A Few Vacation Days–

Took a couple of vacation days to recuperate from what I knew would be a horrific week without my co-worker and I was right. I was exhausted–but not enough not to create some art. I have been working on my studio/office space as well as creating some ATC’s and other work as well. Below are some of the most recent. –Only what I really liked when it was complete.- Hopefully later today I will take the pictures of the first 3 of a series I have started on 18/19th century American Writers/Poets. An earlier post showed my original version of the Whitman piece, which I have revised slightly. Anyway~~~ The first is a 5″X5″ piece that will eventually go into a shadow box frame-

I have been trying to incorporate some of Sally Jean’s creative process by altering most or all of the elements in my pieces using her some of her “Abracadabra Collage Technique” from her beautiful book “Pretty Little Things”. Below are a couple of the ATC’s–

Published in: on July 15, 2008 at 11:47 am  Comments (1)  
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Happy 4th of July-

9:55 pm, Central time-The official City fireworks display has just finished at the Stadium a few blocks from us. We watched it from our patio-There was also several neighbors who were putting on their own Fireworks display. These neighbors had fireworks that rivaled the ones we used to see at our town 4th of July celebration when we were kids-50’s/6o’s.

Today–prior to sundown-was so quiet. The kids went out of town to visit relatives and we were alone for the first time in ages. When I came downstairs this morning I could feel the absence of energy in the house. They are having a great time canoing and visiting their Great Grandfather on his birthday, but I miss them.

I have been working on my ATC’s and collage. I did a couple more 5X7 collages using some illustrations I found in a magazine, so I won’t put them up since they probably are copyrighted. I am uploading the newest smaller collage 4×6 below

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Published in: on July 4, 2008 at 10:28 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Thank Heaven it’s Thursday

I feel like I live my life in two day increments. Monday and Tuesday I work at in the world-9/10 hours depending. Then on Wednesday I am off!!! and I do so look forward to it. Then Thrusday and Friday, back to work, then THE WEEKEND!!Yeah!!!. I work to be off. During the days at work I never feel really alive. Just having to go through the motions. When I am at home I can create, make my art, be with my kids and husband-which I love.
Below are a couple of my recent pieces-The large one is a foray into larger collage it is 5X7 inches. The smaller is an ATC of the Great Brando-I found the picture in a magazine and I knew I had to do something with it.
ONE MORE DAY TIL FRIDAY—

Published in: on June 19, 2008 at 8:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A Few Days Off

I had a couple of vacation days that I needed to use or lose, so I have had a several days of creating -I joined a couple of swaps on one of my groups so I needed to… Here is one of the cards for a 40’s,50’s, 60″s style pinup swap..
This is not my usual type of card, but I liked the pic and she does look naughty.

Published in: on June 12, 2008 at 12:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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