Price: $28.00 -----SOLD!!!!!!!!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Price: $28.00 -----SOLD!!!!!!!!
I was so pleased with the results of my experiment with the "puppy love" banner I have now moved on to a larger scale. Selfishly, I was going to keep this next banner for myself, but instead decided to include it in a package I was mailing to my mom. Mom, if you are reading, I know you will have no idea what to do with it when you receive it so I have included a way for you to display it at the end of this page. I must say I LOVE it!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
First, I started by cutting out an envelope which doubles as a purse. Super easy to fold and glue together. Here are the shoes all assembled. I did print the pattern onto heavy card stock so that they would be sturdy. Also, the heavier paper will weather the next step of painting on the glue and dusting it with glitter.
The buckles I got a little carried away with, but since turquoise is my new favorite color to mix with pink I could not resist!
Okay, so I cheated here. I bought a piece of semi expensive (about $5.00 for one sheet) Madori paper at a bead shop in Raleigh. Again, I did not quite know what I was going to do with it. The clerk said I should use it to wrap a gift. Well, that's great, but that better be one hell of a gift to one hell of a special person. I thought I might cut out a replacement for a lamp shade but no that was not it. I needed a pop of turquoise in my living room and it came to me. Matte it up!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Our Christmas holiday came to an end in the wee morning hours on the 5th of January. We could never hit the open road without "Nadia" our trusty little Garmin. I found it very apropos to give her a strict Russian name, because she is a very bossy lady who does not tolerate any diversion from her narrow minded path. She is always right and will let you know it real quick.
Here we go over the Mississippi River outside of Baton Rouge Louisiana. It truly is a mammoth river. I cannot comprehend the power of its current as you look down at it churning and spinning in circles. Although fictitious, my thoughts are always drawn to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Fin when we drive over it.
I am in love! My mother-in-law Marge and I stumbled upon these one-of-a-kind gems while waiting for my mother in Schulenburg, Texas. The artist has taken a milieu of old tractor parts and has imaginatively recreated Texas trash into a treasure! I just love when someone can look at what others would refer to as "junk" and make something beautiful out of it, especially if it is a work of art. I can only imagine the old farmer who is making this sort of stuff. He probably has a beard, old (i.e. retired, well semi he still farms), wears overalls, has a large belly (from eating one too many kolache or deer sausage) and considers what he does is to just pass the time. I may be totally off in my description, but that is how I would like to portray him. Just a farmer from Texas who if were geographically relocated to somewhere like New York or Chicago would probably have his own showing in an art show or gallery. Either way I LOVE it! Now then, maybe I should have asked for a welding torch and mask for Christmas instead of a camera?