Monday, April 28, 2008
I was inspired by Claudine's work with an altered tin , transfered image and a playing card, see page 80 of her book.
Friday, April 25, 2008
The ZNE Convenzione is in Pleasanton, CA at the end of August, and I have decided to go. This piece has been submitted for a juried selection for an all ZNE mixed media art show to be held at the time of the convention. To learn more about what I have been up to and adventures to come, check out this link.ZNE CONVENZIONE
Saturday, April 19, 2008
My response is posted above. When seeing Glenda's piece, I immediately thought of the song "Catch A Falling Star" (....put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day. We sang that song in high school choir. The 4 part harmony was wonderful...but I digress as usual.) I love this Dover Clip Art image of the girl, with her umbrella casually laying on her shoulder. I think she belives her wishes will all come true. Look at all those stars!
The background was fun to make. Using gesso and my Alexstamping sky tool stamp, I made a background page on a large piece of blue cardstock, I cut out a 4 by 4 piece and then cut the rest into atc sizes for future projects. This stamp has a funny shape but your just smear it around your page and reink as desired, and you create some interesting effects.
The text letters are cut from headlines from my most recent L.L. Bean Catalog. ( I hope they don't mind, it keeps a little trash out of the landfill, of course I do recycle the rest of the catalog) The black and white borders are scrapbooking border stickers from " One Heart ...One Mind". I got a huge roll of them at "Tuesday Mornings". ( It was a deal I couldn't pass up")
In the meantime.....wander over to the ZNE Blogz and tell us your response to Glenda's work. It doesn't have to be a mixed media piece, it can be a quote, your thoughts, a photo, a poem. Enjoy!
Monday, April 14, 2008
This piece is made with the window stamped and embossed on some celery cardstock . The background papers are fromn Daisy D and Basic Grey. Scrabble tiles, and text from a Red Pepper Burns Book. We were to reveal something about ourselves inside of the window. I am a pretty open person, and pretty readable, most days, so I was having a hard time coming up with something that most people didn't already know about me.
But I ran across the text from the Red Pepper Burns book, "Courage for facing things - the unknown, and other piece of text " After all, she was her father's daughter." and "anxieties that really matter."
It made me think of my father and how he and were alike...being worriers...among other things. We would worry about the iron being left on , or the coffee pot was plugged in, or to check the back seat of your car. Most were good things to be concerned about. But we would obsess about some of them at times. I think we did it, hoping to control some of life, when we have so little control over most of it. So I think we both would Choose Courage, to face the unknown....and worry about things that were really important....like our families and friends. This was an interesting project to work on.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
A long story....here is my response to "50s furniture". My work here includes a 1955 photo of my mom with her new television. I was two at the time. It was my parents first television. Pretty cool. I think you can see the antenne. It was a big circle. There is a vintage silver paper doiley and vintage silver stickers with "mom" and 1955. The paper strips around the edges list events that I thought were interesting that occured during 1955. I had some "Easter Seals" from 1955 that I attached next to the strip about the Salk Polio vaccine being introduced.
Here are the events I included in my collage.
Salk Polio vaccine introduced April 12, 1955
Gunsmoke debuts September 10, 1955
James Dean dies in auto accident September 30, 1955
Racial segregation forbidden on interstate trains and buses, November 5, 1955
Rosa Parks arrested December 1, 1955 for refusing to give up her bus seat.
President Eisenhower sends advisors to South Vietnam, January 12, 1955
Marion Anderson sings at the New York Met, January 7, 1955
West Germany becomes a sovereign state, May 5, 1955
Lady and the Tramp debuts June 16, 1955
Disneyland opens, July 17, 1955
Donna is two, August 16, 1955
Earlier I responded to an "ask" for pajamas....
My new "ask", in response to the 50s furniture is for a harmonica!!
Sunday, April 6, 2008
These cool buttons were on a fleece vest, that didn't fit, it was left at the end of the day, I took the buttons and sent the vest for recycling.
A future shrine, from a jewlery kit box.
Cute, tiny, vintage santa, made in Japan, has to be from the 50s.
I can feel myself becoming organized as we speak, two double drawer card files, I can see my little clipart pixs and ephemera filed in these.
This has to be a little church from a train set, I remember one of these either at my childhood home or grandmother's house. Hmmmm, it can become a pattern and who knows what else!!
There were a few other cool things I picked up, including some books, and bowls, and other assorted crafting things I couldn't live without.
The photo above shows my submission to the swap, it's an ATC/ACEO kit, including two vintage playing cards with pretty ladies and an altered photo I took of a huge street clock in New Orleans on Canal Street, taken from the street car. It includes several color coordinated pieces of cardstock cut to the standard atc size of 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. There is also a similarly sized piece of mat board. And color coordinated fiber as well.
I love the Paris 4 by 4 and the little duckie assemblage...I need to reglue her to her crystal base.
More cool Paris ephemera and tags, and a beautiful domino pendant, and a French ATC, very pretty.
More beautiful pendants and tags!!!
A cute little girlie atc, oops chopped off her head, and a fimo clay atc
Copies of vintage photos, a little cone with a birdie, a bag of chocolate goodies, ( container only remaining with tag), little girle atc, a cute button, and other embellishments, little pom pons, and I know I've missed describing something, Study all the photos carefully and soak up some inspiration!!!!!!