Thursday, October 29, 2009
It's been one of those evenings.
We'll try again tomorrow so I don't get all She-rah on this stupid thing.
See you then!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Unfortunately, I was unable to take photos inside the museum buildings, they were only permitted for the outdoor exhibit. (Believe me, I tried and got yelled at.) =/ However, I am happy with the photos I was able get.
Just a tiny portion of the mosaic front wall.
A giant mosaic egg
Self portrait number 1
Number 2, my personal favorite
Another self portrait but I wish I could have elminiated the background and gotten a wider shot but I was blocked in by another set of doors.
A giant metal guitar-bird and nest
We discovered a balcony on the third level of the other building that is actual inside the wire nest.
Another credit card spread background. I love how this one turned out.
Some photos from a recent craft swap, I am in love with the tiny raven! Now I've got to think of something awesome to do with him. I also got some pretty scrapbook papers, some antique German school book pages, coins from Singapore and China, pretty stickers, and a key.
Friday, October 23, 2009
I am waiting for an acquaintance to send me the photos from the seminar (I am so excited!) but I was unable to take photos at the ceremony because that seemed rude. However I am hoping to take my camera to the museum. Check out the site, it looks amazing.
Photos tonight of swap goodies and spreads. See ya!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Under the different tabs of the old Burt's Bees box I wrote a few messages, but they're a secret =)
This page was inspired by the little boy who would have become my stepson, but who I still consider to be my own. He asked about me recently, being nearly 3 and having limited time with me, I was deeply touched and heart broken when he asked where I was. The seed packet is actually a pocket with photos of Sage and his sister, Ceilidh tucked safely inside.
The "secret" messages under the box tabs are addressed to these children who I love as if I had gave birth to them myself. They're my world. I miss you guys.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
More spreads to come, sorry I didn't post much this past week- I went to go see His Holiness, the Dalai Lama give a lecture on peace and Buddhism so that kept me pretty busy. Mini-altered book to be created based just on that day. The gesso is drying as I type this, I can't wait to get started.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Here is a glimpse of what I am reading craft wise these days, thank God for libraries.
Here is today's spread, I fell in love with the sushi baby I found in my October issue of Parents Magazine under the Halloween idea section. I also experimented with a new favorite technique of mine called "ragging," which is where you dab paint onto a cloth and then smear it around the page. I achieved this look by wetting the cloth prior to dipping it into a little of paint to just get the color on the page and scrubbed it around. Some of the paper pealed off when I did this but I love the look- I'll just have to be more gentle next time.
Tomorrow I'll have another spread (hopefully I'll get into the habit of posting one daily).
Noncrafting but interesting news, I get to go see the Dali Lama speak next week in DC and I have nearly front row tickets! I'm just super upset that I won't be allowed to take a camera with me into the building.