Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I read somewhere, and I can't remember where, that used dryer sheets make good collage elements. I have been saving them lately and I gave it a try. I made this background in my huge altered biology book. The gesso was already there, I just added the dryer sheet with gel medium, and then did a wash of walnut ink.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

the nice vampire

Savannah drew this when she was supposed to be going to sleep. She put it on my bed for me to find. I love it! I thought it was a butterfly but she said that it's a nice vampire.

"Because You're Speshal..."

I was asked by Debbie to take part in last week's challenge at Because You're Speshal.
I got to be the guest artist! Lots 'o fun! I was thrilled when Debbie asked me to participate.

The topic was "my favorite..."

I did a scrapbook page in a way I hadn't before. I added my collage look to it. I started with a photo from Vogue magazine (I bought the huge fall issue last year---it's FULL of neat ads). I just started grabbing things that I had laying around my messy desk at the time (one of my favorite things to do) and pasting them down with soft gel medium. I finished the whole page with my recent fav paint color: pale blue. Just slopped it on.

Monday, August 28, 2006

what's my word?

I decided my word is "distracted".

Lainie's alphabetica journal called for me to pick my word and make a page.
I am so easily distracted anymore, so I had to go with that!. I can't stick with something and concentrate on it like I used to. My kids try to talk to me while I'm shopping or cooking dinner, and I can't concentrate. If the FedEx guy comes while I am cleaning, I become involved with what he brought. If I walk through a room with a load of laundry and see another mess, I'll start working on that mess and forget I was doing laundry.
...or my favorite; forgetting what I was talking about in the middle of a sentence!