Friday, April 25, 2008
Two of us in the neighborhood were asked to make pages for the family of the woman in my neighborhood that died earlier this month. She left three little kids all under the ages of nine. I got to make half of the twenty pages--all ready for journaling by anyone who has a memory to share. The album will be given to the family on Mother's Day. I think this project was a wonderful way for some of us to get a bit of closure--although we all wished there was more we could do to ease the pain of the family---missing Jenni as a mom and a wife.
The album is 8x8 and has a red cover.
I wanted bright, happy pages.
All ten pages can be seen on my Flickr stream.
Friday, April 11, 2008
The one about the new stuff
I have new stuff in my Etsy shop! ...I haven't listed it all yet, either---so there's more on the way as I get a chance to photograph it and list it. I'll have lots more glitter bottles next week, too!
- Victorian scraps from Germany
- Beautiful Scraps Collections in pretty reds, pale blue, pale pink, whites, and vivid blues
- another Bellefleur Garland
- more pink painted papers
- gorgeous handmade millinery flowers
Sunday, April 06, 2008
The one about Pencil Lines
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Go see me at Pencil Lines for this week's sketch. How exciting is that? I was very honored to be a part of Pencil Lines this week.
Check out the DT--such talent!
Thursday, April 03, 2008
The one about the little glass bottles
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
The one about Moms
I found out today that a neighbor had died early this morning. It was a such a sad thing since she was so young. I feel just awful for her husband and her sweet little kids I just cried so many times today. This must be the worst day of their lives. She died suddenly from complications associated with her pregnancy and even worse, the baby didn't survive. I've had a heavy heart all day.
So I found it rather weird to be posting the book I made about being a mom. I had photographed it a few weeks ago when I got it back from Sharon Soneff. She had contacted me late fall of 2006 about contributing to her newest book, Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression. Such a beautiful book full of art journals and such. My project was about my struggles as a mom. Its pretty embarrassing to even say it out loud--I am afraid one would think I didn't like my kids. That's not the case--but man, do I ever struggle. And I feel guilty about it. Hey, ya know what? I never believed writing stuff down would help--but it did! I am sure I came across as whiny.
I uploaded all the pics to my flickr stream.
(this is really cool---so many of the elements on the book's cover are from my little project. It must be my time for covers. i should enjoy it while it lasts, huh?)