. I'll draw a name and post the winner on Monday morning!