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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Midnight Giveaway!

Here are nine twinchies I am going to giveaway at midnight/ all you have to do is leave a messages with your email address and you could win spooktacular! This is the little kids song about "Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Fence", oh and one Party Pumpkin for good luck! If you are wondering what a twinchie is it's a 2x2 inch card hand made by me!

Happy Halloween Everybody!!!
I will choose a lucky winner at midnight on Halloween EST!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Here's the amagazine and pattern collage I made for Helga's latest art assignment... once again

Here's one image enhanced, the rest are true to color.

I loved putting the retro ladies with the song birds, two of m,y favorite themes.

To me it resembles a quilt.

I was late! Hard to art and fight N1H1. Hard to do anything and fight N1H1! Here's my collage attempt hope you all enjoy it ad please leave an honest comment if you have the time!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Here's a grid assignment I did from Helga's site on her ArtChix Blog!

I hope the kitty picks me Helga!

It was a lot of fun even if I did cheat a little by painting some squares and triangles.! See Helga they are mostly circles. In my credit though I did have oral surgery yesterday and the florescant colors maybe partly due to the pain medications!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Here they are my Calendar pages finally!

These seemed to have taken forever and a day to finish up.

I experimented with each one so they are all slightly different from each other, decreases my boredom when I am making multiples. I made 20 of these although I only needed 14 for the swap.
I started by taking a photograph of my kinder gardener with his bus driver. I made her one too so she can hang it in the bus.
Then I proceeded to use what little digital I have knowledge and access to, through my coral. I cartooned and made coloring book pages out of some then I alternately cut and pasted so each one has a bit of both in it. Then I painted and colored in the images. Bright yellow for the bus of coarse and people colors for the bus driver hugging the kiddo!
The base card is red basil a nice thick lined red. Then I found some chalk board designed papers at Micheal's with all kind of school words written on them. I cut them to fit on top of the red basil. I stitched them onto the base so as to give a neat altered appearance. Then I added a few different types of bases to the altered photo. The reason you can't really make out the child or bus driver image was done that way on purpose because it isn't about the individuals that I know it's just supposed to remind you of when you were a child riding the bus. Except for one my mother is getting for her refrigerator! Happy thoughts of September and all those new school jazzy feelings we all got!
I then added some punched out leaves made with the same background paper as I already used, the red Basil's and other background I used behind the photo, this way they all melded nicely. I stitched over some of these as well, kind of getting a messy kid drawing effect. I found the cutest apple stamp. I used the red basil paper once again as I had plenty of leftovers and embossed the stamp image onto them and cut closely around it's edges before gluing it to random places on each of the cards. Again each one is quite differently placed to give each a different calendar page original.
I took an old pair of my sons overall jeans from when he was four. Cut em into shorts so they can still be used and then I used my nifty Genome sewing machine. I programmed the word September into it and sewed out 20 Septembers. I attached them by stitching around their edges as well. With a jean like golden thread. Then I purposefully pulled out the fibers to give the edges on the word September a frayed appearance! Coolio eh?
Some of the calendar pages have number Gaffer tape from the Somerset store and others have ribbons with School days written across them each of these is sewed upon as well!
I then used my word program and typed out different fonts of "ENJOY THE RIDE". Made the words various sizes for various effects, Then did the red basil behind them to give a neat layered somewhat professional feel to the words.
The final touches are the embellishments.. the brad leaves and the metallic old fashioned looking flowers. These were a labor of love so I sure hope the recipients Enjoy The Heck out of em! LOL! Now all I have to do is sign and date em and they are off to the post tomorrow. Hope they aren't too scrapbooky for ya all!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I got this postcard from my new friend Judith

We met at Claudine Hellmuths class. Judith now lives in Oregon but as a wee lass she hailed from my area. Her auntie sent her this postcard when she was a four year older. This is a picture of the center of town with which I know live in. I am going to take a modern day picture and post that as well as send a copy to my Judith! Thanks Judy!

My new Heart

The theme for this heart was simply some turquoise. Hope I had enough, for some reason turquoise is a hard color to really find. There are many shade of blues and greens but hardly any true turquise colors. I hope my friend Christy likes it! Hugs to you Christy, Sanna

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ok I finally finished something I made in Claudine's class

This darling little girl is a picture of my on mommy when she was young. The baby in her arms is my litle brother Andrew when he was a baby. He was my mothers youngest child, still is . He passed away from cradiomyopathy when he was only 28 yrs young. My mom lost two little brother when she was only 5 years old as well. She always loved her bay dolls and real babies. She even grew up to be a maternity nurse. She says she's retired now but sometimes she still works perdiam with kids as a school nurse.

My mom is full of love she was and is a wonderfully kind and gentle being. That's why I have printed "SO MUCH LOVE" on the bottom of this piece.
You will also notice my moms BFF, that's her little white dog Sybil. She is a Beeshaun and she's a silly lil animal much like a forever two year older my mother simply adores.

I sure hope my mom love this piece because it's made in her honor! If she doesn't I will keep it for myself!

I made this in Claudine Hellmuth collage workshop class. Although I was unable to finish it until this past weekend. Up close you can easily see the wonderful layering and multiple techniques adhered. Using Claudines gel mediums of coarse. I tried for a transfer on my baby brothers face but some of him dissapeared so I did a faceover. I love the way this sweet piece of art finished up.

Isn't my mom a beauty!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stuff from Claudines class at Artascope

First the four tags the ladies at my table made. Mine is the one with the boys and the snowman made out of pumkins, then the others followed suit with color! Their names are: Judith she is at the opposite end from mine, she was such a sweet person. She was born here in the very town I live in but hails now from Oregon. I hope she writes me. She has the neatest PC her auntie sent her of the Oval here in town with the old fashioned buggies! She said she would send me a copy which would thrill me! The one with Sanna written or rather stamped onto it was made by Cindy Theriault, she was the retired specials needs aid. Awesome person great spirit filled with positive love. The one with the house was from Deb my friend I went to the thai restaurant with. She was soft spoken and such a lamby! An art teacher at a High School up north here in NH!

These are the atc's we all traded. None are mine as mine are gone, but aren't they neat for many these were the first atc's they ever made!

Friday, October 2, 2009

When will I ever learn? Never I saposse...

Here's the 6x8" quiltie I made for my friend Melinda. Her theme was simply black white and red. I knew pretty much she liked my style so I went bananas and made this for her. It was a little difficult as I am really not a seamstress and the hardest part was the checkerboard meterials in the front bit. The faces were fun though but again the hats a bit tedious. I do however love how the final version came out. I added hang tags because I completely forgot about the info when designing my composition. Isn't my riddle quirky?

The bruise, the hematoma, the giver of night pain!

that's right I still wasn't healed from my last scooter fall and I was lame enough to get on the dang thing again. I figured I could at least ride it to the end of the drioveway to get Garrett off the bus... wrong. I felll all over again and in the exact same place as last week. This time I even got a hematoma so now you can really ffeeel sorry for me. I WENT TO THE ER because it just kept growing and growing. I kid you not it grew to the size of about a basketball. Even my kids were begging me to go to the hospital. The ER said they had never seen one as large as mine except maybe once on a lady who had a broken hip and was on blood thinners. So they even tested my blood to be sure I was clotting properly. I am sure I am since when they drew my blood I healed right away! Here's the picture of the lastest same side injury though just in case you were doubting me. LOL

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