Tuesday, January 26, 2010

being a grammy

sometimes i share personal information on my blog rather than my art, altho this particular post is art in its purest form - the making of a baby.   what a miracle babies are to us.  so without further adieu i would like you to meet my first grandson, benjamin todd nicholas.  these are two three dimensional photos from the recent ultrasound done to check on the baby's condition.  he weighs a little less than 2 pounds now.  his due date is april 29th and i can't wait to meet him. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

deli paper

my friend, marilyn, aka rockgran, has an amazing tutorial on her blog http://wwwmarilyninmyroom.blogspot.com/  that you just need to check out if you already haven't done so.  she uses deli paper to paint on and uses it in her collage work.  well i was really awed by it.  she was gracious enough to send me a few sheets til i can locate it on my own. when it showed up in my mailbox today i just had to try it out.  here are 2 samples i've done so far.  i still want to do some rubberstamping on it as all i've done so far is some foreign text.  i really love the feel of it and i know i will be making a lot more of it. thanks marilyn!

Monday, January 11, 2010

creating journal pages

 my friend, deb is hosting a nature journal swap and there are lots of great artists in it. i finished up a journal page for my art friend, melinda, who is also playing in it, and  this is the one side of it, those muddy feet crack me up.  in the upper corner, in case you can't read it, it says,  i love a glorious nature walk.  in a perfect world, and if i were on the ball like my friends marsha and terri, to name a few, i'd know all the collage sheet creators to tell you where those muddy feet came from, but sadly i am not that organized to know.  sorry about that.  i do know that the little ball border comes from my friend cassandra. she has a shop at etsy and you can find her tag on the right side of my blog. i hope you all have time to enjoy a glorious walk in nature today.

Friday, January 1, 2010

the holiday season

happy new year to everyone!  it's been quite a long time since i've posted to my blog. this holiday season had me spending a great deal of time away from art unfortunately.  i suppose it is good to take breaks periodically. it may rejuvenate the creative juices.  i was blessed to have a good family to spend time with for thanksgiving, christmas and new years. i had my family here today. we customarily eat at lunch time for our holidays.  i normally have christmas for my family but my sister in law asked to have christmas and, of course, i said yes, which left me hosting new years in her place.  i made ham with apricot glaze, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, applesauce and home made rolls.  for dessert we had brownies with vanilla ice cream drizzled with hot fudge sauce topped with whipped cream.  i never made a large ham before but it turned out well inspite of my  lack of experience.  i hope that everyone has ushered in the new year in style and i look forward to my creative journey with each one of you.