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Saturday, August 8, 2009

I made this Cat picture for Helga's ArtChix art challenge!



From an ArtChix florish challenge collage page and some purple Chix German scrap! I also painted with acrylic paints over the tiger transparent transfer! The catnip cigar band was off of a cigar I actually bought this week for my cat!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Two Fabric ATC cards I amde for my friend Satu!




These are her two beautiful children. She sent me school pictures of them and I made em into fabric cards! The top one is titled Satu's Gentle Spirit , and the bottom is called "Satu's Flower"!
Hope you like em Satu! I transferred their little faces onto fabric, then machine embellished with my Babylock , over beautifully dyed meterial. Forgot what it's called but I fell in love with it! Then I added beads and hand felted some more for added demension, and details like the bird and raised flower pedals. I added the beads for sparkle and bling. I hand stitched the edges when finished and I think the outcome is pretty. Satu's last set of cards were partly my inspiration! Thanks for being you Satu!



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A picture I drew from memory.


When I was taking my eldest child to Boston Childrens Hospital I saw this neat apartment on the side of a busy street. I tried to remember it well enough to draw it, I changed only the address for a friend I am sending it to! I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I have one more thing to add to this piece but...

Here are some photos of my latest collage on my garage door. Here it is a little closer!
This is a picture that shows the entire piece against a darker background! It would look great in a house of Shabby Chick!





My son says it looks like barf on the wall! In the picture but in person he says it's better! Isn't that kind of him???
I bought these frozen Charlotte's off of EBAY. Some of the pieces were broken and that inspired me to make this doll collage! I wanted it to be creepy but maybe it's too cluttered?
I found the baby shoes at the Salvation Army store for a dollar and fifty cents, they were shinny so I gessoed em and added a matte finish!

How this piece is about me? When I was small ages 3 to 11 I loved loved loved my dolls. I had a lot of them and I took excellent care of them too! If anyone touched them or messed up their hair I would freak out though/ I think my childhood was too chaotic and this one one way for me to control it in my own mind. Coarse it never worked, if someone wanted me to squirm or suffer all they had to do was pick up one of my perfect dolls and I would totally wig out!






When I was 12 a girlfriend of mine(the cool one) told me cool kids don't play with dolls. I wanted to fit in so badly I threw all my dolls up into the attic by their hair! I think my mom thought I was having a nervous breakdown. In a way I suppose I was. I was saying goodbye to my childhood so I could fit in.

When I went off to college my mom threw out all my baby dolls. Guess she couldn't stand the thought of her youngest daughter going away and growing up!







In the lower right hand corner is a photograph of my mom as a baby with my grandmother. My mom is holding her baby doll so I thought it was perfect for this piece!


I call it"Nobody better touch my baby doll!"

Monday, August 3, 2009

Went camping this past weekend!


My dh blessing his boy!



I took some pictures of numbers of other camp sites, they came out so good wish I did more!!!! There was a neat playground and we were the only ones using it!











Garrett and Andrew say "Ride em Cowboys!"












We all sat around the camp fire at night and in the morning! Here we are having coffee,eggs and bacon!



My brother in law turned 49, so me and the kids sang him awake!














He was so sweet and gave the children hugs even though I'm thinking he wanted to sleep some more. We had some frosted covered brownies and sang again too! Yum, my sister comes prepared!


Danny pushed the wee ones around and around on the tire swing!















nd around












and around






and around









and around















and around














weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee











they were dizzy
















but wanted more






















So Danny let them have more




















































finally




















they got too dizzy











me too!









Danny earned his ride!












They tried to push him too!


















Garrett uptop the slide















Side kick follows!













Aren't they both so adorable?








Here's Auntie Marcia! She brought white powdered doughnuts Garretts favs! That's my sisters dog TAYA!






















Here's Kathi, making spagetti and meatballs after theri long hike up Mount Moussalaki!
















Sweet Harriet, we had fun around the camp fire bonding! I love my niece, she is an artist too!

















Me being a swinger!











Dan's handsome face!





















Woe my bro doing the daddy thing!















Aneat orb spider I caught on film!










Some wild roses?










Mushrooms





















moss and fungus, I thought it was a pretty combo.














I think this is fungus of some sort but it also reminds me of fiddle heads!












More of the same close up, God sure makes some weird things!























A neat old burned down barn...
























isn't it the coolest?








a closer view, wonder what lives inside?????








It's so beautiful even the growth against the blue blue sky!


















I think I might use this in a Christmas collage!




We had a Blast!!!

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