Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The one about Cute

I do volunteer hours at my kids' school and so I go up and down the hall several times a week. This CUTE board appeared a few weeks ago and I finally took pics! I love kid art! This one, I think, is a second grade board. Check out those sweet little free-hand-drawn and painted flowers at the bottom!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The one about the Indian Paintbrush

I am putting off going to bed because I never fall asleep right away (like 40 minutes or more..) and I lay there thinking about EVERYTHING, then feeling like I am wasting time, and my ankle forever aches. Then the RLS begins....




but....I have here a photo of one of the many bouquets of Indian Paintbrush brought to me by Savannah and Amelia in the last few weeks. The Indian Paintbrush was late this year....being so cold, i guess.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The one about the free kittens

I was taken behind the woodshed last week by my crazy friend Emily, who tells me I need to pay more attention to the blog. hee hee
I have many photos and stories that never make it here. sigh.
Last week Austin found another passel of kittens up in the rocks on the hill in front of our house. This time we know they weren't left on purpose by * cough cough* lame construction workers trying to get rid of unwanted kittens while at work for the day nearby. *cough cough* grrrr!!! or should I say *hissssss*
These kittens had been born to a stray momma cat, who took up residence in Austin's friends garage to have her babies, then hid them about two weeks ago. Only four of the five remained for this sweet picture as Austin found a home to the other calico earlier in the afternoon.
They are about a month old here and oh so sweet!!!! We fed them and took care of them for a whole day until animal control could pick them up and take them to be adopted.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The one about wax

Art Night was last Thursday and we played with wax. We are all newbies when it comes to encaustic, but we played around and had fun adding layers of wax to our boards, dipping strings and ribbons, papers...fabric. I stuck to the beeswax more since I love the way it smells---and I added some melted crayon, too. I started with layers of squares of my most beautiful old paper that I had, and poured the wax on over it, using an iron to smooth it around before adding more layers and chunky-ness with wax.

When doing wax in an altered book, I will definitely go for the non-toxic encaustic wax sticks we had on hand to play with as well---- its pliable and won't crack off! I was channeling Lynne Perrella with my two pieces that night, as I totally ripped off her style on the square one. :P She's my very favorite mixed media artist.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The one about the pink and aqua garlands

I love making these---I just love how they look. I wish I were faster at production, though. I just finished two more---a pink and an aqua one this time. They can be purchased here in my shop.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The one about the SALE

I have two pieces of original art on sale in my shop. These listings are about to expire and I won't be renewing them. I love these little faces!!! :)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The one about the glitter

Up for sale are more of my bottles of German glass glitter. By popular demand, I am doing a few with aqua glitter!

Oh, and we didn't get tickets to see Stephenie Meyer :( :( :(
Dang camper-outers! Borders was swamped with fans even before they opened, the line was looooong, and the 500 tickets sold out in just over an hour. ....really really bummed!!! (but I am not willing to camp out)

Monday, May 05, 2008

The one about Houses

...more ATCs for Club Creative!!! This time the theme is houses. I haven't made anything mixed media for so long so this was fun! I have this huge stack of snapshots I found on ebay and a bunch of them have people sitting on the front porch of their house. I hope you can tell that's what it is from the photos I used.

I am hoping to get tickets tomorrow for Stephenie Meyer's book signing on the 16th at Thanksgiving Point. She's gonna sign my copy of Twilight. :)

Saturday, May 03, 2008

The one about the Numbers

The monthly ATC theme for Club Creative in March was numbers. Besides the photos and the old number cards, I used what was sitting around me in my mess. :)