Thursday, April 21, 2011
So, here's my temporary antidote - some lovely blooms.
Dylan and I are going to start planting our little garden in a week or two - strawberries and pumpkins, and some zinnias for color.
Hope you find a little magic in your day. Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Inevitably, art ideas emerge and I have to stop dreaming and start designing.
Speaking of tobacco...my mom and I had a chuckle on Sunday of "card weekend" because my fingers were so stained with brown dye that I looked like I'd been rolling my own smokes!
Well, that's it for today. Hope all is well in your world. I'll be back later with a touch of spring...
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I thought I'd start with two of my favorites. Graphics 45 has this great paper pad that is all vintage circus images.
Making these made me want some warm peanuts and popcorn. Maybe some cotton candy too!
As an adult, Cirque du Soliel has become an annual tradition. We're going to take Dylan next year and I can't wait to see the look on his face!
That's it for today. I'll be back with more....stay tuned...
Monday, April 11, 2011
That's right, I packed up some of my stuff (see first pic) and headed on down to Eugene to spend the weekend papercrafting with my mom. Just the girls.
Our tradition actually started with a whole group of friends getting together each November to make our holiday cards, drink, eat, stay up late and generally just have a great time. As the years have gone by, it's gotten harder to get us all together in one spot. Children, sporting events and geography have all eroded our tradition.
A couple of years ago, my mom and I decided to just get together ourselves. This last holiday season we decided that we should do another weekend in the spring to stock up on cards for all of the many other occasions that happen throughout the year. And that's what we did!
My neatly packed boxes ended up covering half of my mom's lovely kitchen. We set up on opposite sides of the kitchen island, and had another table as a cutting and embossing station. Totally cool!
My dad played it safe and went golfing :)
Over two days, I managed to make 36 cards. No two alike. I got to play with all my neat goodies that I've accumulated. There are not a lot of things that could make me as happy as making art for a whole weekend.
I'll try to share the cards I've made over the next few posts. See you soon, thanks for visiting!