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Friday, September 28, 2007

Illustration Friday: the blues

My "postage person" Libby has the blues since her friend set her straight.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Found object sculpture

I was at the neighbor boy's football game yesterday and noticed this sculpture in the distance. I saw an opportunity to sneak away from the football action to take some pictures. I wish there would have been a plaque or something with a description for this 20 foot tall sculpture. It was pretty cool but totally out of place for the area. The development is on the edge of farmland...I know eventually progress and urban sprawl will overtake it but for now...it looks...odd.

Last of the Road Trip

My Road Trip book is ready to start it's journey around the country. It will physically travel to Tennessee, Florida, Washington and Illinois before returning home to me. I can't wait to see the "trips" my fellow artists take inside the book.

Scrapbook finished

Finally!!! I've completed my scrapbook of some of my favorite pictures/stories from my childhood. My babybook was one of those photo destroying "magnetic" photo albums. I convinced my mom that we should take the pictures out but then they just sat in a box.

Hubby says that I should change the name of the book to my childhood since "My Story" would need to have blank pages at the end. I understand his meaning but I'm certainly not going to change it now!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Simply incredible altered books

These are the most incredible altered books I've ever seen. The artists name is Brian Dettmer.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Pink Pants Purse

Say that 10 times fast!!

I'm pretty excited about this one. The first pants purse I made never got lined and I just tied the straps to the belt loops. This one is completely finished off. Still may have a couple stray threads here and there but I think it looks pretty darn good...thanks to Mrs. Wilwerding...my 8th grade Home Economics teacher who taught me how to sew.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


I got my new Bind-it-all on Friday. I have wanted a binding machine for so long. The first thing I bound was my ABC_alteredbookclub 4th Anniversary chunky book. I love how it turned out.

More Road Trip

I've added to my Road Trip cover. Now I feel like the cover is finally finished.

I also have finished my sign-in page. The pocket will hold all the vehicle sign-in tags.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I've been asked by a dear friend Theresa to join a new round robin. I picked the theme for my book...ROAD TRIP. The cover still seems as if it needs something. I'll keep thinking...

As a kid nearly every summer we took a long road trip, sometimes driving across the country. I've seen every state west of the Mississippi River plus a couple east of it and 4 Canadian Provence's. I miss the traveling, seeing out of the way places, eating at diners, setting up a makeshift camp.

So this is the beginning of my ode to the road trip...

The little van is my sign-in tag. Each participant will decorate their own from the ones I've included.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Somerset Memories

I am walking on cloud nine today!

I just got an email that a piece I submitted to Somerset Memories will be published in the Dec/Jan issue!!!!! I am thrilled as you can well imagine. I can hardly wait for the magazine to come out.

Late spring of 2008 a charm bracelet of mine will be published in a book titled 1000 Jewelry Details.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Postage people finished!!!

With my first day "kid-free" for a couple of hours I finished up this project that has been nagging at me for quite some time.

I feel like I rushed the last page...can't think of anything really clever to say. Maybe it will come to me later on. I did name the picture "Purrfect dinner" ...that seems to fit.

I was surprised to find as many FDR quotes as I did that I actually liked. I picked this one for it's fun yet very true statement and also that it was short enough to fit on the cover nicely.

Monday, September 3, 2007

More postal people

Got to sneak in a little art today.

I'm determined to finish this book. One more set of pages and the covers to do.

Here are the pages I completed today.

Special thanks to Elizabeth for the blue handmade paper!!

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