Friday, June 27, 2008
Go visit her blog; she has some great items for sale as well!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I learned how to make a panorama so I can upload Round Robin journal pages side by side. I think the quality is going to be compromised, so I uploaded the pages one at a time too!
Monday, June 23, 2008
I was very disappointed when I made it there The threat of rain was great and when 3 teeny, tiny droplets fell, the vendors started closing down. Now I drove 20 miles and 30 minutes with a hangover! The nerve of these folks to pack up and leave!
As I proceeded to the exit, I recalled seeing a sign for an indoor flea market. As I started to drive in the direction I came, I did find the sign again (on the opposite side of the road; picture me stretching my neck and turning around to read the darn thing while I was DRIVING!!!!!) Soooo, I turned around and headed in that direction.
Lo and behold, there it was. I parked and went inside, much to my dismay... AGAIN!!! There were hardly any vendors there. I figured I'd take a quick walk just "to look". As I approached this one booth, I noticed some original German scrap that was just too pricey for me. But as I dug deeper into this woman's things, I found some real treasures!
Below are the following: a People's Home Journal from 1911 that I got for $1.00; a "Common Sense Reminder" ~the reminder with a conscience! (I swear that's what it says) also for $1.00; a Promiscuous Examples math notebook from 1889 for $2.00; and lastly a set of 5 tissue-paper paper cuts that were from 1940's. These were also hand dyed and were the most expensive at $10/5, but they are absolutely amazing.
Inside each item. I love the add for Macy's all the way on the right.
I thought I did fairly well considering my proximity to NYC. Any suggestions on how to adhere the paper cuts without making the ink bleed? Feel free to leave suggestions.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Corbin thought it would be fun to have them drive across the kitchen counter. Vrooom! Corbin and Pippa enjoying their company! OMG!!! They're acting like they NEVER saw a boob before!
Hoops and Yoyo get RAK-ked!
The wonderful and amazing Megan with delicious Pippa (and me!)What a wonderful day!!!!!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Then they had fun testing out the stemware. Cosmo anyone?
They each picked out their favorite Vera Bradley pattern. You can tell they know artists; they match their bags perfectly!!!
They also went grocery shopping (they loved squeezing the melons), child schlepping and errand running. We went to a meeting last night and got home real late. They were very hyper from being over tired, so Gary decided to read to them from John Adams.
I know it put me to sleep!!!
Tomorrow they meet Megan and Pippa!!! ROAD TRIP!!!!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Now, I personally like the way these came out. AND, they were a LOT OF FUN to make. I don't think I'll make it a practice of doing this technique, but once in a while, for a change of pace, it'll be fine!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
This ATC is for a TGIF ATC Mingle in the Altered Designs group. The theme is "Bloom Where You Are Planted". The stem and leaves are made out of natural materials I found laying around my studio. It's not a particularly complicated piece, but it does have a lot of texture to it. Just a fun happy piece!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
2. a continually shifting pattern, scene, or the like. I think this definitely fits the bill!!! There is just something about the flow of the piece that I'm not happy with...and it took me all morning to do this! "L" was a whole other story. Frieda LOVES TO SEW (please visit her blog; her link is on the right. Her work is AMAZING!!!!!) I actually did this page first because using Lace for Frieda was like giving her a gift. The photo is of my great aunt and uncle, who, unfortunately, I never met. They perished in the Warsaw Ghetto. I love this photo...I have it on one of my RR jourals.
I have to go to work. Damn! I could have done art all day if given the chance!!!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This spread is for Jen's We Dream In Color RR journal. Her theme was Monochromatic and most colors were done by the time I received the journal (I'm on the tail end of this journal's journey). I chose yellow because it reminds me of sunshine; you know, how we always used to color a yellow sun when we were kids! The images I used are from Lisa's Altered Art.