Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
And so the transformation started from button card, to torso, to...
...Button card angel. I am joining in an angel swap in the Christian Paper Artists yahoo group.
If we gave each other more grace, peace might have a chance.
Many more button card angels to come!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
We are buried. Wednesday night 9 inches of the lovely white stuff fell over mid Missouri. Today over an inch flurried down. Sunday we are expecting another 4-5 inches. That's nothing for Buffalo, NY, but unusual for Missouri.
Our jockey looks like more like a pointy hatted, bearded gnome!
I still need one more person to send art to. It's not to late to join! See the rules here.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I started last Friday night when I was terribly depressed. My image was not happy, but it was very cathartic to scribble and brood. By the way, so I don't get hung up on techniques or pretty covers, my journal is a cheap composition book (cover unaltered until I am inspired) and a fine line Sharpie marker.
Sunday morning I went to church and so illustrated the musings of a "Church Lady". No one at my church wears flamboyant hats, but my "lady" does. She is all about making a statement and is not afraid of attracting stares.
(Come on! Show and tell!)
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
So after I trudged the block to the post office to mail out some sold etsy items while the kids played outside with the dogs, I decided soup and sandwiches would be the perfect lunch. And since it was a special day, I pulled out my special soup and sandwich plates-- orphaned plates made to hold a cup (there is a circle indentation) that I pair ceramic cups with. This is when my teacups (or coffee cups back in the day, before mugs) hold soup.
That I also had tea (in separate cups!) goes without saying. I was on my second pot of black by 11:30am. You can't drink too much hot tea on a cold, snowy day!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
This postcard sized collage is even more wonderful to hold in person! Lots of layers and textures-- so wonderful to have a piece of something I have only been able to admire on her blog. I love everything she creates!
How cool is that?!
Now that I've found these again, I plan to mount them on cardboard and make a wire (or ribbon?) hanger. Too fabulous to have put away!
Thank you, Jo, for a fun swap.
I'm thinking I'd like to do another with you this year!
Only this time I'll make something too.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I also nabbed a tabletop tree, but that will be another post. ha!
Within two months, weather cooperating, they should look like this (above). My friend Liz discovered the process by accident. She had set out a bunch of these ball ornaments in a large crock full of pine branches as decor outside her antiques shop. Two months later, when she put away her seasonal displays, she discovered her "ruined" ornaments. Aren't they fabulous?! I'm so glad she did not throw them out!
So today I stopped by her shop (Keaton's Refinishing & Antiques, in Higginsville, MO) and after some coffee and animated chat, we ceremoniously set my ornaments out in the same crock, minus the branches, to let the weather do its magic. It's supposed to snow here next Monday! Woo hoo! Bring it on!
You will, of course, get an update on the results!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The teacup is another thrift store find-- one of my widowed/ orphaned cups, paired with a plain saucer. The cup is marked Haviland, Limoges, found for 25 cents. Are you kidding? Limoge for a quarter?! I would be stupid not to buy it! The saucer is Bavarian china.
The cup reveals its secret when held up to a light. The china holds a delicate "water mark" all the way around the cup. I think the cup is quite old because its walls are very thin and fragile and the gold is all but rubbed off its handle.
And I paid 25 cents for it!
I still can't believe some of my finds.
I hope your day holds something exotic (or just out of the ordinary) today. Maybe a thrift store find of the century? Maybe something you haven't tasted before, or not in a very long time, that unlocks long forgotten memories...
Me, I may have to go out for Chinese food.